Friday, July 4, 2014

West, he stole my heart in DEEPER...


Robin York's
Deeper (Caroline & West, #1)
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.

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★ 4.5 West
"I'm two inches from being so whipped I've turned into one of those guys who does whatever his woman tells him to do and grins all the time, like he's high on the smell of pussy. I'm a fucking goner for that girl. She owns me."
This little sweet book caught me totally off guard. I saw it on Amazon while it was on a .99c sale and I thought, "yeah let's give it a try...blurb sounds good." But dang, I didn't think I'd feel so much while reading it. West totally won me over in no time; made me laugh, swoon, and my heart beat faster. Caroline was a quirky girl and I really enjoyed everything that came out of her mouth.

The blurb is pretty much self-explanatory: She gets screwed over by her ex and this prank (the word used loosely) effects pretty much everything in her life. The only good thing that comes out if it that she and West get to know each other, and slowly fall for another. She knew him since her very first day at school but that's about it. She wasn't allowed to associate with such a boy.

She watched him... he watched her. Never showing any affections; no hints, no clues. West's a closed book with a story no one needs to know. Caroline is a ace-it student, with high goals and dreams. They couldn't have been more different.... or more more perfect for each other.

Their story reminded me a little bit of Beautiful Disaster (in a good way, of course). But West & Caroline's story felt more real. Their lives/backgrounds felt more real, more believable, as well as their struggles. And yeah it was definite a bit naughtier than BD - much to my joy ;)

Their story starts of slow but constant and I liked following them, watching how every little word, touch, or emotion shapes their path - I felt like a total stalker, watching, anticipating their every step. I could see the finish line from miles afar and was happy they didn't rush to get there.

They not only helped and supported each other, no they taught each other "that deeper is worth going after." Both characters were pretty mature for their age and I can't criticize anything about them.

Robin York wrote a story that touches your heart on several levels; a book despite its serious topic that felt like a fresh sea breeze. Its simplicity in words but beauty spoke volumes. All the untold words and actions between the lines stitched this story beautifully together and made it one of my favorite reads of 2014.

But if you think everything will be unicorns, butterflies and rainbows...no, then you're wrong. I even shed some tear because life isn't always fair; especially not to these two. Trust me when I tell you after you've read DEEPER you want to start immediately HARDER.

But you won't regret picking this book up - it'll stir lots of emotions in you. Good, sad and bad ones; but that's when you know a book has really captured you. As did this book with me!

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Fall in Love with West, too...
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