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In Deep

(Lockhart Brothers #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,168 ratings  ·  133 reviews
I’ve got a secret.

No one knows how I blow off steam, and that’s how I like it. Most of the time, I’m happy just being part of a big family in a small town. And those times I need to get away are mine and mine alone.

My secret stays safe until I meet her – the woman who simultaneously pisses me off and turns me on. She seems like a wallflower at first, but it turns out the
Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published July 10th 2015 by Silver Sky Publishing, Inc.
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• Lisa •
Jul 03, 2015 rated it liked it

"I’m in way over my head, and all I can hope is that someday, she’ll feel the same way about me."


I love that feeling of diving into a new release by an author that always delivers something that I know I'll like. I will always gravitate towards any new release by Brenda Rothert and I'm excited to see this series unfold.

What's it all about?
Mason Lockhart is only interested in the here and now. Looking to the future especially when it involves long term commitments has ne
May 10, 2016 rated it liked it
I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed in this one. I really liked the first one in this series, but this one just didn't work well for me.

Mason is a man whore and while I don't generally have a problem reading about man whores, I do need to have some feeling that the heroine is different from all the other women the hero has had. I need to believe that there is an attraction and something about her is above all others. I just didn't feel that here. I just feel some of their relationship dev
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Secrets. Let's face it, we all have our secrets. Some secrets that we want to forget and some we just try to bury. So what happens when you meet the person, who you unexpectedly want to bare your soul to? The person who you can confide your secrets to. When the walls of your heart are slowly crumbling, what happens when you realize that you are in deep? Falling deep in love? Are you willing to trust the person to catch your
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*arc provided by author for honest review*!

Honestly this one was so much more my cup of tea than book 1. I adored both characters and was really invested.

Short, sweet, and dirty. Just how I like them.
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Read this awhile ago and loved it!
Aug 07, 2016 marked it as hell-fucking-no
Was interested in this one until I found out he calls the heroine a whore after she tried to end things because he tells her he's not capable of loving her. I get that he sees the light later in the book but I'd have drop kicked a guy in the nuts if he ever spoke to me like that. ...more
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ! ☆

In Deep was another meaningful and amazing read from author Brenda Rothert.

One thing, I know about Brenda’s writing is that it always is different… it is always out of the box from other reads I come across… and it always has an integral and underlying message of theme that you take back from it.

It's just a stand out from other reads, in terms of the development, authorship, and integrity!!

And yes, I am shamel
Deserie williams
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! review to come:)
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I am loving this town and this family.
This author is amazing. I find her stories captivating... I can't put them down once I open the book. Cover to Cover they consume my thoughts.
Jul 03, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5-3 stars

April is the new house mom at the Grieves House, a safe home for pregnant teens. The day she moves in she hears Mason make a disparaging comment about her. From that day on April vows to have very little to do with Mason even though he keeps popping up in her life.

This may be a case of its not you, it's me. I struggled with this book. I knew it wouldn't have the same intensity of the first book because really there is no way to top that let alone come close. But I didn't really belie
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
Deeper. Stronger. Needier.
It's too late to turn back now, I'm In Deep... Yup, those Lockhart brothers are addictive. And if that isn't enough, the residents of the town of Lovely will capture your heart. Whether it's at Miss Dee Dee's Dance Depot or the Diner across the street, you'll find amazing colorful characters that provide family support. Especially for those that don't have a supportive family of their own. I have to tell you, this book is my fave, it's so full of all the things I love i
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
4.5 out of 5

This is the second book in the series and deals with bother Mason. Mason is an interesting character. He’s a player, one who doesn’t want anything more than – to put it rather crudely, a place to put it. He’s very charming and handsome so he never has any problems finding ‘that place’. But he meets his match with our heroine April. She played a pivotal role in the first book of this series. She has come to Lovely to ben a den mother to a group home of unwed teen age girls. She and Ma
Marlene W
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it

In Deep (Lockhart Brothers Book 2)
Release: July 10, 2015

The first book in this series, Deep Down, was extremely intense and emotional. In Deep also has its intense moments, but this story overall has a much lighter feel. Same great writing, same great character development, and a warming small town romance can be found in this one.

Mason is handsome, confident, and makes no apologies about his casual outlook on women. Fighting his feelings has always been a
Jul 06, 2015 rated it liked it
I don't think I've rated anything Brenda Rothert has written under 4 stars... That being said, I was enjoying the book, but I felt it needed another (5 maybe) more chapters. It was a good story but felt the ending was wrapped up in the last chapter and a half.

I was surprised and not in a good way. I've always loved reading ANYTHING Brenda Rather writes. So what happened? I hope this doesn't happen again.

Hey, maybe BR will write a novella about this book. What happened to Colton? What happened w
Janett The Pleasure of Reading Today
There are situations in our lives that mold the way we look at things, that teach us hard lessons that are hard to get over, and sometimes take us through a path that is not what we would've chosen for ourselves, but it becomes a distraction, a escape to help us forget and survive.

Mason Lockhart is an incredibly intelligent man, but when someone special betrays him, he finds a way to express his anger, an outlet for all the sadness and resentment left behind.
April moves to Lovely, Missouri to be
Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I should start by saying I absolutely loved the cover page of this book ^^. The story is something I could guess so it hadn't been much of a secret to me :)

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I must say I loved Mason he is sweet, passionate and an adorable person :D
He had been so good to his nephew and his brother. I loved the way he is with his family too ;)

I found her to be annoying a lil. She stereotyped Mason which I really didn't enjoy much but none the less I loved her for how supportive she had been for all
Jul 03, 2015 rated it liked it
In the second Lockhart brothers book we get to know Mason and April. I loved April in the first book, Reed and Ivy's story, so I was very excited to see her find an HEA. I enjoyed learning more about April and Mason, their families and their pasts. I especially enjoyed the scenes with Ivy and April and between Miss Dee Dee and April.

This story is fairly fast paced. For me, April's feelings for Mason bordered on insta-love. No, she didn't fall for him on page 1, but I felt like she went from zero
Darlene Avery
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In Deep by Brenda Rothert is absolutely amazing !!! I fell in love with Mason & April from the very beginning and couldn't put this book down.

Mason is so used to pushing any form emotional attachments away and being the one night stand kind of guy. April has been hired by her friends Ivy & Reed to run Grieves House, a safe haven for pregnant teenagers. She has warmth and compassion that leaps off the pages and is willing to defend those she holds dear.

April fights her attraction to Mason , how
Jodi Ciorciari-marinich
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of brenda's since her ice series. Her story telling is always new and different, not the same old stuff. This lochhart series is looking to be her best stories yet. Fell in love with these brothers from the first book and Mason's story is no different. Love it when a bad boy turns good with the help of another. the characters are great and we get to catch up on old characters as well. The chemistry between him and april is great and kept me reading until i couldnt anymore to se ...more
The BookChick
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love this series and Brenda Rothert has a truly amazing gift for story telling. Although Mason's story was MUCH different than Reed's it was no less an amazing read. And the pairing between Mason and April was absolutely superb. I cannot wait to see what she does with Kyle. My prediction is that his ladylove will be Alyssa, April's sister. I am going to love his story either way :D. ...more
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I adored this book

OMG the scene with the brother talking about sex was epic! And make me want a happy for newly divocred Kyle even more!

and I want Kyle Lockhart's story now!!! Ms Rothert please please give this wonderful man his happy now!
Janell Wheeler
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm enjoying this series. I had kind of already figured out what Mason's secret was going to be so it wasn't really a surprise. But I do like how the secret was revealed. I really like April, I liked her in the first book so bringing her here was fun. I enjoyed how close the Lockhart clan is, so we get to see them all in a small way through each book. I especially love how the brothers get together for lunches and to play basketball together. The only negative comment I have is that is seems som ...more
Marisela M. Chavez
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about April and Mason? I just loved these two. I love how open they both were to each other. It was great see how different they were and how perfectly they are for each other.
Three Chicks
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review by Jen Skewes
In Deep is book two in the Lockhart Brothers Series but can be read as a stand alone. And as always Brenda Rothert did not disappoint with this one.

April has just moved to the town of Lovely where she will be the house mother at the Grieves House, a place for young pregnant teenagers that was started by her best friend Ivy and her husband Reed. She is a sweet, smart and independent woman who was there for Ivy when she needed someone the most. She loves her job and loves bein
Aug 10, 2015 rated it liked it
First Thoughts:
I'm happy that I ended up reading this because it tends to get a bit annoying when the blurbs are vague to the point that I have no idea what the book is about. I was willing to try it because I liked the first book of the series.

What Is It About:
Mason is the man whore of the Lockhart brothers, the only single one if you don't include the recently divorced Kyle. He has a big secret that he hides from his family, it's his way of blowing off steam. He's a mathematical genius, who ow
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Not only is Mason Lockhart the brilliant and successful owner of his own tech firm, he is also the epitome of the strong alpha male. Sexy and smart, he knows what he wants, and isn't afraid to go for it. And April Byerly is NOT what Mason wants, he's sure of it. Or is he...?

Brenda Rothert is one of my go-to authors. Her books are always guaranteed to be full of heart, and to have characters and stories that touch me. After having met both Mason and April in DEEP DOWN, the first book in the L
****I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you****

In Deep is the second book in the Lockhart Brother series. Each book is a standalone, but the first book would give you some background information. The book is told from April and Mason’s alternating POV.

As we go through our lives, we may have similar experiences, but what makes us unique is how we deal with our emotions. We hope we’ll deal with crap life throws at us well. Many times we turn don’t deal properly w
Shelly Wygant
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I’ve got a secret.

What is the secret that Mason has and how will it effect his family and friends.

Mason is your that loves women, but has no desire to settle down. He has a successful business, very smart, and blows off steam in a a way that his family doesn't know about. April is the house mom at safe haven for pregnant teens. When they meet Mason thinks she is "mousy" and that sticks in April's mind. Little does he know how deep April will affect him.

As Mason and April struggle with their fe
Joanne T
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First and foremost, you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. That being said - that cover is frikkin amazeballs! Seriously those eyes; that beard; that man: totally yum-alicious Mason package. This cover proves that males do not need to be half naked to grab a reader’s attention. If I had a printed copy of this book, it would not be shelved with the spine showing. No-sirreeee-bob!!! This baby would be giving momma a full frontal.

In Deep is Mason and April’s story. Mason is Reed’s brother
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, arc, paperback, signed
When I read Deep Down, I wasn't interested in Mason. I was more interested in Kyle's story. Then I read the blurb for In Deep, and suddenly I couldn't wait for Mason's story.

I have mixed feelings about this book. There were many things I loved, but there were also some things I didn't.

I liked Mason and April, though I felt their chemistry more in the second half of the book. One thing I liked was the communication between Mason and April. So often we see a lack of communication and it drives m
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