Hello Everyone! I’m so excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for this fabulous book, In Too Deep by Elly Redding and being able to share my review with you! There’s also a fabulous Giveaway of a signed copy of In Too Deep and a box of chocolates (Open to UK Only), so make sure to check it out! First a thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for allowing me to participate and a thank you to Elly Redding and the publisher for giving me the privilege to read and review this book. Now to find out more about this book…
In Too Deep
Jack Mancini/Isy Forrester
Set in the rolling countryside of Devon, ‘In Too Deep’ is the emotional story of a woman’s determination to win the trust of the man she’s adored since they were thrown together as children, by forcing him to confront the darkness of his long-lost past.
One little lie. A guilty secret. And the man she mustn’t love…
It’s been six years since Isy Forrester left home. In that time, she’s strived to forge a new life for herself in London, away from Jack Mancini, her father’s adopted son, and his devastating betrayal of everything she thought they had.
Only now her father’s in hospital, and the house that’s been in her family for generations is at risk. Forced to return to Devon, she finds Jack as infuriating and stubborn as ever, and just as irresistible. Soon she realises the bright lights of London can’t hold a candle to him.
But Jack has a past, one which he refuses to share with her. And until he can trust her with these deepest secrets, how can she risk her heart? How can she even begin to help him, when he won’t tell her what happened all those years ago – before her father brought him home to Hambledon Hall?
In Too Deep is the second book published by author Elly Redding, and the first book I’ve actually had the pleasure of reading from this author. I enjoyed it so much I went and purchased her debut book! I always love discovering new authors and I look forward to seeing what Ms. Redding has for us in the future!
As we start our story, Isy is back home after six years to see her father who has just had a heart attack. She’s been avoiding coming home as she can’t handle facing the man who broke her heart, Jack. Jack and Isy grew up together after Jack moved in with her and her father when he was eleven and Isy was six. Isy’s dad Frank is Jack’s godfather. As Jack and Isy try to find a way to work together to restore her family home and turn it into a Wedding Venue, the past can’t help but come up between them. Will they be able to overcome the secrets of the past and find a way to build a future together?
What a great story! I liked both Isy and Jack from the beginning. It’s obvious from the start that they both still love each other and that there are a lot of things left unsaid between them. As Isy begins to uncover secrets from Jack’s past, we get to see the life he led before he came to live with Isy and her father. My heart went out to Jack and all he endured growing up and knowing his past kept him from being with the woman he loved. As for Isy, she loves Jack and just can’t understand why he can’t trust her with the truth of his past. They were a sweet couple who truly loved each other and I was rooting for them to find a way to be together again.
Not being familiar with Ms. Redding’s writing style, I didn’t know what to expect. So I was pleasantly surprised to get caught up in this story from the very beginning, and quickly became invested in the storyline and all the characters. I felt the story was well-written and flowed well. A wonderful, emotional, second-chance romance that I truly enjoyed and highly recommend!
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Elly Redding is an award-winning romance writer. Having originally written screenplays, her first novel, ‘True Colours’, won the Festival of Romance’s New Talent Award, and third prize in the Independent Author Book Award “Words for the Wounded”, as well as being voted Chill with a Book Readers’ Book of the Month Award and receiving a B.R.A.G. Medallion.
Born in London, she now divides her time, with her husband, between Bedfordshire and Devon, where she loves art, dancing and watching the waves.
Elly is a member of the Society of Authors and Alliance of Independent Authors, and would love to hear from you. She can be found @ellyredding on Twitter, Elly Redding Author on Facebook and Elly Redding on Instagram.
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