By Robin York
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Source: LibrarythingIn this New Adult debut by Robin York, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right.
When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground.
West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.
They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they’re “just friends,” their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself—and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.
When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.
Review: I was ecstatic when this book showed up in my mailbox for me to review. Not only is the cover so pretty, but the story sounded like it would be full of some pretty intense emotions and a complex relationship that would take a lot of struggle to make work.
When Caroline breaks up with her boyfriend of three years, he takes revenge by posting their sex pictures all over the internet. Caroline has always been the good girl, striving to be judge and make her dad proud. But she can't do that when with those pictures out there for everyone to see. Caroline does all she can to make them disappear, all the while feeling more and more ashamed of every aspect about herself. When she finds West beating up her ex-boyfriend because of what he did, Caroline doesn't know what to do. West is the last person she should be letting into her life when it's crumbling down. As the cocky bad boy who has loved to toy with her since the moment they met, Caroline doesn't need him messing with her mind. But as they spend more time together, Caroline sees past the confident facade and realizes there's a lot more to him. Caroline and West's relationship grows stronger and more complicated as the months pass, and Caroline has to realize those pictures don't define her and knows she has to learn how to live life again.
Dealing with such a serious topic, I didn't know how this story would play out. I mean, how could a girl deal with her ex-boyfriend posting naked pictures of her for everyone to see? The emotional turmoil Caroline has to go through is so heartbreaking, and I can definitely see how she has no idea how to deal with a guy like West at that moment of her life. Oh, but how perfect West is. Okay, so he's not perfect. But he's so imperfectly perfect that you fall head over heels in love with him. Yeah, he's a player who deals some drugs and likes to play with Caroline, but he is so much more than that. West is such an amazing guy, and he is way too sweet to Caroline when he let's himself actually feel for once. And all of those nights West spends teaching Caroline how to bake different breads at the bakery? Please excuse me while I swoon over him for the millionth time. I definitely have a new book crush on that guy!
This book is such an emotional roller coaster and takes you through the ugly emotions, the passionate moments, and the sweet, adorable moments of Caroline and West's relationship. I loved how both Caroline and West grew individually after spending so much time together, and how they changed each other's lives so much. Also, the way their relationship unfolds is definitely unique, and I really appreciated how they had a long history of knowing there was chemistry there, but avoided it until West finally pushed Caroline's buttons too far to ignore. Their emotions felt so real and I could not help but devour every twist and turn in their relationship.
What am I trying to say here? Well, simply put, I loved Deeper. There is so much chemistry and passion between Caroline and West, but their relationship is so much more than their physical attraction for each other. Dealing with serious, real life issues with the most perfectly flawed characters, Deeper gives you a New Adult romance you will obsess over until the very last page.