Book Review #228: Love Runs Deep

Author: Gail Chianese

Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction

Language: English 

Series, if any: Changing Tides, Book 1

Publisher: Kensington Books

Date of publication: 21 February 2017

No. Of pages: 248


Lieutenant Nic Riley is the only girl in a long-time Navy family, and she’s determined to prove herself as seaworthy as her brothers. When she aces training for submarine duty, it calls for a celebration that ends with one incredibly hot guy for a night. At least thats what she assumes as she boards the sub and finds herself face to face with her hunky fling. 

Lieutenant Kyle Hutchinson’s ran from the optessive responsibilities of his small town and has been running from all relationships until the explosive night he spent with Nic. Dating onboard is firmly off limits, but Kyle can’t get her off his mind much less out of his vicinity—until a junior seaman’s devastating stunt puts Nic’s career in danger. Kyle won’t let her take the heat alone, even when it means risking his own reputation, but fighting for a future together will be a whole new battle. 

Can two ambitious sailors follow orders long enough to see if love is on the horizon when they’re finally above water? 


Usually military romances that I follow end up with some kind of lurking danger and aloha heroes. This was a suprisingly sweet downtide, no pun intended. While the plot is simple and sweet and follows the typical fanfare of mills and boon with its share of happy ending, its the sweet romance and the characters that brighten it up all for me. 

Make me a promise and I’ll do the same. Next time life gets stressful, and we both know it will with our lifestyles, we’ll talk. No shutting each other out. No making decisions without consulting the other. No listening to my brothers. We each have faith in the other and in ourselves

The plot is an intriguing mix of female empowerment in on of the toughest branches of work and has been woven with the vulberabilities of sexual harassments that are often hidden. But what climches for me is the beautiful dialogue that I have quoted. Relationships do get tested; its how you fare through it that marks the strength of your bond with your partner. For bringing out auch a simple viewpoint in such a beautiful way, with two equally strong and beautiful characters shows a level of clarity that should be appreciated. Everything else about this book ticked off for me and I can call myself a happy reader at the end of the day. 

My opinion: A beautiful book to remember by. 

My ratinn: 4 out of 5



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