Sunday, 6 October 2013

Review ~ Deeper by Blue Ashcroft

DeepereARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: August 3rd 2013

Publisher: Self-published

Rain Wilson isn’t ever going to love again.

It’s a promise she made the day her boyfriend died in a water park accident, one she still blames herself for. Now she’s a senior lifeguard in a new town with a new pool and she’s just going to keep her head down and everyone safe.

Until a mysterious guy follows her into the waves at the pre-season bonfire and kisses her senseless. It’s just one mistake, and Rain is determined to put it behind her, until the dark haired, blue eyed hottie turns out to be her new co-supervisor Knight Mcallister.

Knight is hot, tatted, and carrying baggage of his own. He’s not happy about having Rain for a co-supervisor, and he’s even less happy about his attraction to her.

But between lifeguard drama, hot underwater kisses, and a growing attraction between them that can’t be stopped, Knight and Rain are being pulled deeper into their pasts, and realizing that sometimes too much broken can make a relationship impossible.

Then again sometimes it’s the broken parts of us that fit together best.

My Opinion

Deeper was a quick easy read that moved at a fast pace and kept me hooked throughout the entire book. I didn't really want to stop reading last night but eventually sleep won and I had to read the last forty per cent today. It's the type of book I can imagine this book being a great summer read though.

One thing I liked was the life guard aspect of the book. Rather than have a bunch of teens on a summer break, Blue Ashcroft described them all at work which was a nice change from the norm. It also helped make the seriousness of Rain and Knight's jobs believable. As well as this, the trauma they had both been through was not only believable but dealt with sensitively. I felt their emotions were real yet is was nice to see their development as you keep reading.

Another thing I liked was the romance. Although I would class this book as more YA than NA and there isn't any sex and the description is quite tame it was still enjoyable to read. Knight and Rain's personalities complimented each other's well and I loved it when they would be teasing or joking around with each other. It felt natural and easy. The conversations flowed well which helped engage me in their romance. I did feel how they met was a little strange and unbelievable but by the end I didn't really care that Knight started off slightly creepy. By the end he was sweet, caring and a good guy.

The only thing I can think of to criticize in this book is sometimes I felt the emotions took priority over the story and therefore became slightly repetitive. There was a lot of description/inner thoughts from Rain and Knight about their ordeals and how it was impacting their relationship and for me it got a little too much, especially when there were a few paragraphs repeating the same thing, only phrased slightly differently. Personally I would have liked less of that and maybe more depth to the description and story.

Overall Deeper is a good, quick read. It isn't too heavy in the trauma department as it is broken up with Rain and Knight's relationship. It keeps you engaged and I would recommend it to anyone who likes romances.


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