Book Review | The Deadly Shallows

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The Deadly Shallows by Dani Pettrey.

Book Blurb

A DEADLY ATTACK.
A STOLEN WEAPON CAPABLE OF IMMENSE DESTRUCTION.
A PAINFUL SECRET THAT THREATENS TO TEAR TWO HEARTS APART.

CGIS Agent Noah Rowley is rocked to the core when several of his valued team members come under fire on his Coast Guard base. He and his remaining team race to the scene and end the attack, but not before innocent lives are lost. Furious and grief-stricken, he vows to do whatever is needed to bring the mastermind behind the attack to justice.

Stunned by the ambush, Coast Guard flight medic Brooke Kesler evacuates in a helicopter carrying the only surviving gunman. The gravely wounded man whispers mysterious information to Brooke that immediately paints a target on her back.

As Brooke and Noah race to uncover answers, emotions between them ignite. Noah struggles to protect Brooke at all costs and to conceal the secret that prevents him from becoming what he longs to be–the right man for her.

Everything is at stake as a horrifying truth emerges. . . .

The attack wasn’t the end game. It was only the beginning.

Bestselling author Dani Pettrey again delivers a fast-paced story in an acclaimed style readers have come to love: full of snappy dialogue, thrilling adventure romance, and unexpected plot twists.

From Goodreads

Author Information

Discover more about Dani Pettrey at: danipettrey.com.

Danielle’s Review

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.


The Deadly Shallows by Dani Pettrey is the third book in her Coastal Guardians romantic suspense series.

This story has a lot of moving parts. For example, while the back cover only has one romance featured, the book has two. I did struggle to keep the couples apart in the my head and actually tended to prefer Austin and Caleb’s romance as well as their investigation more than the Brooke and Noah’s romance and over arching investigation.

I think part of the reason for that is because opening with a mass shooting, and then the trauma the Brooke faces, hits too close to home these days. For other readers, you may enjoy the dueling romance and all the suspense, and I hope you will! Personally, I wanted to enjoy this story because I love the idea of it being about CGIS characters. It just wasn’t for me at this time.

If you enjoy romantic suspense, give this one a try, especially if you’ve read the first two books in the series.

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