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Into the Deep

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  74 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
When Ben Dearinger got hold of a flash drive carrying deadly secrets, the scuba diver did the only thing he could. He buried it—fathoms deep. Now a drug cartel wants the evidence back, and they're willing to threaten Ben's ex-girlfriend Nikki Hoffman to get it. Although Nikki caused him no end of heartache, forgetting her has been impossible, and Ben would risk anything to ...more
Kindle Edition, Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #216
Published (first published September 17th 2010)
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Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book and was brought home to me by my husband on New year's eve. This book is one of both inspiration and suspense. They had a love that tore them apart and then years later they bumped into each other when life was against them in so many ways. This is not a romance novel but it is a story that one should take many things from...
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The plot and characters were realistic, interesting and held my attention but the Spanish was awful. Excellent reading if you don't know Spanish.
I was in the mood for some romantic suspense without any sex and picked this book off the shelf at the library. It turned out to be a winner - good plot with plenty of twists and turns, likable characters and an interesting setting. I've never been diving but DH was a diver and the details sounded right to me. (The author is a diver.) The story moved quite well and I enjoyed it. I'd read another by this author.
Judine Brey
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I liked the set-up of the suspense between Ben and Nikki, I was a bit troubled by their original relationship. I enjoyed Ben's conversion process, though.
Author: Virginia Smith
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
October 2010
ISBN: 978-0-373-44413-7
Genre: Inspirational/romantic suspense

Ben Dearinger accidentally comes across a flash drive hidden in the back of his toilet tank. Not knowing what to do with it, and afraid to take it to the police, Ben buries it fathoms deep. But it isn’t safe even there. Someone wants that flash drive back, and they are willing to bring Ben’s ex-girlfriend, Nikki Hoffman into the picture to get it.

Dec 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ben Dearinger had no idea the decision to bury the evidence that would implicate some high political people would bring. But when the bad guys go after his ex-girlfriend, he regrets the decision. Now the only thing he can do is to work on getting them the information they want. But this story goes so much deeper than that - and I'm so happy.

I love it when the author writes a story that has twists and turns in it. It makes the story more interesting. I also liked that I couldn't figure out who al
Aug 24, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Into the Deep takes a "standard" miscommunication/misunderstanding romance plot and turns it into something much more. Ben and Nikki had been in love but he wasn't interested in having more committment than his next dive and Nikki didn't believe there was a future for them, not once she found herself pregnant. It turns out not to be a coincidence that they run into each other again in Key West. Only now the stakes are much higher. As a suspense novel, there are plenty of conspiracies, guns and s ...more
Mar 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Another wonderful book by Virginia Smith. The story is set in Florida and Mexico where Ben is a dive instructor. Its been a couple of years since Ben and Nikki have seen each other and it starts a series of events which get quite dangerous. I have never been scuba diving and during the book this is featured and rather than just being a bystander I felt like I left with a new understanding of some issues to deal with scuba diving I didn't know before. The story is fast passed with alot of excitem ...more
Jul 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With this book, Virginia brings her readers a suspenseful, romantic tale they can dive right into (yes, pun intended) from the very first page. She has a way with description that has you escaping along with her main characters. For instance, take the first sentence of Chapter One, "Double rows of razor-sharp teeth gleamed wickedly beneath a dead black eye." Great for raising the hairs on the arms. The story moves quickly with a lot of action and romantic tension.
Suzanne Williams
Though this book had a familiar storyline, the fast-paced plot really held my interest and kept me guessing. I didn't see the ending coming, though I had figured it'd turn out okay. I liked the twist on the romance, that the couple knew each other before. The Christian content was well integrated and not overpowering. It was a great quick read for an evening.
I was a bit troubled by Ben and Nikki's past, but the set-up of the suspense between the two of them is well-drawn. This is also one of the few books where we get to watch one of the characters go through a conversion process and Ben's is thoughtfully described (if a bit abrupt).
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Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The characters are very realistic and I cried with them and felt pure raw emotion flow through me with each word I read.
Aug 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Possibly my favorite (so far) of Virginia Smith's thrillers! I'm mortally afraid of sharks, and diving, and drowning, so the tension here is extra high!
Aug 29, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never been scuba diving,
If I was younger I might like to try it
sounds like fun
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Aug 21, 2015 04:27PM  
VIRGINIA SMITH is the bestselling author of thirty-one novels (and counting!), an illustrated children’s book, and over fifty articles and short stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes in fiction, Ginny writes in a variety of styles, from lighthearted relationship stories to breath-snatching suspense. Her books have been finalists in many prestigious awards, and two of her novels received the ...more
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