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Going Deep

(Imperfect Love #2)

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Going deep: In football it means running down the field for a long pass. You’re serious. Committed. Unstoppable. As a wide receiver, it’s a term I’m all too familiar with. It’s who I am, at least when it comes to my career.

For the past decade, football has been the only thing I’ve allowed myself to commit to. That is until a beautiful, blue-eyed temptress steps into my li
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Published April 6th 2019
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Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
Nikki Ash is absolutely KILLING ME with this series. I have the mother of all book hangovers after finishing Going Deep. There is just no way you can pull my brain out of this Killian and Giselle obsessed trap now. I have no choice but to just read this book again until I can finally feel like I’ve gotten enough of them. So for the next eternity you can find me reading this. No, but seriously, Going Deep is one of my favorite books Nikki has ever written. I loved everything about this book!
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Nancy
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then…

I knew this book was going to be good, I could feel it based on “The Pickup”. These two were just giving me all the feels. What I didn’t know was that this book was going be spectacular! Ms. Ash definitely scored a touchdown with this story!!!!

Killian and Giselle are two characters that are going to stay with me for a long time! I just loved them both so much! They had me all over the place… this really was a love to hate kinda s
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Ashley Estep
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-must-reads
💜💜THIS BOOK💜💜 I got an amazing surprise when this beauty landed on my kindle today. I was so excited for Going Deep to get here, but nervous at the same time. The Pickup (which is book 1 in this series) is one of my all time favorites. I will not say how many times I’ve read it in the short time it’s been out. But with that being said I was really nervous that Going Deep would not be what I was anticipated. But I was worried for nothing. Nikki Ash absolutely killed it (pun intended 🤣). Killian a ...more
Spunky N Sassy
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Killian and Giselle's story was one I was waiting for after reading The Pickup. I love how they didn't have instalove but their story was a slow burn. I love how Nikki Ash tells the story and leaves you hanging until the end. The chemistry between Killian and Giselle was off the chart hot. The story kept me wanting more and learning more about Killian and Giselle was the best part. I highly recommend this author and this book. The
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Emily Goodman
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
At first, many would thinking Nikki Ash’s new release, Going Deep is another sports romance in her Imperfect Love series. However, while it does feature a football star, instead of dressing in his football pads, he comes in the form of a knight in shining armour rescuing the girl he never though he wanted.

Ash absolutely floored me with Killian and Giselle. Maybe I’m blind, but I never saw these two coming. In the first book of the series, Killian and Giselle had a mad love/hate relationship. He
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Kris Carlile
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“No, no!” said the Queen. “Sentence first—verdict afterwards.” Much like Lewis Carroll’s famous tale Killian Blake has established a sentence on the Giselle he thinks he knows before ever exploring the woman she truly is. Killian learns when you judge a book by its cover, you miss out on the best parts. As Killian comes to realize the pages of this woman lead him into the light of the dark chapters from his own story will he have the courage to turn the page?

Giselle is a fighter, willing to do
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Vanessa (nessreads)
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

5 “Broken and Lonely” Stars!!!

Ok, first thing is first, Nikki Ash is a new-to-me author and this was my first time reading one of her books. Why hadn’t I heard of her before? I don’t even know, but I sure as hell have been missing out.

I obviously didn’t know that the main characters had already been introduced in the previous book in this series, since this was my first time reading this author. Yes, both books can be read as a standalone, so
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Kahea

***5 ‘I Will Sit With You In The Dark’ Stars***

When it was announced that Killian and Giselle would not only be getting their HEA’s, but that it would be with one another, I knew it would be explosive because after spending time with them in The Pick Up that was the only way it could be with them, and they more than proved me correct. Their dance was just as cutting and harsh as it was sweet and smexy and ended up being filled with a whole lot of heart.

Killian and Giselle were exhausting and i
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Allyson ☘️
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Hooked from page one!
I love Nikki Ash. She always has great storylines and keeps me interested, entertained, and begging for more! But I think this is the most emotionally invested I’ve ever been in one of her books... My heart was in it with these two the entire way!
Nikki Ash
Feb 12, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Going Deep is #Live and #Free in KU!

A little bit about Going Deep:

✔ Hate to lovers
✔ Sexy football player
✔ Strong heroine
✔ Sizzling chemistry
✔ Emotional
✔ Stand-alone

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AU: https://amzn.to/2CzkXLs

Going deep: In football it means running down the field for a long pass. You’re serious. Committed. Unstoppable. As a wide receiver, it’s a term I’m all too familiar with. It’s who I am, at least when it comes to my career
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Jennifer
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Going Deep has to be one of my favorite books Nikki has ever written. I have been waiting for Giselle and Killian's story since I finished The Pickup and Nikki Ash has once again written an incredible story. Simply put, I loved everything about this book.

The relationship between Giselle and Killian began as unexpected and built on a tentative friendship first before Giselle let it develop to more. Her independence was important to her, if not extremely stubborn! Killian is all special kinds of w
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queen_of_the_books_18
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved this emotional enemies to lovers story by Nikki Ash. She bought all of the feels with Going Deep.

I was hooked by this story. I loved both Giselle and Killian. Killian was an asshole at first but man as the story went on he was just so swoony. Both were broken and flawed in their own ways. But their connection... God damn it was fire!

You just knew that when you started this book that their story was going to be explosive.

Bring on book 3!
Up All Night With Books
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 sensational stars!
Review by Nancy
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog


I one hundred percent LOVE Nikki Ash! Going Deep was phenomenal! An honest to goodness, heart pumping romance. It is the second book in the Imperfect Love series. If I thought the first book was amazing, this one blew it out of the park.

If you have not read the first book I would go and do that, it is not necessary as this is a standalone, but I do recommend it. We were first introduced to both these characters in
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Christine~justlovemybooks.com blog~
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!
Nikki Ash is amazing! She has quickly found a permanent place on my top ten favorite author's list. I have never came away from one her her books disappointed. If anything, after reading her books, I want more.

So......while I absolutely loved this book, the H/h were not easy to like in the beginning chapters. Both of them treated the other horribly. Mean things were often said and many assumptions were made. Killian and Giselle are the epitome of the love/hate relationship only they did
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I have been reading a lot of romance books and this one has blown me away. I love an enemies to lovers book because you get to watch everything unfold and have a front row seat. I absolutely loved Killian and Giselle's story. They have this chemistry that is their underneath the dislike they both had for each other.

When Killian has to go to a charity he has no idea that Giselle is in the limo waiting for him to attend this charity with him. He is surprised to say the least but when he sees her a
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Shannon
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this book because in my mind I thought it would be an enemies/ lovers story because Killian and Giselle seemed to not favor each other very well. I was shocked to learn that this second book in the Imperfect Love series would be about them. I usually don’t favor story lines where the characters don’t get along. I’m glad I gave this one a try, anyways. It was different than I expected. At first, Killian made smart, hurtful remarks about Giselle but then he sta ...more
Nicole Erard
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Broken, flawed characters are a Nikki Ash special and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Killian and Giselle are definitely one of my all time favorite couple’s of all of Nikki’s books. Sometime when life is hard we all need someone to give a helping hand. Killian is the perfect hero with love, patience, and understanding which lets Giselle know she is stronger when she lets people in. Ready for the next book bring it on!
Leeann Van Rensburg
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars.

Where do I even begin...

Nikki has fast become one of my one click authors.
I had NO idea where this story was going. The plot really took me by surprise and I loved every moment of it.
The connection between Killen and Gisselle was perfect.
Giselle is a strong minded and very independent which I love in a h.
Killen is so affectionate and kind and so damn charming.
When Celeste's name came up often I was suspecting her book and I'm so excited for it. Shes going to be one helluva girl to tie
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Lily Garcia
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Broken Stars! Killian is mine!

Going Deep was an unexpected surprise. I went in thinking it would be a light read, but I was so wrong. It was emotional, unputdownable, and so much more! Words can’t express how much I loved this book. I was hooked and read it all in one sitting. I cried, laughed and swooned so hard for Killian. I loved him and Giselle. Nikki Ash has the power to cure book funks so I definitely recommend you binge read her books if you haven’t yet. I can’t wait for Celeste’s book
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Tania's Book Blog
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book stole my breath away. Talk about mind blowing with these two characters!!! Killian and Giselle knew each other thru their respective best friends that were dating and believe me they didn’t like each other at all because they looked at things differently and never got the chance to actually get to know each other. They were both broken and lonely in their own ways.

These two couldn’t stand to be nice to each other for even 5 minutes but then Killian wanted to know the real Giselle under
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Mandy Rader
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Another great story with amazing characters from Nikki. This is book two (standalone) in her Imperfect Love series and I cannot wait for book 3! I loved being able to catch up with Nick and Olivia from book one as well, because hello.....we absolutely LOVED them!

We met Killian and Giselle in The Pickup and I already knew I'd love these two from their roles in that but I was not prepared to fall so dang hard. The chemistry between these two was there from the start, well before they even re
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Lora
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 out of 5 stars

WOW! I enjoyed the first story in this series, but this one was just as good!!! Killian and Giselle aren’t exactly enemies, but they aren’t really friends either. BUT they share some moments that bind them together in ways that no one else will ever understand.

I LOVED the way that Killian was determined to help Giselle and the complete 180 he did in his thinking of her - and others as well. He started off kind of like a giant jerk, but really he was hiding behind his own pai
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Tara Horowitch -Sexy Book Divas
Where do I start? Everyone knows that I’m obsessed with Nikki Ash and I’ve been reading everything by her. And once she said that Giselle and Killian were getting book I knew I was gonna love it. But I didn’t expect it to be his huge emotional read. I laughed, cried and feel in love with Killan and Giselle even more then before. What I would do to have a guy what is will do take care of you no questions asked just bc he cares for you. Seriously can we have a Killian in real life.

I loved how the
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Court
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Nikki has done it again. I fell in love with Killian and Giselle. Giselle is a stubborn, strong, independent woman who has experienced some tough times and wants to do it herself. Killian is a good looking, charming when he wants to be, football star. These two constantly go back and forth with each other based on judgement. Once the walls come down and these two start to understand one another, you can't help but get sucked into this rollercoaster or emotions. Killian and Giselle take you ...more
Valerie
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again that I love Nikki’s writing!! She just keeps bringing it!!!

Killian & Giselle are everything you could hope them to be. Both broken souls who have found eachother. At first an unlikely pair hate to love. There are some twists, surprises, humor, angst, love, just everything!


“We’re all broken, filled with imperfections, scars from the wounds life has inflicted on us. Being with you has shown me that it’s not about trying to fix the broken, but finding
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Laura
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Giselle and Killian make a good story. Giselle has had a tough life, having to support her mentally ill mother and put her sister through college. So to stay afloat she works the evenings as an escort. She’s living with best friend Olivia and her baby Reed in New York.
Killian is the hot NFL player, and best friend of Nick.
Then there’s Nick and Olivia who are engaged.

It’s an interesting story and an enjoyable read.
Laurie Jovanovic
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Nikki, you did it again. You put me in another book coma with your amazing story and brilliant characters. One of my favorite things about Nikki Ash books is her ability to write the most perfectly imperfect characters. To me, Going Deep was all about these two broken souls trying to find a way to fight through broken and lonely together.

“Do you ever feel broken and lonely, Killian”?
“Every damn day”

Giselle, our h, got a really crappy hand dealt to her in life. And she fought hard to just ge
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Sheila'S Book Corner
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After finishing The Pickup I didn't know what to expect of Killian and Giselle's relationship. A little of enemies - to-lovers story but nothing is compares to what I just read.

This book is full of strong emotions and misunderstandings but also it's full of comprehension and love.

In the background it could seem that Killian and Giselle come from a normal family but that's only because Giselle had tried to keep her personal life hidden but Killian won't have any of it and he would try everything
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Chrissy Busick
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is an amazing frenemies to lovers romance. Having read the Pick up before this I was excited to read Killian and Giselle's story. It was also nice to get a little bit more of Olivia and Nick's story. Each of the characters in this book are well developed and layered. I loved digging into each of them and finding out what made them the way they are. Such an amazing book.
Tanz
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a journey I've been on with Killian and Giselle! My emotions were definitely tested with this one thanks to Nikki's exceptional writing!!
Killian and Giselle's story is a special one. They both assume the worst of each other so never got on and didn't even want to try. Until they had to... After a chance encounter or two they realise the other isn't who they originally thought them to be.
Giselle, I can't even find the right words to describe her. She is one amazing heroine!! She has had an
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Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book.

Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out. - Pam Allyn

While reading and writing ar
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Other books in the series

Imperfect Love (3 books)
  • The Pickup (Imperfect Love #1)
  • On the Surface (Imperfect Love, #3)