Wednesday, February 5, 2014

5 Stars for Deeper by Robin York and Giveaway

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.

Advance praise for DEEPER:

“The perfect new adult story . . . West will make you swoon!”New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

“Beautifully written and full of swoony tender moments, toe-curling chemistry, and delicious, twisty angst . . . Stop whatever you’re doing and read this book.”—Christina Lauren, author of the Beautiful Bastard series

What I thought About Deeper

I always find it most difficult to review a book I loved because for the best reads, all I can think to say is ...go read this. Now.

That’s exactly what I told many of my friends the day after I stayed up all night reading Deeper. That’s the first sign of a five star book for me, I’d sacrifice my sleep on a work night. This book stayed with me for a few days, and even now I find myself drawn to rereading some of it. That’s another reason this is 5 stars for me.

And there’s so much more to Deeper than a story about revenge porn. It’s about dealing with all kinds of challenges that get thrown at you as an adult, and I loved what this book had to say about standing on your own two feet during hard times and facing the music.

After all of that, there’s still a very tender love story going on here too.

Robin York takes her time with letting Caroline and West fall in love. They don’t seem to really like each other at first, but they are drawn to each other in spite of West trying to stay away. But then something beautiful happens and West starts to let Caroline in. They bake bread together in the middle of the night, when she can't sleep. It’s during this time together they really get to know each other.

West has a hard time resisting Caroline even though he has his own agenda-- taking care of his sister back home. But he can’t resist Caroline forever, and their strong connection and physical attraction won't let them.

It takes some time, but when they finally come together, there is so much passion. Robin York knows just how to build the story to that moment and her writing is just so smooth and liquid that it draws you along and you aren’t aware of the words but only the lovely story unfolding in front of you.

Then everything goes to hell again, and Caroline is left to deal with some very difficult situations on her own. There’s an airport scene that just oozes emotion, and you just might need to have a tissue handy for this one. As for West, I want to hug him, because he needs it.

I just loved this story. It had everything. Great writing, characters that are beautifully flawed, a timely topic, and a realistic story. I’m going to be buying this for a few of my reading friends, I loved it that much.

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Robin York Bio:

Robin York grew up at a college, went to college, signed on for some more college, and then married a university professor. She still isn’t sure why it didn’t occur to her to write New Adult sooner. Writing as Ruthie Knox, she is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary romance, including RITA-finalists About Last Night and Room at the Inn. She moonlights as a mother, makes killer salted caramels, and sorts out thorny plot problems while running, hiking, or riding her bike.



Kim said...

I've read Ruthie's books, so it will be interesting to check out her NA voice.

Trader Mare said...

I think you will like it if you like Ruthie's writing.