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(The Deeper Chronicles #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Misled by the one she trusted the most...
With one standard traffic stop, everything Avianna Linton knew was shattered. Suddenly, her life wasn't what she thought. Hoping for anonymity and a new life, Avi flees to the bright lights of New York City, ready to start over.

Broken by a past he can't escape...
Rising from nothing on his own, Noah Adams grasps to power with bone-c
Published April 20th 2015
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To sum up this book in one word: interesting! Definitely very interesting, at least to me. The plot has many things going on at the same time and there is a fair share of action going on but all that also doesn't overshadow the romance aspect of the story, so I liked that very much. For me, the best past was the deceit and how the power play took it's course. There were so many intriguing parts to this story, so there wasn't one boring moment! I loved the plot twists, some I did see coming and s
Monica **can't read fast enough**
DEEPER is Lesley's debut novel and has a great premise. Avi and Noah are both strong willed people with very complicated lives. Avi has a past that she is trying to bury while carving out a new life for herself in New York. Noah has already made a name for himself while aquiring wealth and cultivating a tough as nails reputation. Noah has a large amount of outward confidence and self–assuredness that he often takes to extremes. Noah's business is in no way transparent and that is exactly they wa ...more
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have gotten to know this new author from some of the same book clubs we are in together. I knew this was going to be her debut novel and I was going to happily support her.

Noah Adams aka King of New York but before then he was a 17 year old runaway from Buffalo, New York, who hitched a ride all the way to NYC. Once there he did what he had to do to survive and one day while selling drugs in broad daylight in the park Officer Manning happened to be walking through, so instead of arresting Noah,
Harper Miller
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was gifted an ARC copy of Deeper wayyyy back in January. I don't read too many books within the realm of romantic suspense. However, I promised Allyn I would read her debut and give it a fair shot. I'm proud to say I was delightfully surprised! We're introduced to fresh-faced Avianna Linton, a school teacher. Through a mutual friend, Sofie, Avianna crosses paths with the notorious Noah Adams, dubbed the King of New York.

Unbeknownst to Avianna and Noah, they have far more in common than they co
Sarah Hooks & Books
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review by Hooks & Books**

You know the movie Valentines Day, with Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner & Julia Roberts...where you follow each of their stories throughout the movie and at the end how they all somehow are tied together?? That's how I felt while reading this book....many different stories going on, never really getting the full picture....till the end.

What a different story...not at all what I expected, with some heavy topics (many I had to goog
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Avi and Noah are connected in ways they both didn't know exist. Noah is a no nonsense guy and Avi is looking for a fresh start. They are on a journey together and I'm looking forward to book 2.
May 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
The cover of this book originally intrigued me enough to 1-click it on Amazon. Coupled with the story-line I felt pretty encouraged that I was in for some good reading time. Unfortunately, upon finishing the book I feel a little underwhelmed and "blah" about the story. Allyn  Lesley is a new author and Deeper is her Freshman outing.

What It's About
Deeper is about a school teacher by the name of Avianna "Avi" Linton. Avi is a woman who's trying for a fresh start by creating a quiet life for hersel
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
With Deeper in action, we find that Noah has clawed, fought, dug, grinded, his way to the top of the heap. All this with secrecy surrounding him and what he has built. He was the final authority in his world. That was until one dare to question him, his actions, his beliefs, his all. Avianna has been misled, lost, confused, deceived, and no more for her. She has taken charge of her life, to a point. Now, she dares question the one man that can rub her raw with the frictions their mutual disdain ...more
Apr 11, 2016 rated it liked it
*Reviewed together with book 2 Deeper: Descent

I read these two together so I am writing my review for them together. Allyn is a newer author and defiantly a new to me author. I do think she is a good writer and I see lots of potential. There was a few things for this story that I had trouble with though. I did think this was a good story over all. The pace of it was good but in a few scenes it would just abruptly stop and switch. That kinda messed up the flow for me. The characters of Noah and A
Renee Entress
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, anger, secrets, and heartbreak.

This is Avianna and Noah’s story. Avianna is an elementary school teacher. She meets Noah out one night. The attraction between these two is off the charts but she tries to push him away. Her past is something she does not want to share and she wants no compilations in her life right now. Noah wants Avianna and he is used to getting everything he wants. Can he get Avianna to let him in? Can he l
Book Banshee
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My heart raced, my gut wrenched, my chest tightened, and my lungs and ribs felt constricted with the emotions plaguing the characters in author Allyn Lesley’s debut novel, Deeper. Among the many emotions felt along with the characters it invoked many more emotions within; I grieved, was hot with lusty passion, red with anger, and on the edge of my seat the entire time. Noah Adams is a self made success, rising from the streets to claim New York as his kingdom. A man of mystery, power and intrigu ...more
Betty Holloway
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing


That is the exact place I am in at this particular place and time. Caught up within the confines of a story which, in so short a time, has me suspended within the confines of reader's Heaven. That is the place reserved for a reader who is experiencing ecstasy when reading just a few paragraphs of a book that has you trembling with a need to get deeper into a book. It is a place where we rarely get to visit, because of the slim picking of authors that can carry you
Tara Dawn (Colourful WordWench)
Great debut novel from Allyn Lesley. The story starts with beautiful detail painting a perfect scene in your mind. Told in 3rd person pov, this story jumps between characters weaving subplots into the main plot. There is a lot going on making you wonder how it will all tie together in the end. Some sub plots are drawn too far out for me and at times made me feel as though I missed pertinent information in the story. Others were drawn out just enough that they came together flawlessly.

One thing
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is Lesley’s debut novel and I was lucky enough to snag a copy for review. I’ve not read a really good romance/suspense in a long while and immediately after finishing this I promptly initiated - Project: Where’s Book 2. Deeper is the first in the Deeper Chronicles and I’m not sure if the story will conclude in the next book or not or if we’re looking at a serial. That being said, be warned this has a cliffhanger and while the H/h are together at the end of this part of the story I wouldn’t ...more
Stefanie Kral
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
✯✯4 Deep Stars!!✯✯

Where do I begin with Deeper ? This is Allyn Lesley debut book. It is such a great debut book too. It's got romance, suspense and mystery all in one. It's in 3rd person POV which most times I'm not a major fan of. But, in this particular story it worked. Between all the major characters and their stories and everyone connecting one way or another. It worked perfectly.

Avianna Linton AKA Avi is new to New York. She left Florida and has started teaching. Avi has not had the
Melissa Mendoza
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Author:Allyn Lesley
Series:The Deeper Chronicles, Book #1
Release Date:April 20, 2015
Page Count:175
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Misled by the one she trusted the most...
With one standard traffic stop, everything Avianna Linton knew was shattered. Suddenly, her life wasn't what she thought. Hoping for anonymity and a new life, Avi flees to the bright lights of New York City, ready to start over.

Broken by a past he can't escape...
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Avi has a checkered past she doesn’t trust many with her secrets let alone her heart. Through her best friend well only friend Anna she crosses paths with the King of New York Noah Adams. Not used to running in the same circles Avi dismisses him. I mean really who is he except a gorgeous Adonis who oozes confidences and makes her heart flutter? But Avi is much more than meets the eye she has secrets of her own and has issues with abandonment. Noah is more than confident he can break down those w ...more
Jae Hood
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Dana Busenbark
This book is dark and the title Deeper really fits. The well of emotions that we see in the characters runs deep. At the start of the book, we meet Harry and Noah, and we see some drugs that are killing people. How do they know one another? What are they to one another? Avi is a young lady who has moved to New York from Florida where she was born, getting away from her mother. She meets a girl named Sophie. Sophea lost her parents one after the other when she was younger and was taken in by her ...more
Rach Lawrence
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, review-request, 2015
*I was gifted an ARC of Deeper in exchange for an honest review.*

Avianna Linton has come to New York City for a fresh start as an elementary school teacher, looking to live her life with no complications. But hanging out with her new friend Sophie adds complications—namely, Noah Adams. Noah is a powerful man who doesn’t take no for an answer, and he’s decided he wants Avi. The attraction is mutual, but Avi pushes him away, until she can’t resist him any longer.

Avi keeps her past a secret, and No
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it

Two hard headed people are forced to face off. Noah the "Long of New York and Avi, a school teacher meet. There is an attraction for Noah but Avi is having none of it, her protective armour is strong and she wears it whenever she is in proximity to him.

"I'm a paradox, like that flower. Very pretty flower, but also deadly."

Underneath the "i'm just a plain teacher" facade, Avi actually has had a scary life, she hides it well. Noah as also had a tough life, that al
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it

**** 4.5 Cranky Stars ****

Noah Adams is hot, rich and very, very dangerous.

Avianna Linton is a primary school teacher, at 24 she is enthusiastic and optimistic about the job she loves.........but........ she is running from something.

Their attraction for each other is undeniable, but impractical...

Drugs, murder, betrayal, deceit, friendship, love, lust are all elements that feature in this story. There were times that I was close to tears, my emotions were twisted, getting to know characters,
Shelly Wygant
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
One night at a club Noah meets Avi. Noah decides Avi is going home with him that night but when it doesn't happen he can't get her out of his mind. Even though Avi thought Noah was arrogant and full of himself but she can't get him out of her mind.

In this story the characters were slowly developed throughout the story. This added suspense to the story and the characters. The secondary characters also added so much to the story. Even though Noah has a vibe of danger you can tell that he is fierc
FMR Book Grind
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it

This was a bit hard to follow at the beginning but it got easier as the story went on.
I haven’t given less than 4 stars because as the story progresses it becomes more interesting and intriguing.

Avi grew up with a single mother who sacrificed everything so Avi could get a good education and make something of her life.

Noah grew up without the love of anyone until he met Harry. Harry was a cop & ironically enough, Noah & Harry meet while Noah is doing a drug deal.
From that
Michelle Eriksen
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it

When I'm picking up a book from an author that is new to me it is always kind of interesting to find out what their style of writing will be, how easy it will be to follow or how developed the story-line is and will the character development be done in such a way that you can relate to them and really immerse yourself in the book. I found Deeper to be at times a little intense, this book deals with some strongly deep topics and there is some suspenseful moments.

I found myself getting into this
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
This book is an intriguing mix of crime and romance - although not romantic romance. Instead you get instant hot attraction, the kind that fills your every thought and overwhelms you when you least expect it. This is how it is between Avi and Noah. At first glance, a primary school teacher and a cartel boss don't have much in common, but there is more to both of these characters than meets the eye. Noah is the ultimate anti-hero; you are never quite sure if he is good or bad. He seems good at he ...more
Keeana Bookalicious Babes Blog
This book is Captivating, intriguing,and I loved every last moment of it. I am gonna dive right in and talk about Noah, Is he good is he bad hmm he is a character that you love to hate and that you hate to love thier something going on with Noah I feel that he is hiding alot more behind all of that.Avianna, she was A sweet caring Teacher thier alot to her character she will frustrated you but I just loved her character and want to learn more about her.This book was suspensful thier so many twist ...more
Reader By The Mountains
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am not going to lie, it took me a while to get into this book. Make that several chapters to the 14th because it was very slow at developing and not mention, it was confusing as well. With switching perspectives, I have no problem with but I wish I knew who I was reading before diving into that section.

Deeper wasn't awful because it does suck in near the end and you need to know what is happening next. So you just kind of had to jump into the next book, Descent.

Filled with drugs, crime, and lo
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Deeper Wounds to Heal.....

This books pulls you in page 1 with the real and cruel conceptions of life, as if your watching it happen in front of you. After reading this book i definitely feel this was just the tipping point to a bigger picture and deeper wounds to unravel. Your taking into the lives of Avi and Noah, two people affected by their environment that have found each other through the odds. I know Noah's world wouldn't allow him to, but I was hoping for more of a connection between them
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*ARC For Honest Review..,.Is it possible to give it more than 5 stars once I got into this book once I got past the chapter 1 1/2 actually from the get this book was so hard to put down if I didn't have to work I would had it blown through and probably 5 hours tops this was an amazing book . I have come to Know Allyn Over The Last Almost 6plus Months and Have NOT SO PATIENTLY BEEN WAITING for the Release of this Book. BUT NOW READING IT... OMG.. SO WORTH THE WAIT.. AND I just want to know Can I ...more
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