Hell or High Water
Six men. One sunken Spanish galleon. Millions in gold and silver coins lying on the ocean floor. And a past that refuses to let the guys of Deep Six Salvage forget the Navy SEAL motto: the only easy day was yesterday...
There's more than one kind of treasure...
The nation's security has always been CIA agent Olivia Mortier's top priority. But a miss ...more
I read this along with the other ladies of the blog and you can read and find out more what we liked about this at: Reading Between the Wines book club ...more
Most of us know JAW from her mega popular Black Knight series and we've come to expect high octane, fast paced, action packed romantic suspense. This new series gets off to a solid start as we meet Leo and his crew, a group of Navy SEALS who have officially “retired” after a failed mission that took the life of on ...more
I loved getting to know these characters in such an up-close and personal manner. The camaraderie between the characters really did it ...more
Hell or High Water is the first book in Ms. Walker’s new series, Deep Six. If you have read her Black Knights, Inc. series, you will find this new series right up along the same line. The intensity, action, and mix of sexy is the same, it’s just wrapped around a new and exciting plot.
I fell in love with Walker’s writing style after reading the first chapter of her first book, and I have been held hostage in her book worlds. She is a master ...more
***EDIT: about the beard-in certain situations SEALs are allowed relaxed grooming standards, so maybe that's why he had a beard when they met? It doesn't change how I felt or my rating, but I wanted to be accurate; that's why I looked up the rules and regs to begin with.
This book is a case of it's not you, it's me. The voice and tone of the author just did not work for me. The plot is excellent, the characters are developed...yet the sense of humor a ...more
Leo Anderson and his SEAL team have retired and entered the treasure hunting business. They pooled their resources and have a project that Leo' ...more
Hell or High Water is book one in Julie Ann Walker’s new Deep Six series. I have to say I LOVE her Black Knights Inc. series and was expecting something along this line. I was not disappointed per say, just not as into this first book as I hoped to be.
Hell or High Water is told in multiple POV’s. We are given lots of pop culture references throughout. The plot was interesting with flushing out a CIA mole and retrieving chemical weapons. The prologue was conf ...more
After a promising start and a very intriguing prologue, I found that the beginning of the book was a little slow for me. I figured it may have been a mood thing so I put the book down and tried again later on. I'm glad I went back to this book because it did have its entertaining moments.
The romance aspect was nicely done with our hero and heroine pining for each other but being in denial about their feelings. Leo lives in Florida on a private island in the keys while Olivia is ...more
Hell or High Water is the first book in Julie Ann Walker's newest and thrilling series "Deep Six" I honestly had no clue what I was getting into when reading this book but it was fantastic and I have only a few issues and everything else was SUPERB. I love adventure romances and boy this ticked off all my adventure needs and I just love a good treasure hunt. And then we add in six ex SEALs, a second chance romance with a spy for the CIA and ...more
I just hit the 30% mark, ...more
The premise of this story is just so stupid. An FBI agent sets up a sting to catch a mole. In the process, the FBI agent loses canisters of bioweapons. The ONLY ...more
Full review to come. ...more
But there were two things that pulled the rating down.
1) Racist remarks/views. Including a (I assume) future heroine who refers to the Native American team member as "Dances with Wolves Extra". While all the white team members get nicknames like "Mr Swoony", "Sir Lifts A Lot", and "Golden God". Fuck that shit.
2) The writing was . . . at times confusing, not great, and OTT. Like "He was so hard a cat couldn't scratch h ...more
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
*Complimentary ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review.
When the Crazy Eight lost one of their own, it changed everything.
An oath sworn
With his dying breath, Rusty Lawrence made his band of brothers promise him they would leave the Navy and live life to the fullest.
After reading the prequel to this new series in the Way of the Warrior anthology (which was fantastic, and author and publisher proceeds go to the Wounded Warri ...more
Six men, a badass female CIA agent, a lost treasure/mission gone wrong and one hell of a non-stop suspense and you’ve got yourself a pretty cool summer read.
Leo, ex-SEAL turned civilian, and Olivia, CIA agent, met on a mission over a year ago in Syria. Needless to say, the chemistry was there from the beginning. Unfortunately, the sparks fizzled out and they both have been fantasizing about one another without doing much about it; until the CIA loses something extremely impo ...more
Hell or High Water is a solid start to Julie Ann Walker's Deep Six series about a group of ex-military buddies seeking their fortune looking for sunken treasures. After they promised one of their own they would get out of the Navy and live a real-life, the guys have been making ...more
Lexi: Julie Ann Walker has a new series! Yes, that same author who bought us the Black Knights Inc. And yes, this series is as good as Black Knights. Want to know why? Alpha heroes. Walker can write alpha heroes and create worlds that are built to last, into the next book then the next then the next. Tell me you loved Hell or High Water as much as the Black Nights series, Crystal!
Crystal: Ohmygosh, yes! In ...more
Hell or High Water is the first installment in Julie Ann Walker’s new Deep Six series. I got a nice little introduction to this world in The Way of the Warrior anthology that was released earlier this year, and it definitely piqued my interest in this author who (I’ve been under a rock) is new to me. Olivia Mortier is a CIA agent who can’t forget ex Navy SEAL Leo Anderson. The feeling is mutual. After a mission in Syria together that ended in tragedy more than a year ago, they parted ways ne...more
I loved Leo and Olivia. Olivia was such a tough woman and I loved her strength. Leo was just so sweet. I enjoyed learning their history in the middle of all this crazy chaos that was happening. Seeing their building attraction grow and explode. And oh my! This sucker was hot! There's also a good bit of emotion ...more
It's always great to know that an author you like has more than one series in her and people, Julie Ann Walker rocks her new series, Deep Six.. If you are like me, and have read her Black Knights Series you know Julie understands Alpha Males. And she writes these smokin hawt stories about men who are not just totally swoonworthy but are committed to serving their country... It's an awesome series so to contemplate topping it has to be very difficult.
But I do ...more
So what did I love? Well, Leo for one. Right from the get go I knew that ...more
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5
I freaking loved this book! It's going to kill me to wait for the next book. I've been a fan of Julie Ann Walker since the Black Knights, Inc. series. No one can write sexy, alpha, bad*ss hotties like Julie Ann. Hell or High Water, the first book of the Deep Six series, is no different. You'll get your fill of hot, protective man, witty banter between long-time friends, and an adventure to keep you on the edge of your seats.
Olivia Mortier has had to do a lot of ...more
They are living on Leo's family island when Leo's old flame CIA agent Olivia shows up asking for a favor. She and her CIA boss planned a sting involving chemical weapons in order to unmask a mole in the CIA but things went wrong. She needs the te ...more