Saturday, June 15, 2013

In Too Deep

In Too Deep 
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Long- Gracie has just finished her freshman year of college in Memphis when she takes a job at a local pizza joint in her home town of McKenzie, Tennessee. She is the epitome of innocence when she meets Noah. Noah is unabashedly handsome, intriguingly reckless and just cocky enough to be sexy. Gracie’s instincts tell her to stay far away from him and based on the stories she hears from her co-workers he leaves broken hearts in his wake. But still, she can’t explain her fascination with him.
Noah puts aside his bad boy ways when what he thought was a summer crush has him unexpectedly falling in love. But soon after Gracie transfers to UT Knoxville to be with Noah, their unexpected love becomes riddled with anger, deceit and humiliation.
Jake, Noah’s former roommate and Gracie’s best friend, can no longer be a bystander. Gracie’s world falls out from beneath her and when she breaks she turns to Jake for strength. As Jake talks her through a decision she’s not yet strong enough to make, together they uncover a truth so ugly neither of them is prepared for its fallout. Will Jake pull her to the surface or is Gracie Jordan finally In Too Deep? 


****This book is part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review****
Gracie is everything innocent and Noah is everything that good girls should stay away from, but Gracie despite her instincts and people warning her, she sees something in Noah. Noah cleans up his act and falls in love. Gracie changes schools to be with Noah and soon everything turns bad, but Jake is there to help Gracie. While Jake wants to help Gracie, ultimately she is the one who needs to find the strength to break free. This book was really hard for me to read, the psychological abuse that Gracie suffered was portrayed in a horribly accurate way. Gracie was so innocent and young, she was just beginning to become her own person, learning things and discovering who she was. Then she meets Noah the "bad boy," but he isn't really a "bad boy" that's insulting to put him in that category, he is an abusive doucheater. He twisted Gracie into knots; the things he said and did to her were horrible. You could see the abuse cycle throughout the book and it was gut wrenching. Jake, Gracie’s friend and Noah’s ex-roommate was a great guy. He really tried to help her and give her the strength she needed to break the cycle with Noah. I loved this book it's not a hearts and flowers read it's a book that will show you some of the pain and confusion that a woman who is abused will suffer. The author, Michelle, did a great job in showing that it's not as easy as some people may think to get out of that cycle. She showed that no matter how much another person may want to help, it really is up to the person who is suffering to take some control and get help. In Too Deep is a fantastic book with a great message and I can't thank the author enough for letting me read and review this book.

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  1. Thank you so much for this review! It thrills me to NO end that you saw Gracie and felt her situation the way it was intended. I appreciate the time you spent on this! Thank you!

  2. Sounds like an incredible book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.