Thursday, August 29, 2013

[Book Review] Deeper by Blue Ashcroft

Blue Ashcroft
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.

*ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Deeper is an emotional story about two people with past that try to work at a relationship with many problems that come their way. With sad and sweet story, this book could have had more potential but unfortunately didn’t live up to it.

After the death of her boyfriend, Rain Wilson does not want to love again. She does not want to feel the pain and guilt wash over her every day. And when she sees Knight at her new job location, she knows it’s wrong. She is all about the rules but maybe breaking the rules might not be so bad after all. But she doesn’t realize that Knight has a past of his own and even with all the drama that is going on around them, she might be more invested into this than she expected.

Knight is not happy about another supervisor joining him in the summer. This is his pool and he spent too much time working on it. But he sees Rain, he cannot pull his eyes from her and the similarity of his ex girlfriend is unbearable. But she is not Camille, she will not get sexually abused, and she will not die. Not if he can’t stop it and protect her this summer even if she doesn’t want him to.

”I should have known from the moment my eyes found her at the bonfire, and it felt like a part of me was waking up after a long nightmare. And then I followed her into the water, like she was a siren”.

I really had mixed feelings about this book. It was interesting to learn about the lifeguard’s life and how they do things but the whole sexual abuse thing was a little over the top. It was like the whole water park was an attraction for the rapists and families did not go here.

It was…. Just sad. I did not see any twists, no surprising moments and nothing to blow away my mind. I would assume that with such a tragic story line, there would be something that would trigger my feelings but I had no connection with this whatsoever. The writing was beautiful but it didn’t have the spark that would my absolute favorite and memorable.

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