I Kind of Loved It!
The conclusion of the Blackhawk Boys Series was bittersweet for me. I have fallen in love with all of these characters, and knowing we finally were going to get Mason and Bailey’s story brought me joy, but at the same time sadness, knowing it was going to be the end of the series.
If you’ve followed this series, you know Bailey and Mason have an interesting past. They’ve always had a relationship, but Bailey keeps him at a distance, and Mason has always wanted more from her. He thinks it’s because she’s still in love with her deceased ex Nic, but there’s a lot more to the story, that we find out in In Too Deep.
When this story begins we see Bailey and Mason waking up in Vegas hung over and married. Mason is thrilled, and Bailey is not too happy. They agree to keep things quiet so their friends can enjoy their wedding, but when Mason begins to ignore Bailey’s calls for a divorce, and she has to go visit him in Florida he asks her for a favor to stay married to him for four months to help him, and he’ll help her. Nothing could go wrong right? I loved how Mason knew he could either get the girl of his dreams after the four months were over, or end up breaking his heart all over again, and Bailey was breaking her heart all over again by spending more time with Mason. Watching the two of these characters dance around their feelings and bicker back and forth in the beginning of this book was amusing and heartbreaking all the same. We know they both have secrets, but you don’t know exactly what the secrets are that are keeping them apart. You just want them together.
As the story goes on and you get to see more of why Bailey has pushed Mason away, my heart broke for her. I understood her reasoning for the things she did, but I wish she would have come out and spoke to Mason about it instead of keeping it a secret for so long, but as we find out there’s even more to the reasoning than what meets the eye. There are so many secrets between these two, and it really makes you as the reader question if their love can really survive it all, especially with so many people trying to keep them apart.
I loved watching how supportive the core group of friends were in this book towards both Bailey and Mason, and when things were going bad, how they rallied around both of them to make sure things worked out for them. Emma and Mia were perfect friends for Bailey as they always were, and made me jealous of the friendships they had. Keegan was protective of Bailey but also an amazing friend like he always had been to Mason, and a new addition of Owen brought laughter and fun to this book. There were new characters introduced that I was not fond of, but they were needed to add to the story, and trust me, you will hate them all the same (Lindy….).
This was a beautiful ending to the series that I really didn’t want to end. I hope one day Lexi Ryan will give us a book with all of the characters showing us how they all ended up since each book was a stand alone with a couple, I would love to see them all together again since they’ve all gone their separate ways. Mason and Bailey’s story truly was a perfect ending for them, since we’ve seen them in each book, but never really knew what was going on with them. If you haven’t read The Blackhawk Boys Series yet, you don’t need to, to read In Too Deep, but I do recommend reading this entire series, as it is one of my favorites! In Too Deep is an amazing book of love, friendship, angst, and forgiveness. Definitely go pick up your copy today!