Deep Waters

Deep Waters

by Jessica R. Patch

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Thirty feet underwater when her oxygen tank fails, Caley Flynn fears it's been sabotaged—and she'll be the next to die. Her intern's already dead, her home breached and something's amiss at her Florida marine-life rescue center…but no one believes she's in danger. Except Shepherd Lightman. When Caley's brother asked him to check on her, the marine turned security specialist hoped it would be a case of calming down a nervous veterinarian. But the threats are all too real. Rescuing Caley and remaining alive isn't easy, but resisting his boss's sister is where the real danger lies. Because with his heart in the balance, he'll do whatever it takes to stop a killer who's desperate to keep a secret hidden.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488019340
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 07/01/2017
Series: The Security Specialists , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 450,648
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jessica R. Patch lives in the mid-south where she pens inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. You can find her watching way too much Netflix with her family, going on fun adventures (all in the name of research), and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she'll probably never cook.

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Deep Waters 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
bjdoureaux More than 1 year ago
Members of the Flynn family tend to hold dangerous jobs. All except for Caley. She purposely avoids danger, living her life rescuing and studying turtles instead. When she finds the body of one of her interns on the beach, she fears it's foul play. At the request of Caley's brother, Shepherd Lightman detours from his vacation to check on Caley and make sure everything is all right. But Shepherd agrees with Caley that the intern's death was no accident, and he seems to be the only one who agrees. As they search for evidence, Caley's life is put into more danger. Shepherd must protect her, while trying not to fall for her more than he already has. This is a great short novel. An easy read that will keep the pages turning. Be it suspense or romance, there's tension on every page with characters that will keep you engaged.
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
The search for truth has never been more dangerous! First of all, I’m an animal lover. Second of all, I enjoyed the unique angle of sea turtle study and their rescue & rehabilitation. Especially learning almost everything about them, from the laying of eggs to the many dangers in the sea and land that can affect their health and well-being. I had no idea how vastly interesting these beautiful creatures were. The flipside to this, how people can abuse them in vile & sickening ways, especially making a huge profit off of the precious eggs! That being said, this story touched me in so many ways. Not only learning new things about sea turtles, but how the hero & heroine were real people with real problems. Shepherd Lightman aka Shep—former Marine turned security specialist—is tasked with the job of checking up on Caley Flynn; his best friends not-so-little sister. Tough guy with a sordid past who doesn’t get emotionally attached to anyone. While Caley is just the opposite; gentle-spirited & caring, living the life she always wanted with the sea creatures she’s come to love. Until life turns into a deadly game of cat & mouse! Someone's hiding a secret they'd kill to keep hidden. I like how the suspense builds to a crescendo in this one with each page turn. A classic whodunit where you don't know who's friend or foe until the end and it comes from a source you never expect! Lastly, I loved how Shep learned that no matter how many times he's messed up in his past, God will never withhold His love from him. It's a great reminder to us all, God never changes His mind about choosing us as His people! Faith-filled fiction, don't-turn-your-back-for-one-minute suspense, and rewarding romance is what you'll find in this thrilling new novel! *I received a complimentary copy from the author. I was not obligated to leave a positive review and all opinions are strictly my own. *
Nutz2read More than 1 year ago
I’ve recently become a big fan of Ms. Patch’s and was SO excited to find out this book was the first in a new series! I had high expectations for this story and can happily say that it exceeded them all! Though after reading it, I now want to start at the beginning and read all of her books over again, while I anxiously await the next book in the series! Ms. Patch did an excellent job with this story, as always. She had me pulled into the mystery immediately and trying to guess “whodunit” through the entire book. I was befuddled to the very end and definitely wasn’t ready for it to be over, though I was anxious to find out if I was right (I wasn’t). I also loved the banter between Caley and Shepard and found myself grinning like a loon more than once. I very much enjoyed getting to know these two characters and definitely wasn’t ready to say, “goodbye” as I turned the final page. They stepped right off the page and became friends during these 200+ pages. I loved Caley’s strength and determination, even when she was scared spit-less. I enjoyed seeing her step outside of the shell she had built around herself and learn how to fully live again. And I think it would be almost impossible not to fall for Shepard. For the big man determined to protect Caley, regardless of the cost. And the little boy deep inside, still expecting to be found wanting and be abandoned again. He is so strong and confident, but also a bit awkward too, especially with “physical contact.” I so enjoyed following them through this story, as they chased answers to the mystery, but also too their personal questions and sometimes found them in unexpected places. I highly recommend this book! And am impatiently waiting for the next one! *My thanks to the author for my copy of this book! I was not required to write a review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
mustlovetoread More than 1 year ago
Shep’s mission is to keep Caley safe, from a killer and from himself. Who killed Caley’s intern? What are they hiding? As Caley and Shep untangle what’s going on, their feelings for each other get stronger. But Shep can’t let that happen. With his past, Caley would never be able to trust him. A marine turned security specialist with a past of leaving people before they could leave him, Shep can’t be distracted by Caley. He’s there to protect her. Nothing more. But as they delve deeper into exotic animal trade, will he be the only one who can rescue her? Shep’s spiritual journey pulled me into this story. God as Father. Shep’s never known one. Bounced from foster family to foster family, he’s never felt love, or acceptance. Shep’s discovery will encourage your own walk with God. My favorite quote from this story says it all. “It’s in the deep waters you really learn to trust God.” If you enjoy Christian suspense and romance, you will love Deep Waters. I received a free copy in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Lattebooks More than 1 year ago
Oh my! Another edge-of-my-seat, up all nighter by this fabulous author! From the first page she grabs you with her characters and mystery. Caley and Shep’s banter and chemistry leaps off the page. The suspense was nail-biting and kept getting deeper as they kept running into problems. I couldn’t figure out who was guilty! It was a refreshing story line – the turtle rescue center was neat to read about. I love how this author keeps coming back with winning stories for me to add to my bookshelf. I was given the book. This is my own opinion.
tiggeruoSO More than 1 year ago
Carly stumbled into something she's not sure where to turn so she reaches out to her brother knowing her will know what to do. However the last thing she expected was for her to send someone to "baby- sit" her. But when comes to protecting those she loves and her turtles she's take what she can. Shepard would rather be anywhere other then helping Carly, but he will do anything her can to help and protect her. Will the two be able to protect themselves and there hearts? If I could give this book 6 oh heck 10 stars I would. This book was truly amazing, I felt like I was on this "roller coaster" of suspense and not knowing where the next twist or turn was coming from. From the very first page to the very last one the author kept you guessing and drawn in, I remember in the end think I was not ready for the book to end. I really enjoyed the love from Mrs. Whittle oh how I wish we could be all so lucky to have her in our lives. I loved how the chemistry in the book between the characters just seemed organic it didn't seemed forced by the author. Truly if you are looking for a super fun suspense book then grab this one you won't regret it.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Deep Waters ( Security Specialist - #1 ) By: Jessica R. Patch Deep Waters is book one in Security Specialist series. Jessica Patch did not disappoint me in the start of this new series . She did an excellent job of weaving Deep Waters together . She grabbed me right at the start and I was hooked. This is one of those stories where you are on the edge of your seat and cannot read fast enough to see what is going to happen next. The mystery will keep you guessing. I love the two main characters, Caley, and Shepard. Patch starts off with action, mystery , and suspense. Someone is trying to kill Caley underwater or anyway they can . Her oxygen tank failed on her thirty feet underwater. Her intern has been found dead and Caley does not think it was an accident. No one will believe her when she says that she is in danger except one person, Shepard. Shepard was ask to check up on Caley. Shepard is a Marine turned Security Specialist. Shepard’s job is to keep Caley safe. Can he do this and does he believe her ? Can she trust him? I Was given a complimentary copy of this book, but was not told that Had to give a positive review.
SusanSnodgrassBookworm More than 1 year ago
DUTY TO PROTECT Thirty feet underwater when her oxygen tank fails, Caley Flynn fears it's been sabotaged..and she'll be the next to die. Her intern's already dead, her home breached and something's amiss at her Florida marine-life rescue center...but no one believes she's in danger. Except Shepherd Lightman. When Caley's brother Wilder Flynn asked him to check on her, the marine-turned security specialist hoped it would be a case of calming down a nervous veterinarian. But the threats are all too real. Rescuing Caley and remaining alive isn't easy, but resisting his boss's sister is where the real danger lies. Because with his heart in the balance, he'll do whatever it takes to stop a killer who's desperate to keep a secret hidden. I'm so glad I discovered Jessica Patch's books. I have now read them all and I can't wait for a new one when I finish the current one. She has a great ability to create characters that are real to the reader, along with scenarios that hold your interest. The suspense in incredible, too. Patch starts her Security Specialists series off with a bang here. Things start to heat up fast after Caley Flynn's intern is found dead and she suspects it's not the accidental death the police ruling says. When her brother, Wilder Flynn, sends his employee Shepherd Lightman to watch over Caley, things heat up in another way as well. Jessica Patch is terrific at what she does. Her heroes are swoon worthy and the romance is very well done. I declare to goodness, she is good! And Patch's dry wit...well, I love it! I found myself laughing out loud more than once. The interplay between Wilder and Shepherd is wonderful and I am hoping Wilder gets his own book soon. I loved every single minute and now I wish I hadn't finished it so soon! *I was given a preview copy of this book . I was not pressured to leave a positive review. My opinion is my own and honest. (less)  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so sad to see Jessica Patch's last series end, but not anymore because I have fallen in love with her newest one! Deep Waters is the first in her new Security Specialists series. Caley Flynn is a marine life veterinarian and sister to Wilder Flynn who devoted Jessica Patch readers will remember from Final Verdict. When Caley finds one of her interns dead, she turns to Wilder for help. Caley believes there was foul play involved, but the authorities disagree. Big brother Wilder sends in Shep Lightman, former Marine and now security specialist, to look after Caley and get to the bottom of what is going on. What begins is the edge of your seat page-turning suspense I have grown to love in her novels. This book is action-packed and keeps you guessing until the very end. It is that perfect blend of nail-biting suspense with just the right amount of romance. An added bonus for the animal-loving Science teacher in me was learning so much about sea turtles throughout the story. This is a must-read! I can't wait for the rest of the series! I was given a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.