Today marks Day 27 of 31 Days of #BookLove. Rather than review all 323 books I read year, I decided to share one of my favorites. I meant to wrap this up in December, but I got hit with the plague. So…the #BookLove continues into 2014.
INTO THE DEEP by Samantha Young
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Live young. Live hard. Love deep.
Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake’s life he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind.
Almost four years later Charley thinks she’s moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend. The bad-boy-turned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her best friend starts spending time with Jake’s, Charley calls a truce, only to find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him.
As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and begins playing havoc with their lives and relationships. When jealousy and longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to grips with what they mean to one another.
And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the deep…
What I Liked:
INTO THE DEEP felt like two books woven together. The first book is a young adult love story about Charley and Jake as teenagers. We see them from their first meeting to seeing every step of them falling in love. The second story takes place in their college years when Charley and Jake end up as exchange students at the same London school. In that story, Jake has a new girlfriend, and Charley still hurts over his betrayal and abandonment of her as a teen. The two stories are cleverly woven together so that you are seeing the couple fall in love, while in the next chapter you’re hurting for Charley as she watches Jake with his new girlfriend. Facts are revealed until you begin to see the complete picture of what happened to this sweet couple. And while you’re watching their relationship deteriorate in one timeline, you’re experiencing the pull they still have toward each other in the other (even if Jake seems a little shady at one point – hello, he has a girlfriend). My one complaint would be that the story ended abruptly, leaving me dissatisfied because I wanted MORE. The good news is that the second book OUT OF THE SHALLOWS will be out in April. I can’t wait to read it!
Like the sound of INTO THE DEEP? Give the author a little #BookLove. Samantha Young tweets @SYoungSFAuthor
The 31 Days of #BookLove
Day 1: BULLY by Penelope Douglas
Day 2: THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay
Day 3: TANGLED by Emma Chase
Day 4: UNSPOKEN by Jen Frederick
Day 5: PLAYING FOR KEEPS by R.L. Mathewson
Day 6: ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND by Monica Murphy
Day 7: WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn
Day 8: SIGNIFICANCE by Shelly Crane
Day 9: FALLEN CREST HIGH by Tijan
Day 10: HER BEST WORST MISTAKE by Sarah Mayberry
Day 11: CHARADE by Nyrae Dawn
Day 12: THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN by Jessica Sorensen
Day 13: HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover
Day 14: SEDUCING MR. KNIGHTLY by Maya Rodale
Day 15: MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER by Heidi McLaughlin
Day 16: BREAKING NOVA by Jessica Sorensen
Day 17: RULE by Jay Crownover
Day 18: DEEPER WE FALL by Chelsea M. Cameron
Day 19: THE BOY WHO SNEAKS IN MY BEDROOM WINDOW by Kirsty Moseley
Day 20: WIFE FOR A WEEK by Kelly Hunter
Day 21: REAL by Katy Evans
Day 22: CARTER REED by Tijan
Day 23: ON DUBLIN STREET by Samantha Young
Day 24: BREAKING BEAUTIFUL by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Day 25: BROKEN AND SCREWED by Tijan
Day 26: WALLBANGER by Alice Clayton