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 defence 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.
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.
Published: 6th March 2014
Publisher: Piatkus Books
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Series: Book 1, Caroline & West
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
One of my resolutions for this year was to try new things and to expand my reading into genres I would not have otherwise picked up. Deeper is a New Adult book; New Adult is a type of book that I have been seeing 'around the block' for quite a while now and have been intrigued to try one. I have to confess that I have never had a fondness for erotic style stories, mainly because the ones I have read in the past seem to consist of just the erotic style of the story and not focus on the actual story of the book. New Adult intrigued me.
I really enjoyed the story of this book. For me, the best part of this book was the character progression of Caroline and West. You have Caroline at the beginning who is being victimised by having very private photos put on the internet with what seemed like everyone she knew had seen them. How mortifiying... Enter West who comes to Caroline's defence and punches the nasty ex-boyfriend who posted the pictures in the first place. From there the story mainly concentrates on Caroline and West, how they interact with each other and seeing how they progress throughout the book.
What I loved the most about this book...
What I loved the most about this book was the character progression of both Caroline and West. At the beginning of the story, Caroline has completely closed herself off trying to survive the embarrassment of everyone having seen her in a very private moment. At the beginning with West, he definately had some family issues and worries from home, that I will not go into in too much detail here as I don't want to spoil the story.
As the story goes on, I loved the way that Caroline and West bantered with each other and how they help each other along the way.
What I was not fond of with this book...
The only thing that I was not fond of in this book was the erotic side of it. It was a bit too much for me, but that is just a personal choice. I was trying out this type of story to see how I got on with it. I loved the story side of it but the erotic side was not for me.