Title: In Deep
Series: All In #1
Author: Callie Harper
Genre: Hot Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 5, 2016
Chase is an Olympic swimmer going for gold. Focused, driven, intense.Emma is a blogger going for the scoop, and she has the perfect in. She’s gotten herself hired as his physical therapist. With all that intimate time together, the secrets from his past don’t stand a chance.And neither does she.
Note: In Deep is a standalone hot, contemporary romance. It’s the first of four standalones in the “All In” series, which can be read in any order.
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~ 3.5 Olympic Stars ~
This is the second book by Callie Harper that I have read. I thought In Deep was an enjoyable read but it didn’t WOW me. I found that it as the perfect book to read with the Olympics right around the corner.
In Deep is the first book in Callie’s newest All In series. This is a series of standalone novels but will have some overlapping characters. Like I said I thought this was an enjoyable read, but it was missing something for me. I found the story rather predictable and because of that it lacked the angstyness and drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I thought the flow of the story was well written and she gave us some amazing characters. I connected to this storyline on a personal level because I have a child who is an avid swimmer, so I could relate to everything Chase had to go through. I will admit, I thought the pace of the book was on the slow side. There was quite a bit of inner monologue going on that tended to slow things down. I felt some of that could’ve been left out and would have moved things along little faster.
I know this sounds like I didn’t like this story, but that is far from the truth. I would recommend this book to the fan of a sports romance novel. I thought it was unique in that I haven’t read any books that revolved around the Olympics or the subject of swimming. I also liked that the heroine of this book was a blogger 🙂 Just because this wasn’t a 5 star read for me, doesn’t mean that others won’t love this story.
In Deep revolves around Chase and Emma. This is told in Dual POV. Chase is an Olympic swimmer heading to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. He missed the last games because of an injury, but he is planning on bringing home Gold for all of his events this time. Because of this he brings in a physical therapist….Emma. Emma is a therapist and a blogger with her BFF. When she is given the chance to work with Chase, she jumps at the chance. Emma is the blogger with a heart. She is the one who writes feel good pieces. She likes to showcase certain people and show their good in the community. So she gets the idea of doing a piece on Chase. Chase is a man of mystery due to an accident that happened when he was 14. He doesn’t like doing interviews and refuses to talk about the past. Will Emma be able to get Chase to open up to her? Will she uncover the hidden mystery that is Chase’s past? What happens when Chase finds out that Emma is really a blogger? Will these two be able to find their HEA?? To find out those answers you’ll need to read this book.
So again, if you are a fan of the sports romance story, then I think you should give this a try. I know I look forward to other books in this series.. Hopefully we’ll get to see Chase and Emma again in the future.
Callie Harper writes hot, fun, page-turning romances. She is powered by coffee, wickedly sexy bad boys, and all things funny, intentional or otherwise. Born on the East Coast, she and her family are now kickin’ it all the way over on the West Coast. You’ve got a good chance of finding Callie outdoors enjoying the gorgeous Bay Area, but if she’s indoors she’ll likely be reading, writing or eating, sometimes all at once.
Callie Harper writes contemporary romances so hot they may melt your eReader. You’ve been warned!
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