Thursday, July 16, 2009
Review: Deeper by Megan Hart
• Publisher: Spice (July, 2009)
• Language: English
• # ISBN-10: 0373605323
• ISBN-13: 978-0373605323
Some lovers never leave you...
Twenty years ago she had her whole life spread out before her like a mesmerizing map. She was Bess Walsh, a fresh-scrubbed, middle-class student ready to conquer the design world. And she was taken. Absolutely and completely.
But not by Andy, her well-groomed, intellectual boyfriend who hinted more than once about a ring. No. During that hot summer as a waitress and living on the beach, she met Nick, a dark haired, local bad boy. He was, to put it mildly, not someone she could take home to Daddy.
Instead, Nick became her dirty little secret; a fervent sexual accomplice who knew how to ignite an all-consuming obsession she had no idea she carried deep within her.
Bess had always wondered what happened to Nick after that summer, after their promise to meet again. And now, back at the beach house and taking a break from responsibility, from marriage, from life, she discovers his heartbreaking fate--and why he never came back for her. Suddenly Nick's name is on her lips...his hands on her thighs...dark hair and eyes called back from the swirling gray of purgatory's depths.
Dead, alive, or something in-between, they can't stop their hunger.
She wouldn't dare.
Okay... now for my words!!!
Bess, soon to be a divorced mother of two teenage boys, is dealing with a lot.
Her husband, Andy, is that guy that always screws up a relationship, but gives you those eyes for another chance.
Nick, the lover of some many years ago, who is still haunting Bess's dreams.
Bess and Andy dated while Bess was in high school through college. Everyone thought they were the couple that was perfect. Well, we all know how true that is NOT! I don't care who you are, your relationship is far from perfect. But that is how it looked on the outside to everyone. Until that summer Bess met Nick.
Nick was the bad ass of those days. He was the one every girl wanted, but every mother wanted you to stay away from.
This book was rocky for me to start because each chapter goes from Now - to Then and it keeps flip flopping. I found myself just reading the Then... then coming back to the Now sometimes.
And normally I am NOT a skipper.
Bess annoyed me a little because I felt she had no strong backbone. I wanted to take her and shake her sometimes and say "Hey... WTF???? What are you doing?? Andy cheated on you. And yet you go back!!!!" But that is her downfall. She wants everyone else to be happy; and sometimes that costs her. But you will see... that these characters are weaved together in such a way, that it will take you back to those days when you had options of who to date and when the decisions you made affected the outcome of everyone.
Now on for my more thorough review!
The Main Players:
Bess is going through a divorce and trying to adjust to what her new life is going to be like. She moves out of her old house, into the beach house her parents passed down to her. She spent her summers at this house when she was in college. The memories, the lover, the heartbreak, the sea.... all comes back to her! The sea engulfs her, mind, body and soul. She is a stable person, capable of holding her own. She is a person though, that does not like to move outside of her comfort zone. And when forced to step out of that zone... what will happen?
Nick is your bad ass. He is the one your Mom warned you about. Everyone in his world has betrayed his trust, love and loyalty. He is such a charmer that you immediately fall in love with him. Bess comes into his world and he sees hope - or a glimmer of it. He is a very passionate and sexual man. If bad boy, tortured soul is what you are looking for... Then met Nick! His body alone is made to be sex on a stick and when you read his scenes... Wow, you better have a glass of ice ice ice water near you... Because Nick will take you Deeper than you have ever been...
Andy is Bess's soon to be ex-husband. Now, I did not care for him at all... From the beginning of the story... in the Now and Then, I did not like him. In the Then, he was known to play the field but swears to Bess that he loves her. You know the type: you are good enough to have my bank account because I trust you, but you are not good enough to be naughty with. He is one of those. Once a cheater, always a cheater. I can't even say something nice about him. But believe me, I wanted to slash his tires, put sugar in his gas tank and some few other things that I would rather not mention... **yea, I am evil**
Eddie: He is my sex on a stick man!!! When we meet him from the Then, he is the "geek" of the story; pimple faced, shy, fluster very easily, and very self-conscious. He is in love with Bess and there is nothing he would not do for her. I love him, from geek to man, I love him. He is the one you need to keep you eye out for. He is the rock in this story. Not where I thought it would have came from, but when I saw the how it was coming... I fell!!!
Bess bothered me. I felt that she was not as strong as I would have like to have seen her. Having gone through a divorce myself, I know how rough the situation can be and especially with children. Bess has two teenage boys that she is trying to "spare" them the burnt of the divorce. She does not want to disrupt their lives. She is a people pleaser person; she trys to keep everyone else happy or comfortable, but does not consider herself to much. She let Andy walk over her time and time again. I wanted to b*tch slap her and ask her WTH are you thinking!?:!?! While she was in college, she lived at her families beach house and worked part time. I did admire her for that. She did what was needed, she pushed through life when she kinda had no one, but (gessh) Andy there with her. Until she met Nick.... the life she thought she knew, slowly started to slip away like the sands of the beach themselves. She was pushed out of her comfort zone. And we all know how we are felt when we are pushed out of comfort zone... it is not nice.
I will put a twist on this... Eddie was my hero in this book. You will see why, I promise. He was the rock throughout the whole book.
Now, this book deals with things of the past that we need to let go of. It is about things we never say that we should say. You never know when you day will come... and the question you need to ask is "do people know what you really meant to say? do they know how much you love them or how much you hurt them??"
Holding on to the past does not change our future. What you decide to do with what you holding is another story. Bess is literally holding onto to something that is no longer. Nick.
Hussy purring over the sex scenes. They were amazing, and there were a lot of them!! But this book is an erotic novel. But at the same time, to me this was more a love story than an erotic novel.
The cover meant more to me when I finished the book. It really captures the story. This book really is a deep book... pun intended! Nick is her sea... sea of lost love.
Okay... here is all the info I can dish on her right now...
Here is her web site --->>> Megan Hart
Here is her blog site --->>> Megan Hart Blog
Please stop by and show her some love or give a shout out to her!!!
To get a complete list of what is to come from Ms. Hart please click --->>>here!!!
I know I sure can't wait!!!
For an excerpt of Deeper, please go --->>> here.
If you would like to read reviews (that I have done) of her other books I have read.. Please check these out:
Now please remember... these are only my own thoughts!!! And I am a HUGE fan of her's!!!
Now with all this being said... please go buy the book or books and enjoy!!!
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