Down Too Deep by J. Daniels was on sale, so I thought I would give a go. You can’t pass up a good sale. I haven’t read a book in months. I have wanted to but I couldn’t find the motivation to do so. I knew I needed to get back at it. I missed it. I didn’t want anything too deep. I also decided it should be a series that I’d previously read in the past. You can find more J. Daniel reviews here.
I’m going to try my best not to get too messy with this one, but I make no promises.
Here’s a quick word from the author. . .
Following the sudden death of his wife, Nathan Bell has spent nearly two years burying himself in work and neglecting his biggest responsibility: his daughter. Overcome with guilt, he wants to connect with little Marley, but he doesn’t know how to do it alone. And then Jenna Savage throws him a lifeline. Down Too Deep
A single mom of twins, Jenna is more than capable of taking care of Nate’s adorable two-year-old, and wants to help Nathan however she can. Soon, attachments are made, forcing Jenna and her kids into new territory. And the closer everyone becomes, the more right it feels.
Falling in love forces Nathan to face his biggest fear, and when hearts, both big and little, are on the line, the only thing scarier than needing someone is losing them all.
Down Too Deep by J. Daniels was not the authors best work. Normally when I give a book such a low rating I get pretty messy. This is not going to be the case. My low rating has more to do with the fact that I know the author can do better. I don’t think this is her best work or lives up to the “J. Daniels” work we have all come to know and love. So, I guess you can say my rating comes from disappointment.
Our Hero is a single dad who’s wife died two years ago and has no idea how to raise his daughter. Our leading lady is a single mom of twins who’s baby daddy is nowhere to be found. The synopsis sums up what the book is about. If you read that you’re good on the plot.
Before we get into why I was disappointed, let’s talk about the poor decisions that had me rolling my eyes on more than one occasion. First, the hero allows a perfect stranger to watch his toddler. There is no way a decent parent would just leave their child in the care of a random person who walked into their office. She was no better because the girl has her kids over this man’s house from day one.
I need to be able to connect with the leading lady in order to get into the book. This chick was just mad annoying. At one point someone sends her a dick pic and she is completely OTT, crying and acting all dramatic. I’m like, “Girl, it’s a dick pic. Delete it and move on.” Even though I am married, men still send me dick pics to my DMs all the time. I don’t give a shit and I damn sure don’t go crying about it to my husband. I delete the pics and block whoever sent it. This girl acts like the world has come to an end.
The sex scenes. . . give me a break. It was like reading about two teenagers trying to figure out were the hole is and the guy cumming before he even finds it. I laughed because it was so ridiculous.
The only bit of true drama that occurred at the end of the book irked my last nerve. It’s a whole medical emergency situation that needed intervention but it was full of inaccuracies. As a trauma ICU nurse, it was irritating to read. Obviously there was not a lot of researching that went into it. It felt very half-assed.
I was completely dissatisfied when I put this book down. It was cliche and been done before and better. J. Daniels has written books along this same line better. I just felt like there was zero heart within the pages.
Look, I’m not telling you not to read it as many others really seemed to enjoy it. Just remember, a shit ton of these book reviews are from J. Daniel stans. Trust me I know because at one point those hoes tried to come at me because I called one of her books shit. Granted, I probably could have been nicer but trust me, I meant no harm. I’m aware that I can come across as a bitch but I am actual quite sweet. I’m the sweetest bitch in the world.
Do I recommend this book? If you already started the series, it’s not going to hurt to read it. If you a new to J. Daniels I would say to check out a different series of hers first.
Will I read another book by J. Daniels? No. I think we have come to the end of our journey together. Her writing is not what it used to be. She’ll be just fine without little old me.
How did I do? Not too messy, right. I kept it pretty enough.
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