Book 1 of the Deep series
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
There’s no leverage like seduction…until love takes a bite of his plans.
Deep, Book 1
As the Indiana Jones of historical erotica, there is no document existing—or just rumored to exist—Adin Tredeger can’t unearth. Why he would risk the biggest coup of his career to join the mile-high club is beyond him. But the disarming, dark-eyed man who somehow enters Adin’s locked airplane washroom has him completely nude and coming apart. All without a whimper of protest.
From that moment, Adin and Donte Fedelta engage in an international battle of wit and cunning. The prize—a priceless, 500-year-old journal with illustrations so erotic it could make the Marquis de Sade blush.
Yet Donte’s desire for the journal goes far beyond simple possession. The undead nobleman wrote it. And he’s not above using every trick in his otherworldly arsenal—including seduction—to get it back.
Chemistry draws them together even as fortune tugs them apart. But when a third party joins the chase, they must unite to fight an enemy with a deadly goal—to erase Donte from history.
This book is a rerelease of a previously published book, with substantial rewrites, as Notturno.
Deep Desire was formerly released under the name Notturno. Personally, I think Notturno is a better name for the book, as that is the name of the manuscript that everyone covets, because I didn’t feel much deep desire between the main characters for most of the story.
It took me a bit to get into the story. The first encounter in the airplane bathroom was just so unbelievable for so many reasons and the conversations between Donte and Adin (Ah-din not Ay-din) felt scripted. Subsequent sexual encounters were ok, if lubeless. The desire felt all one sided and even that felt more like Adin was under a thrall than really loving Donte.
The story contained within Notturno was moving and the love between Niccolo and Auselmo was tragic. I felt for Donte and could see why he wanted the book. I couldn’t understand why so many other people wanted it though.
I rated the book three stars because it did have a good adventure feel to it and the writing was decent, though the more I think about it the more it becomes a two and a half stars for me due to the issues mentioned above. I just didn’t buy the romance at all.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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