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Heart Burn: Deep Six East Book 1

(Deep Six East #1)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  48 reviews
What do Italian food and Italian women have in common? They both give Dante Girabaldi heart burn and, with the exception of his mother, he vows to avoid them at all costs. That becomes impossible when the former military pilot and FBI agent's first assignment with Deep Six East is to protect Prada D'Angelo, the Italian Ambassador of Women's Affairs to the U.S.

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Published January 22nd 2019

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Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Deep Six Team has arrived on the East Coast, and this first book definitely made my heart burn! From the heat between Dante and Prada and the non-stop intense, suspenseful action to Dante's wonderful Italian family and a new security team with growing pains, I felt every bit of this wild, exciting ride right in the center of my heart.

If you’ve read any of the Deep Six books, you'll love this latest from these hot, alpha protectors. And if you haven't, but you like military romanc
Trudy Dowling
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HELLO Dante!!! It is so good to see you again. Oh My how I loved drooling over Dante in this first in a new series. What a wonderful way for the author to start a spin-off series of Deep Six Security. I fell in love with him in Gray Matters, Deep Six Security book 5. Payback is beautiful for what he did to Grayson.

For those who aren't familiar with this mega drool worthy hunk, he is an ex army pilot and Army Ranger. He has just lost his job with the FBI thanks to what happened in Gray Matter. D
Denise H
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Dante’s story since Gray Matter and boy was it worth the wait!

Heart Burn is McGraw’s first book in her new Deep Six East series, which is a spin-off of the original Deep Six Securities series. If you are a fan of stories full of nonstop action and suspense and that contain strong alpha males and sassy females you are in for a treat.

Dante Girabaldi is an uptight, domineering alpha male with a weakness for Italian women who is trying to navigate a new environment as well
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, Becky McGraw has certainly started us off with a winner.

Dante is the new hire for Deep Six East, they already have a client but not the full team. So it's Dante who gets the job. He's pretty full of himself too, used to working alone and not with a team, he needs some attitude adjustment as well.

Prada is everything Dante is afraid of and attracted to, smart, beautiful and an Italian woman. The Italian Ambassador for Woman's Affairs she is focused on woman's rights
Sandy Kelly
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the spin off series of Deep Six East. If you have read the Deep Six series then you will remember that these characters were sent to the east coast to open another branch of Deep Six Security. And this first book is about Dante Girabaldi who we first saw when his sister ran into trouble in one of the previous books. Dante's first assignment with the new east coast branch is to protect Prada D'Angelo who is the Italian ambassador of women's affair's. Dante had vowed to a ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when you combined a former military pilot turned security specialist and an ex fashion model turned Italian Ambassador to Women’s Affairs in the US.....FIREWORKS💥. Dante joins the East Coast Security team and receives his first assignment, bodyguard to Prada. Prada, former fashion model and actress, has been receiving threats after pressing charges against a former employer for sexual harassment. Not really believing the threats are valid, Prada is enraged when her best friend/as ...more
Sara Keenan
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is CALDO and APPANNATO!!! Becky McGraw has started another series, and what better than some more Deep Six Men…..or should I say an Italian man?! If you have read some of Becky’s previous Deep Six books you may remember Dante, well in the first book in Deep Six East we get to read about Dante. One of the many things I loved about reading this book was we get to see Lou Ellen and her man Griff who were opening up the East office. Becky McGraw is good and bringing her previous characters ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This talented author brings us a new series, titled Deep Six East. For those old and new readers, it’s a spin off of Deep Six Security. This branch is based in the East (Virginia), and is being led by Griff, whom we met ( and I fell in love with ) in Silent Knight.
Dante Girabaldi is one of the team members. Of Italian heritage, he is not too crazy about Italian women, of course, except for his Mom. Former CIA and military pilot, he has seen it all. But was not prepared or happy to be assig
Jennie Fortna
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC for honest review with no compensation

Heart Burn is book 1 in the Deep Six East series and a spin-off of Deep Six Security by Becky McGraw. Wish I could give more stars...amazing book and a great start to this new series!!

Dante Girabaldi a sexy, hot blooded American/Italian, former military pilot, FBI agent and now part of the Deep Six East security. His first assignment is to protect the Italian Ambassador of Women’s Affairs to the US, Prada D’Angelo. It seems he is destined to
Debbie Collins
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heart Burn is the first book in the Deep Six East series, and what a great start to a series it is. Dante Girabaldi tries his best to stay away from Italian women, well except for his mother and sister. As luck would have it his first assignment is to protect the Italian Ambassador of Women's Affairs. Prada D'Angelo is beautiful, sexy, independent, and stubborn as a mule, this makes the job of protecting her that much harder for the sexy, handsome alpha protector. These two butt heads from the v ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. 💚💙
Right from the start I felt like rubbing my hands gleefully and doing the bwahahaha. A cavalcade that takes your emotions for an action packed, HOT, suspenseful, intriguing Romance. Of course there's the snarky and LoL moments, that Ms. McGraw is SO good at adding, at any given time!
The story is well written, with realistic events and descriptive places that go from the DC area to Italy, and I happily traveled right along.
Dante and Prada, so passionate, hotheaded an
Deb Diem
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One thing for sure, Becky McGraw knows how to write a sassy woman. Heart Burn is a romantic suspense that is well-written and packed with fabulous characters. Prada gave up her career, got herself blackballed from the industry, published nude photos of herself and ruined her name hoping it would bring a predator to justice. Dante is ex-military and ex-FBI and now working for Deep Six, his mission is to keep Prada alive. Prada and Dante's story is loaded with drama, humor, sizzle, action and susp ...more
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dante is a gorgeous Italian who has sworn off all women with the exception of his mother. They all give him heartburn and he wants no more of that. This is the first book in the Deep Six East Series and starts the new series off on a high note. Fast-paced and full of action, you will find this book hard to put down once your start. Dante's a former military pilot who's now with the FBI and his first assignment is guarding the gorgeous Prada. She has enemies galore and this turns out to be a wild ...more
Jacqueline Ellison
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dirty prince, corrupt politicians, deadly mafia, death threats and so much more. Dante works in the Deep Six East compound in Falls Church, VA. He is Italian but only knows a few words and of course curse words. He was a former military pilot and was an FBI agent working undercover. Prada D’Angelo is the Italian Ambassador of Women’s Affairs to the U.S. A strong, feisty Italian woman who wants to fight for women's rights. Dante and Prada heat up the pages when they come together. I did enjoy the ...more
Terra Oenning
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow I absolutely loved Deep six east new series first book. This book will have you hooked from page 1 with so much action packed and suspense and romance and hate love relationship this book has it all. Dante Girabaldi is former military pilot and former FBI and is now taking his first assignment with Prada D'Angelo former runway model and soap star and now a pain in his butt. His assignment is to keep her safe and alive ,but no one knows who is after and its Dante and the deep six to make sure ...more
Dawn Cruikshank
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heart Burn

OMG! This story has many facets to it. It is hilarious in some of the chapters as well as heart-stopping as Dante is given the assignment to protect the very stubborn woman, Prada. Dante thought he was over Italian women but Prada proved she was worth his love. How they finally got their happily ever after was an edge of your seat adventure with a slight heartbreak towards the end until Prada found out her wish came through. I am happy these two found their happily ever after! FAN
Coffee Chat
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a new romantic suspense series. It is fast paced and action packed. The story line was well written and intriguing. It will keep your interest plenty of action, mystery, romance, surprises, and twist you will never see coming. The characters are well developed and likable. I liked the sassy banter, spark and chemistry between Dante and Prada. You also get to meet the new and captivating Deep Six East Team. I think this is a great start to a new series that anyone who en ...more
Eileen McCall
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The first book in the Deep Six East series and we are off to a rousing start. We previously met Dante in Grey Matter (great book!) and this is first real job for Deep Six – protecting an Italian Ambassador. I don’t know who is more stubborn and hard headed in this tome, Dante or Prada. Be prepared for laughs, sizzling heat and fast paced action as Dante, Prada and more of the Deep Six team take you on a jaunt from Washington to Rome and Naples. Get your 3 coins ready for the Trevi Fountain and m ...more
Robin Langelier
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dante is back !! He's an ex-army pilot, and ex-army ranger. His new assignment is to protect the Italian Ambassador, that's visiting the US. Prada, She's had threats made against her. Prada is so stubborn, she refuses to listen to her Security Team, she's her own enemy. Can Dante make her listen ? Who's threatening Prada ? There's plenty of suspense, thrilling action, humor and romance. The twist and turns will keep you reading to the end. I enjoyed reading this book ! I'm looking forward to the ...more
Sherry Mason
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Action, suspense and romance with a good storyline!
I have read all of Becky's books and the Deep Six series is one of my favorites and now so is the Deep Six East Series. Dante and Prada are both strong Italian characters with amazing chemistry. The action, suspense and romance was so good that I could not put this book down until I finished it! I definitely recommend this book, the entire Deep Six books and any others by this author. I can't wait to read about Jaxson and Fallon's story in
Jenn (YeahOrNeighReviews)
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-arc
After being burned by his former fiancee and best friend, Dante Girabaldi has sworn off all Italian women. Of course his first protection assignment is for none other than Italian Ambassador, Prada D'Angelo.
When it becomes clear that there are forces that not only want to kidnap Prada, but want her dead as well, Dante knows he can only trust his team while trying to discover who's behind it all.
This book keeps you guessing and on your toes until the very end! A wonderful story of dec
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Heart Burn" (Deep Six East Book 1) by Becky McGraw is a terrific read. I loved Dante and Prada's story. This is a wonderful start to this new series. I loved catching up with some of my favorite characters from Deep Six Security too. This story is packed with action, humor, military hunks, suspense, romance, passion, family, and more. I can't wait to see what happens next in this series in "Hard Truth". Highly recommend to all fans of romantic suspense, military, and series.
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Read

Dante a man who has his oath set for his life
Prada was betrayed, hurt and sent away but
She was fighting but at what cost.
Becky McGraw has started us on another journey with written, amazing characters and full if emotions. As you read each page you get drawn in more and more. You even get a few laughs with all the craziness. A truly enjoyable heart warming read you wont want to put down
Susan Jordens
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my the fireworks explode between Dante and Prada in this fast paced exciting start to Deep Six East. I loved the dialogue between these two hot headed characters and was intrigued to see their relationship develop. There was so much action my head was in a whirl as Dante and Prada raced into one disaster after another. The whole book is crammed with content which makes it a must read and one I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend.
Michelle Eriksen
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Talk about a wild ride! As always Becky McGraw takes us on an emotional, action packed wild ride just on the edge of our comfort zone. Her books are cutting edge and the characters are edgier.

I was excited to read Dante's book and it was more than I'd hoped for with it's sexy love scenes, story that could come right off the current headlines, along with a love story that lets you know there's still good out there.
Lisa Seely
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it

Prada is exactly what I picture a feisty Italian to be and she doesn’t take any crap from Dante. Her and Dante have a very lively and potent relationship which I loved. There was plenty of action and romance in this book and am looking forward to the next book. There were a lot of characters introduced in this book and want to read about their adventures and loves. There were a lot of Italian words that I did struggle with, but you do get the gist of what is being said.
Brenda Moser
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written book with an interesting story line. The characters are strong and well developed and the story is filled with tons of danger as well as surprises and the hot romance. It's an action packed story,moves at a steady pace and I enjoyed reading.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Excellent first in the series book. Dante and Prada are combustible.

The book is full of action and intrigue. A fast paced, sexy, romantic tale. Dante's family and the Deep Six East team provide some of the sarcasm and humor. This book has parts that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I definitely recommend it.

I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy.
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book. I love that Becky McGraw can weave a story that can leave you on the edge of your seat while you laugh and cry. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series. I have loved all of the other Deep Six novels and this one certainly doesn't disappoint. Whether you read from the beginning or start here this is definitely worth reading.
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in Becky McGraw’s Deep Six East series but this carries on from her other Deep six series just now on the East coast. What is there not to love about a hot Italian man. Loved seeing Dante again and his chemistry with Prada is off the charts. What a great first book to this series. Can’t wait for the next one!
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A Jill of many trades, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Becky McGraw has been an optician, a beautician, a legal secretary, a real estate broker, web designer, graphic artist, and romance writer. She knows just enough to make her dangerous, and her humor-laced contemporary western cowboy, and military, police procedural romantic suspense novels varied and interesting. Becky resides in Florida ...more

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