I loved Caroline & West's story. It was real, not contrived. and totally believable. It seriously deals with the problem of revenge porn and how it devastates it's victims. But that's not what the real story is about. It is about two college kids who find their way together though the sea of life's real problems. They really grow together through the pages of the two books. Missing is the stupid, corny, blow-up, break-apart/get-together scene of two immature characters that is often portrayed toward the end of books in this type of literature. How refreshing and what a relief that was! West and Caroline have tremendous difficulties and the coming together of their lives isn't easy, but they really love each other, and show forgiveness and tremendous commitment in their relationship, even when times are tough. They hang in there because each values the other and is not willing to let go. They grow together as they discover their individual strengths and weaknesses and rely on each other through life's challenges in a real and honest way. That was so refreshing in this series. I have some favorite authors in adult romance but this series and this author is the best. Read it. You won't be disappointed. My only complaint . . . way, way too many f-bombs. They are offensive, not necessary and added nothing to the story. Him maybe, her, not at all. That kills a star.
Deeper is the first book in the Caroline & West series by Robin York. It's a good New Adult romance that has an important plot line. It sends a good message to young women – never send anyone pictures of yourself that you wouldn't want others to see...and never EVER let your boyfriends take sex pictures of you.
Caroline is a good girl who was just trying to please her long-term boyfriend. However, when she broke things off with him – he decided to post her sex pictures all over the internet. Caroline is going to college in hopes to someday become a judge, and she is afraid how this will affect her future. She tries her best to have her photos deleted from as many sites as possible, but mostly she just wants to hide and fade into the background.
West is a guy at school who Caroline is interested in – especially after he stands up for her to her ex-boyfriend. West is kind of a shady character though. He is very mysterious, but one thing she knows is that he sells pot. She can't get mixed up with someone like him with the type of future she is wanting. Even her dad has told her to stay away from him. But there is something about him that she is drawn to.
The book is a little slow moving, but a nice romance develops between West and Caroline. Being with West makes her happy, and it makes her realize that she needs to stand up for herself and take action against her ex.
The frustrating thing about this book is the ending. It definitely didn't end the way I wanted it to, and I want to know what happens in the next book. I looked it up on Amazon though and book #2 is $8 – for the ebook. I have a personal rule that I never spend that much money on ebooks. I read so many books, that if I spent $8 on each ebook I would be broke. So, I'm torn. Maybe I will see if my library has the sequel.
Caroline Piasecki couldn't believe her ex-boyfriend took a private moment between them and posted them online. Now she is the girl on campus who is a walking smear campaign, she is reeling but doesn't seem to be able to get away from the noise around her.
West Leavitt has a reputation of being up to no good most of the time and Caroline has successfully avoided him for the past year but when West ends up beating up her ex, she feels she needs to talk to him. Caroline tries to stay away from West but something about him pulls her in and they become friends of a sort. However Caroline wants more and West's past is preventing him from acting on what he really wants, Caroline.
This is book one in the Caroline & West series. I felt for both characters in this book. Caroline is a victim and it takes awhile for her to get her bearings. West has had a hard life and his home life is unwinding and he feels pulled into several directions. I wasn't sure where this story would lead and was surprised by how it turned out. Definitely picking up the next book.