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!