Wednesday, October 26, 2016

[Pat's Review]: "Take Me Deeper"

romance novel cover, romantic suspense, Take Me Deeper by Jackie Ashenden
Take Me Deeper by Jackie Ashenden
Publisher: Loveswept (October 4, 2016)
Series: Texas Bounty, 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Jackie Ashenden’s tantalizing series introduces the men of Lone Star Bounty: three badass bounty-hunter brothers who will have readers begging to be caught.

Even as a Green Beret, Zane Redmond hasn’t faced a tougher mission than going home again. Loyalty to his brothers is the only reason he’s back in Texas, not that he intends to stay for long. Zane sure as hell isn’t going into the family business. One last bounty and he’s done—or so he thinks. Nobody warned him that his fugitive happens to be a red-hot brunette with a smart mouth, a body made for sin, and a brutal cartel on her trail.

Bad circumstances and worse choices have left Iris Callahan in a desperate situation. After getting arrested for a drug drop gone wrong, she skipped bail and hit the road to avoid testifying. Now the cartel wants Iris silenced forever, and she’s just lucky that Zane catches her before they do. Handcuffed to a bed, she surrenders to the cool-as-ice bounty hunter in order to survive. But as the chase heats up, Zane sneaks past her emotional defenses—and Iris is in too deep to let him go.



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Reviews of Ashenden's Previous Novels:

Dirty for Me (#1) -- TBQ

Talking Dirty With the Player (#2) -- TBQ

Million Dollar Bachelor (#1) -- TBQ
The Billionaire Biker (#3) -- TBQ


Pat's Review:



Zane Redmond is on his way home from a long deployment. He hasn't seen his brothers in a long time, and his father -- if you could call him that -- passed away while he was overseas. His plan: a quick check in and then back to Fort Bragg and re-upping. The military suited him. His brothers want him back in the family business. The "fugitive recovery" business, better know as bounty hunters. The family fractured when their Mom passed away, and his father sank into a bottle. A job gone bad had broken Zane and he escaped to the army. His brother Quinn, former SEAL, now runs the business with his brother, Rush, who had spent eight years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. Their relationship has always been contentious, now more than ever. He finally agrees to do one more job for the company and his brothers, then he's gone.


Iris Callahan and her sister Jamie were abandoned by their Mom when Jamie was four months old and Iris was eighteen. She struggled for years to try and make a good life, but fell in with a guy she thought loved her, and was caught delivering drugs for him. Jamie is in foster care and Iris skipped bail, not wanting to testify for the cartel which meant certain death. She was working in a bar, intent on trying to get Jamie back, but unfortunately has been found by a bounty hunter. He dresses in suits, is gorgeous, and seems to listen to her. But if she returns, she'll lose Jamie forever. Zane becomes sympathetic, and agrees to keep her safe until things can be figured out. His brothers are not comfortable with this plan, but despite all the mess in their life they love each other and will stick together.


Lots of action, suspense, and a slow but fascinating seduction. Iris and Zane are hot together . . .and though neither wants it, it's becoming more than casual sex.


4 STARS! 


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! I have this one on my Kindle and hope to get to it soon. :)



Enjoy!


Until Next Time,


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