In 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.
Deeper is all that you can expect from a Ruthie Knox aka Robin York book but it is also more. I never thought that I would truly appreciate stories that have that almost bittersweet feeling to it until this book. I love Wes and Caroline. I love how they are as characters, sure of where they are going unsure of what life is really all about. I love the intensity of their emotions. Although the plot did start with Caroline being a victim of revenge porn, it evolved into something deeper, her coming into her own power, her own self. Deeper also tells of how Wes and Caroline takes their relationship, to not friends, to lovers and friend. The ending was gut wrenching but totally made sense however much I wanted it to be different. I eagerly anticipate the next one but I fear that my heart might not be able to stand the excitement.
Author: Robin York
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
Published: January 28, 2014
Rating: 5 of 5 ♨♨♨♨♨ (Poignant, sweet, thought provoking with great strong characters, engaging story line and a great addition to the New Adult Genre)