Into the Deep by Samantha Young

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Title: Into the Deep

Series: Into the Deep #1

Author: Samantha Young

Release Date: August 8th 2013

Pages: 314

Genre: New Adult, Romance

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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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It’s my first book by Samantha Young and as I enjoyed reading this book, I am going to check out other books as well. It’s a book about young love that does have a deeper meaning that just the first love, which in some people’s opinion can’t be taken seriously, because it probably won’t last.

Main amount of the book is divided between past and present, where some events take place in 2008/2009 and then some in 2012/2013. Charley met her love Jake in 2008 at a party and their relationship went very well, even though some guys at school tried to convince Charley that Jake is just a player. Everything would have continued to be great, but one fateful party ruined it for both of them. In 2012 Charley and Jake meet again, it’s been 4 years since they saw each other, some things are changed, but some things, like their love has still remained. Even though Jake was just a teenager, he had hurt Charley’s feelings and she is not sure if she can trust him again. Even is love hasn’t died, can trust be restored, if it’s once been broken?

I really enjoyed the book, but the ending was a little disappointing. It didn’t end with a cliffhanger, but it didn’t have a “right” ending either, there wasn’t even an epilogue to wrap things up. Although I wasn’t pleased with the ending, it was still a great book.

 

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