Going Deep is the second book in the Divemasters series and I have to say that as much as I enjoyed Going Down, the first book, I loved Going Deep even more. I was hooked from the first page and had a difficult time putting it down. It was a fun, quick, smoking hot read and I loved every minute of it!
I liked Miguel in the first book, but I loved him in this one. He’s the kind of alpha male I get all swoony over. He’s dominant and has no problem taking charge when he needs to, but is also all kinds of sweet and caring. He has his neanderthal moments, but they fall into the sexy as sin realm instead asshat realm. His past isn’t a happy one and yet he came out of it with a good head on his shoulders and a positive view of the world.
I loved Sabine. Her determination to pick up the pieces of her mentor, friend and father figure’s work after witnessing his death and figure out what he’d been working on so that she could complete it was simply amazing. Her take the bull by the horns attitude combined with just how comfortable she was in her skin made her that much more compelling. And I loved that while she is this genius scientist, she has a gypsy heart that keeps her balanced.
I’m not always a fan of insta style relationships, but with Miguel and Sabine it worked beautifully. Not only are they both people who live for the moment, but they find that they have a unique connection to each other that shatters any doubts either may have had to start something. Now, I know this sounds like insta-love, but it isn’t in anyway, they do get physical quickly and why wouldn’t they since fireworks were going off around them from the start, but they also spend a lot of time together and find that not only do they like each other, but respect each other.
The writing was engaging as always and though I was more interested in Miguel and Sabine’s relationship, I liked how the search for the cure for cancer and who killed Dr. Geld storyline played out. It was kept simple and realistic right up to the end. The author’s love and knowledge of SCUBA definitely comes through and I enjoyed Banks is still my favorite character, but Captain Alex stepped up his game in this one and I really like seeing how happy and settled Archer and Waverly are and then there is Tosin. He’s the last man standing and I can’t wait to get my hands on his book and watch him fall.
~ ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review ~
Three SCUBA instructors, who happen to be sexual dominants, are about to take the ultimate plunge. If you’re extraordinarily lucky, you’ll be invited to join them on The Divemaster, where work and pleasure go hand in hand. Welcome aboard!
When her mentor is killed in a lab fire, all his notes destroyed with him, marine biologist Sabine Reynolds is determined to finish his work—a cure for an aggressive form of cancer. She needs a specific coral to continue. To find it, she boards The Divemaster to search the waters around Hawaii.
Crewmember Miguel Torres helps facilitate the collection…and brings out a sensual side of Sabine she hadn’t known existed. In the warm tropical waters, she discovers fascinating things about herself and the taboo fantasies she’d never experienced before meeting the sexy guide, who isn’t afraid to take charge during their daytime, and nighttime, adventures.
The Divemaster crew come face-to-face with danger in the form of rival researchers, who’ll stop at nothing to ensure their success at Sabine’s expense. Sabotage, theft, kidnapping, murder, whatever it takes to produce—and profit from—the cure first.
Can Miguel keep Sabine safe and by his side? Or will her enemies put a stop to her research…permanently?
Jayne Rylon is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She received the 2011 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Indie Erotic Romance. Her stories used to begin as daydreams in seemingly endless business meetings, but now she is a full time author, who employs the skills she learned from her straight-laced corporate existence in the business of writing. She lives in Ohio with two cats and her husband, the infamous Mr. Rylon. When she can escape her purple office, she loves to travel the world, avoid speeding tickets in her beloved Sky, and–of course–read.