Into the Deep - Samantha Young Love. Second chances. The fury of a woman scorned.

'I like to say we gave it a try
I like to blame it all on life
Maybe we just weren’t right
But that’s a lie, that’s a lie

Almost, almost is never enough
So close to being in love
If I would have known that you wanted me
The way I wanted you
Then maybe we wouldn't be two worlds apart
But right here in each others arms.'

This book has so much tension. It was practically rolling off these two characters!

I just have one bone to pick with it. Not that this is a flaw only found in this book - it's a common one. I understand that these two characters are going to be together no matter what.

It's like watching a Romeo and Juliet movie adaption. You know how it ends, right?!

I just...I don't know...there were others guys who would have been so much better for this girl than the one she wanted so badly. He emotionally destroyed her. Not only did he feed her promises of forever, give her everything and treat her like she was his world (even dropped the big 'l' word, too), but he made a commitment to the idea of them as a couple.

And for him to walk back into her life after blaming her for things that were out of her hands, after avoiding her for four years, after tearing her heart out...and expecting for them to be able to fall back into how it was?

Better watch out, y'all - this boy is craaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy!

Hell to the no, dude.

Why do these 'bad boys' think that they can waltz in through the door, flash their charming grins and the girl has to melt into a puddle of goo at their feet?! A woman has the right to be as pissed off as she likes, to avoid him if she feels like it and to date whomever else she wants. He gave up the right to speak for her or to have a say in what she does the moment he said the words that broke her heart in two.

I do get why she loves him. First love, and all that jazz.
And I do understand why she kinda-sorta forgives him. You know...YOLO.

But I do think she should definitely listen to herself more. There was a great part in this book where she talks about how she does love him still, and she does want to be with him, but she can't trust him with her, with her love, or with them as a couple. So she is willing to give him the chance, but he's going to have to work for it. That a girl!

Their relationship is pretty extreme - Katy Perry Hot 'N' Cold in the flesh - but overall this book was an interesting read for maturer readers. I suggest hiring or buying a punching bag midway through it so you can take out your frustrations at their futile attempts to get over one another on something non-living :)