Monday, 27 May 2013

Review: Depths by Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt


Title: Depths
Authors: Steph Campbell & Liz Reinhardt
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Genre: New Adult
Series: Lengths #2
Source: Author
Publication Date: 10th March 2013

Tell Me About It
Do you believe in love at first phone call?

Cohen Rodriquez, Deo’s hilarious, ├╝ber responsible best friend in LENGTHS got dumped by his longtime girl because he’s ‘not impulsive enough,’ and he's burned up.

But maybe, just maybe, she’s more right than he wants to admit. So he starts to date.
A lot.
But no one really feels like the one. And the more girls he dates, the more Cohen’s convinced she isn’t really out there.

Luckily he has Maren—the girl with the sexy voice who always cracks the best jokes. They’ve been talking daily for a year…on the phone. What started as all work soon blooms into friendship. Then she asks him.

Do you want to meet?

He's scared out of his mind to ruin the one easy, fun relationship he has going for him. But he takes the plunge, and things are just fine, totally easy and comfortable.

Except that they both sense it's not strictly platonic...there is an undeniable attraction and absolute raw chemistry between them…and every time they're in the same room, that attraction gets deeper and harder to ignore.

Maren could be the best thing that’s ever happened to Cohen… Or she could send his carefully compartmentalized life into a tailspin.

Cohen has to decide if he’s ready to let go of his comfortable fantasy and embrace the one girl who might be able to change his luck in love.

My Thoughts
I have gone on and on about how much I love Liz and Steph's writing and reading Depths just put that even more into perspective.  I read Lengths when it was released and I loved it and when I received Depths to read I was extremely excited.  However due to an ever growing review pile I have been unable to read Depths until my week off work.  I wish I had read it sooner, I stayed up ridiculously late to finish this book in one sitting and I was not left disappointed (unless you count the fact I have to wait for ever to read the next instalment).  Depths is told with multiple points of view, from Cohen and Maren, ensuring we get to see both sides of their story.

I loved Whit and Deo in Lengths, and now I love Cohen even more.  We meet him after he has just had amazing sex with girlfriend Kensley, who then proceeds to break up with him to pursue her dream of going to Hollywood and she needs to do it alone without Cohen hanging around (which after getting to know Cohen, she made a VERY BIG mistake in leaving him).
Maren has on again off again boyfriend Jason, she also works at the warehouse site of Rodriguez Family Furnishings.  She ensures the the shop where Cohen works has all items in stock that they need which involves daily phone calls to speak to Cohen with some flirting from both sides.
Jason is a complete idiot who doesn't understand what he has with Maren and wastes it trying to hook up with Ally.

As a rule I read requested books before unsolicited ones, and after finishing Depths I am regretting that rule.  Depths was amazing, it has everything you need in a book, sexy men, tortured souls, damsel in distress who won't ask for help, romance, friendship.  I demolished Depths and from the moment I finished I began impatiently waiting for Limits to be released.  I love the world that Steph and Liz have created, along with the characters that fill it.

I didn't think it was possible to love characters as much as I loved Whit and Deo, but I was proven wrong by reading Depths.  I loved getting to see Deo and Maren when they actually meet and the tentative steps they take in their friendship.  I love that Deo is doing what is right for Maren and not what he wants.  He respects her sort of relationship with Jason and I respect him for that, it took a lot for him to step back and we get to see how he feels about it.

The characters in these books hold a special place in my heart and while I am counting down the days to read the next instalment, I am also dreading the moment when there will be no more of these amazing books to read.

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