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posted by EmmaGR on April 15, 2014Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 18, 2014
I couldn't wait for this to be released, but have to agree with some of the others who read it, there was a bit too much angst. Charlie was trying to please everyone but herself. Her dad was too controlling to start with, then all that happened to her sister....which Charlie felt responsible for. Too much back and forth, I couldn't keep track of what the country or year. Oh well.....I still enjoyed it!
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Posted May 28, 2014
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OUT OF THE SHALLOWS, the second in the Into the Deep series must be read after the first book in the series. Young doesn’t waste time rehashing over previous events, but dives straight into the action, picking up somewhere where the last book ended off (you’ll see what I mean when you read it) and dealing with the consequences of the actions that Jake and Charley have made.
As you will know if you’ve read the first book in the series, the romance between Jake and Charley is complicated. They have been torn apart before but those feelings still linger. In this book, Young once again employs the technique of jumping forward and backward in time with each chapter. While this took awhile for me to get used to and worked in the first book, I felt that it was a little harder to fall in line with it in this book. I think this is mainly because in the first book, there’s a big different between the events from when Jake and Charley were younger and what was happening now.
With this book, the events that were taking place weren’t occurring too far apart. Just when I was hooked on a scene and wanted more, it switched back to the past and as a result, it stalled the pacing of the book a little bit.
OUT OF THE SHALLOWS has some major things happening in it that concern the secondary characters. I was very interested in Beck’s character particularly. Young spends quite a lot of time building up Beck’s character and Claudia so I’m wondering if she’ll do a spin off or perhaps continue the series with their story if that works out.
And what about Lowe? He was another character that sparked a lot of interest. I wouldn’t mind reading more about his character either.
Jake and Charley have their own issues they need to sort out. Like I said, the cuts between the chapters can make it hard to keep track of the sequences of events, but if you’ve read the first book, then it should make more sense that way.
I love Jake. I find that although he makes his mistakes, he is more than willing to make up for them. One other thing that was interesting was Charley’s relationship with her family. It becomes a major conflict in this story and since Charley’s father doesn’t like Jake, he has more than one person he has to convince if he wants to be with Charley.
The sex scenes are always very steamy when Samantha Young pens them. But I thought that the author seemed more comfortable with the scenes in this book. All the sex scenes seemed to come organically and didn’t come across as forced. It was sexy without be contrived and I think that makes a huge difference in the romance between Jake and Charley as well.
OUT OF THE SHALLOWS concludes Jake and Charley’s romance in a satisfying way. Yet there is more than one avenue open for Samantha Young has yet to explore. I’m hoping for stories for Claud, Lowe or Beck in the future because Young pens such charismatic and endearing characters that readers can’t help but fall in love with every time.
*ARC provided by author”
Posted May 21, 2014
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Posted April 13, 2014
Enjoyed the sequel
I did enjoy reading more about Charlie and Jake. It was frustrating at times, however, to read through the decisions Charley makes during the book. I really enjoy this author and have read all of her books since On Dublin Street. I did feel this book was a little rushed at the end. I would have liked to have seen their lives a bit more into the future. Perhaps there will be another book in this series?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 13, 2014
Everyone deserves a second or third chance at love. I wanted to
Everyone deserves a second or third chance at love. I wanted to love this book but it was not as great as Into The Deep (book 1) of this two book story. I did not like that the female main character was put in a situation where she needed to choose between her family or her love interest. She did not deserve the pain she went through. What her love interest did to her in the first book was harsh and he needed to get back into her good grace again. I was really rooting for her and could not believe how her family reacted with them getting back together. They were 17 years old before and now they are 21, and finishing college. I would love for this author to write a story about the best friends of this couple. Beck and Claude need their story told. Enjoy this story after reading Into The Deep first, it is worth your time and money. There is a HEA, sort of?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 11, 2014
I loved this book but I had a really hard time with it. There were times I wanted to strangle Charley. I kept having to remind myself these characters are only 21. The writing is brilliant and the story line is so unique that it kept me going. Nice work!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 25, 2014
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