Deeper by Robin York
In the New Adult debut from beloved contemporary romance author Ruthie Knox, writing under the pseudonym Robin York, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right.
When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground.
West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.
They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they’re “just friends,” their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself—and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.
When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.
There had better be another book and it had better be coming soon. I am not satisfied with this being the last I read of Caroline and West.
There are so many books that handle damaged characters and this one did it really well! Just when I was beginning to think that I was getting really sick of these kinds of stories, this one came along.
When Nate (Caroline’s ex-boyfriend) posts explicit pictures of her along with her name and location all over the internet, Caroline is devastated. Not only does she get hundreds of degrading comments on the pages, but now everyone in her college has seen her naked.
It is shocking that posting revenge porn is legal! Seen as I have never had it happen to me or anyone I am close to I hadn’t ever really thought about it. So in that sense this book was a bit eye-opening.
I thought that the characterisation of West was really well done. What was good about his characterisation was that he wasn’t an asshole with no intentions of ever being a nice guy. He was not given a brilliant hand of cards at birth and was trying to make the best of his life that he could. That being said he most definitely wasn’t perfect and despite what I just said, he was a bit of an asshole. It was the fact that it was clear that he was trying to improve his life even without Caroline which made him likable for me. I admit that outside of Caroline and West there wasn’t that much development of the other characters but in books it can often be underdeveloped supporting cast or underdeveloped and rushed love story (for me I prefer a well-developed love story).
There were a few things that let this book down for me (hence it not getting 5 stars), I wont name them all but one of them was the language used. I really don’t like the c-word especially when used to name anatomy, it makes me cringe.
Release Date: 28th Jan 2014