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…
“Did you go food shopping yet? Is the food expensive? Do you understand what half of it is?”
I swallowed my laughter. “Mom, I’m in Scotland, not the Amazon.”
“I know but they eat things we wouldn’t dare eat.”
She sounded so horrified I couldn’t help my dry retort. “They’re not cannibals.”
A spray of soda shot past my eyeline and I twisted to see my best friend Claudia choking on Diet Coke as she listened to my side of the conversation. We were sitting in the kitchen of our student apartment, our butts on the comfortable, but still weird, waiting room chairs that had been supplied in our common room/kitchen. Our backs were to the wide floor-to-ceiling window that looked out over the courtyard of our building, the sun hitting the glass and prickling our skin with its heat. Everything about the room was clean, fresh, and hardwearing. The accommodation was basic but it was warm and safe and a million times better than I’d been led to believe it would be.
“So dramatic, Charley. I’m just saying, the food is a little different,” Mom continued. “I want to make sure you’re eating right.”
Je suis une grande fan de Samantha Young, que je trouve bien meilleure, dans ce style littéraire, que bon nombre d'auteurs. Cette saga en deux tomes, publiée en auto-édition et avant sa série "Dublin street", est vraiment très sympa à lire et j'ai beaucoup aimé les personnages principaux, Jake et Charley bien sûr, mais également Beck, Lowe et Claudia. L'histoire, qui se déroule en Ecosse, est bien construite, romantique et se lit d'un trait. Il n'y a pas de longueurs et on ne s'ennuie à aucun moment. Je suis vraiment impatiente de commencer le tome 2 !
J'ai adoré ce livre ! Rien à préciser sur le livre car le résumé dit tout. A savoir que dans le livre, on alterne entre 2008 (première rencontre entre Jake et Charley) et 2012 (les retrouvailles à Edimbourg)
Un New Adult très bien réussi et bien écrit, à lire. Par contre, on est dans le NA donc rien d'original quand on en a déjà lu pas mal.