"Possessive. Protective. Territorial. Philip Murphy is exactly what I want in an alpha-male!" - Lynda Chance, New York Times bestselling author
A thrilling new standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren...
Dark. Powerful. Dangerous.
Philip Murphy has all of Chicago under his thumb. Except me.
We met in a perfect storm of violence and lust. He saved me and then disappeared from my life. Now I pretend I never knew that kind of darkness. I focus on midterms and campus parties, as if they can wipe the slate clean.
Then he turns up outside my dorm room--wounded and barely conscious. He's the head of a criminal empire, a powerful man, but he needs me now. There are traitors in his midst.
I can help him, but I can't fall for him.
Author's Note: DEEP is a dark contemporary romance novel that can be read as a standalone! It's set in the Chicago Underground world, and you are invited to read those books once you read Philip’s story.
Praise for DEEP:
"Intriguing, raw and captivating through the end, this book sizzles with intensity and achingly real characters. Do not miss this!" Lina's Reviews, A Book Blog
"Deep is an incredibly erotic, emotionally captivating story that left me craving for more. Skye Warren consistently delivers raw, powerful, and seductive writing that grabs ahold of the reader with full force and doesn't let go." - Sammy, Just Let Me Read
"Philip and Ella's chemistry is explosive and the loves scenes made my heart skip a beat. Some of the things he says to Ella made my heart palpitate. Philip is so full of passion and he pushes Ella past her limits, he breaks her down and puts her back together again." - Kimberly, The Book Sirens
“Skye Warren's books always have me teetering on the edge between shock and bliss. This time, the edge has a name. Philip. Dark, toxic, overpoweringly sensual Philip.” – Babel Literaria
“Skye Warren had me on the edge of my seat, biting my fingernails and shivering with pent up emotion. I was sucked in and hooked from the very beginning. I loved it!” – Alpha Book Club
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Excerpt from Deep by Skye Warren
“Come on then. One free punch. I won’t stop you.”
Without meaning to, I moved my body to face him—as if I was really going to do it. As if I was really going to punch him. I wasn’t going to, though…was I? I wasn’t even sure. This felt so topsy-turvy, as if I was in a room full of fun-house mirrors again—or I had never left. I looked like myself but different too. Both scary and afraid.
“I’ll do it,” I threatened, holding up my fist. But I was mostly stalling for time. I didn’t think I could hit him. I wasn’t sure it would even hurt him if I did.
“Go ahead.” He glanced out the window beside me. “We’re almost there. The offer expires in three…two…”
The truth was he deserved worse than a punch for ruining my life. It wasn’t the classes I would miss most or the date with Sloan. It was the chance at a normal life. A chance to have a family. There were strands I’d been braiding my whole life, and he had come along to cut them.
Of course I wasn’t sure I could actually punch him, even if he deserved it. Not without him physically threatening me. Back then, when those men had come for me, I’d fought them. I’d even hit Shelly, pumped up on adrenaline and terror.
If someone was attacking me, I would have fought back. But hitting someone who was just sitting there? Hitting Philip? I couldn’t, no matter how much he deserved it.
“Hit me first,” I told him.
That startled a laugh out of him. “What?”
“Come at me. You start to hit me, then I’ll do it.”
“I’m not going to hit you, kitten.”
“Well, I can’t hit you any other way.”
He sighed. “You know this is ridiculous, right?”
“How is it ridiculous?” To my underwater brain, this made the most sense of anything. “You know you deserve it. And if I were more…you know, bloodthirsty…I would have already done it. This is just…just enabling me.”
One second he was sitting there regarding me with bemusement. The next he launched himself across the seat, his large body moving with surprising grace. I hadn’t taken into account how fast he could move. Of course he’d been strong. He could have overpowered me in a second. But he also moved like a goddamn panther, wrapping his hands around my wrists before I could blink. I didn’t even have time to pull my arm back, much less punch.
Instead he had my hands pressed against the side of the car, his body looming over mine, his hips between mine. His face was only inches away from me, gaze trained on my mouth.
“Like this?” he asked softly.
“Not fair.” My voice was breathless. A spark of heat between my legs reminded me that while my brain might have been mad at him and my heart might have felt conflicted, my body was one hundred percent on his team.
“Oh, I think it was completely fair. You wanted me to come at you. And that’s what I did. So hit me.”
I yanked my wrists, but he held strong. His eyes flared with arousal at watching me struggle. Oh God. I couldn’t deny I felt it too, the clench of delicious surrender. He was holding me down, and I loved it.
“Let go of me.”
“No, kitten. I’m just doing what you asked.” His lips brushed a millimeter from mine. “Enabling you.” The warmth of his breath was the only warning before he kissed me, fever-hot lips pressed against mine, his arms like iron bars around me. I melted into the seat, into the car—and against his body in the places we touched. My hips rocked against his, and he groaned into my mouth.
He lifted his head but left his body around me, an erotic cage. I blinked slowly, disoriented.
Only then did I realize the car had stopped moving.
“One,” he said softly, his eyes almost sympathetic. “Time’s up.”
**My 5 Star Review **
Deep...the perfect word for for how to explain this entire book.. The story is based on Philip a very bad man , and Claire a girl that has grown up into a world that has knocked her all around. This story flashes back to Claire's life, how she was adopted , to how her life turned to Philip. People taking her making her do the bidding from her father's depts, the only one that can save her is him. Fast travelling to college way to young to grow up so fast. Philip waits, he knows what he wants, an is ready to make due. The wickedness of Philips ways, the way there bodies react to one another is pure kryptonite! This book is deep, dark, intoxicating, exhilarating, pure raw need. The way they claw at one another Trust me You'll be begging for more with each page, and you'll need to read how deep you're getting yourself into, and you'll enjoy every single minute ! Go ahead be naughty and read Philip's and Claires story one you definitely won't forget!! Skye Warren is an amazing writer , skillful, knowing exactly what we need , and not afraid to give it to us! Highly recommended by Alpha Loving Erotic Book Beauty Blogger 5 stars!
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