This gripping, emotional and very sensual read is the first of what will hopefully be many more new adult novels from the talented author whom adult contemporary fans already know and love as Ruthie Knox. With complex and relatable characters, Deeper is one part cautionary fable and one part love story — all woven into a gripping plot. The sequel can’t come soon enough!
Caroline Piasecki used to know exactly what she wanted from life. She followed all the rules and got good grades. When her ex-boyfriend viciously posts explicit pictures of her online, including her identifying information, Caroline is stunned. With her orderly world shattered, Caroline refuses to give up without a fight. West Leavitt has never known anything except a life that is always just short of falling apart. Never, ever, fall in love — it’s West’s one rule in life. So why does he make time for Caroline between working, studying and looking after his kid sister? When your whole world falls apart and the good guy turns bad, can falling for a bad boy turn out to be a good thing? (BANTAM, Feb., 400 pp., $14.00, ISBN: 9780804177016, PB, 18 & Up)