Wednesday, September 25, 2013

#REVIEW: Deeper by Blue Ashcroft

Deeper by Blue Ashcroft is a touching story of two young people struggling through their losses.

Rain Wilson isn’t ever going to love again. 

It’s a promise she made the day her boyfriend died in a water park accident, one she still blames
herself for. Now she’s a senior lifeguard in a new town with a new pool and she’s just going to keep her head down and everyone safe. 

Until a mysterious guy follows her into the waves at the pre-season bonfire and kisses her senseless. It’s just one mistake, and Rain is determined to put it behind her, until the dark haired, blue eyed hottie turns out to be her new co-supervisor Knight Mcallister. 

Knight is hot, tatted, and carrying baggage of his own. He’s not happy about having Rain for a co-supervisor, and he’s even less happy about his attraction to her. 

But between lifeguard drama, hot underwater kisses, and a growing attraction between them that can’t be stopped, Knight and Rain are being pulled deeper into their pasts, and realizing that sometimes too much broken can make a relationship impossible.

Then again sometimes it’s the broken parts of us that fit together best.

Deeper was a slow read but the story was just as the title suggests... it went deep. These two young people have lived with a blame that doesn't rest on either of their shoulders. It takes finding one another to hold onto for them to move on with their lives, to accept a happiness after profound loss. The author shows just how affected young adults are by the events that sometimes adults can more easily brush away with explanation. There are poignant moments that had me nodding. However, it took resolve to stay with it all the way through because it was a slow read and I enjoy a quicker paced, action-filled book. It got bogged down a bit on the details of being a lifeguard which might interest some - just not me so much. Readers will enjoy the relationship Knight and Rain build throughout the book, and will feel completed by the ending.

3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us through NetGalley. Many thanks.
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