Every Deep Desire

Every Deep Desire

by Sharon Wray

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ISBN-13: 9781492655602
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Deadly Force , #1
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 540,819
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.88(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sharon Wray is a librarian/archivist who studied dress design in the couture houses of Paris and now writes stories of adventure, suspense, and love. She's a three-time Daphne du Maurier® winner and an eight-time RWA Golden Heart® Finalist addicted to snapping photos for her blog and scratching out words in the dark. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, teenage twins, and Donut the Family Dog.

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Every Deep Desire 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Every Deep Desire. It was a very imaginative love story. I always appreciate it when an author creates new worlds that are rife with ancient folklore and traditions that you have to take the time to understand. In this scenario, the folklore involves ancient warriors that still exist in the current world. It’s hard to say if they are good or bad, but they are tasked with exacting justice and protecting certain secrets at all costs. Rafe Montfort went off to become a Green Beret while leaving his wife Juliet Capel to take care of the homefront. Although their love was that of fairytales, Rafe ultimately breaks Juliet’s heart and ends up being labeled a traitor. He also goes to prison. We later find out that for the past 8 years, he has been some sort of Fianna warrior, and he has killed hundreds of men. Somehow, his past has come to find Juliet and Rafe has come to protect her. The title of the book doesn’t really go with the book though. Everything centers around a flower that is Juliet’s namesake and has grown on Capel family land for centuries. The mystery surrounding the flower and bowing men really catapults the intrigue. I truly had no idea what was going on but there were enough bread crumbs that I had to find out how everything fits together. In addition to the mystery of the flower and the Fianna warriors, there is plenty of family drama, local politics, and a love that will not die. Rafe whose code name is Romeo is very much meant to be with Juliet. Just like that other love story, they risk their lives to be together. When it all ends, you still may not truly understand what happened but you will be glad that you went along for the ride. There is a large supporting cast and the book is actually fairly long so it requires an investment if you really want to enjoy every detail. I would be curious to see if the author doesn’t write a sequel to develop some of the other characters in the book. **Received a copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed the book.**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’m an avid reader and was pleasantly surprised that this wasn’t your everyday romance. Don’t get me wrong I love those but the secrets and mystery of this book was a fun twist. The con of this book was that it was very long for a first book. And bring from Louisiana i didn’t care for all the Cajun references in Savannah. I may need to do a little research on Cajuns and if they occupied Savannah around that time. Other then feeling like this book should have taken place in the swamps and bayous of Louisiana I really did enjoy it.
gigiluvsbooks2 More than 1 year ago
He's taking it all back His honor, his freedom, and the woman he loves Rafe Montfort was a decorated Green Beret, the best of the best, until a disastrous mission and an unforgivable betrayal destroyed his life. Now, this deadly soldier has returned to the sultry Georgia swamps to reunite with his brothers, and take back all he lost. But Juliet must never know the truth behind what he's done...or the dangerous secret that threatens to take him from her forever. It took Juliet Capel eight long years to put her life back together after her husband was taken from her. Now Rafe is back, determined to protect her at any cost, and it's not just her heart that's in danger. The swamps hold a secret long buried and far deadlier than either of them could have imagined... Review: There is a lot more to this story than what the blurb says. Its kind of a cross between any military intrigue and an action adventure story. It is very full of action, adventure and intrigue. There is some going on and so much detail that you need to read everything and not skip around. There were a lot of characters to keep track of too, but the Author did a good job of keeping everything straight. I also, was never sure who to really trust when reading this since so many had their own agendas. I enjoyed reading about all the characters in the book and think any would make great stories when it is their turn. I felt so bad for Rafe and Juliet and all the crap they had to go through to get their happy ending. Interesting and intriguing start to this new series. I am very curious to see where this series heads. 3.5Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
Boohimdanno More than 1 year ago
This is the first I have read by Sharon Wray and while I like her writing story she might need to loses a few too many characters. This story is jammed pack to the point readers will get lost along the way as who is who. This story is full of turns and twist that will have readers up late into the night because putting the book down means not knowing what is happening to the characters. Every step, every word this book will have readers hooked. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca for the advance copy
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Deep and complex intrigue, a plot with more tentacles than an octopus, but only the tip of the iceberg of each thought and twist is given the attention it needs. EVERY DEEP DESIRE by Sharon Wray has the potential to be the buttress for an action-packed series that provides a fresh take on dark secrets, betrayals and love lost and found. Perhaps the floodgates flew too far open? A brilliant concept involving Shakespearean speech, a shadowy figurehead pulling his puppets’ strings and another second chance romance amidst murder and betrayal are only a few of the issues addressed without complete detail. Choppy scene switching, a myriad of characters flashing in and out before they became more than blurry images spread over a huge number of pages made this a read that is not quite for me. I received a complimentary ARC edition from Sourcebooks Casablanca!
CarissaR More than 1 year ago
I DNF at 12% and by then I was already skimming. The premise sounded interesting but this was really confusing and from the other reviews ive seen, I'm not the only one. There are probably over 3 narrative pov and each chapter should have been titled with who was talking. Ugh and I didn't get the Shakespearen talk in the text message and that made it more confusing maybe it's for the suspense part of the book but no one understands that language. Also Rafe tells Juliet he's there to protect her and by the end of the chapter he says he can't protect her just yet so he tells her to go to her apartment to lock up. The story is just too choppy and not flowing well.
BoxerLover2 More than 1 year ago
A couple reunited after 8 years Rafe Montfort, special ops badass Juliet Capel, a landscape architect Rafe has been in prison for 8 years. He is set free, but who wanted him free? Who framed Rafe? How to save Juliet’s business? Who owns the note on her business? What are the bad guys looking for? The questions are answered in this action packed story. I sometimes had a difficult to keep up with everything that was going on. Favorite line: “We’re three men being bitch-slapped by fate, hunted by warriors we can’t see, and screwed by a situation we don’t understand. If we want to survive, we have to play the game to win.” 3 stars The book was provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars--EVERY DEEP DESIRE is the first instalment in Sharon Wray’s contemporary, adult DEADLY FORCE romantic suspense series focusing on a group of former Green Beret’s betrayed by someone in charge. This is Rafe Montfort, and Juliet Capel’s second chance story line. NOTE: EVERY DEEP DESIRE contains scenes of graphic violence that may not be suitable for some readers. Told from several third person perspectives including Rafe and Juliet VERY DEEP DESIRE is a complex and multi-layered story line that focuses on the rekindling romance between former and dishonourably discharged Green Beret Rafe Montfort, and the woman he loves, landscape architect Juliet Capel. Eight years earlier Rafe Montfort went AWOL leaving the woman he loves struggling to survive. Fast forward to present day wherein a changed Rafe returns seeking revenge against people who destroyed his life-a life he no longer controls as his own. With continuing threats against Juliet, and the return of two of the men he once called friend, Rafe’s mission becomes more complicated as the ‘Brotherhood’, a secret organization known as the Fianna, seeks payment and retribution for sins of the past. What ensues is the second chance romance between Rafe and Juliet, and the potential fall-out as one-time friends become enemies, and enemies become future friends, and the Brotherhood refuses to let go of one of their own. Sharon Wray has loosely adapted Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliette with the release of EVERY DEEP DESIRE wherein brother is pitted against brother, family against friendship in a war not of their making. From betrayal to secrets, poison to promises, EVERY DEEP DESIRE is a complicated mosaic of double cross and treachery, heartbreak and confession, power and control. The ‘Brotherhood’ speaks in Shakespearean prose referencing life and death with every message and note. There are heroes and anti-heroes, villains and sinners, black sheep and rogues such that the line between good and evil is constantly blurred. With the introduction of Rafe’s former Green Beret Team, I am hoping the author has plans for future story lines. EVERY DEEP DESIRE is not an easy read due to the numerous intersecting and complex plotlines; the introduction of a diverse cast of secondary and supporting characters; and the mysterious Fianna-a group of ‘mythological’ Irish warriors dating back hundreds of years. The overload of information is, at times, confusing and chaotic, but I recommend reading EVERY DEEP DESIRE until the end. The premise is unique, intriguing and cleverly written; the characters are passionate and tragic; the romance is palpable and intense. EVERY DEEP DESIRE is a thrilling and fascinating take on Romeo and Juliet- the hidden ‘Easter Eggs’ are only the beginning.
ReadingLlama More than 1 year ago
UPDATE 3/5/18: OK, so I read (and reviewed) this originally back in December/January. Since then, I haven't been able to get this book out of my head. I've literally talked about it in the Target checkout line with people. So, while I'm reiterating that the first third is confusing and difficult to get through, the rest of it is over-the-top awesomesauce. Upgrading review to 4 stars. ----------Original Review------------ I've read a few romantic suspense novels lately, and picked this up expecting it to be just another average ex-military macho dude trying to win back his ex-wife. Boy was I wrong! This is kind of a Dan Brown-ish romantic suspense, with centuries-old conspiracies and characters searching for secret clues. It's also absolute awesome crazysauce. Look at the first line of the book: “Juliet’s daddy always told her to stay away from men who bow.” Men.... who bow? What does that even mean? Yeah, so there's a sinister ancient society of "men who bow," but this book also contains, in no particular order: a bunch of Army Green Berets charged with treason, Zydeco, blackmailing, explosions, cryptic text messages in Shakespearean English, a drug epidemic, pirates, global arms-dealers, a strip club, murders, a 17th-century witch, and Cajun food, all packaged up in the frame of a "Romeo and Juliet" retelling. Because of that, some familiarity with Shakespeare's play would be a definite asset, as there's some pretty cool parallels (Easter eggs, almost?) that wouldn't be appreciated as much. If that list didn't clue you in, there is a LOT going on in this book, and it took until I was around 30% of my way through the book before I felt like I had an inkling of what was going on, and I still kept confusing the jumble of characters until the very end (in fact, the big villain reveal didn't hit me like it should because of it...). But, once I finally got a grasp on the plot, I was surprised to find myself really enjoying the book, crazysauce and all, and found it very hard to put down. “She’d put up with a lot today. Two strikes of vandalism. A bank loan disaster matched by real estate issues. A narcissistic senator. A rogue ex-husband. A murder on her land. Crazy texts.” Overall, I liked Juliet. After Rafe's apparent betrayal, she rebuilds her life, getting a graduate degree and founding her own successful floral/landscaping business. Until, of course, he reappears in her life unexpectedly, in the midst of a confluence of really bad luck (OR IS IT???), and she realizes that, despite her anger and mistrust, maybe her love for him isn't really dead... So, you'll understand when I say that my main issue with Juliet was how quickly she picked it back up with Rafe. I waffled back and forth with how I felt about him. While it's clear that he's doing what he thinks is best to protect Juliet, his choices lead to some pretty awful consequences for a whole lot of people. Their relationship, though, is very sweet and romantic, so I found myself warming to him as the book progressed. There's also a jumble of secondary characters, all of whom have histories with Juliet or Rafe (or sometimes both). For the most part, the main secondary characters (if that makes any sense) were well-written, but there was a case of insta-lust that was really odd and out of left field (and that's saying something for this book!). If I liked Dan Brown-style thrillers or Romeo & Juliet more, this would easily be a 4-star read.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This one is jam packed with action and suspense. Maybe a little too much but that could just be me. It has SO much going on that I found myself having to go back and reread parts to make sure I had all the players straight. It just seemed like work rather than the relaxing escape I look for in my books. It is, however, very well written and the characters are well developed and intriguing. For those of you who like your books fast paced and action packed you'll probably love this one.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
An interesting dystopian, Shakespearean type of story, with a dusting of the paranormal and lots of suspense. With so many characters, layers of events, action, secrets, betrayals, and lies the story kept me on my toes, confused, and lost most of the time. My expectations from the blurb I read were not matched with the delivery of the story. I guess I could say it delivered so much more than I expected, it ended up not being for me but I am convinced there is an audience for the story, just not the type of romantic suspense I love to read.
Yearwood More than 1 year ago
Every Deep Desire a dark mystery suspense romance with No holds barred. In Every Deep Desire, everything was taken away from Rafe Montfort a decorated Green Beret. Labeled a traitor by everyone he knows and loves. He has now come backed to reclaim his life and to restore honor to his name. Juliet Capel had a hard life. But she assumed all was going to change, for the better when she married the love of her life, Rafe Montfort. Her outlook on her life altered with one single letter and a knock at her door. Every Deep Desire is book #1 of Deadly Force series, written by Sharon Wray. This story isn't your standard romance. It’s more mystery suspense with literature overtone on Shakespeare. With twist and turns that will have you turning the page to find out what happens next. This title even surprised me. I went into this book not knowing what it was about. The first several chapters were about building the plot than from there it was all about character building and the mystery of What happened to Rafe. The story has a hidden meaning of how one’s past could alter ones’ future and how one chances meeting can have a massive impact on said future. Every Deep Desire a dark mystery suspense which is sure to please fans. An excellent start to this new series.