Audiobook Review | The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea

The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea by Elizabeth O’Roark

Publication Date: January 20th, 2022

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You don’t really know a guy until you’ve vacationed with him…

When Drew Wilson’s ex-boyfriend Joel “Six” Bailey asks her to go on his family trip to Hawaii with him just as her life is falling apart, she decides it’s the perfect time to give him another chance.

The hitch? The Bailey family includes Six’s rude older brother, Joshua—a hot-nerd doctor who has hated Drew since the moment they met and once suggested she’d steal the family silver.

Drew is determined to win the Baileys over and give this thing with Six a fair shot…but Joshua is making that difficult. Not simply because he is in her way at every turn, but because—as one tropical adventure leads to the next—she’s beginning to wonder if obnoxious, odious Joshua might be the brother she actually belongs with.

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Well color me surprised. This is the second book I’ve read by this author and I think it’s my favorite so far. I loved Drew and Josh’s story. The banter between the two of them and the growth of their relationship throughout the book really had me entranced. And seeing how their love and how they, as individuals, grew throughout the story was one for the record books. They definitely felt all the emotions from beginning to end with this book. This author really made me feel everything I was reading. It was truly an experience. The audio for this particular book was pretty good. I thought that Samantha Brentmoor and Lee Samuels did a pretty good job. I however think that Lee Samuels might not have been the best voice for Josh. For me I didn’t think his voice was the right fit for the character. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and if you’re looking for an angsty slow burn romance then this is a great book for you! 

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About the Author:

Elizabeth O’Roark spent many years as a medical writer before publishing her first novel in 2013. She holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and arts from the University of Texas, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of ten novels and recipient of the 2017 IBPA gold medal for romance. She lives in Washington DC with her three children. 

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