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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Review - Deeper (Caroline and West #1) - Robin York

A Review by Carol

Book – Deeper (Caroline and West #1)
Author – Robin York
Publication Date – January 28, 2014
Type – Part of Series
Genre – Romance
Rating – 3 out of 5 Stars

ARC provided by Random House Publishing via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Note - Please see Wendy's Review of this same title - She LOVED the book and gave it a 5 Star Rating.


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


First, I want to apologize for not connecting with this book.  I don’t want to sound like an “ex” with the famous words ‘It’s not you, it’s me’, but those words keep popping back into my mind.

I don’t’ know why I couldn’t connect – this was a book that I kept putting back down and then by the time I got to about 50% - I kept skimming ahead.  Maybe the reason being that I just didn’t understand West’s inability to follow through on his obsession with Caroline and by the time he did – my ADD mind was somewhere else. 

So please, do not go by my opinion on this book.  There are so many 5 Star ratings out there, which make me the minority this time.  The author’s ability to write and her descriptions of the scenes being played out are phenomenal – so it is just based on my inability to connect.  ‘My fault, not yours’.

I will end with this though….the last 2 chapters of the book….had me choking up – that was the point where I FINALLY connected!

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