Also by this author: All of You, There You Stand, Two of Hearts, The Darkest Flame, Three Sacred Words, Touch the Sky, The Hardest Fall, Twelve Truths and a Lie
Series: Roadmap to Your Heart #2
Also in this series: The Darkest Flame, The Hardest Fall
Published by Self-Published on December 4, 2015
Genres: College Romance, Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance, Opposites Attract
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Lee exchanges skyline for swampland in the next book of her male/male romance series, Roadmap to Your Heart.
Rugged and conventional Callum Montgomery enjoys running Shady Pines hunting preserve, except for the secret that's eating him alive. When his sister brings a date for a family wedding, he can't stand the arrogant city slicker with the stick up his perfectly fine ass. He doesn't understand his draw to Dean, who pushes his buttons at every turn, but he'd never dream of betraying his sibling over some lust fueled fantasy.
Handsome and conscientious Dean Abbott is a research assistant in his university's biology lab. When his roommate, Cassie, begs him to be her pretend date in front of her meddling family, he begrudgingly agrees to help. He doesn't anticipate being enchanted by the countryside, the colorful cast of characters, or her sexy and brooding straight brother.
When contempt turns to passion and leads to stolen moments in a sugar cane field, Callum can't help longing for the kind of connection he believes he can never have. But not even the world's most heart-melting kiss can bridge the vast philosophical differences between the men.
Dean's return to his urban lifestyle leaves him restless, his mind continually wandering to the charming setting that spoke to something missing deep inside him. Because you can take the city boy out of the country but you can't make him forget the intriguing man he left behind.
Erin: One of my favorite things as an avid reader is when a book totally surprises me. I read … A LOT. At least 5 books a week, so there’s not much that I haven’t seen before, and honestly, Christina Lee’s The Deepest Blue is not new territory. Opposites attract? Check. City boy meets country boy and sparks fly? Check. Throw in a fake a boyfriend and some conservative homophobia, and this isn’t new territory. But what made The Deepest Blue SO VERY exceptional was the way Christina Lee wrote this story. When I tell you she wrote the hell out of this one, I’m not lying. It was THAT good.
There’s much to love about The Deepest Blue. From the hotter than hot sizzling intensity and chemistry sparking between Callum Montgomery and Dean Abbott to the adorableness that is Billie to the vivid depiction of the Montgomery hunting preserve, every page is an absolute treat. I loved the setting. Loved. It. It was fresh and intriguing and so interesting. When a book shows me something new, I get giddy.
Now let’s move on to the secondary characters. All of the Montgomery’s were fabulous, even the mostly growly patriarch. Grammy was a breath of fresh air and then Billie … well he just melted my heart all over the place. The way Christina Lee wrote his character is nothing short of brilliant and the way she handled his epilepsy was genuine and emotional. I loved the way Callum was so gruff with everyone but with Billie he was tender and gentle. I loved Bullseye and the way Lee highlighted what a service dog like him can do for his charge. I loved the whole dynamic of the family. The tension between them all, with so many things bubbling beneath the surface kept me on the edge of my seat and anxiously flipping each page.
And next … the boys. I swear the chemistry between Callum and Dean was enough to make my tummy flip—numerous times. It was delicious and engaging and I loved every second of it. But what I loved even more was how these two totally opposite men learned from each other, about who they are as people and why the things they believed in are so important to them. There was true, authentic growth from both MC’s and it was such a treat to read. The sexy times were quite yummy, too.
“On your next pull,” Callum said, positioning my fingers again. His front was against my back and hell if I didn’t plump up a bit behind my zipper. “Hold it more firmly right here. Or your shoulder is going to be killing you.”
And holy fuck, there it was. No way could I mistake it. Callum had a boner.
It felt like his heartbeat was playing chase with my own as the blood rushed to my eardrums. I wanted him to take me right there. For his lips to press into my neck, his fingertips to leave indentations on my skin.
A hum burst from my throat before I could even stop myself.
“Shit,” I heard him swear under his breath as he pulled back.
I had no idea how to even respond to my seductive noise or his thickening length, so I chose to ignore it. Maybe it was…hell I didn’t know. Maybe shooting got him excited. I was feeling pretty high myself in that moment.
There were plenty of quiet, swoony moments, too, balanced perfectly with the hot and steamy ones.
All in all, this book reminded me why Christina Lee is one of my favorite authors. The Deepest Blue is truly a fantastic book and if you haven’t checked out any of her work, this one is a great place to start. Try it, you won’t be sorry!