IN TOO DEEP
IN TOO DEEP (4.5) by Brenda Jackson & Olivia Gates: “Husband Material” by Jackson sears the soul as the love flaring between ex-spouses Carmen Akins and Matthew Birmingham heats the sheets in their individual plans to get vengeance over their broken hearts. The passion is notched up to inferno and these two characters are perfect foils for each other. Gates proves she’s the queen of desert romance as she presents a couple whose lack of communication nearly destroys their fragile start in “The Sheik’s Bargained Bride.” Sabrina Grant thought she married her dream man, but was manipulated by her dying father and possibly by Sheik Adham ben Khaleel ben Haamed Aal Ferjani. Adham needed a bride to produce an heir, but falling for Sabrina wasn’t his plan. Believing that she and her father used him for their own reasons, Adham’s furious. More than lovemaking is needed to make this marriage work.