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Hidden Depths (Hidden #3)

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James and Olivia Forster have been happily married for many years. A harmless kink here or there spices up their love life, but they can’t imagine the kinks they’ll encounter while sneaking off to their beach house for a long hot weekend.

Anso Vitul has ruled the wereseals for one short month. He hardly needs his authority questioned because he’s going crazy from mating he
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Nook, 236 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Emma Holly (first published September 26th 2011)
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Donna
Sep 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The fae have created a pocket between our world and theirs where magic can exist. We were introduced to part of that pocket in Hidden Talents where we met the hunky werewolves of the Resurrection Police Dept. (Whom I hope we shall revisit sometime soon please). In Hidden Depths we meet the were-seals of Oceana.

The king is dead long live the king. The new King Anso of Oceana is hit hard with the mating heat and takes his lover Ty and two guards to search for his mate. Much to his dismay he finds
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Pam
Oct 31, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, menage, shifters
Couldn't make myself finish it...weirdest story ever, wereseals with retractable genitalia, cheesy sex scenes...I gave up at 30% in. I usually love Emma Holly, but this was a no-go for me.
Bev
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Very disappointed with this effort. Obviously pushed out by the author and publishers in much the same way that Sherrilyn Kenyon's books are, and have gone right down the pan. Don't waste your money.
Kathy Davie
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Third in the Hidden erotic paranormal romance series. The couple, well, the foursome, focus is on James and Olivia Forster kidnapped by the king and his friend.

My Take
It's an interesting twist on submission with the man being the submissive this time. I had been expecting the werewolves and other shifters from Resurrection in upper New York state, so the beginning of this one was a surprise and it took a bit before the disconnect left.

It starts with an introduction to James and Olivia Forster wi
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Tyra Berger
Sep 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
Emma Holly is the Queen of erotic romance! She blends hot sex and emotional feelings better than just about anyone. The story she pens in Hidden Depths was the perfect blend of both.

Shortly after the death of his father, the king of the wereseals, Anso feels the undeniable call to find his mate. Taking his lover Ty and two other guards he sets out to find her. What he finds is his true blood mate lying on a beach asleep in the arms of another man, but it’s not just any man it’s her husband. Orde
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Laura
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love the werseals!
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://whippedcream2.blogspot.com/201...

If a reader is looking for a happy ever after that leaves scorch marks on the sheets, flushed cheeks and fluttering heartbeats, then this latest sensual adventure by Ms. Holly is sure to please. The title, Hidden Depths, has a subtext to it that my brain appreciated. I believe it refers to where the action takes place and what is hidden in the hearts of the initial two main protagonists, Olivia and James. Later on, it delves into the
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James and Olivia Forster have been happily married for many years. A harmless kink here or there spices up their love life, but they can’t imagine the kinks they’ll encounter while sneaking off to their beach house for a long hot weekend.

Anso Vitul has ruled the wereseals for one short month. He hardly needs his authority questioned because he’s going crazy from mat
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Jody
Sep 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Hidden Depths is an intriguing paranormal story with a diverse group of paranormal creatures written by the Queen of Steam, Emma Holly. It focuses of the unique world of the wereseals, a world full of magic and mythological creatures. Their world has some similarities to ours and is ruled by royalty.

Into this magical world, the Forsters' are thrown. And with a marriage that was looking for a little something to spice it up, they get more than they expected. James and Olivia are extremely loving
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Vicki Stewart
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Emma Holly, how I love thee ways...... *Whew* "Hidden Depths" is part of Emma's steamy paranormal "Hidden" series and wow... Does it ever live up to Emma's other works of literary art!! In this novel, Emma introduces us to the wereseals, which are a bit of an unusual species, even for my paranormal loving genes, but she does it with flair & had me instantly addicted to this new world... The wereseals live in Oceana, which is a part of her Fae created world that includes the city of Resurrect ...more
Disneygal
Love, love, love Emma Holly!!!

I'm not usually into the fantasy stuff, but Emma Holly can take me anywhere! I was entranced by Anso, Ty, James, and Olivia. It was interesting to see the various dynamics, especially with James and Olivia being an "old married" couple.

The world of Oceana is fantastic, and yet it mirrors enough of "our world" that it's not completely foreign. The concept of free sexuality and royal princes/kings only being able to have sex with women who are their mates... it seems
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Nicky Penttila
Jun 18, 2013 rated it liked it
While the erotic content is high and satisfying, what I really liked about this romantic fantasy was the couple's interactions. Especially James and Olivia, the rare romance couple who have been married for decades and have that easy familiarity, down to reading each other's smallest cues. Plus they're still having great sex! Anso and Ty, the wereseal couple, have grown up together, but they aren't quite as sure of each other, and nobody is sure how a 3- or 4-way is going to work, so readers can ...more
Mel
I love Emma Holly. I'm a huge fan of EPNR and Ms. Holly manages to take hotness to a new level in her books. They don't call her the Queen of erotic romance for nothing. If I based this book on the smex alone it would've been a 5 star read for me as it was pure smuttacular goodness.

I liked the world dealing with the wereseals in Oceana but would've much rather been back with the werewolves in Resurrection. Don't get me wrong, I liked Olivia, James, Anso, and Ty I just would've rather been on dr
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Estara
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2012
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MostlyDelores
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
On the one hand we have Olivia and James, happily married for twenty-odd years and still hot for each other. On the other hand we have newly-crowned king of the wereseals, Anso, and his life-long friend and fuck-buddy, Ty. Anso and Olivia turn out to be destined blood mates, which could be tricky, or it could be an excuse for some MAJORLY HOT BOY-GIRL, BOY-BOY, BOY-BOY-GIRL, BOY-BOY-BOY-GIRL ACTION. Which it totally is.

In addition to all the sexing, Emma Holly is really good at writing non-grun
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Mamma23
Dec 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci_fi, zexy
Crazy story (to me, these shape-shifter fantasy stories are fairly new) about about a couple married 20 years who get kidnapped by a couple of seal-men with huge phalluses who are horny as hell. The husband figures out he's bi-sexual, and the lead seal-man falls in love, hard, with the wife. There's a second seal-man just to round things out, and make the husband not feel left out while the main seal bangs his wife into kinky oblivion. Somehow it all works out.

The scenes are pretty hot, but I gu
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Sharyn
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Number 3 leaves Resurrection City to go underwater with wereseals! This story took a little more explanation as to how the whole world underwater exhists etc. The beginning of the book has a long married couple who really love each other making love on the beach in Long Island. This sets up the story as Olivia is the dominant and her husband James is submissive and seems to be bi-curious. The King of the wereseals feels a bood pull towards Olivia, she is his mate and he goes to kidnap her, and t ...more
Tara Neale
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Emma Holly crafts and weaves an unusual combination of seemingly impossible circumstances into the most captivating and titillating story I have read in some time. She delves deep into the human psyche to explore taboos then turns them on their ears. She creates complex but likable characters with flaws and complementary strengths. And it works. She pulls off this seemingly impossible combination of characters and storylines creating a universe in which it all seems perfectly normal. In the end, ...more
Sarah
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book very well. I love Emily Holly's devotion to describing hot, non-heteronormative sex and focusing on emotions and relationships. In mainstream pornography, mmmf scenes always focus on the female being an object to be used with her pleasure not even considered. Emily turns that troupe on it's head and delivers the kind of erotica that I love with great descriptions of raunchy but believable sex. So far, The Demon's Fire has been my favority Holly book but this series has been f ...more
Marisella
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love the set up for this story and how well it dovetails into the world of the hidden. James and Olivia are an older couple and are vacationing while their adult daughter handles their PR firm. Age hasn't slowed down their sex life or diminished their love, and when 2 gorgeous wereseals abduct them from the beach the fun starts. This was a well written story, with dialogue that flows well. Emma Holly writes some of the hottest and best sex scenes! I loved "and then there were 4", a short story ...more
Chantelle
Nov 18, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Anso’s best friend and male lover Ty offers to help him find the human mate his genes are seeking. Anso’s quest leads him claim not one partner but a pair.The foresters already have been married for years and have a grown daughter there love is obvious why complicate something so perfect unless done right in my opinion it wasn't. I didn't find this book hot at all there was know true fore-some scenes that i read which if you've ever read a Emma holly book she's never been shy about just read th ...more
Lynn
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This second installment to the series threw me for a loop at first. I had to constantly rethink about where this storyline was going because of the coupling. But, after a read on a little bit more, the flow became easier. I could guess where the story was going so to speak. It turned out to be a good read, but only one aspect of it linked it the Adam and the RPD. I really wish it would have merged the stories together.
gremlin
This was hot and I enjoyed it, but for me the story just wasn't as interesting as Hidden Talents. Since Hidden Crimes is back to the werewolves, I'm hoping to enjoy that one a bit more.
Lisa Amaral
Feb 06, 2013 rated it liked it
I don't know what to say..it was good but different. Not really into the the whole "fantasy" thing with underwater life and fairies and such but I honestly enjoyed the book. Again you have to be very open to the different sexual preferences and choices in life people choose. If you aren't this book isn't for you
Diane
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book! I loved the interaction between the characters as they grew to know each other on multiple levels and pushed boundaries they were previously comfortable with. A love story with a fantastic setting, enough mystery to ramp up the tension and a beautiful ending. Emma Holly really knows how to tell a tale that makes you wish it was a movie!
Debbie
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Were Seals. Not something you read about everyday but enjoyable non the less.
Another great Resurrection novel. Well another great read in the Hidden Series.
King Anso and Ty are the wereseals. Olivia and James a married human couple. Olivia just happens to also be the kings mate.
This made for a very interesting and thoroughly enjoyable tale.
Lenore Kosinski
I don't know if it was supposed to, but this book thoroughly amused me. Not that it didn't have heart -- it did. And dealt with some interesting issues with exploring sexuality. But were seals?? And that wasn`t really the funny part.... I think the unicorn topped it off for me. Saying all that, I thoroughly enjoyed it....though it might not be everyone`s tastes. ...more
Polly Yeston
Oct 05, 2011 rated it liked it
The sex scenes were really good in this but I think I need to go back and read the first one. There was a section with a lot of backstory in the dialogue that I didn't think was right. I wish I'd known there was another one! I will definitely be reading more Emma Holly because the erotica was of a very high quality.
R *is for Relentless*
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Emma Holly has never disappointed me. This was another great read. MFMM shapeshifter/ fantasy menage set in an underwater world that parallels our own. I loved the relationship between all the players. Holly does a great job with both world and relationship building along with delivering sizzling hot scenes that leave you begging for more.
Sönïa Dhillion
A positive bloodmate romance.

What is there not love in this book?. This romance is like blockbuster movie it has:

. paranormal romance.

. blood mates.

. ménage of 4.

. True passionate emotions between the characters.
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