Thursday, 12 September 2013

Review: Into the Deep (Into the Deep #1) By Samantha Young

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…

My Review
3.5 Sweet, heart aching,deep stars!!
Okay I started this book off with expectations that it would be as good as On Dublin street which I frikin loved..Unfortunately it wasn't.
This isn't a bad book, I liked it and stayed up to finish it but it just wasn't a book that made me say "Wow"

“We are all looking for a place in life, somewhere we fit. It’s not a place that changes who we are or what we do – perhaps it shapes us, makes us better, makes us more - but mostly it shelters us with a sense of peace, a sense that whatever we do, whoever we are, we’re not alone in it. 
I was lucky enough to find that place, when I was sixteen years old.”

This is a second chance romance, the love story of Jake and Charley..
The story starts off when you meet Charley who is 20yrs old and is studying abroad in Edinburgh with her best friend.They decide to go to a party being held not far away but things come crashing down when Charley comes face to face with her past.

The boy who left her heart broken
Without an explanation
The boy she was in love with when she was 16
The boy was now a man and he stood in-front of her with another women under his arm..

“From the moment we’d met, he’d dragged me into the deep, swearing to me he was in there with me. It was a lie. He’d waded back out to the shallows and left me to drown”

Charley is still in love with Jake and seeing him with someone else is killing her but as her group of friends include most of Jake's friends avoiding Jake isn't the best idea.

What will happen? Can Jake and Charley be just friends? Find Closure and move forward?

The past contained many happy blissful memories but there were also the messed up ones.People got hurt and Jake's head wasn't in the right place when he was 17. Will Charley be able to forgive him? Can they go back to what they had?

I think my fav character was Charley, she is a smart ass, funny, charming, kind and sexy. She is strong and smart and has a hero complex! She loves saving people and sometimes she saves people without knowing it, she gets her nickname Supergirl after saving her sister when they were younger..and then there is her dream of becoming a cop.

Jake oh Jake..I loved the old Jake, you see, the book flicks from past to present..Past Jake was funny charming cocky loving and overall happy.They were perfect for each other but after finding out he left and everything that happened I just haven't forgiven Jake!

“… peace… that comes with feeling complete, and I haven’t felt that way since I was seventeen and I walked away from a girl who could make me laugh harder, feel harder, and burn harder than any other person in my world.”

I loved Lowe! Bless him he was an awesome friend and I hope he finds someone in the next book! He was always there when Charley needed him, there were no questions he just knew when to be there for her. Also loved Beck..they both need their own book!

Live young. Live hard. Love deep.

The ending was kinda abrupt I didn't want it to end there I think it should have been a stand alone not a series, or a series but for different characters.

*Arc provided by author for an honest review*

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