Falling Deep

Falling Deep

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by Diana Gardin
     
 

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Reed Hopewell is a lot of things to a lot of people . . .

To his parents, he's the son who needs to get serious. To his friends, he's the player they all want to be. And to his fans, he's the hottest rocker in Charleston. But never has Reed been anyone's hero-until the night he finds Hope.

Hope Dawson can count the number of men she

Overview

Reed Hopewell is a lot of things to a lot of people . . .

To his parents, he's the son who needs to get serious. To his friends, he's the player they all want to be. And to his fans, he's the hottest rocker in Charleston. But never has Reed been anyone's hero-until the night he finds Hope.

Hope Dawson can count the number of men she trusts on one hand. Definitely not the guys she goes out with or the stepfather who treats her like property. She'd be out of his house tomorrow if not for the need to protect her little sister. But when things at home go from bad to worse, Hope has to act fast-and Reed is the only person she can turn to . . .


70,000 words


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455560974
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
04/07/2015
Series:
A Nelson Island Novel
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
31,504
File size:
396 KB

Meet the Author

Diana Gardin is a wife of one and a mom of two. Writing is her second full time job to that, and she loves it! Diana writes contemporary romance in the Young Adult and New Adult categories. She's also a former Elementary school teacher. She loves steak, sugar cookies, and Coke and hates working out.

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Falling Deep 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
slarson0625 More than 1 year ago
Falling Deep is the first book I have read by Diana Gardin and it definitely won't be my last. I am a huge fan of rockstar books and I must say I really enjoyed this one. I will surely go back and read the first book in this series to get a better understanding of Sam and Aston's relationship. Reed Hopewell is a business man by day as this is what his parents think he should do with his life but at night and on the weekends he sings at local clubs because performing is his true passion in life. He is quite the ladies man and has no intention of settling down until he lays eyes on Hope, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen while at the local club. He ends up having to save Hope from being attacked by the guy she is on a date with and he is very intrigued by her. Will Hope by the one to finally get Reed to settle down and want to be in a committed relationship? Hope Dawson spends lots of nights at the club working for her stepfather as an escort. She absolutely hates her job but in order to protect her sister Violet from their abusive mother she has no other choice. She is very intrigued by Reed but she knows that in order to keep the peace at home she must remain single as part of her job. When things in her life take a turn for the worse she runs to the one guy she has been trying to stay away from. Things start to get serious between Reed and Hope the more time they spend together and Hope finally feels like she can open up to him about her life. Will Hope finally be able to open up to Reed and reveal the secret she has been trying to keep hidden? Will he stick around when he finds out the secret Hope is keeping from him? I loved the connection between Reed and Hope. These two went through many ups and downs throughout the story but always seemed to find their way back to one another. The secondary characters added lots of depth to the storyline. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Gardin in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can read as a standalone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kassiah More than 1 year ago
Twenty-one year old Hope Dawson is trapped in a life working as an escort for her stepfather in order to protect her younger sister. She isn’t sleeping with her clients, but it’s only a matter of time before her stepfather forces her to do that. When playboy musician Reed Hopewell saves her from being assaulted one night, it’s both the best thing and the worst thing to ever happen to Hope. Well, I guess to both of them. Reed is twenty-three and torn between pursuing his passion and joining his place in the family business. “I know you love the music thing and you’re really good at it. It’s time to decide…are you going to make a life with us here at the company or are you going to get out there and do the singer-songwriter thing full-time? It’s now or never, little bro.” Determined never to fall in love, he’s even more torn up when he saves Hope and can’t get her out of his mind. “But if I see her again…” “If you see her again, you think you’ll go man-whore Reed on her?” Reed nodded. “Bingo. She’s hot, man. Like…lingerie-model hot, only shorter. She’s got this hair…never seen anything like it, it’s so long and…and her ski is this bronze color that makes me crazy, wanting to touch it. And her eyes…her eyes are this brownish green that keeps glinting flecks of gold in the light. And she was so petite, I think I could fit my hands around her waist…” I loved this. It reminded me of Aladdin when he’s going on and on about Jasmine’s hair and eyes and …yeah.: She 's Got these eyes Aladdin As much as they want each other, both Reed and Hope try to avoid the inevitable. “Holy hell,” he murmured against her skin. “I’ve done this before. I swear I have…why is it all so much…more tonight?” “Because it’s us,” she said simply. “And there’s something about us, Reed. I feel it, and so do you.” But Hope has secrets and isn’t willing to tell Reed what’s going on in her life. What happens if he finds out what Hope’s job really is and that she’s not giving it up? I haven’t read anything by Diana Gardin before, but I really enjoyed this book. You know how I feel about Rockstars and playboys who fall head over heels for a girl he doesn’t see coming, so this book had lots of stuff that I loved. I loved the storyline and the characters, especially (no surprise here) Reed. He goes through a true transformation, and I enjoyed taking the journey with him. He was sweet and swoony and Southern. I love guys from the South! It felt like he’d been waiting years to kiss her, to feel her body molding against his, to feel her hands tangling in his hair as they now were. The little surprised gasp that vibrated against his lips as he grabbed her only fueled his need to get as much of her touching as much of him as he possibly could. As for Hope, I get why she does it but the push and pull with him drives me crazy. I’m glad she realizes what she’s done pretty much right away instead of being stupid about it until the last second of the book. I loved her sister and her best friend, Morrow, and I hope that Gardin has plans to continue this series with him. Falling Deep is a quick read with lovable characters, a hot romance, and a believable storyline. If you like rock star romances or books with swoony guys, you’ll love this one, too.