Blog Tour + Review :: Deep Down :: Mia Hopkins


by Mia Hopkins Kings of California, #1
Publication Date: November 20, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


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Synopsis: Sex, drugs, and spicy tuna rolls?Resilient and disciplined, tsunami survivor Eve Ono moves to California from Japan looking for a position as a sushi chef. When she’s suddenly fired from her restaurant job, desperation drives her to find work on a fishing boat despite her fears of the ocean. To make matters worse, she’s stuck in close quarters with her new captain—a man whose raw physicality drives her out of her mind with lust. Free-spirited and roguish, Sam Lamont is a commercial fisherman aboard his own dive boat, the Bravado. When he makes a bad deal with a deadly loan shark who threatens to take his boat, Sam is in danger of losing both his business and his way of life. On top of that, he’s got to train his new deckhand—a beautiful hard-ass who just so happens to be sexy as hell. A female sushi chef with mad knife skills. A deep-sea diver who’s pissed off a Mexican drug cartel. Together, they’re in trouble, and the only way out is down. *AUTHOR’S NOTE* While this book is a part of a series, it can be read completely as a STANDALONE.


Captain's Log :: Review

          I loved the blurb for this book. It was what initially drew me into deciding to sign up for an advanced copy.

I really liked the story. I liked how both of the characters worked hard to overcome their issues and found respite in each other, even if they weren't really looking for it. How they came to meet and work together was a little far-fetched but it totally worked for the story.

Both of them had some difficult backgrounds and I liked how they found healing together, but also separately. The way that Mia wrote everything came together nicely and didn't come across as contrived.

I'm not going to lie, though. I ended up skipping a lot of the sex. It became too much after a while and probably made up 1/3 of the book. I guess I didn't realize this was more erotic than contemporary but the story sounded so amazing from the blurb. I wasn't disappointed in the story aspect but I tend to stay away from more erotic tales (it wasn't that bad, so please understand you should read it). The intimate scenes I did read were spectacularly written.

I'm giving this story FOUR STARS.


Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She’s a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends. When she’s not lost in a story, Mia spends her time cooking, gardening, traveling, volunteering and looking for her keys. In a past life, she was a classroom teacher and still has a pretty good “teacher voice” and “teacher stare.” She lives in the heart of Los Angeles with her roguish husband and two waggish dogs.


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