Deeper by Megan Hart
They say that true love never dies, not even when people do. Is it possible for love to transcend all space and time?
Some lovers never leave you... Twenty years ago she had her whole life spread out before her. She was Bess Walsh, a fresh-scrubbed, middle-class student ready to conquer the design world. And she was taken. Absolutely and completely.
But not by Andy, her well-groomed, intellectual boyfriend who hinted more than once about a ring. No. During that hot summer as a waitress and living on the beach, she met Nick, a dark haired, local bad boy. He was, to put it mildly, not someone she could take home to Daddy.
Instead, Nick became her dirty little secret - a fervent sexual accomplice who knew how to ignite an all-consuming obsession she had no idea she carried deep within her.
Bess had always wondered what happened to Nick after that summer, after their promise to meet again. And now, back at the beach house and taking a break from responsibility, from marriage, from life, she discovers his heartbreaking fate--and why he never came back for her. Suddenly Nick's name is on her lips...his hands on her thighs...dark hair and eyes called back from the swirling gray of purgatory's depths.
Dead, alive, or something in-between, they can't stop their hunger.
She wouldn't dare.
Bess is your average teenage girl. She struggles to truly fit in with other girls her age, she's working to earn her own money while on summer vacation, and her boyfriend is a jerk who hardly appreciates her. When she unwittingly falls for Nick, the local bad boy, her world spins out of control. Chaos ensues all summer long and ends with the promise of meeting Nick again, except he never shows.
Twenty years later, Bess returns to her family's summer home and her life is once again in disarray. On a dark night on the beach she silently wonders whatever happened to Nick? He appears out of nowhere, well out of the ocean, and reignites the flame that burned two decades earlier. Nick looks exactly the same as his former, younger self, but Bess has aged. There is no rhyme or reason for his return, all she knows is she loves him just as much now as she did back then.
I have pretty much enjoyed everything that I've ever read by Megan Hart, which is why I was so surprised when I read Deeper. The story had great potential, but fell really short of my expectation. The story jumps back and forth between the past and the present, which got old after a while. Nick and Bess have obvious physical chemistry, but that's about it. The ending seemed a bit abrupt and incomplete, leaving me feeling like there was something more that should have been said.
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This book was self-purchased. I received no compensation for this review. The opinions express are my own.