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Deep Deliverance

Deep, Book 3
Narrated by: Caleb Dickinson
Series: Deep (Maxfield), Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
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Summary

Forever is a long time. Even for a vampire.

Deep, Book 3

When Adin Tredeger discovers his lover Donte's role in turning him into a vampire, he's outraged. The opportunity to attend Ned Harwiche's funeral is perfect for putting some distance between them, but as a newly turned vampire, he mustn't go alone.

Cristobel Santos - one of Donte's lifelong enemies - and an attractive Irish vampire named Sean offer to chaperone his trip. They are as determined to help him as he is to reject their aid.

While Adin fights his new reality he's kidnapped by rogue hunters and used as a lab rat in some skin-searing experiments. Adin's distress electrifies his connection to Donte, but rescue is only the beginning....

Warning: Hot vampires, spoiled teens, big cat shifters, and two men trying to figure out how to squeeze several lifetimes' worth of love into every moment of their big, fat eternity. Ouch....

©2016 Z. A. Maxfield (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • SassiKassi
  • 12-06-16

Great series.

Though this third book in the deep series ended in a way that signals the end, I would love to continue reading and hearing about the adventures of Adin and Donte. The storylines were great. The characters interesting and sexy. And the secondary characters were great as well. I'd like to see what happens as Bran becomes an adult and also learn how Barrett fares without his family. And what happens with Deana as well.

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  • Erin S.
  • 02-11-19

This Book Has Serious Issues Surrounding Consent

Spoiler Warning / Consent Trigger Warning for review and for book

After several issues with the second book, I was fairly pleased with how this third book was going, until Adin was turned. We all knew this was going to happen, but the situation and aftermath are atrocious. We are told over and over again that Adin does not want to be turned. Upon Donte being a selfish bastard and draining Adin of too much blood Adin actually accepts death. Not even in this instance do we get told that "actually no, being a vampire instead of death might be okay". He chooses what he believes is death, Adin is whisked away to a government recovery facility and at this facility he is turned. We learn quickly it is not directly by Donte, but that it is more like "hey, loyal and devoted servant. Wouldn't things be SO much easier on everyone if Adin WAS a vampire even though he has said repeatedly that he does not want that and even though I keep pressuring him has never wavered even once?"

And then, to make that even worse, apparently Adin goes from "I'm mad at you, but let's still fuck" to "I'm mad at you, but I still love you, and also let's fuck", to "no, it was my fault that this happened. I chose to stay with a vampire. It's not Donte's fault that I was turned. I always play with fire. This is my fault." Holy... christ.

Also, this author seems to have zero concept of how one might actually experience or deal with trauma in any fashion, since Adin's sister thinks it is hilarious and they joke about how Adin was captured, held against his will, forcefully experimented on, resulting in torture by way of artificial sunlight burning _and_ an allergic reaction (because being slowly burned alive to test sunscreen isn't traumatic enough) less than a week after it happened. Oh, and also after he got blown up in a car explosion too.

So, this book violates the consent of the human character, turning him against his will, which he literally _never_ comes around to saying was a good thing and at every point said he did not want it. He accepts being in love with Donte, but any time he is directly asked about being turned, it's a giant NO. It also uses victim blaming to divert responsibility away from the true perpetrator, Donte, and tries to justify his selfish and violent act/desire. And to top it all off, we get to use trauma as humor.

If this book didn't want to deal with consent and trauma as themes, these things were not needed, at all. They added nothing of import to the story or the ending. Instead, it took a perfectly acceptable, pedantic romance and cranked it up to 100 on the yikes meter.

If any sort of consent violation is something you need to avoid, do not buy this book.

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  • Dana Piazzi
  • 07-08-19

It took awhile, but good conclusion

I'm empathetic enough for all the characters that it makes it hard to take sides and write this review. On one hand, I totally feel for Adin. His life changed drastically in the last book, and choices were take away from him. His behavior at the beginning of the story is a little erratic. It might be his hurt, or because he is a new vampire. It might also be because he isn't quite feeding properly. Donte's betrayal is also complicates things. Adin is angry and I totally think he should be. But on the other hand, I feel for Donte, who didn't want to lose Adin and had a hand in his change, even knowing that Adin didn't want to be changed. There is a part of me that wants Adin to just get over it and learn to live his new life. After all, he loves a vampire so they can't be the monsters he still fears he will be with his change.

Adin's typical stubbornness gets him into some trouble in this series. He is mostly to blame for it, but there is some responsibility that lies on Donte and even his barely enemy Santos. Santos and Donte's feud is really coming to an end and when Adin goes to a funeral for a rival Santos is the one who escorts him around. Until Adin decided to put his trust in a young shifter who drugs him and inadvertently gets him in real hot water. It leads to Adin accidentally taking a life and as he deals with the consequences I found myself crying for Adin. It was his fears come true, the reason he was so stubborn. And It leads to Adin and Donte facing some really difficult choices. I was a bit of an emotional wreck.

It takes a surprise enemy coming after them both before clarity is found and if they survive, they might just get their HEA. I loved the mystery portion of this book and the action. It was a very satisfying conclusion after wading through some murky waters.

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  • Sue C
  • 28-07-19

great conclustion

Did the story keep me engaged: yes .. this was a great conclusion to the series.
Was it entertaining: yes ...
Were there any parts I found annoying: I found it a little difficult to believe of the 4 elders around Aiden, none of them thought to mention how important it was that he meet with the council, and Aiden behaving like a petulant child around meeting with them.
Would I listen to it again. yes
Narrator comments: Caleb Dickenson is a great choice of narrator for this series, his deep voice and variety of accents are excellent. Good consistency of characters throughout the series - I had no problem distinguishing any of the characters.

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  • BuuBooKitti
  • 28-07-19

So much I couldn't say it all..

Loved the series. But Adin was just to stupid to be real. He was smart and intelligent as shown by his professional accleiads. Then when it came to common sense he didn't seem to have any. That alone made him a very annoying character and not that endearing. Donte was over five hundred years old, and still hung-up on his first love?Really? I guess if he fell in love with such a high maintenance guy he had issues as well.
The narrator was excellent! That deep sensual voice made listening a joy. I will be looking for other books narrated by him.

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  • Donald
  • 24-05-19

Loved the series...

Loved the series...Odin and Dante...loved the cast of characters, the intrigue, intimacy, inquisitiveness, loyalty, friendship, love, dedication...an excellent journey...will travel again!

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  • M. F. Hampton
  • 14-01-19

Really good twist to this tale

I was actually surprised by the way the twist in this tale developed. It makes sense given the overall behavior of the parties involved, but it wasn't something I saw coming. Good job! The plot isn't without a few holes, but I've yet to see a perfect story. Really enjoyed this ending to the tale of Adin and Donte.

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  • sylvia
  • 04-12-18

Good end but...

Geesh! What a whiney wimp he turned out to be!! It was hard getting thru it but I persisted!

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  • Karen
  • 16-02-18

I hope there's a Book 4

I listened to all three books and was hooked from the get go. This is a great love story that revolves around two people who love each other deeply but have to work through differences that may be insurmountable. In the mean time, they are going through things both together and individually that are complicated, heartbreaking and hilarious. Caleb Dickinson's narration was excellent, and made the series so much more fun to listen to.