Devil and the Deep by Julie Ann Walker: Review

Posted July 1, 2016 in review Tags:

Devil and the Deep by Julie Ann Walker: ReviewDevil and the Deep by Julie Ann Walker
Pages: 384

Series: Deep Six #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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He knew he had to forget her
But when the woman who stole his heart is kidnapped
This former SEAL will do whatever it takes to steal her back

Maddy Powers's life revolves around cocktail parties, political fundraisers, and charity events-but she can't forget the daring former SEAL who came crashing into her life a few months ago...or the scorching kiss they shared before he disappeared into the deep blue sea.

Bran Pallidino carries a dark secret-one that forced him to push Maddy away. But when she's taken hostage during a trip to the Caribbean, the men of Deep Six Salvage embark on a dangerous mission to save Maddy. Passion boils in the sultry sea breeze...but what good is putting their hearts on the line if they don't survive the dawn?

Devil and the Deep
Julie Ann Walker

Well, this was my first Julie Ann Walker book, but it so didn’t work for me. The characters were almost like satires. You have your typical, rich, southern belle and your southie Boston boy. You are reminded of this every time they speak or think. It was actually getting a little offensive after awhile.

I was enjoying the plot. Our hero, Bran, and heroine, Maddy, met in the previous book and she is in the area on a trip with 3 girls who won a scholarship her father is sponsoring. I’m still not sure WHY they went to the Dry Tortugas…the scholarship was for girls who wanted to study petroleum engineering. Of course, not an hour into their time on this most deserted island, they are kidnapped for ransom (PS-this happened in book 1 to Maddy as well…) Bran is there to go all bad ass SEAL. I assume everything worked out okay because I just gave up at chapter 5.

I liked the plot and I think there was some potential there for a great romantic suspense; I love romantic suspense. So, I will probably try another Walker book to see if this one was just a fluke, ya know. Have you read any of her books? Tell me in comments if you have a favorite I need to try!


  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: mortal peril
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: series
  • Cliffhanger: ?
  • HEA:?

Kaylea Cross, Susan Stoker, Tonya Burrows…then you will probably like Devil and the Deep!

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About Julie Ann Walker

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Julie grew up in a house full of women – she has three older sisters. As you can imagine, there was no lack of drama… or romance. Her mother enrolled her in a book club as soon as she began to read and it was the small spark that ignited her voracious appetite for the written word. Because of Julie’s early immersion in literature, she found writing came quite naturally. In high school, she won multiple writing contests and was the proud senior editor of The Tiger’s Tale – her school newspaper. During her college years, however, she longed for a challenge. “Reading and writing felt like second nature to me, so I looked for a way to flex my mental muscles,” she recalls. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, Julie began teaching advanced high school mathematics. “I loved working with the students and facing the challenges of the classroom, but I longed for the occasional snow day when I could race to the local book store, buy two or three new novels, and curl up in front of the fire to read.” It wasn’t until a fortuitous move to Chicago that Julie once more returned to her first passion. “Thankfully, my husband – my own personal hero – encouraged my decision to write full time.” Now Julie lives on beautiful Lake Shore Drive with a view that sometimes competes with her deadlines. When she’s not writing, she enjoys camping, hiking, cycling, cooking, travel, and…reading, of course!

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