Friday, June 13, 2014
Deeper by Robin York
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It's my favorite thing when an author gets it right. In the New Adult genre it's so easy to get it wrong, but I absolutely fell in love with Caroline and West.
Caroline's dick of an ex boyfriend posted sexually explicit pictures of her on a revenge porn website after they broke up; he was her first love and acted as if he had nothing to do with it, even indicating that it was her fault. West has a lot of baggage; his home life is terrible as he isn't around to take care of his mother and sister, and while he has made connections to get college paid for he works three jobs (including selling weed) to pay for room and board and to send back home.
Their first year at school together, they avoided each other but the chemistry was there-everyone could see it. Things take a turn when West beats Caroline's ex down and she confronts West about it. From there they start a sexually charged non-friends, non-benefits relationship that you are waiting on the edge of your seat to get with the bow chicka wow wows.
RY does a wonderful job of describing Caroline's pain, depression, and experience as a young woman whose life has been damaged by the actions of a petulant, spoiled, and vindictive asshole. You root for Caroline as she finds her voice again and starts to fight back. You root for she and West to somehow come together and stay together. I loved this book, and I'm lucky enough to get to read the ARC of the next one!
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