Deeper: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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In Robin York’s sizzling debut, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right.
 
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 ...
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Overview

In Robin York’s sizzling debut, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right.
 
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.

Praise for Deeper

Deeper perfectly captured me. Robin York masterfully tells this story with the perfect balance in tone and realistic characters that I’m still thinking about days later. One of the best written New Adult novels, hands down!”—Cora Carmack, New York Times bestselling author of Losing It
 
“Bursting with chemistry, emotion, and heart, Caroline and West’s story will take your breath away!”—Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author of the REAL series
 
“The perfect New Adult story. West will make you swoon!”New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy
 
“Beautifully written and full of swoony tender moments, toe-curling chemistry, and delicious, twisty angst . . . Stop whatever you’re doing and read this book.”—Christina Lauren, author of the Beautiful Bastard series

“If you’re looking for a story that is beautifully written but tackles a tough issue, a story that is filled with some swoon worthy moments and wonderful chemistry, a story that has some angst and sadness wrapped in a story of love and friendship, then you need to pick up Deeper.”Fiction Fare
 
“It is very difficult for me to articulate all the things that I want to say about this book because I love it so much. . . . [It’s] scorchingly hot, and the chemistry between these characters is nothing short of explosive. If you’ve read anything by Ruthie Knox before, you know she can turn a phrase, but Deeper takes that to another level. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything where every single word holds such power. . . . Everything about this book is perfection—the words, the characters, the swoon, the boy. Just trust me and read it. I know you’ll love it!”Steamy Guys After Dark
 
“If reviews could be one word this one would be beautiful! This book blew me away. The plot was heartfelt and realistic. The reactions were real. The emotions pulled at my heart strings. The characters were spot on. Deeper has the right amount of angst, drama, emotion, and romance. . . . I can’t wait for more of Caroline and West!”BS Book Reviewers



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804177023
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Series: Caroline & West
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 2,063
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Robin York grew up at a college, went to college, signed on for some more college, and then married a university professor. She still isn’t sure why it didn’t occur to her to write New Adult sooner. Writing as Ruthie Knox, she is a New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including RITA-nominated About Last Night and Room at the Inn. She moonlights as a mother, makes killer salted caramels, and sorts out thorny plot problems while running, hiking, or riding her bike.


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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    You know the books that come out and just kick you right on your

    You know the books that come out and just kick you right on your ass because it’s not what you were expecting at all? That is what happened when I read Deeper. I really truly had an almost love hate relationship with this book. Deeper for me was just one of those books that had such a moving message and such fantastical realistic characters I honestly didn’t know how to feel. After reading so many books sometimes it honestly feels like I’m reading a story I’ve already read. That is so not the case for me with Deeper.




    Caroline has been in a relationship with Nate for three years. She’s smart, sweet, loyal and just an all-around nice person. Her perfect life comes crashing down on her though when after her and Nate break-up he posts compromising pictures of her all over the Internet. Now Caroline spends her time trying to delete the pictures for online sites and get the horrible words of all the comments she’s seen out of her mind. Caroline never expected West.




    West has rules he has family he has everything to lose. West sells drugs outside of the bakery he works at. He works three jobs just to make sure in case anything happens back at home he can help his family. He’s wanted Caroline since he first met her, but he can’t have her. West tries to give everything away and take nothing for himself except for Caroline because he wants her bad. Instead he sticks to being non-friends. He shows Caroline how to make bread and be a person again, a person without the pictures.




    Okay so honestly one of the first things that drew me to thing book was how Caroline and West weren’t the “usual” perfectly attractive book people. They weren’t beautiful in the “everything on my body is perfect” sense. They weren’t the classic I guess is what I’m saying. West’s body while perfect his face apparently wasn’t. He had a big crooked mouth and his ears were small. Caroline has a gap between her teeth that she can spit out of. I loved that. Honestly that makes them so much more real to me.




    The only part of this book I was somewhat irritated with which was fixed a thousand times over was that the book became suuuuuper slow towards the middle-ish of the book and it was irritating. It followed West and Caroline every-freaking-day but they never did anything just ignoring their attraction for one another, which would have been fine if it hadn’t been dragged out so long.




    What I honestly loved most about this book was the message. The message was that people who use “Revenge porn” as a act of hurting someone is not okay and that it’s not the victims fault. A lot of the book centered on how Caroline deals with her emotions of guilt and how many people blame her for what someone else put out there. This is what really made Caroline such an amazing character to me. She learned to stop blaming herself and take action and she truly grew as a character which there is honestly nothing better than that to me.




    Lastly, the humor in this book with the amazing characters was phenomenal! I honestly have to say this book was surprisingly hilarious. All the characters are just so amazing and funny and I can go on and on. Robin York is honestly has written one of my new favorite books so yay.




    You need to get this book. Seriously. Go now.












    Favorite Quotes: “The thing about being a good girl is, you spend your whole life developing a finely honed radar for detecting anything that could potentially cause people to love you less.”




    “Never let it be said the caveman thing doesn’t turn you on.”




    Teaser: “I can’t be Frankie’s and keep Caroline. I wish I could, but there’s no point in wishing. Every time I kissed Caroline, I pulled her deeper in. Deep and then deeper, until I couldn’t come home again without bringing her home.”




    Swoon: “West reaches out, fists his hands in my coat and yanks me into him. We meet at the mouth. It’s the most obscene kiss of my life. Deep and hard, gasping hot, sticky-sweet, messy. It turns out that West doesn’t even need words to make the point he came here to make. Mine, his mouth says. Mine, mine, mine.”

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  • Posted March 30, 2014

    Stunning. The romance is so well written and completely engages.

    Stunning. The romance is so well written and completely engages. I didn't like the book every single moment but then I didn't really like being 19 every single moment either.




    This New Adult Romance does what the sub genre should be doing--it creates a love story deeply embedded in young adulthood when you know less and more than you ever will. Its conflicts are those of coming of age and not being who you once were or seated in a world where everything is you know it to be. It is an uncomfortable time but one full of risk, joy and sometimes, if you are really lucky, you find the love of your life. These things are equally true for both West and Caroline. Unlike many New Adult Romance,s both leads are powerful and riveting.




    This love story deals with sexuality in a gritty and tender way for the hero and the heroine. The issues of class, privilege and gender inhabit the book with a skill rarely seen and explore the cross section of these compelling forces on the one to one level where it matters the most. In many ways, this is Caroline's book more than West's even though it is told from both points of view. Her reclaiming of herself is magnificent, real, and thoughtful. Her world is blown apart and she puts it back together again stronger than before.




    I am not thrilled with the end of the book. Its not a cliffhanger really but more like a resting point. It makes sense in a romance with leads this young that it would take a while to get the the Happily Ever After but I don't love that part of the book.
    I hope we get to see West's world blown apart, his understandings shaken, and his triumph in the next book. I also want Krish, Quinn, and Bridget to have their own romances, please. Not necessarily with each other lol.




    Especially Krish.




    While not an easy book or a light one. it is tremendously satifisying, achingly sensuous, complexly vivid and utterly wonderful.




    Thank you, Ruthie Knox/Robin York.




    PS There is baking, rugby and wonderful statements about politicians that just can't be missed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2014

    Wow!  It was an unexpected surprise to me how much I really felt

    Wow!  It was an unexpected surprise to me how much I really felt while reading this book.  Yes, even some tears were shed!  

    This book is a story has it all great story, great lessons, great love and great dissapointment.  I cannot tell you how moving this book was to me.  All I can say is you must read this book!  One warning, it does leave off in a somewhat cliffhanger, so if that is not for you don't buy this book.  If you don't mind having to read another great book then read this, then buy Harder the next book .

    Well done Ms. York aka Ms. Knox!!!  I highly recommend this book to you.  ENJOY!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2014

    Great read!

    What a great book! This had it all -love, fights, and true personal growth.This really opened my eyes to a major problem with society and abusive people. It's an issue/situation that could destroy a person. The characters were very real. Everyone from Caroline & West to friends to her dad. Best of all Caroline is a fighter -the kind that makes you smile and think you go girl. Go kick some a** !!

    Just do it, you will not be dissapointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Strong story

    Loved every minute of this book. Love how caro finds her strength and fights back. Cannot wait for the next book

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  • Posted February 20, 2014

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    The Characters...This one is very much a character driven story.

    The Characters...This one is very much a character driven story. Both leads are strong. Caroline didn't follow her feeling when her boyfriend took sexy pictures of them. She let him take them and then when they broke up she didn't ask to delete them. She trusted him even though her gut told her otherwise. She pays for that. It bleeds her and most of her friends abandon her. She avoids getting help and tries to fix things herself. But she finds the strength to get up and go to class. She knows people are talking about her but she faces it. She doesn't run. She only hides in her studies, her one friend and the bakery where West is. She see's what makes her stronger and she gravitates to it. And while she knows West is all wrong for her and is definitely hiding things, she falls for him.

    And West. He has so many secrets you will never find them all. He's trying to fit into a world he wasn't raised in. He's from the wrong side of a totally different town fighting his way up as best he can. He holds down multiple jobs, studies, and may be involved in some illegal things but he's making it work. If he could just get Caro off his mind. This guy has a strong loyalty to his family. He's smart and tells it like it is. Better than most law abiding people, he is literally building his future.

    Needless to say, I love them both. Their banter is so enjoyable and even though they profess to not be friends, I really enjoy their friendship.

    The Writing...A little different style, this book has an almost personal feel to it. The characters are telling the story as much as they're showing us the story. It's an interesting mix that works well for the personalities of Caro and West. The author writes long chapters alternating POV between the MCs. I found I enjoyed being in West's head the most. He's a very real thinker. It is what it is. I totally loved how he resisted the relationship only to realize his feeling. Adorable.

    Should You Read It...The short answer is yes. If you enjoy a great story with great slow burning chemistry, then this is a great choice.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

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    Review: Caroline and West #1: Deeper

    Deeper by Robin York is the first book in her Caroline and West series.

    First off, let me start by saying I would effing kill Nate. Caroline has been victimized by her ex-boyfriend. He posted pictures of her performing oral sex, among other things, online along with her personal information leaving no doubt of her identity to ANYONE viewing these images and then he sent them to everyone they knew and more.

    West is the guy from the trailer park that is clawing his way out, tooth-and-nail, doing whatever it takes to make something of himself and to care for his MUCH younger sister when their mother is unable, or better said, incapable. He has numerous jobs and sells weed and is a loan shark on the side. Whatever it takes was no over-exaggeration.

    Caroline and West were drawn to each other from the instant they first met, completely against their own wishes and plans. It's something they actively denied and didn't think about too much because it just so wasn't happening. After the "incident" with Nate, the nature of their denial shifts. Things change and they find more reasons to be where the other is. This is where I have to stop before I hit spoiler territory.

    This is not a heartwarming, happy ending, feel good romance. This is a box'o'tissues, glass-Strike that-bottle of wine, large bar of chocolate romance book. You will experience all kinds of emotions right along with these characters and it will leave you breathless and maudlin and so very curious as to where the next book is going and who it's about. I can only hope we get to continue with Caroline and West as I am unsatisfied with the conclusion of their tale, as necessary as it may have been, I want more.

    Caroline and West #2, Harder, has an expected publication date of July 1, 2014.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

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    I¿m going to marry West¿or this book¿or both

    Reputation is everything, & Caroline’s is ruined. Her breakup with Nate seemed to go smoothly, but then when she least expected it, he struck back in a way she never would have imagined. Pictures of her most private moments with him have hit the internet, & they keep popping up faster than she can get them taken down. With her sex life on display, her future is ruined.

    West is the best kind of bad boy. He’s smart, driven, & oozing sex appeal. With a full class load, he also holds down multiple jobs & has a little side business, slinging weed, & somehow he finds time for such fine sports as rubber chicken bowling. Though he lived across the hall from Caroline during her first year at college, they’ve hardly spoken. So when he lays a beating on Nate, the last thing she expects is to be the reason for it.

    An awkward confrontation between Caroline & West in the library soon leads to late nights at the bakery, one of West’s jobs, where he teaches her to make bread, & she does some studying. But they’re not friends. Sure, they talk, they spend way too much time together, & they text each other a dozen times a day. But they are definitely not friends. After all, what could a disgraced college student & the campus drug dealer have in common?

    The Verdict...
    I’m going to marry West…or this book…or both. I was appalled & fascinated & invested in this story within the first few pages, & it didn’t let me go until the very end. Okay, that’s a lie. It still hasn’t let me go, which is why you might find me shoving kids & old ladies out of the way if they happen to be standing between me & the next book in the series when it comes out. Black Friday’s going to look like a cake walk. Seriously, though, I think this is one of the best books I’ve read in years.

    What happened to Caroline is frighteningly common, & while we all want to shake these girls & ask them what the hell they were thinking, why they let someone take pictures like that, we’ve also all been in that place where we trust someone so implicitly that we just know they could never betray us. And like Nate, they often do, even if it’s just by leaving the toilet seat up. Deeper so perfectly describes the mortifying humiliation, the complete loss of confidence, the disgusting comments that result when sex pics go viral. I would say I can’t even imagine how devastating that would be, but then again, I’ve now been in Caroline’s head, & it made me want to curl up in a ball & hide in the closet for the next hundred years or so.

    And what can I say about West? He surprised me. I expected a conceited man-whore, & in some ways he delivered, but he was so much more than that. He was a walking contradiction & an incredible friend, & even when they “weren’t friends,” he knew they were so much more. Throwing punches aside, he had a subtle, quiet way of saving Caroline from the judgmental voices in her head without disrupting her life. He didn’t ride in on a white horse, beat up her ex, & carry her off into the sunset. He just stood there, an infatuated drug dealer baking bread & getting her to talk, making her laugh, letting her know the pictures didn’t define her, & he waited until she saw the sunset for herself.

    Deeper takes on a tough issue, wraps it in angst & love & hot-hot-hot chemistry & friendship & awesome, awesome West, delivering an emotional & ultimately beautif

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  • Posted February 5, 2014

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    LOVED this book. Robin York did an amazing job getting into the

    LOVED this book. Robin York did an amazing job getting into the head of both Caroline and West and really making you feel everything they were. Even when you were screaming at them (in your head, of course. Um, mostly) to do something different from what they were doing, you got why they were doing it.




    I am so glad that when I was a teenager/college student there was no Internet or smartphones with cameras? The idea of revenge porn is horrific and terrifying, and I can't even imagine having to deal with the concept let alone the reality. Kudos to Robin for tackling such an intense subject and doing such a fantastic job with it. My heart was breaking for Caroline, at the same time I wanted to pound her ex into a bloody, pulpy mess.




    Hmm. Kind of like West did....




    Anyway.




    There isn't a solid resolution here--book two, Deeper is coming out in July, but I was fairly content with how this one ended. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I am a fan of the HEA is general, but these two characters are nowhere near ready for that. As they stand in this one, they both have way too much to work out and figure out on their own and in their own lives before they can even think of being together.




    That said--JULY? WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR JULY??? Sigh....




    Tissue alert--I was near sobbing at the end. You have been warned.




    5 stars/ A rating.




    I received an ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Awesome

    Awesome!

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  • Posted January 28, 2014

    5 shattered but hopeful stars I literally do not know where to

    5 shattered but hopeful stars

    I literally do not know where to start with my review. This book was absolutely amazing and unlike others I have read before. Raw, painful emotion blends with the joyful hope of living and loving again.

    Caroline Piasecki is the amazing heroine in this story who is betrayed by someone she thought she loved. The betrayal infiltrates her life, festers and keeps her from being the strong, successful woman she was destined to be. But along comes West Leavitt, someone with his own demons, who helps to save Caro and he is perfection to her.

    This story tells Caroline and West's love story, imperfections and all. It tells of how difficult it can be to start over and have a good life despite the one you are born into. Deeper wonderfully illustrates what we do for those we love, even if those decisions have the potential to break you.

    Robin York did an amazing job with this story. Because of the alternating POV, I felt Caroline's despair, her father's disappointment, and her friend's loyalty. I was hurt by the choices and decisions West has to make because he feels responsible for his family, cares for Caroline, and because he struggles with wanting to be more without forgetting who he is and where he comes from. The intensity of the storyline is rivaled only by the intensity of the love scenes between West and Caroline which are HOT.

    I'm not gonna lie, I was crushed with the ending and yet hopeful at the same time. This book does not have a cliffhanger ending , yet there are still so many unanswered questions and I hope to get answers some day. I simply want more of West and Caroline!!!

    Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review
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  • Posted January 28, 2014

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    Sweet, steamy, and deeply emotional, Deeper, was a brilliant New

    Sweet, steamy, and deeply emotional, Deeper, was a brilliant New Adult. I loved every bit of it. It was absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to read more about Caroline and West in the next book. Loved it!

    Caroline was a lovely heroine. She was a stereotypical good girl. She was obsessive about her grades, organized everything in her life, and had only ever been with one guy. Unfortunately, that one guy was a total ass who posted all of her sex pictures online when she broke up with him. And, that got her labeled as a slut, getting her, not just negative attention from those she went to school with, but threats and insults from people all over who saw her pictures online. To say she was in a bad situation was an understatement. But, she handled it all with a remarkable grace. She stood strong and, eventually, decided to fight back. I really liked her. I thought she was a lovely character.

    West was also wonderful. He had a crush on her from when they first met, but her father had warned her away from him and she had listened. He wasn't exactly good news, with his reputation (which was true) for drug dealing and his rather dark past. But, he never stopped caring about her and defended her when her ass of an ex tried to harass her. I totally adored him. He was so sweet and determined to protect those he loved, from his little sister, to Caroline. I thought it was so sweet how he had been in love with Caroline for so long and that he wanted to be a better person for her when they started going out. I just loved everything about him. He was wonderful.

    The romance was lovely. It developed slowly, as neither one of them wanted to start a relationship. But, it happened eventually and it was so sweet. They were perfect together and perfectly matched, in that they completely understood each other. I thought they were so cute as a couple. And, the chemistry between them was off the charts from the first moment they met. And, that led to some steamy scenes later down the line. After the ending, I don't know exactly how their relationship stands and I can't wait for the next book to see if they get their chance at a happy ending.

    The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was so bittersweet. I can't wait to get my hands on book 2!

    Deeper was a brilliant New Adult romance. I loved every part of it, from the characters, to the romance, to the wonderful story. It was absolutely fantastic and I totally loved it. Lovers of New Adult romance, this is a book you have to read.

    *I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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  • Posted January 28, 2014

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    Do you see that? "Caroline and West #1"¿ Best. News. E

    Do you see that? "Caroline and West #1"… Best. News. Ever. I didn't realize this was part of a series when I began reading, but holy crap, I could do cartwheels because I'm so happy about it. I'm not ready to let these characters go yet.

    "When you've got a shot at deeper, you have to fist your hands in its T-shirt and pull it closer. Tug until fabric rips. Yank at it, reel it in until it's naked up against your belly and you're starving and full, desperate and satiated, dizzy and grounded."

    Deeper was an incredible book. It was deep and beautifully written. It dealt very honestly with some very deep issues. It was raw. The chemistry between Caroline and West was powerful. There were elements about their relationship that reminded me so much of Katja Millay's The Sea of Tranquility – one of my all-time favorite books. The friendship between Caroline and Bridget was fantastic. I'm absolutely in awe of this book.

    "You arm yourself with love, friends, knowledge. You figure out who you are. What you want. You figure it out, and you go after it with everything you've got."

    There's just so much about this book that is fantastic. Everything from the characters and their development to the writing itself and the up and downs of the plot to the brilliant dialogue is absolute perfection. I devoured it in an evening, staying up way past my bedtime because I just couldn't think of putting it down until I found out what happened. The storyline was robust. There were so many different elements that I couldn't begin to predict what would happen next.

    "Girls like me – or I guess, girls like the one I was last August – we eat approval. We live for it. So when we do something dumb – or, say, when we do something really monumentally idiotic – we know."

    Caroline was a good girl. A good girl who dated the wrong guy. A guy who ended up posting "revenge porn" photos of her, along with her name and contact info, all over the internet. Now her future plans of being a judge and eventually being in public office are hanging in the balance of one dumb decision. I felt such deep sympathy for Caroline because of the mess she was dealing with. What her ex-boyfriend Nate did to her had to be one of the most heinous betrayals possible. The abuse that she dealt with - the phone calls and rude comments and everything else - was disgusting. It's so difficult for me to believe that someone would be capable of doing something like that to a person they once cared about, but I know it happens. I just can't wrap my head around it.

    "Love is what f___s people up. Love is the undertow."

    West, a baker, drug dealer and waiter with a very colorful past, isn't perfect- far from it actually - but it didn't matter. He was a beautifully broken man who wants to fix other people. He was fiercely protective, mysterious and sexy as hell. There was an intensity to him that just jumped off the pages, regardless of who he was interacting with. But there was something magical about his scenes with Caroline, whether they were pretending to be not friends, friends or something in between. The sexual tension leaped off the screen and when they finally gave in to their desires, I thought my iPad might combust.

    "Bridget likes to pretend West and I have a silent, simmering affair going on. I like to pretend he and I are complete strangers. The truth is somewhere in the middle."

    Because the book is told from dual perspectives, readers get a great look into the minds and motivation of both Caroline and West. They were both broken, complex characters. I desperately wanted them to fix each other… and themselves along the way. I know the term "emotional roller coaster" can be overused when it comes to describing books, but it's a perfect way to describe this one. I connected deeply with these characters and the author's writing was so realistic and beautiful that I felt like I was experiencing everything with them. This book grabbed me immediately, held on tight and didn't let go until the last page. I wanted it to go on forever and to say I can't wait for the next installment of Caroline and West's story would be a gross understatement.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    Patti

    Did not like the ending. Toomuch explicit sex which wasn't necessary.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Amazing story

    I stumbled upon a gem. Enjoyed this book so much

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    Posted July 30, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Amazing, loved every bit of it!

    I won this boon from a fb contest. And I could not be happier that I did.

    From the moment I picked up this book i was drawn in. Feeling all the emotions that Caroline ( the main character) is going through. I also loved the evolution of Caroline throughout the book. She starts out as this feeble, scared girl. Even though you know that girl has a fire in her. The ability to fight back. She just needed someone someone to remind her and spark that fire.

    Here enters the wonderful yet tourmented by his own baggage West! He helps Caroline realize that even though she did these sexual things and now everyone knows, so what! That should not define her, and that she did nothing wrong. It was all him because he was so insecure and petty after their break-up.

    Robin York has a definite winner here. And if you have not yet read this book you should! You wont be sorry, I certainly wasnt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Highly recommend!

    LOVE IT! SO GOOD! Every once in a while I run across a romance like this, great plot, great writing, a sexy steamy love affair! Really HOT scenes in the story that feel like movie magic. The back and forth banter between the protagonists is so swoon worthy! Duel POV's and HOLY COW sex scenes are just icing on the cake. Book #2 HARDER is the conclusion, I'm told, and already available (Or I wouldn't have started the 1st!)
    S.A.K.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Must read

    Loved it, thank you for writing a story about real issues so beautifully

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    I absolutely adored this book. The characters are deep and gut w

    I absolutely adored this book. The characters are deep and gut wrenching at times, and will stay with me for a long time. West trying to dig deep and make a better life for himself and hopefully help his sister. Caroline struggling to make it through the darkest part of her life. Together they can handle anything. Until that terrible day when they are no longer together. I can't wait for the next book....I need them to have their HEA plese!! I highly recommend this one. One of the best NA books I've read.

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