Monday, 3 February 2014

Review - Deeper (Caroline & West, #1) by Robin York

Title: Deeper (Caroline & West, #1)
Author: Robin York
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Bantam Dell
Release date: 28th January 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

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.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Random House Publishing Group - Bantam Dell and Robin York*

3/5 stars

Caroline Piasecki's reputation and future are ruined when her ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures online. 
Taking one day at a time, Caroline tries to keep her head down and remove all trace of the photos.

West Leavitt is bad news and everything Caroline should avoid but she's drawn to him and their 'not-friends' friendship soon becomes something more.

Deeper is an emotional story that in places I thought was brilliant but in others I found myself losing concentration.

Overall though I liked this book.