In Too Deep (Doing Bad Things #2) by Jordan Marie-Review & Excerpt Tour

IN TOO DEEP (Doing Bad Things #2) by Jordan Marie-Review and Excerpt Tour

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IN TOO DEEP
Doing Bad Things #2
by Jordan Marie
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance

In Too Deep

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ABOUT THE BOOK: RELEASE DATE October 17, 2017

I did a bad thing.

I did a really bad thing.

I’m not a bad person, I swear. I just made a few mistakes.

Mistake number one was agreeing to rent my hotel out to an insufferable a**hole, named Aden Smith¬.

Mistake number two was ignoring his threats to sue me when he handed over a list of items he deemed “unacceptable”.

Mistake number three was diving into the pool to save his life when he fell. It would have been less complicated to hide his body.

When the hospital refuses to let me know how he is, I panic.

Claiming to be his wife might be my biggest mistake yet—especially when he believes me!

He might have been the one drowning, but I’m sinking in a bed of lies, going down fast—and there’s not a rescue in sight.

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REVIEW: IN TOO DEEP is the second installment in Jordan Marie’s contemporary, adult DOING BAD THINGS erotic, romance series. This is forty year old Hollywood movie star Aden McIntyre, and twenty six year old single mom / motel owner Hope Lucas. IN TOO DEEP can be read as a stand alone story without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Aden McIntyre is connected to our story line heroine through her cousin White, and his friend Gavin O’Leary (GOING DOWN HARD #1).

Told from dual first person perspectives (Hope and Aden) IN TOO DEEP follows the acrimonious relationship built upon the ongoing lies between Hollywood actor Aden McIntyre, and single mom/motel owner Hope Lucas. Aden McIntyre is tired of the Hollywood scene and the fame-hungry starlets when he walks away from his latest picture deal into the anonymity of Clancy, Idaho, population six hundred. With a recommendation from Gavin’s friend White, Aden heads to the Hard Acres Motel where his life will take an unexpected and disastrous turn. Enter Hope Lucas, White’s cousin, and the woman with whom Aden will fall in love. What ensues is the building but deceptive relationship between Aden and Hope, and the fall out when the truth is finally revealed.

When Hope Lucas inherited the Hard Acres Motel in Clancy Idaho, our heroine had no idea the mess of which she was walking into. With renovations only partially complete, and no readily available cash to continue the work, Hope considers walking way until her ‘first’ customer arrives two weeks early demanding a room, and a place to stay. Aden McIntyre wants nothing to do with Hope Lucas, and her run-down motel but our hero is desperate to escape, and pushes our heroine into a two week deal. The back and forth, excessively angry confrontations, name calling, and bitter feud will end when Aden lands in the hospital without any memory of past. A small lie will snowball into the scam of the century as Hope claims to be Aden’s wife, and immediately begins to turn Aden’s life into a comedy of errors as the lies continue to build-one after another.

IN TOO DEEP is a story of deception; of one woman’s desperate need to feel wanted; and one man’s desire to escape the world from which he belonged. The believability aspect to the story line is limited; I had a difficult time with the continuous, ongoing, over the top lies and fabrications that snowballed into an unimaginable and preposterous backstory for one man whose memories were wiped clean by a pool side accident. Not withstanding the couple’s original acrimonious and hate filled, rude and crude introduction, the lies spewed and fabricated history by our story line heroine is questionable on so many levels. In the end my sympathies leaned towards Aden McIntyre as Hope Lucas continued the ruse for weeks.

On one level the story line could have been a great romantic comedy but the couple’s introduction and their original treatment of one another revealed a distasteful and offensive side to each of the story line characters; the language was cutting, meant to hurt and inflict damage-the use of a certain four-letter word is caustic. The premise is engaging; the characters are impulsive and spirited; the romance is heartbreaking-forged by deception and lies.

I am probably in the minority with my review ;I wanted to accept the circumstances presented but the believeability was lacking on so many levels. I need to be pulled into a story that resonates with my emotions but I could not get past Hope and Aden’s original treatment of one another, and the heroine’s ongoing deception and bizarre tale of lies.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Excerpt beige

 

Aden

I planned to apologize. Really—I did. I was dreading it. In my experience when you apologize to a woman you show them weakness, and with weakness they smell blood. It never ends well. Still, I shouldn’t have said what I did about her. I was going to the office to say I’m sorry, see if there was literature about where I can find a place with take-out food and leave—quickly.
One thing stops me.
I open the door to the office and this small boy comes running out at me, completely naked. He slaps his hands against my legs, just reaching above my knee. I stop quickly so I don’t plow him over.
“You my Daddy?” he asks. I know nothing about kids, but I do know one of the last things I ever want to hear from one are those words. His question strikes fear in my heart, but the fact his hands are covered in some dark brown unknown substance terrifies me. I watch as it smears across the legs of my favorite jeans. I’m not sure what it is, but he’s not wearing any clothes—including a diaper. Do kids his size wear diapers?
“Jack! You get back here right now young man!”
“Daddy!”
The child screams the name like it’s being torn from his heart, the moment White’s cousin captures him in her arms and pulls him away. The scream is so piercing I wince.
“Do you need something?” she asks over the noise. Her face instantly hardens, whereas just a moment ago she was smiling, even chasing after her son.
“Does he belong to you?” I ask, all thoughts of giving an apology gone. My voice is that of a growl really. It seems this woman brings out the worst in me.
“I—”
“He destroyed my clothes.”
Her eyes go round and briefly I notice she has brown eyes…almost as dark as whatever the child rubbed all over me.
“Daddy!” he screams again, and the woman’s face blushes a deep red.
“Hush, Jack. That’s not your Daddy,” she hisses.
“He doesn’t know who his father is?” I don’t bother keeping the censure out of my voice. This entire revelation doesn’t surprise me. I’m making a mental note to punch White in the face the next time I see him.
“It’s just chocolate. It will come out of your pants. You should probably flush it with club soda or…”
“Do I look like I do laundry?”
“Well—”
“Does your hotel even have laundry service?”
“There’s a laundry mat in town,” she says defensively.
“Charming.”
“Daddy!” the child screams again.
“Listen, Jack and I were—”
“Wrestling in chocolate?”
“Is there something you need?” she all but growls, her face tight with irritation.

 

About The Author beige

A QUIRKY WRITER GOING WHERE THE VOICES TAKE HER.
USA Today Best Selling Author Jordan Marie, is just a simple small town country girl who is haunted by Alpha Men who talk in her head 24 hours a day.

She currently has 14 books out including 2 that she wrote under the pen name Baylee Rose.

She likes to create a book that takes you on an emotional journey whether tears, laughter (or both) or just steamy hot fun (or all 3). She loves to connect with readers and interacting with them through social media, signings or even old fashioned email.

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7 thoughts on “In Too Deep (Doing Bad Things #2) by Jordan Marie-Review & Excerpt Tour

  1. Great and honest review, Sandy. I totally understand. Sometimes the author will introduce us to characters that we don’t like, and even later when they are’ redeemed’, we just cant get past the dislike.

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