Thursday, 21 May 2015
Review: Falling Deep [Nelson Island #2] by Diana Gardin
When I was approached to review Falling Deep I was assured that although it is second in a series, that it could be read as a stand alone. When I began reading I was happy to see that this was correct, it actually felt like Falling Deep was its own book, and although it tells you what happened from the first book, but it doesn't reveal the how or why, so you could easily go and read the first book.
From the minute I began reading Falling Deep I was hooked, who doesn't love a sexy, mysterious bad boy who sings. Reed is all of that, but he also has a softer side to him, and we get to see this early on within the pages. Hope was someone who I felt sorry for, especially the end of the date, but a few pages later I was shocked over what I was reading and why it was happening. MY heart broke for what she does and why, and it's a true look at how important her sister Violet is to her, and how determined she is that they will have a better life.
Falling Deep wasn't what I expected, going into this and seeing that one of the protagonists was a singer I thought he would be arrogant, and self absorbed, expecting everyone to fall at his feet. But I was pleasantly surprised to find I actually liked him....OK I had a book-boyfriend crush on him.
Falling Deep drew me into the pages and I felt every up and down of the journey that it took me on. I liked how things weren't easy for Hope and Reed, that they built up a tentative friendship and experienced the ups and downs of being attracted to someone, but also someone who is hiding something.
The characters in the pages felt real, and I loved Morrow for how he is there for Hope, for the good and the bad, I really want him to find his own person to fall in love with.
Falling deep was an enjoyable read and I am looking forward to seeing what comes next.