Lexi Ryan scores with IN TOO DEEP the fifth book in the Blackhawk Boys Series. I couldn’t wait to read this story. Mason Dahl and Bailey Green have been involved since the first book to the series. Their relationship is complicated, and there was so much more going on than what you gathered from the previous books. Mason and Baily got married in Las Vegas while at the bachelor/bachelorette party in book four, FALLING HARD. Now Mason has devised a plan to try to win Baily over for good, but he’s on a short timetable to convince her. This contemporary football romance is suitable for new adult and adult audiences.
Lexi Ryan did an amazing job with her character development. Mason and Baily come from different means. Regardless they have many similarities and make a fantastic couple. They care about each other deeply. Mason and Baily try to protect each other in their own way. They both are very human and make mistakes. They have difficult obstacles to overcome and become stronger for it.
The plot was clever and believable. Mason’s relationship with Gulf Gators NFL franchise owner, Bill McCombs, puts an interesting spin on the story. Mason’s ex-girlfriend, Lindy, also creates some compelling turbulence. It amazed me what a great guy Mason turned out to be with Christian Dahl as his father. It must have been his mother’s influence. We discover multiple life-changing secrets that both Mason and Baily have been keeping. I like that the story spans over four years, flashing back and forth in time.
I love this series. Each book is extremely powerful. After reading every novel, I think there is no way that Lexi Ryan can match or top the previous story. She has amazing done so. If you follow the Blackhawk Boys series, you won’t want to miss this story. If you haven’t read this series, you could probably read this book as a standalone, but I think you would enjoy it more if you read the series in order. Every book is skillfully written and a worthwhile read. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.