Thursday 11 May 2017

✤ Going In Deep ✤ Carly Phillips ✤ #BillionaireBadBoys4 ✤ #BlogTour ✤

© Bianca   Janeane

• release date 9 May 2017
Bad Boy Billionaires #4

4.5 Stars

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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We're back in NYC! And this time it's not the story of one of our three darling billionaires. Nope, this is the story of the guy we hated all through those three previous books!!! Julian!
The guy who blackmailed the guys. Who used Lexie's twin to get what he wanted!
And now ... now he's back. And he wants Kendall again!
Well, he wants her, but first he wants her to know that he's a changed man. He's been sober for a long while. He's going to AA, started his own security company, keeps his nose and everything else, clean!
He knows he made mistakes. Serious, bad mistakes, which almost destroyed Kendall.
But the sparks between those two are still flying like crazy.
But Kendall is doing so good now. She's got her bipolar disorder under control. She's happy in her job at the dog place. She's not really prepared for Julian to disrupt her live again.
But she can't forget him either. And then he goes and adopts one of her dogs and he's being all sweet and kind and adorable and nice and hot and grrrrr....

I really enjoyed this book!
Of course we first think that we'll hate Julian. We just have to. But we don't!
We see that he changed immediately. He knows what he did was horrible and he could blame it all on genetics, his family's problems, circumstances, but he doesn't. He knows he screwed up really badly.
But even through everything bad that happened back then, there still was something special between him and Kendall. And now is the time to find out if that something special can be turned into a Happily Ever After for our two darlings and their dogs!

Great finale to a great series!!!

GOING IN DEEP was a very sweet & sexy & adorable & moving 2nd chance lovestory!!! Run to your nearest amazon to find out how Kendall & Julian will find their HEA!

ARC received for an honest review

No no no no no! This was not supposed to happen!

I am supposed to hate Julian after what he did, right?  I wasn't supposed to feel for him, hurt for him, fall for him,was I?

Because that is what happened. Ms Phillips has certainly turned my opinion about the guy right right around.  Right from the get go, I could feel that he and Kendall still had something special, that both had changed, that they really were perfect for each other.

But boy the emotion - mostly not caused by these two (though there was some) but that was caused by Lexie and Kade.  Oh my goodness, I never thought I would say it but at times I really really disliked them both.  They made me want to jump into my kindle and yell at them!  I could understand the why of what they were doing/saying, but I wanted to rip the blinders off them and make them see what was in front of them.

To be in the now with Julian and Kendall, looking forward not to the past.

I really, really did adore Julian.  As we learn more about things in the past, my heart couldn't help but hurt for him, grow for him, hope for him.  Be there with him as he fights for the woman he loves and the prejudices against him.

And to give the perfect ending to this series.

Thank you Ms Phillips for the Billionaire Bad Boys, now I am impatiently waiting for what comes next.

♥ Excerpt ♥

New leash and collar in hand, Julian walked into For Paws to pick up his new dog. He was excited to have a pet, happy to know he’d have company, and dammit, looking forward to seeing Kendall again.
When he arrived, she was nowhere to be found. Josie, the other woman he’d met, walked him through the signing of the paperwork, reiterated his responsibilities, and congratulated him on his new family member.
“Are you ready to go get him?” she asked, oblivious to Julian’s disappointment in missing out on his chance to see Kendall again.
“Sure thing. Let’s go get Steve.” He followed her through the back door and into the area where the dogs were kept.
He glanced down the row to Steve’s pen, where to his surprise, Kendall sat with his dog on her lap, petting his head and talking to him in a soft voice.
Julian let out a breath he hadn’t been aware of holding, relief and pleasure suffusing him in equal measure. He wouldn’t have to leave without talking to Kendall.
“You’re going to a good home,” Kendall said softly, unaware they were behind her. “You’ll be well fed and loved. And even if I won’t see you anymore, I’ll always remember you.”
“It’s hard for us not to get attached,” Josie explained quietly. “Kendall has a soft spot for Steve because he’s been here for such a long time.” Josie treated him to a warm smile. “I’ll leave you now. Kendall can get you settled from here.”
Josie stepped away, heading back to the front office. Julian stood in silence, watching Kendall. Her head was bent low, her long ponytail falling over one shoulder, her neck exposed. The desire to glide his lips over the exposed skin was strong. The urge to mark her there, even stronger.
Something about Kendall affected him deeply.
As he walked quietly closer to the pen, once again he was struck by the quiet strength in her now, the even keel to her mood compared to before. He’d known she was smart, but this woman clearly had depths he hadn’t seen or plummed. And he realized how much he wanted to know her again. To learn who she was now and to introduce her to the man he’d become. The one he wanted to be, in part, for her.
At the realization, he blew out a sharp breath.
As if sensing him, she looked up. She stood, the gray dog still in her arms.
He smiled. “Mind if I ask you something?”
“Go on,” she said warily.
He took in the protective way she cuddled Steve against her chest. Steve wasn’t tiny, and it couldn’t have been easy to hold him for long.
“Why didn’t you take him? You’re obviously bonded,” he said, as the dog licked her neck. The lucky bastard.
She sighed. “My building has a one dog only rule. And you’ve met Waffles. Besides, we can’t save them all ourselves, as Josie likes to remind me.”
He inclined his head. “Then your loss is my gain.”
She shifted the dog and held him out for Julian. He accepted his new pet, juggling him with the leash, and held him up, meeting his gaze. “Looks like it’s you and me, Bud. You ready for your new life?”

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. 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. You can find all information about Carly at her website and other social media sites ...