Oct 16, 2013
Author: Blue Ashcroft
Publisher: Blue Ashcroft
Publication Date: August 3, 2013
Overall: 3.5 out of 5
Rain Wilson isn’t ever going to love again.
It’s a promise she made the day her boyfriend died in a water park accident, one she still blames herself for. Now she’s a senior lifeguard in a new town with a new pool and she’s just going to keep her head down and everyone safe.
Until a mysterious guy follows her into the waves at the pre-season bonfire and kisses her senseless. It’s just one mistake, and Rain is determined to put it behind her, until the dark haired, blue eyed hottie turns out to be her new co-supervisor Knight Mcallister.
Knight is hot, tatted, and carrying baggage of his own. He’s not happy about having Rain for a co-supervisor, and he’s even less happy about his attraction to her.
But between lifeguard drama, hot underwater kisses, and a growing attraction between them that can’t be stopped, Knight and Rain are being pulled deeper into their pasts, and realizing that sometimes too much broken can make a relationship impossible.
Then again sometimes it’s the broken parts of us that fit together best.
Deeper started off with Rain being very withdrawn and kind of mysterious. I liked that Rain knew that the promise she had made to herself was a little ridiculous, but she was determined to see it through until the end.
I thought Rain was heartbreaking, but funny. I felt like Rain had a lot of trauma going on in her head, and for most of the book I was wondering why she felt so responsible. By the end of the book I definitely understood, but I think someone should’ve forced her to go to therapy immediately. Also, the supervisor should be fired for allowing Rain to work on the same day that the accident happened. That felt very unrealistic to me, how could someone be that cold? I’m sure there are people like that, but it just felt too horrible to me.
I hate to compare trauma because everyone is different, but in some ways what Knight suffered was so much worse. Perhaps it was the difference in their ages that made Knight seem so much more mature. When Knight lost Camille he was still definitely damaged, but he didn’t let it define him like Rain did. Knight lost someone he had loved for his entire life, and Rain hadn’t even started dating William. I understand the experience would be traumatic even if you weren’t dating that person, but I really felt like Rain was being stubborn for the sake of being stubborn throughout most of the book. I really liked the way that Knight was always looking out for her, and making sure she was safe.
I really thought that tone and setting of the book was amazing. Blue Ashcroft did a fantastic job of making Deeper feel hopeful yet dark at the same time. I loved that some of the most important scenes took place at night where Rain and Knight’s demons could be on full display. I also really liked the way that the relationship moved slowly and it was definitely not an instant love situation.
I really enjoyed this book, but there were times it felt unrealistic. The characters emotions seemed over the top and understated at times. However it did suck me in, and I nearly cried at the end so I’m going to give it 3.5 out 5 stars.
3.5/5 – A Great Read, Well-Written
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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