Author: Elle Aycart
Series: The OGs #1
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Genre: Erotic Romance
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Mike Haddican is a proud small-town gym owner, a renowned karate instructor, and all-around good guy. He’s never needed much to be happy: his family, his friends, his girl. Especially his girl. But when Kyra left him seven years ago to chase her dreams, she all but destroyed him.
Contemporary dancer Kyra Brims made it big, but it cost her dearly. With her life and career in shambles, she doesn’t need a do-over, she needs a friggin’ miracle. Injured, broke, and out of options after going through hell, she’s come back to Alden, the town she swore she’d never return to and home of Mike Haddican, the man who ripped her soul to pieces, to lick her wounds and recover.
Forgetting and letting go proved impossible when they were worlds apart; now that they’re stuck together they don’t stand a chance, especially with Mike’s grandma and her partners in crime plotting, meddling and refusing to give up on them.
As the passion that never died burns out of control, so do old hurts and unresolved issues. Both have reasons to be angry and feel betrayed, but now that they’re older, are they wise enough to make things work?
“You are no good as a rebound fuck because you are, and always will be, so much more.”
Having never had the honor of reading a book from Elle Aycart before, I basically went into this one blind. Let me tell you…she blew me away! From start to finish, I was riveted at each and every turn, of which there were many. Sexy, mystery, intrigue, humor, heartfelt, and did I mention SEXY? Because it must be mentioned…many times! I love when an author can write a scorching love scene, and Elle tops the charts! Leaving no detail untouched, I found myself quivering in my seat many times.
“Baby, one is loved because one is loved. There’s no reason needed for loving.”
Deep Down is the story of Mike and Kyra, and theirs is a love that spans many years. Together as teenagers and in to their early twenties, miscommunication and assumptions lead to their break-up and separation for seven years. When they are thrust together again, literally, sparks fly and the tension is palpable. Years may have hardened them, but the spark and love is still there. It jumped from the pages and soared into my heart. I could feel it no matter how hard they tried to deny it, fight it, and stomp it into the ground. Two broken souls coming together for another shot at love, one which was never truly over, merely put on hold. They hit the proverbial pause button if you will. And when they hit play, well, you’ll want to be alone for that…
“I’ve always been yours. Body and soul. Even when I thought you didn’t want any part of me.”
One of the main things I absolutely LOVED about this story were the side characters. From Kyra’s daughter Sam, to the OG’s, aka Original Grandmas, to their friends. They all added an essential element to the story and had me laughing when I wasn’t fanning myself. The tenderness between Sam and Mike was a pleasure to watch. I am a sucker for a man stepping into a father role when he doesn’t have to. Melts my heart EVERY time! And the OG’s; where do I even start? They MADE this book, and I just wanted to keep them.
He couldn’t deny her anything. She wasn’t on his skin; she was in him. In his blood. In his bones.
If there is one thing this book solidified for me, it’s that I will VERY soon be reading her others. I can’t imagine how I haven’t before this point, but I will be rectifying that promptly. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a book that has everything. I know you will love it as much as I did!
“I love you, Kyra. I was born to love you. It’s always been you. I’ve tried everything, believe me, to change that, but I realized at the end that I will die loving you.”