Into The Deep (Into The Deep #1) by Samantha YoungInto The Deep by Samantha Young
Published August 2013
Series: Into The Deep #1
Genres: New Adult
one-half-stars
Format: eBook
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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’s, 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…

I am a serious Samantha Young fan and simply adored the On Dublin Street series. Into The Deep has the same UK / Scotland New Adult Feeling and the same dramatic taste but the storyline was plain boring. Well, the idea behind it was, as always, very interesting, but I felt like the storyline kept on beating around the bush and the end got tied together too easy- and too seamlessly.

You know, when two people who love each other keep beating around the bush before confessing their undying love to each other and then suddenly it all works out in less than 5 pages (although you just had around 300 pages of the two of them hiding and arguing) – it’s just not working for me.

I hope the sequel will arrange this, but this first book out of this new series was a true disappointment :(

Detailed Rating
Storyline
1 Stars
Characters
3 Stars
Writing
5 Stars
All the feels
1 Stars
Overall: one-half-stars