Deep Down by Elle Aycart

Deep Down by Elle Aycart
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (293 pages)
Other: M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

Mike Haddican, proud small-town gym owner and renowned karate instructor, is an all-around good guy. He’s never needed much to be happy. Only his family, his friends, his girl. Especially his girl. So when that girl up and left him seven years ago to chase her dreams, she all but destroyed him.

Sure, contemporary dancer Kyra Brims made it big, but it cost her dearly. Now her life and career are in shambles. She doesn’t need a do-over; she needs a friggin’ miracle. Injured, broke, and out of options, she returns to Alden, the town she swore she’d never see again — and home of Mike Haddican, the man who ripped her soul to pieces — to lick her wounds and recover.

Forgetting and letting go proved impossible when they were worlds apart; now that they’re stuck together they don’t stand a chance, especially with Mike’s grandma and her partners in crime plotting, meddling and refusing to give up on them. But as the passion that never died burns out of control, so do old hurts and unresolved issues. They’re going to have to dig deep down to find forgiveness and the wisdom to move on.

I loved the quirky older ladies in this book who are meddling in their grown grandchildren’s lives so they end up happy. I love how that provided a feeling of a small town where everyone knows everyone.

Kyra Brims and Mike Haddican have a past, they were each other’s first loves, and honestly they never fell out of love. A huge misunderstanding in their youth set them on different paths, and I think this allowed them to grow and become strong characters so that when they do get together now, they know how to compromise and really make their love last a lifetime.

There is some outside conflict, but a lot of the conflicts are centered around their past, and finding a way back to each other. I love second chance romances, and this one has all the elements that I love. Two characters that never stopped loving each other, and despite all the time that has passed still can’t keep their hands off of each other.

I definitely recommend this story, it’s loosely connected to another series from the author since it takes place in the same small town, but is easily read without having read that series. I know that I look forward to coming back to Alden in the future.

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