Into the Deep by Samantha Young

Into the Deep

Book Description

Live young. Live hard. Love deep.

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…

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I’m a fan of Samantha Young after On Dublin Street. I enjoy her writing style and her characters. Into the Deep solidified that for me. Again, her character development drew me into the story and the story telling kept me there. Into the Deep was a sweet and enjoyable book. The book was a fast and easy but wasn’t as deep as I was expecting. I loved all Charley’s friends and would love to know more about them. They were a fun bunch.
This is a second chance romance that is not a stand-alone. The story ends a bit abruptly, so be prepared. I loved the author’s illustrative writing which makes the places, scenery and people come to life for me on the pages. Prepare for a little escapism and enjoy! Rating: 3.5 Stars

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