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An erotic romance novella set in an archaeological dig, in the grounds of the Ancient Roman city of Leptis Minus in Tunisia.As site supervisor on an archaeological dig, in the grounds of the Ancient Roman city of Leptis Minus in Tunisia, Dr Beth Andrew’s hands are well and truly full. Her first foreign excavation, which she co-runs with the American archaeologist Dr HarrisAn erotic romance novella set in an archaeological dig, in the grounds of the Ancient Roman city of Leptis Minus in Tunisia.As site supervisor on an archaeological dig, in the grounds of the Ancient Roman city of Leptis Minus in Tunisia, Dr Beth Andrew’s hands are well and truly full. Her first foreign excavation, which she co-runs with the American archaeologist Dr Harrison Harris, gets off to a shaky start due to the jealous interference of Harrison’s ex, and an overzealous student... Love and lust really can cloud even the cleverest person’s judgement!...

Title : Digging Deep
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ISBN : 17282841
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Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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Digging Deep Reviews

  • Annabeth Leong
    2019-06-29 11:32

    People say "sex sells," but in Kay Jaybee's Digging Deep, it's the setting that really takes the book to the next level -- and I'm making this statement about a very sexy book. Digging Deep is at its heart a sort of "workplace romance" -- love between colleagues -- except that their workplace happens to be an archaeological dig in Tunisia. Dr. Beth Andrews has always looked up to rugged American archaeologist Dr. Harrison Harris, and when she's assigned to co-run a foreign excavation with him, she's determined to impress him. However, scheming interference from student's and Harrison's jealous ex threaten to humiliate Beth and derail any potential romance. Jaybee's powers of description shine as she goes into details about the climate, the landscape, and the day-to-day grind of archaeology. I loved the intimacy and immediacy of these descriptions -- details I could never glean from a nonfiction book pop out here and provide the story with a sense of realism. Here's a case in point: ‘Did you know that you are the only one on this entire site whose knees I haven’t seen?’Beth laughed. ‘I fear they are not my best feature.’‘You mean despite being covered all the time, they are covered in bruises and scars from all the kneeling you have to do when you’re digging deep.’‘Yep.’
‘That is my very favourite type of knee.’In this passage, Jaybee's knowledge of archaeology allows her to write sexy, romantic lines that immerse the reader even deeper in the world of the characters. In general, Jaybee does a good job of making the book's sex scenes flow naturally from the time in place, and incorporating hot elements of the setting such as outdoor sex and archaeologists' tools. She has a gift for vivid visual imagery, which can transform a sexual situation I've read about before into a surprisingly fresh encounter.Digging Deep is erotic romance, and I thought it was an interesting specimen of the mix. The erotic element is stronger and naughtier than in many erotic romances I've read, and yet the romance itself is very sweet. Beth's character is well-drawn and balanced. Jaybee particularly captures the sense of Beth as a post-doc -- more mature than a student, and yet still young and desperate to prove herself before her hero. Harrison is a deeply masculine hero with significant flaws that keep him feeling realistic. The book acknowledges the contrast between British and American ways of speaking, and there are some funny exchanges between Harrison and Beth on the subject. However, to my American ear, Harrison sounded British sometimes (such as when he tells Beth, "You knock spots off her and you know it.") A difficult pitfall to avoid when writing cross-culturally. I very much enjoyed Digging Deep, but I did find some problems with the plot that held me back from entirely sinking into my enjoyment of the book. Much of the conflict is driven by Harrison's scheming former love interests, who wants, among other things, to damage Beth's reputation. To do this, she enlists a student to act as spy and troublemaker at the dig. The manipulations, however, increased in complexity so much that, when the characters expressed confusion, I felt confused along with them. In real life, people do meander when they converse, but when the characters attempted to sort out the plot, I sometimes felt frustrated by the extent to which their focus wandered (and by how much they got distracted by sex!).I also felt the details of the manipulations stretched believability at certain points. For example, the hero and heroine consider staging a phone conversation with an imaginary interlocutor, they suspect one student of having had a conversation with an imaginary interlocutor, and another student actually has such a conversation. Talking to someone who's not really there is odd enough that when the idea appeared three times in the book, it felt unrealistic. That said, I'd recommend Digging Deep for its vivid, exciting settings and inventive sex scenes. Also, if you've ever had a thing for Indiana Jones, Harrison will probably do it for you. ;)

  • Vanessa Wu
    2019-06-25 15:49

    You know what? I'm going to stick my neck out and give this book five stars. I don't like the cover and I don't read a lot of erotic romance but I was attracted to this book by something deeper than the cover or the genre.I've been racking my brains trying to think how to express what it is that I like about this book. I know that I like it but it's hard to explain.What I do read a lot of is erotica. And when you read a lot of erotica you start to wonder if something serious is missing from your sex life. I mean, am I the only woman who can have an orgasm without being tied up or vampirized or handcuffed to a toilet in a public bar?I hate being called vanilla. But the truth is I love vanilla. In fact, chain me up someone, please, because I'm addicted to vanilla ice cream. Vanilla is a very subtle flavour, I find, and very versatile. Vanilla goes with lots of things. Lots of very naughty things.Vanilla goes very well with hot Tunisian ruins bleached by a scorching sun. It goes splendidly with a sexy, mature American archaeologist who behaves almost as well as an English gentleman.Of course, if he behaved exactly like an English gentleman there wouldn't even be any vanilla in the story and Beth would have her tongue hanging out with nothing to lick. But Beth is not disappointed.I was not disappointed either.But I was excited in a very comfortable, well-cushioned sort of way. I was able to sink back in my plumped-up pillows and enjoy the vanilla action with complete, languid, unhurried satisfaction.I like the way Kay Jaybee tells this story. In fact, this isn't the first Kay Jaybee story I've read. I've read a few because I like her style.The stories don't overreach themselves. They don't try to shock you or do something that other stories don't. They do something much cleverer than that. They dig deep. They draw on little things that happen in real life and turn them into very plausible adventures that could happen to you or me. They make me feel connected and turned on.That's not something I want to underestimate. After all, just like with those vanilla ice creams, I keep going back for more.

  • Jody
    2019-06-23 15:32

    Digging Deep manages to combine bits of Indiana Jones with moments of espionage and non-stop sexual tension that ultimately culminates in a super steamy sexual interlude for the main couple. Beth has always prided herself of being studious and business-like but finds her hormones in an uproar on her latest archaeological dig helmed by her mentor and the older man she finds herself attracted to. Harrison finds himself attracted to her to but a bad affair with a co-worker in the past has him keeping his hands to himself. As the story progresses though the sexual tension becomes unbearable and once lies are revealed their mutual hormones are unleashed and a plan for a future HEA is reached.Quite a bit goes on in this short story but it's all on a superficial level. The espionage is fast-paced but the outcome never feels important. The secondary characters catch your attention for a brief moment while on the page but are forgettable after all is said and done. The main couple provides the most entertainment with their back and forth banter with humorous differences in their uses of vernacular. There's a teasing manner with sensual undertones that keeps the reader immersed in their outcomes.Overall this was an entertaining read that brought some sensual delights to a cold winter day. I liked Ms. Jaybee's writing style and look forward to what she can do in a longer format.3.5 Stars

  • Alison
    2019-06-23 09:41

    Who knew fuddy-duddy archaeology professors were sexy? Well me actually - have you seen Indiana Jones? Put in co-charge of her first oversea's project, Beth is partnered with the professor of her dreams Dr Harrison Harris. Determined not to have another site affair after the last one, Harris finds it difficult not to think of Beth.Things start to go wrong when he overhears something he shouldn't .... and stupidly starts to believe it.A great story that keep me entertained and left me needing more from Beth and Harrison.Read as part of the Escape by Cariad Box Set.

  • Debbie Lowery
    2019-07-15 07:41

    “I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review” ive read alot of kay jaybee's work and i have to say i really enjoyed reading digging deep its not like alot of her other work but still brilliant , its based in africa under the hot day time sun which leads to hot passion , i dont like to give away story plots but i can say you will love it xx

  • Kay Jaybee
    2019-06-30 12:29

    Ok- so I wrote this one, so I'm biased! Based on my adventures in Africa when I was an archaeologist, this erotic romance plays with the idea, that even the most intelligent people can lose their common sense when it comes to love and lust- especially when they're subject to extremes of temperature, responsibility, and too much fish and couscous!!

  • Rebecca
    2019-07-01 11:44

    This is a sweet read, the setting in which Dr Harrison and Dr Andrews are in is what makes this an exciting read. It's a slow burn - the story as well as the characters lust for each other, but my my it was good! Who would've thought Archaeologists could be so racy under the sand and grit! A sweaty read with lots of lust.

  • Skye Burling-Briggs
    2019-06-24 15:32

    Although I Enjoyed this one, I don't understand the need to call a main character Harris Harrison. It was confusing to read, as it alternated between first and last name regularly. One sentence 'Harrison was digging' next sentence 'Harris was digging' anyways I quite enjoyed the 4 main characters.

  • Lucy Felthouse
    2019-07-10 11:26

    Article first published as eBook Review: Digging Deep by Kay Jaybee on Blogcritics.Digging Deep is an erotic romance novella from Kay Jaybee. It appealed to me straight away with its archaeology theme as I'm a bit of a history buff. I'm glad to say I wasn't disappointed!Dr. Beth Andrews is on her first foreign dig in the ancient Roman city of Leptis Minus in Tunisia, where she's co-running the dig with her idol, Dr. Harrison Harris. She's delighted to have gotten this far with her career and is determined to impress the man she's admired for years. Unfortunately, it's not that easy. While very good at her job, Beth has trouble thrown at her by an overzealous student of hers and also by Harrison's ex, which makes things incredibly difficult for her, and threaten to ruin her career and her reputation. Luckily, Harrison's a smart guy who has a soft spot for the British redhead, which adds sparks to the already action-packed dig.I read this book in about two sittings, I was that hooked. I absolutely loved the historical aspect, the insight into what happens on archaeological sites and the humour thrown in here and there. The storyline is interesting, the characters ones you can engage and identify with and the erotic and romantic parts are very satisfying. The only downside is the fact that Digging Deep is a novella - I'd love to see more of these characters, but that's definitely a good thing!

  • Cheryl
    2019-07-12 15:48

    I'm sorry but it just won't do! I need a book 2 now!What a lovely book, yes it's hot but it's also lovely. There are some wonderful sexy scenes in it and there is archaeology but mostly it's a story of two people embracing all they can be and making themselves bigger together than they are as two individuals - perhaps that's an overly romantic notion from me but that's what I felt so that's what I write.This is much tamer than the BDSM type of books of Kay's that I have read before, for example The Voyeur, but that doesn't take away but adds to the plot in this book. It's a different style but that is not a bad thing. Whilst I enjoy kink I see no reason why a person can't enjoy simple 'vanilla' sex too. This is a much more romantic plot than The Voyeur and simply works. The characters are strong and the plot simple but this balances with the romance so that overall it's a wonderful read.I was left at the end wanting to know what was next for two of the characters and I would love to find out that there is a second book for this but even if there isn't then this book is fine on it's own.

  • Kristin L.
    2019-07-14 07:24

    What an amazing setting for an erotic tale! What makes it even more amazing is that this author has based the site from her personal experiences, which really brings it alive for the reader. I could feel the grittiness of the sand and the searing heat of the daytime sun. I could practically hear the Welsh accent and cadence of characters.I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the characters Dr. Beth Andrews and Dr. Harrison Harris. Beth is a prim English Rose on the outside, but quite sizzling underneath her cool, calm exterior. Harrison (who I will forever think of as Harry) was like Indiana Jones brought to life, right down to his Stetson hat. The secondary characters, Ryan and Candida (aka Mr. Adonis and Miss Infection) were well rounded and added the necessary intrigue to a somewhat twisting plot. (And NO, no spoilers here! You will have to read it for yourself!)Overall, a great short story to download onto your Kindle for a sexy, hot read.

  • Debi Hursh
    2019-07-14 11:42

    “I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review”This book has a great story line with some hot and sexy characters. Dr. Beth Andrews finally gets to work with an Archeologist she has admired (and fantasized) for years. Dr. Harrison Harris tries to fight his feelings for his fellow coworker but that doesn’t last very long. In order to know more about what happens in the African heat you have to read the book! No teaser here. I really enjoyed this book. Who am I kidding I enjoy all of Kay’s books!

  • Karen S
    2019-06-26 08:48

    This is the first book I have read from this author and believe me it will definitely not be the last.The story kept me engrossed throughout, with plenty of interesting characters and the setting was completely different to anything I've read before. You simply can't go wrong with a book that contains a hot, sexy archaeologist!!!

  • Steff
    2019-06-25 08:39

    “I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review”This book was so different from Kay's other books but I loved it all the same. It's set on an archaeological dig in Africa under the intense heat intense passion grows between the characters. Highly recommend this to get you all hot and sweaty ;)

  • Lauren
    2019-06-24 07:31

    While I found this was an interesting story about to people who love their jobs and decide to take their relationship further. I disliked the wording in the few erotica sections. He dug his finger into her? The story could have been a hot read but some of the phrases bothered me. WaAR

  • Nell
    2019-06-23 13:51

    This was ok but could have been great.

  • Colette
    2019-07-05 07:38

    I'm not sure why I didn't catch this when I started reading this, but one of the characters name was Dr. Harrison Harris. I kept thinking his first name was misspelled a lot. My error. :sigh: