Cocktail parties, political fundraisers, and charity events are Maddy Powers' way of life. But the daring man who appropriated her father's yacht a couple of months ago is still out there, somewhere, and she wants to pay him back for the scorching kiss they shared.
Behind his suave smile and ladykiller eyes, Bran Palladino carries a dark secret that keeps him from pursuing Maddy… even though he can't get her out of his head. But when Maddy is kidnapped as part of a grand scheme, it's time to put up or shut up… because Bran can't live without Maddy now.
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Maddy Powers and Bran Palladino had only met once when he rescued her from a kidnap attempt but that meeting had left an impression on both of them. They became friends through email and conversations but Bran was scared to take it to the new level. Maddy is going to be chaperoning three teenager and will be in Bran's area so she invites him along. Becuase he isn't sure about showing up, Bran's late but just in time to prevent another kidnapping.
I really enjoyed this book. While it is a bit full of 'Southernisms', they reminded me of family members that are no longer with us so they brought a smile and sometimes a chuckle. The dialogue is witty, and the pacing is fast and furious.
I did find a few instances where one of the characters would be sitting or laying and the next thing you knew, they were up and moving. These weren't enough to pull me out of the story however.
I do recommend DEVIL AND THE DEEP to any of my readers who enjoy a hot romantic suspense complete with dialogue that will bring forth a chuckle.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.