January 29, 2014

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY ~ Deeper by Robin York

In this New Adult debut by 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.

Advance praise for Deeper:

“The perfect new adult story . . . West will make you swoon!”New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

“Beautifully written and full of swoony tender moments, toe-curling chemistry, and delicious, twisty angst . . . Stop whatever you’re doing and read this book.”—Christina Lauren, author of the Beautiful Bastard series

Facade:  a way of behaving or appearing that gives other people a false idea of your true feelings or situation [Merriam-Webster].

What facade do you show the world?

Caroline Piasecki appears to have it all.  She was raised in a small town by a well-to-do father and was on the fast track for college and a law degree.  And she did have it all until her now ex-boyfriend Nate posted “those” kind of pictures of her on the internet.  Her future fell apart before her own eyes; by day she is a college student struggling to ignore the stares and voices of everyone who has seen the pictures.  By night she struggles to erase all traces of the pictures from the internet.  Inside she’s broken.

West Leavitt appears to have nothing.  If you asked West he would tell you that he lived in a small town and raised himself.  Let’s just say his parental figures were basically absent.  He’s worked and clawed his way every place he has ever gotten.  All his hard work and effort paid off when he met Mr. T, an anesthesiologist who saw in himself in West.  Mr. T paid it forward and agreed to pay West’s full tuition excluding room and board.  West can almost taste his future success and knows it’s within reach as long as he can stay focused and not let himself be dragged down by his past.

The first meeting between Caroline and West is more than memorable.  Let’s just say that Caroline promised her dad that she would not talk to West.  West sees beyond the Caroline’s facade and knows she could be the one to bring his future plans crumbling to the ground.  Caroline and West manage to avoid each other and haunt each other’s dreams at night.  Things come to a head when West and Nate exchange fisticuffs. 

It is killing West to see Caroline so broken and he wants to fix her like he would a broken washing machine.  West starts teaching Caroline about baking and Caroline starts letting herself open up to West.  As they grow closer, Caroline is plagued with fears of intimacy and West fights his attraction to her tooth and nail.  The more time they spend together, the deeper and deeper they get dragged.

As I read their story, one of my favorite songs come to mind.  Feel free to watch if you are interested http://youtu.be/dV6yuFx5T9w  I thoroughly enjoyed Deeper and can’t wait to read more from Robin.  As I read this book, I truly felt like I knew Caroline and West and had a ringside seat throughout the story.  I feel in love with West and Caroline – although they have their faults – they make sense together.

4.5 FMR Stars!!

~Review by Carmie V.

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Robin York grew up at a college, went to college, signed on for some more college, and then married a university professor. She still isn’t sure why it didn’t occur to her to write New Adult sooner. Writing as Ruthie Knox, she is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary romance, including RITA-finalistsAbout Last Night and Room at the Inn. She moonlights as a mother, makes killer salted caramels, and sorts out thorny plot problems while running, hiking, or riding her bike.

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  1. I would love to win, this sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway...

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  3. I love to find out how characters find redemption and Deeper has me intrigued

  4. I want to see how they get to their HEA.

  5. I want to read how she picks her self up, after the a hole sends out the video. I want to read that she is way better than this. Thank you and have fun

  6. West's determination and strong character plus Caroline's fight towards freedom and her right.

    This is probably my strongest read of the year!