Monday, May 22, 2017

Going in Deep by Carly Phillips Blog Tour

He isn't Mr. Nice Guy…

Julian Dane thought he'd hit rock bottom — until he met a woman (isn't that what they all say?). He used her and broke her heart. Now he wants to turn things around but the damage he dealt stands in his way.

Kendall Parker's unique issues have made it hard to live a normal life. Very few people understand her and she trusts even less… but she believed in Julian once, and he only betrayed her.

Now Julian is back — a new man — and determined to win Kendall's heart. But this reformed bad boy just might find that Going in Deep is harder than it looks.

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Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
I wondered how Julian was going to be redeemed. For so long, the only glimpses of Julian left a bad taste in my mouth. He was a junkie, a former friend who seemed to care little for his friends, only wanting the money that was "owed" him. He was the token bad guy used to further the stories of his friends toward their own happy endings.

The brief arc of him and Kendall and his subsequent appearances of wanting to talk to Kendall had me hoping that we would get their story and last night, I stayed up late just to find out what Julian had to offer.

His motives for doing the things he did resonated in me. Not the stupidity of hiding things from his best friends, but the underlying feelings: the humiliation, the embarrassment, and the overwhelming feeling of not being good enough. Should Julian, at twenty, be grown up enough to own the fact that his parents weren't perfect? Probably. What really got me was that Julian didn't consider himself enough to trust his friends with his secrets.

Kendall's story is a little more well known to the readers of this series, but here we get to see her point of view and how her illness affects her. Kendall doesn't want to be sick, she wants so desperately to be normal and to not be a disappointment to the people that love her.

As the story progresses, I was able to see that both Julian and Kendall take their recovery very seriously and how much the other's success mean to them.

I would have like to have seen more resolution between Kade and Julian on paper, but knowing how men are... I would have been left wanting, I fear.

As a series end, I feel as though this book wrapped up any loose ends that may have been left dangling.

Avid Reader☆☆☆
3.5 stars
M/F Romance
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Julian was not my favorite character in the previous books, but I think that in this book, he has redeemed himself. I felt that he was able to overcome and really show people around him that he wanted to change and keep those changes. He shows, first of all, with his adoption of the pooch. I love how he interacts with the animal and likes how he's able to see Kendall in a different light.

Kendall is working on herself. She knows that her mental illness affected her life and everyone around her. However, she wants to better herself and finds that working with animals helps her keep herself grounded. Kendall wants to make amends with her sister and brother-in-law – she feels guilty for her illness.

I think where they went wrong, the romance was too fast for me. Everything was okay within a week and it seemed almost like an insta-love story again. I do wish that they had resolved more within themselves and their relationship before the amends were made.

Overall, this wrapped everything up in a nice bow, so it was satisfactory that way.

This is the fourth book in the series – and I really would recommend that you read them in order, as there is an underlying plot and each book introduces us to a new couple, who then appear in future stories.

This is not an easy read, there are a lot of issues which have been dragging both these people down – let alone what happened in the past. Ms. Phillips does a good job of making us question everything on Kendall's behalf, but also want to give Julian a chance to redeem himself. The romance is sweet, hot, and appealing – the background makes it difficult to believe that at times, but the gentleness and care are so effectively demonstrated that, in the end, one can only be hoping that there is a happy ending for this pair.

It was really good to get Julian's side of the Blink story, and I look forward to there being more from this interesting group of people.

Also Available in the Billionaire Bad Boys Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Going Down Easy Blog Tour.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Going Down Fast Blog Tour.

Book 3
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B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Going Down Hard Blog Tour.

After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Going in Deep (Billionaire Bad Boys #4) by Carly Phillips to read and review for this tour.

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