"Possessive. Protective. Territorial. Philip Murphy is exactly what I want in an alpha-male!" - Lynda Chance, New York Times bestselling author
Dark. Powerful. Dangerous.
Philip Murphy has all of Chicago under his thumb. Except her.
Ella met him in a perfect storm of violence and lust. He saved her and then disappeared from her life.
Now she pretends she never knew that kind of darkness. Midterms and campus parties, that’s her focus, and she applies herself with the hope they can wipe the slate clean.
Then Philip turns up outside her dorm room—wounded and barely conscious. He's the head of a criminal empire, a powerful man, but he needs her now. There are traitors in his midst.
She can help him, but she can't fall for him.
DEEP is a 75,000 word novel of seductive and dangerous romance. It can be read as a STANDALONE and ends with a happily ever after.
Getting to the happy ending in Warren's latest Chicago Underground entry (following 2015's Sweet) will require overlooking a dodgy setup and more than a few mistakes. Fifteen-year-old Claire is a rebel hanging out at a tough Chicago bar when she's kidnapped. Her father has gambling debts, and she's kept chained up for a few days before she's pimped out to pay off the debt. But then a woman named Shelly intervenes, calls her Ella, and sweeps her off to the palatial home of the incredibly handsome underground kingpin Philip Murphy. Suddenly, it's three years later, and Claire is a U of C student who finds a stabbed Philip at her dorm-room doorstep. The two begin a smoldering affair full of rough play. There's barely enough plot to support the sex, and readers might be a little put off by the 15-year age difference between wealthy, powerful Philip and barely legal Claire. (BookLife)