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Is there anything you would change about this book?
I have discovered Samantha Young by listening and then actually reading Dublin street series. Paula Castello has done wonderful job reading it and I fell in love with Samantha's writing.
Following the success, I have purchased this book (and its follow up) and I was tormented by it. What a disappointment. I am not sure whether poor narration killed the story for me or it was a combination of narration with lousy story line.
Renee Chambliss is unable to differentiate characters in any way. Not by changing the tone of voice, neither by the accent nor voice's timbre. Furthermore, every single sentence is finished by prolonging the pronunciation of the the last word in the sentence. So irritating!!!!
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Narrator needs to be changed and the book relaunched! Maybe it will save the book.
How could the performance have been better?
By inviting Paula Castello to narrate it.
Into the Deep is the book it claims to be. It's a second-chance/ex-lovers romance through and through. It starts off in alternating chapters between present and past, so we really do fall in love with this couple twice in this book. A second chance at love story always tugs at my heartstrings. Not only did Into the Deep tug at my heart strings it settled in and gave my heart a great big crushing squeeze! It was filled with painful longing, lusty attraction, and a once in a lifetime romance. Jake & Charley first meet in high school. Jake moves to Charley's small-town and turns her world upside down. She trusts and loves him whole-heartedly. They fell into love while they were both sixteen. They were very young, but sometimes life works out like that. Unfortunately, tragic circumstances cause a rift and Jake leaves Charley without any explanation shattering Charley’s heart. She’s never been the same. Over three years later Charley has moved on as best as she could and is fulfilling her goal of studying abroad. Complete shock, excruciating pain, and disbelief strike Charley when she finds Jake also attending school there, as well, with a girlfriend in tow! Avoiding him and his girlfriend is near impossible as all of their friends hang out together. Plus, Jake can’t seem to stay away from Charley and asks her to be his friend. She knows that she should avoid him and refuse but she just can’t tell him no. Their mutual attraction and deep connection comes through loud and clear to everyone around, causing drama and angst. The story alternates chapters flashing back to the past, and then going back to the future, revealing slowly what went wrong with Charley and Jake.With all my uneasiness over Jake I still want nothing more than a HEA between them. Their hot chemistry, sparks, and attraction are felt profoundly throughout the story!! Samantha Young always manages to suck me in with her addictive and wonderful writing. All the ups & downs were worth every moment! I'm looking forward to the sequel once released!!
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Honestly, after hearing the first 30 mins of the book I stop and just go on reading the book itself. I cannot stand the delivery of the narration on this book.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful