In Too Deep (Doing Bad Things #2) by Jordan Marie
I did a bad thing.
I did a really bad thing.
I’m not a bad person, I swear. I just made a few mistakes.
Mistake number one was agreeing to rent my hotel out to an insufferable a**hole, named Aden Smith.
Mistake number two was ignoring his threats to sue me when he handed over a list of items he deemed “unacceptable”.
Mistake number three was diving into the pool to save his life when he fell. It would have been less complicated to hide his body.
When the hospital refuses to let me know how he is, I panic.
Claiming to be his wife might be my biggest mistake yet—especially when he believes me!
He might have been the one drowning, but I’m sinking in a bed of lies, going down fast—and there’s not a rescue in sight.
I thought that Aden was kind of an immature ass in Going Down Hard, but he was still a likeable ass.
Unfortunately, his assholishness multiplied exponentially in this book. I want to say that I didn’t like him for 90% of the book but I have to admit that when he wasn’t in his right mind….he was a fairly decent guy. Too bad he couldn’t stay that way. Honestly, White, Hope’s cousin should have kicked his ass hard and most of the time I felt like she was better off without him. I’m still not sure where I stand with him by the time this book ended. I can say, I still think he’s an ass.
I liked Hope, but she needed to learn some serious self love. She’s not made the best choices in her life, and I get why that might make her question her judgment now, but I think she sold herself short by hooking up with Aden. She needs to remember how he made her feel before his accident. His behavior after the accident is the anomaly, not the reality. She was a fantastic mother, trying to make a better life for herself and her son. She was a kind soul. Too kind when it applied to Aden. I even understand why she decided to hold off on telling him the truth. It’s not like he hadn’t already shown her how quick he was to attack both her and her child. He didn’t deserve her honesty.
So, I guess my final opinion on this one is that the story will hook you, even though you might not relate to Aden. I found myself cringing the entire time I read, expecting the worst to happen and still hoping it wouldn’t. I ended it still not a fan of Aden, wanting Hope to just let things lie, and finding myself surprised by the actions of her friends and family. But, it’s a good bridge to get us to the story of Titan, which is coming in March in Taking It Slow.