Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Release Day Review ~ Digging Deeper (Elemental Evidence Book 4) by Bellora Quinn & Sadie Rose Bermingham

Release Day Review ~ Digging Deeper (Elemental Evidence Book 4) by Sadie Rose Bermingham & Quinn Bellora

Title:Digging Deeper

 Series: Elemental Evidence #4

Authors: Bellora Quinn  & Sadie Rose Bermingham

Release Date: August 28, 2018
Pages: 206

Unearthing the past brings them closer together…and to danger.
A maniac is on the loose in London, drugging young women and assaulting them before burying them in shallow graves.
When Inspector John Cordiline asks Jake Chivis for his unique assistance as a Fire Elemental with the Cemetery Rapist case, he feels he can hardly refuse. What begins as a simple job—trying to get memories from a suspect to aid conviction—soon takes a darker turn when one of the victims dies and an offer of help comes from an unexpected and unwelcome source.
Dr. Mari Gale is disturbed to find that his former lover Tomas Arregui is London and wants to meet with him. Despite his best efforts to avoid the man, fate seems to be pushing him onto a collision course with Tomas. And the impact will cast him into more trouble than he could ever have imagined.
Digging deeper for the truth could be the death of them.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of non-consensual sex, murder, graphic violence, desecration and description of confined spaces. 
Publisher's Note: This book is part of a series and is best read in order.
Release Date: 28th August 2018

5 Stars!!!

Digging Deeper is book 4 in the Elemental Evidence series and it needs to be read in order since there's an ongoing storyline or you'll be missing out on a fantastic series and the progression of Jake and Mari's relationship.

While Mari hasn't been my favorite character in the previous installments (and let's face it, I love Jake too much for him to lose his crown, LOL), this book was a turning point for me in regards to Mari. He showed a lot of character growth and it was great reading his backstory and seeing why he is like he is. I didn't particularly care for how Tomas Arregui affects him still, but it is understandable all things considered. I also liked how protective he was of his mother and his relationship with her. My heart broke in this book with what Mari has to go through, although, I'm glad he has such a loving, patient man in Jake.

Jake was amazing as always, especially in light of what happened to him in the last book. I loved that he had the chance to confront Mustatti and seeing him working with Cordiline and Mari in this new case.

I loved how natural the progression of Mari and Jake's relationship has been throughout the series and in this book, we get to see even more focus on the BDSM aspect of it than on the others, at least during the first 2/3rds of the book, yet it was still loving and everything I'd hope for these two. They're so perfect for each other.

I hated Tomas with a passion, I found him despicable and what he did to Mari was abhorrent. I would've liked to have a bit more closure in regards to him, though.

Regarding the case, it was really well thought out and executed and had a satisfying conclusion, at least concerning the villain.

The secondary cast was great! I adored Solana, it was fun to see how out of sorts she made Mari. LOL And of course, I loved Cordiline (and Manny!) and Anni, and was very happy to see that her treatment worked a whole lot better this time around.

Digging Deeper was highly entertaining and I was unable to put it down until I was done with it, a great balance between fun and angst in a fantastic character-driven plot. Overall, this series just keeps getting better and better and I'm already looking forward to the next installment.

Highly recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

About The Authors:
Bellora Quinn
Originally hailing from Detroit Michigan, Bellora now resides on the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida where a herd of Dachshunds keeps her entertained. She got her start in writing at the dawn of the internet when she discovered PbEMs (Play by email) and found a passion for collaborative writing and steamy hot erotica. Soap Opera like blogs soon followed and eventually full novels.
The majority of her stories are in the M/M genre with urban fantasy or paranormal settings and many with a strong BDSM flavour.
*Bellora's blog

Sadie Rose Bermingham
A storyteller since before she started school, Sadie also enjoys reading, photography, live music and long walks on the beach.
Sadie has worked as a bookseller, a pedigree editor for the racing industry and a local and family history researcher. Originally from the north of England, she has been working her way across the UK ever since. She currently resides on the south east coast with her long term partner, where she hopes to buy a mobile home and establish a whippet farm.
* Sadie's Website


  1. Thank you so much, Mari. So glad that you no longer want to kill your namesake.
    (He's quite relieved after his adventures in this installment too. *lol*)

    1. LOL, you're welcome! And really, I think it's precisely said adventures that finally won me over. ;)