Following the sudden death of his wife, Nathan Bell has spent nearly two years burying himself in work and neglecting his biggest responsibility: his daughter. Overcome with guilt, he wants to connect with little Marley, but he doesn’t know how to do it alone. And then Jenna Savage throws him a lifeline.
A single mom of twins, Jenna is more than capable of taking care of Nate’s adorable two-year-old, and wants to help Nathan however she can. Soon, attachments are made, forcing Jenna and her kids into new territory. And the closer everyone becomes, the more right it feels.
Falling in love forces Nathan to face his biggest fear, and when hearts, both big and little, are on the line, the only thing scarier than needing someone is losing them all.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
To be honest, I was a bit on the nervous side after reading the blurb, especially since it's been a bit since I've read from J. Daniels. But my heart is so full after finishing Down Too Deep that I shouldn't have worried at all.
The first meeting between Nathan and Jenna had me chucking and cringing a bit. It was different and they didn't exactly get off on the right foot. But when Nathan finds himself in a predicament, it was Jenna, unexpectedly, to the rescue. I loved her patience and compassion. And how she gently gave Nathan the push he needed to open up and build a relationship with Marley.
It was the small moments captured between questions for curious kids, dinners and scheduling that made Jenna and Nathan's slow-burning romance really soar. The hand holding, the 'talk to me', the photo updates of the day. The relationship between Jenna and the kids, and Nathan and the kids was the right amount of sweetness to break up some of the heaviness of what had happened to them in the past. And how could they not fall for someone who so obviously adored their children.
Down Too Deep is the kind of book I love. Rife with emotion. Characters that were wonderfully flawed and impossible not to root for. Especially since they had both lost much in the past. Jenna and Nathan's story was everything a second chance at happily ever after should be.
4.5 Heart Review by Lorena
Oh my heart, my sated little heart. J. Daniels really did me in with this Dirty Deeds #4 because Nathan and Jenna were definitely not what I was expecting.
Jenna has a heart of gold and will do anything for anyone, especially since she makes sure everyone comes before her. Technically, she makes sure everyone else's needs come before hers.
I was especially taken with Olivia and Oliver. Those two kids were two little gems. I mean, Jenna had it good with these two kids and who wouldn't want a woman that has a heart of gold and kids that are so damn lovable and irresistible right!!
Maybe Jenna and Nathan didn't get off to a good start but when she saved his butt by offering to watch his little daughter while he worked is what did him in and their relationship sparked from that moment on. She was the most hands-on babysitter ever. I would definitely kill to have a babysitter like Jenna. A loving, caring and nurturing woman who also loved others the same as she did her own.
J. Daniels really gets praised for writing such a wonderfully romantic book.
I don't think I sighed so much in any other book the way I did with this one.
About the Author
J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Alabama Summer, Dirty Deeds and Sweet Addiction series.
Best known for her sexy, small-town romances, her debut novel, Sweet Addiction, was first published in 2014 and went on to become an international bestseller. Since then, she has published more than ten novels, including the Dirty Deeds series with Forever Romance.
Daniels grew up in Baltimore and currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two kids. A former full-time Radiologic Technologist, she began writing romance after college and quickly discovered a passion for it. You'll still catch her in scrubs every now and then, but most of her time is spent writing these days—a career she is eternally grateful for.
Always an avid reader, Daniels enjoys books of all kinds, but favors Romance (of course) and Fantasy. She loves hiking, traveling, going to the mountains for the weekend, and spending time with her family.
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