Searching for a sunken ship off the coast of Peru, treasure hunter Logan Cutter manages to pull a very different kind of prize from the sea—beautiful gallery owner Daniela Rosada. Dani claims she was thrown overboard by ruthless pirates and begs for his protection. But Logan is no strnager to a woman’s lies, and something about her story doesn’t add up.
IN TOO DEEP
With her knowledge of Peruvian artifacts, Dani offers to help Logan translate an ancient map that will lead them to a shipwrecked treasure—and into a carefully laid trap. But the closer they get, the deeper she falls for him, not realizing that Logan is hiding a secret of his own. By the time she learns the truth about his boat, his brothers—and his blood feud with pirates—it’s too late. By falling in love, they’ve set a course for disaster…
*Blurb from Goodreads*
When I first picked up Adair a few years ago, I didn’t know what to expect. I have to say though, I’m so glad I picked that first book up and continued to read her others, because I know that I’ll always get a pulse-pounding fabulous romance.
Logan has been searching off the coast of Peru for sometime now, and when he fishes a woman out of the water, he is instantly hesitant about her. Given her extensive knowledge of the treasure he is hunting, he is ever more concerned that she is just a plant by his enemies to thwart his mission. Little does he know, Dani is on the run.
Dani misses the life she ran from in DC, but being alive and safe for the first time in a long time is more precious to her than she ever imagined. While she knows that Logan doesn’t trust her, there is something about him that makes her feel like she can relax and not look over her shoulder. But when things on his boat start going wrong, Dani worries that either her past is catching up to her, or Logan’s enemies will do her in before the man who is hunting her.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I adore these books. They are filled with fun and sexy locations, lots of action and tons of nail biting suspense. I love the tropical ocean feel that these books have, especially when we got the chance to spend most of the book on a yacht that had me dreaming of cruising along the coast of South America.
I can’t say enough good things about Adair’s ability to write incredible, nail-biting suspense. Between Logan’s adversaries in the business world, modern day pirates, and Dani’s past, we were constantly left wondering who was behind every mishap, every detail that went wrong as the book progressed. The story was woven together so well I couldn’t put the book down once the action started and things started getting good.
Although I loved both Logan and Dani, I did feel as if they somewhat rushed into a relationship. They both weren’t sure if they could trust one another, and yet they were ready to declare their everlasting love after not really knowing each other all that well. That being said, I did love these two together. They both brought out the best parts of each other. Dani was able to feel safe and loved and adored, she was able to build up her self-esteem and all the faith she lost in other people and herself during her time with Logan. On the other hand, Logan seemed to really mellow out, want to settle down once he and Dani got close. And although he wasn’t looking for it, he wanted someone to love and have love him back.
Without giving away too many spoilers, I do have to say that the man from Dani’s past is UBER EVIL! There were some moments while reading that made me a little uncomfortable. The details and descriptions of what exactly Dani went through, what she was forced to do and see were not easy to read, and those who get squeamish should prepare themselves before settling down to open this book.
All in all I really enjoyed the third installment of the Cutter Cay series. The suspense and action were jam packed into this story and had me at the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. The romance was slow to build up, with a lot of sexual tension. However, once those two fell into each others’ arms, things moved (almost too) quickly. Logan and Dani really are two exceptional characters and ones that pulled me into the story and had me invested in their lives from the first page.
I give Vortex a B+