Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake's life, he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind. Almost four years later Charley thinks she's moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend.
The bad-boy-turned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her best friend starts spending time with Jake, Charley calls a truce, only to find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him. As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and begins playing havoc with their lives and relationships. When jealousy and longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to grips with what they mean to one another. And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the deep...
©2013 Samantha Young (P)2013 Tantor
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Into the Deep is the book it claims to be. It's a second-chance/ex-lovers romance through and through. It starts off in alternating chapters between present and past, so we really do fall in love with this couple twice in this book. A second chance at love story always tugs at my heartstrings. Not only did Into the Deep tug at my heart strings it settled in and gave my heart a great big crushing squeeze! It was filled with painful longing, lusty attraction, and a once in a lifetime romance. Jake & Charley first meet in high school. Jake moves to Charley's small-town and turns her world upside down. She trusts and loves him whole-heartedly. They fell into love while they were both sixteen. They were very young, but sometimes life works out like that. Unfortunately, tragic circumstances cause a rift and Jake leaves Charley without any explanation shattering Charley’s heart. She’s never been the same. Over three years later Charley has moved on as best as she could and is fulfilling her goal of studying abroad. Complete shock, excruciating pain, and disbelief strike Charley when she finds Jake also attending school there, as well, with a girlfriend in tow! Avoiding him and his girlfriend is near impossible as all of their friends hang out together. Plus, Jake can’t seem to stay away from Charley and asks her to be his friend. She knows that she should avoid him and refuse but she just can’t tell him no. Their mutual attraction and deep connection comes through loud and clear to everyone around, causing drama and angst. The story alternates chapters flashing back to the past, and then going back to the future, revealing slowly what went wrong with Charley and Jake.With all my uneasiness over Jake I still want nothing more than a HEA between them. Their hot chemistry, sparks, and attraction are felt profoundly throughout the story!! Samantha Young always manages to suck me in with her addictive and wonderful writing. All the ups & downs were worth every moment! I'm looking forward to the sequel once released!!
After listening to On Dublin Street and Before Jamaica Lane (i loved them both especially Jamaica Lane) I had high hopes for this book. I spent a lot of the time listening to this book thinking "is this the same author?" Into the Deep has its moments but overall it is not great. Its a story of 2 teenagers who fall in love, through a crappy event he treats her like crap and dumps her, she pines for him for 4 years and then they meet up again and then all the angst of should we be friends, how do I get over him etc. There are parts of this that is fine but it just goes on and on. But the real problem with the book is I never felt the connection between these two. I was never routing for them. I never got involved in their story. In fact I kept hoping she would dump Jake's ass and get together with Lowe. Jake is not a very attractive character so at the end its just a big so what. Overall the book has a very immature flavor to it. If you are looking for a love story that pulls at your heart strings, this is not it. I don't think its worth the credit and definitely not worth the money. oh and don't get me started on the narrator. Charley sounds like she is about 12. Narration was really bad!
Honestly, after hearing the first 30 mins of the book I stop and just go on reading the book itself. I cannot stand the delivery of the narration on this book.
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Well what can I say about Trouble ?? It was alright- so-so, could have been better, didn't get attention right away. I was really looking forward to this book- and I waited for it to come on audio- and when it came I was so excited!!!-
The book was done in a Duel POV from Mia Monroe and Jordan Matthews ~ which that usually grabs my interest right away, because having both point of views makes a whole story come together.
Lets just face it- right from the start Mia Monroe really got dealt a shitty hand- abused by her father- and now abused by her current boyfriend. We aren't talking about verbal- we are talking out verbal, physically. The poor girl has been broken down- and she gets that mill-a-second to escape her boyfriend..... She finds out during the process her mother didn't die, but she did leave her. She left her with the monster of a father. Having a ton of money from her deceased fathers death since he was a doctor, Mia fled from Forbes her boyfriend after giving him a big kick to his junk...
Mia decides to head to Colorado to find her mother- and find out why she left her with Oliver her dad. At this point this is were she meets Jordan Matthews, the guy that luvs them and leaves them- never a 2 night kinda guy.... but when he sets his gorgeous eyes on Mia Monroe he knew he had to have her. Something about her is different.
This book takes you on a wild ride- about 75% into the book- is when I was like OMG thats his......... This has got to be good!.. You must read this to understand what I'm talking about.
The narrators on the book are Tatiana Sokolov and Sean Crisden- At first I didn't know if I liked the narrators- but once I understood the characters, there voice flowed. Trouble is everything what the title is. Mia Asher is all full of Trouble and you def feel for this poor innocent girl.
Jordan is everything good. He's the optimity of hotness, and understanding.
Mia is a broken soul that finds her way back-
Best, nothing. Least, everything. I love Samantha Young and her Dublin Street series, so I thought let's listen to this new series. I felt like I was back in high school, and who wants a trip down memory lane with teens? Please stick with the grown ups, your writing is so much better with mature characters as lovers....
Story was fine, ending was expected. It took forever to get there.... I listened on three times the speed to not waste the credit....still way to immature.
All she needed to do was chew gum and I would of been back in high school....fast talking teen....help me. Listening it to three times the speed made it almost funny like listening to a fourteen year old ramble on....
Heck No! Too much sex for an afterschool movie, and that is the age level!
The latest book "On Jamica Lane" is a great listen/read...please stick to mature romance stories, you do them so much better Samantha Young.
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