Into the Deep by Samantha Young
Live young. Live hard. Love deep.
Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake’s life he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind.
Almost four years later Charley thinks she’s moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend. The bad-boy-turned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her best friend starts spending time with Jake’s, Charley calls a truce, only to find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him.
As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and begins playing havoc with their lives and relationships. When jealousy and longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to grips with what they mean to one another.
And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the deep…
This book was breathtakingly amazing! Charley and Jake’s story was so original and heartbreaking. I loved how the author went back and forth between the past and present so that you really got to see the whole picture and truly feel the epic-ness of their relationship. My heart broke for them and the obstacles that they had to endure. I am not a big crier…but I couldn’t help but have tears streaming down my face several times throughout the book. This was a book that I could not put down. I wish I had read it the day it went live instead of waiting. The next book (Out of the Shallows) cannot come out quick enough! I HIGHLY recommend!