Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake’s life he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind.
Almost four years later Charley thinks she’s moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend. The bad-boy-turned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her best friend starts spending time with Jake’s, Charley calls a truce, only to find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him.
As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and begins playing havoc with their lives and relationships. When jealousy and longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to grips with what they mean to one another.
And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the deep…
I listened to this on Audio and the narrator, Ren Chambliss did an Ok job. It's just that I had so many other issues with this.
First there is sex they had when they are still in high school, having two teenage daughters makes that hard to read for me. I'm not delusional, I know it happens...I just don't want to read about it. It just doesn't make for a good story for me.
Second, there is some sort of reason Charley's hometown doesn't like Jake and his whole family, but I never knew what it was. They all just didn't like them because they were new in town??? That just seems kind of cliched. I don't know, maybe I missed something in the narration. It's a big part of the plot; though and is what leads up to the "incident" and the whole reason for their break-up so it seems like it should have been presented better.
Lastly, I didn't like the way everything tied up at the end, which I won't elaborate on because it's spoiler-ish. The story as a whole was just OK for me.