He hadn’t been her first lover or the first boy to give her an orgasm. He hadn’t even been the first she’d loved. Â He’d been the first to turn her insideÂ outÂ withÂ somethingÂ as simple as a smile. The first to make her doubt herself. Â He’d taken her deeper than anyone ever had, and yet she hadn’t drowned.
Redonk Nutshell: Recently separated, woman returns to her childhood summer home and encounters her long dead past love
I’m on a Megan Hart kick, and I’ve had my eye on this book for a good long while.
Bess returns to the beach house where she spent her summers, her heart wrenching at the changes in her life. Â When she finds herself at the surf dreaming of Nick, her summer fling from years gone by, he suddenly appears. Â He looks exactly as he did all those years ago, and both of them are swept away by unresolved passion. Â But something is off – Nick hasn’t aged at all, and he doesn’t know where he’s been all these years. Â Bess is at a loss trying to rationalize her emotions, and she can’t bring herself to second guess another chance with Nick.
I really love Megan Hart’s work. Â She isn’t afraid to get into the nitty gritty emotional stuff that isn’t always, er, posies and lollipops. Â In other words it’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable. Â Her stories focus on those moments in life that are painful and tough, moments that aren’t always easy to read about. Â DeeperÂ is a story about choices and regret. Â Bess had made a choice many years ago that broke her and Nick apart. Â Nick made a choice that ultimately put them apart for good. Â When they’re reunited years later, with the help of the inexplicable, they wade through the events of their past while reigniting their passion for each other.
Though a lovely tale, this wasn’t my favorite by Ms. Hart. Â That honor, I think, is still held by BrokenÂ or Collide. I found Bess hard to like at times, and I didn’t really understand how she could do the things she was doing (or not doing). Â Then again, that’s the fun in reading a well-written book with super introspective themes. Â For me, though, I didn’t connect with DeeperÂ as, er, deeply, as I did with other works by Ms. Hart.
Romance: 3/5 Â Â Â Â Â Â Raunch: 5/5