Tuesday, September 10, 2013

[Review] Into The Deep - Samantha Young

Released: August 9th, 2013

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. 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…
"We are all looking for a place in life, somewhere we fit. It's not a place that changes who we are or what we do – perhaps it shapes us, makes us better, makes us more – but mostly it shelters us with a sense of peace, a sense that whatever we do, whoever we are, we're not alone in it."
SAMANTHA YOUNG, CAN I JUST LIKE HUG YOU AND STALK YOU FOREVER?! That sounds horribly creepy but damn, once I started this book, I just couldn't stop. I was working on homework and I just went, "Screw it." and I read on. This book, as all of Samantha Young's books, just made my heart ache all over.

Into The Deep was a beautifully written romance about second chances at love. A story about falling in love all over again. This book told me that age didn't matter. Screw those people who tell you that you just cannot fall in love at 16 or younger, or that it's just small puppy love and a phase. Screw them. When you're in love, it just hits you like a damn hurricane and, as clich√© as this might sound, you've just got to learn to dance in the rain.

I absolutely loved LOOOVED On Dublin Street and Down London Road, and Before Jamaica Lane is coming out next year! I've been a huge fan of Samantha Young since her first two books and now THIS, this was amazing and certainly didn't disappoint.

Maybe I'm a teensy bit biased but then again, I wouldn't be biased if she wasn't awesome.

The romance was just MIND-BLOWING. I loved their relationship, how they're so easy with each other. They were best friends first and then lovers. God, I love that kind of relationships.
Charley: "You're very good at the flirting thing. Very confident for your age."
Jake: "I don't know about that. I've never really had to wor–"
Charley: "Work at it. Confident or arrogant…"
Jake: "You think you're pretty smart."
Charley: "No. I know I'm pretty smart."
Jake: "Now who's arrogant?"
Charley: "Well, I have a reason to be. I'm awesome."
Those two are TOO cute!

My copy in my iPad was highlighted all over with such awesome quotes because, well, they're highlight-worthy.
Charley: "I'm not too sure about the deep. I breathe better in the shallow."
Jake: "Not true, you hate the shallow."
AND UGHHH JAKE. Despite him being an asshat who finally pulled his head out of his ass. He is the sweetest little fucker.
"All I know is that you probably deserve better than me, but I'm too selfish to let you. I'm into you, and I want you to be so into me, you don't even care that I'm not good enough for you."
Charley, because she's been hurt before has this certain way of thinking. She becomes much more cynical and skeptical towards everything, where in the past she used to be more of a romantic.
"I don't think we're ever anybody's, and to believe otherwise will get you hurt." 
Okay, but I won't bore you with the details and spoil the whole thing so JUST READ IT! It's an extremely lovely book that will make you fall in love with the characters over and over again.

Not to mention the awesome supporting characters like Lowe, Claudia and Beck.
Charley: "Well, my mother would hate him. He said 'fuck' twice within a matter of seconds."
Claudia: "I'd fuck him twice in a matter of seconds." 
And then Claudia and Beck with the ~~sexual tension~~

BUT LOWE. OH MY GOD. LOWE IS MY FAVORITE. Can I just please have a best friend like him? Please? Pretty please?
"You're not doing anything wrong here, Charley. You're just trying to protect yourself and I don't blame you."
He is so freaking supportive and sweet towards Charley that I just want to pack him up and take him home with me ;)

I SOOO CANNOT WAIT FOR OUT OF THE SHALLOWS!!!

Minor Faults: can't think of anything right now

MY RATING:

5 CAN-I-FEEL-NOW APPLES!!!!!
I MIGHT CHANGE IT TO A 6 IN THE FUTURE BUT IDK YET ;)

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❤ READ MY REVIEW OF HER BOOKS ❤
Down London Road (On Dublin Street #2) ❊ 5 APPLES!!!
Castle Hill (On Dublin Street #2.5) ❊ 5 APPLES!!!

About The Author:

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller On Dublin Street. This novel is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has sold in twenty-three countries.

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