Release Blitz with Review: The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Elizabeth O Roark

January 21, 2022




The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Elizabeth O'Roark is now live!


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.


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Before I even begin to attempt this review, I just. need someone to answer this question: why didn't anyone tell me about this author before??? Did you want to keep her all for yourself and leave me out in the cold and not ever let me get the chance to experience her books??!! I feel so betrayed right now!! Well you know what? I found her all on my own and I have no intentions of ever letting her go.


Pop star Drew has been in the media for all the wrong reasons for the past few weeks now and she needs a break. Going on vacation with your ex boyfriend to try and fix things along with his family, is not the best idea in the world but what could possibly go wrong? EVERYTHING!!.

When a bump in the road prevents her ex from traveling for a few days, Drew is forced to deal with his family alone for the time being and that includes his rude older brother who wants nothing to do with her. But what happens when as the days get longer, fury glances turns into heated stares and a friendship turns into something much more?


Aside from some of the things that I didn't really agree with what the heroine did, I really enjoyed this book. I found myself starting to read a little bit slower as I got towards the end and I desperately wanted a long epilogue. These characters were messy and selfish at times but there was something at the heart of it and you held on to that knowledge because you knew it was going to be worth it.

If you’re looking for a slow burn forbidden romance, I highly recommend you go with this one.


                                                                        Meet Elizabeth


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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  1. I read this author a while back and LOVED what she had to share. This sounds like another winner to me. Fab review, as always, Sonya! xo

    1. Thank you so much Nat!! I really enjoyed this one❤❤