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(Caroline & West #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  7,585 ratings  ·  1,107 reviews
In Robin York’s sizzling debut, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right.
When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make th
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Published January 28th 2014 by Bantam
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Duchess Nicole
Revenge porn - sexually explicit media that is publicly shared online without the consent of the pictured individual.

Imagine being in a three year relationship with your boyfriend...the ups and downs that come with a long term love, deciding to go to the same college after high school, even. This is the guy who says he loves you, whom you spend every day with, a guy you think you trust. You let him
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stunning, Important, Real, Thought-Provoking Stars
* * * * *
This book took me by surprise. I am still sitting here with my eyes teary and heart full. You should be aware of the excellent writing Robin York has done with multiple subjects.

She has addressed betrayal by those you trust as women come of age; she has addressed the insecurity we as women feel wanting to be loved and approved of; and she has taken us on a journey of true love for the first time between characters that feels so real, my heart aches.

Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
5 Deep Stars

I want you, and I don’t know how to stop wanting you. I want to get deep inside you, and then deeper, until I’m so deep I don’t even know what’s me anymore and what’s you.

I have been on a long and well deserved hiatus from the NA genre. While there's been a handful of NA books that I had absolutely loved, recently most NA books I've read had been filled with overdone drama, unclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**2.5 stars**

Did you ever read a book that you wished you liked more because it is way better than others in the same genre? That is how I felt after reading "Deeper".

I mean, if I'm rating this up against books like the comically bad Real, which is one of the worst books that I have ever attempted to read, then this gets 1 billion stars. However, that's not all there is to it. To rate this more than 2 stars I have to think a book is more than okay and this just wasn't for me.

To start, I found it extreme
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
4.5 "Deep" stars

I loved this book! It was an easy read for me and kept me the chemistry between West and Caroline was

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Caroline is a good girl on the outside but likes to get her freak on....Unfortunately for her, ex-boyfriend asshole Nate decides to post her "intimate" pictures all over the internet.

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That leads to her being talked about by peo

Title: Deeper
Series: Caroline & West #1
Author: Robin York
Release Date: January 28th, 2014
Rating: 3.5 stars
Cliffhanger: Yes - mild.
HEA: (view spoiler)

Deeper is one of this books that are more than difficult to rate and review for me. Some parts were brilliant, some of them where not and while I enjoyed the story overall, there were fragments that I could not relate to or thmild.
Geri Reads
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: all-my-loves
5 deeper stars!!

Deeper or nothing.

It doesn't seem fair to label this book as NA because to me, it felt way more than that. At first glance, it looks like any other NA book out there. Good girl heroine falling for the guy that's all wrong for her. But when you get to the center of it, the story just pulls in and it's all kinds of amazing.

Caroline Piasecki has her life planned out. She'll go to law school, get an internship, practice law and become a judge. Everythingstars!!
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
5--DEEPly depressing, DEEPly emotional, DEEPly amazing--Stars!!!

How can a book that is so heavy and yes, depressing be SO-DAMN-GOOD??? IDK--but let me tell you, this was. I devoured this book. I couldn't stop reading. I had to know what was going to happen between West and Caroline. How was their story going to end? How could they both overcome the things life threw their way and be together?

Well done Robin York! Well done!!!

Deeper is the story of Caroline and West. A5--DEEPly
It's just me Shelly B
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-na, arc
Ever did something you KNEW you shouldn't have....but ya did it anyway?

We all have!!

Ever did something you KNEW you shouldn't have...but you did it to please or make someone else happy?

We all have!!!

However did that ONE moment change your life FOREVER?

Probably not!!!! Or maybe it did!!!!

Did it make everyone you know look at you differently?

Probably not!!!! But if it did I hope it was in a good way because Caroline's life was turned upside down......and I don'/>Did/>However/>Ever
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ebook
A slow budding romance, loads of chemistry, and highly character driven; Deeper has a lot to offer. Revenge porn is something that happens all too often, and unfortunately continues to be legal in most States. Finding those sex pictures of herself after a break-up was only the beginning of a very long, very dark chapter in Caroline's life. Not only is she plagued with the knowledge of everyone having seen her during such an intimate act, she's ashamed, haunted by the voices of the men who call h ...more
*ARC courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

This book was perfect, well at least to me. In this NA you won't find some whiny heroine that mops around for some bad boy and where nothing happens except falling in love at first chapter and then how will they finally hook up together or WHO will tear them apart.

This is a NA that actually tries to show you how world became too
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Caroline Piasecki is a good girl. She's an intelligent college student, living an ordinary life. Until she's not. After breaking up with her boyfriend of 3 years, intimate pictures of her are discovered on the internet. She is humiliated, afraid and her only hope is to disappear into the background. The last thing she needs is to get involved with West Leavitt, notorious bad boy. She attracted to him, but he's dangerous and doesn't fit into her plans.


West has other priorities too. He has a complicat

Since I read only the sample, I won't rate this. But I'm not inclined to read any more. As much as I enjoy Ruthie Knox's adult romances, even she isn't able to entice me to read this new adult romance of hers.

I'm not sure which genius decided that new adult books have to be written in first person all.the.time. and in that irritating writing style particular to new adult reads, but I'd really like to eviscerate them. It makes every single new adult read sound the same.

I'm not fond of being inside a heroine's head.
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 26, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
3.5 Not So Deep Stars

This is a very SLOW paced story and even though I did like both characters some skimming did occur.


This book appears to be a 5 Star read or a 3ish star read amongst my friends, so give it a go because the circumstances were relevant to our cyber world and it was a nice slow-building love story.

The main character Caroline finds herself and her dreams in jeopardy all due to her ex-boyfriend’s need for revenge.

Both characters attend college and while Caroline holds a lot of appeal for West, he does RUN
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
DNF at 19%

I'm sorry to say this just wasn't for me. The pace was way too slow, on top of which I found the sudden past/present POVs to be confusing when I couldn't even discern when there'd be a switch. Also I spent 3 hours trying to read 75 pages, some I had to re-read because I would space out in between. Sorry. I have too many books to get to and can't afford to read at a snail's pace.


★★★★ 4 'I need the next book now' stars!

Review to come.

**ARC courtesy of Random House Publishing Group, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review**
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4.5 stars

Wow. I was…not prepared for this. I didn’t anticipate this book being so emotional and affecting me in this way.

At first glance, this may seem like your typical good girl meets bad boy with a “you make me want to be a better man” ending. Don’t get me wrong…I like this storyline. But, this book takes you way beyond that. The layers to this story could, in and of themselves, be their own tale. Woven together, they make for an emotion-tugging, thought-provoking, highly ente
Claire Robinson
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - I Cannot Wait Until July For The Next Book Stars!

Deeper is the debut novel by Robin York (more on that later).

This is one of those books where the cover and synopsis don’t actually do it justice. I will admit neither really grabbed my attention, but the fact it was by Robin York (again more on that later), I took the gamble and requested a copy through Netgalley.

Caroline has been betrayed in the most despicable way possible, I’ll be honest I knew about the
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Guess what I did? I read a mushy New Adult book and I liked it.(Actually I loved it) I think the world ended while I was sleeping and everyone is keeping it secret from me.

This book! Caroline had been dating this squirmy little ass. He convinces her to let him take some porno pics of her. You know the line.."they are just for him." Bullshit. Little turdman gets pissed when they break up and posts them on the internet. Caroline is reeling from it. Sh
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lovely-romance
First I have to say… Robin York, Thank you so much for creating WEST I love him…


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O-M-effing-G… I love this book, quite a surprising history! Normally NA is not my gender, but I give it a try, because the blur sounds very appealing and I saw also some 5 stars…

The characters depth of West and Caroline were breath taking, they felt so real to me, all the angst of a first love, and the past take overtakes all their joy!! The main focus of the book is Carolines and her boyfriend sex pictures
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Deeper (Caroline and West #1)
Author – Robin York
Publication Date – January 28, 2014
Type – Part of Series
Genre – Romance
Rating – 3 out of 5 Stars

ARC provided by Random House Publishing via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

First, I want to apologize for not connecting with this book.  I don’t want to sound like an “ex” with the famous words ‘It’s not you, it’s me’, but those words keep popping back into my mind.

I don’t’ know why I couldn’t connect – this was a book that I kept preview.
Michelle [Helen Geek]
April 2017 -- Definitely 5 Stars. Third read. I've read some real stinkers, so really appreciate the books that engage me and keep me engaged. Ruthie Knox at her very best. Wish I had more like this.

10/08/2015 -- Finished the second read for this one and I'd probably bump it to 5 Stars. Better the second time, I think. Very good and just what I needed.

01/12/2014 --

Overall Rating = 4.5 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 3 / 5 / 5 = 4.5 Stars
Wow,! This is a debut novel? What? This book was amazing. I loved it! When I realized it wasn't being published until January I wanted to scream. That means I have to wait even longer for the follow up! So Robin York, take pity on me. Give me a bone. I need to know what happens next!

I'm done ranting now, on to my review...

Caroline grew up in a life of privilege. Her fathe
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 FIERCE STARS*****
(ARC Received from Netgalley)

I really LOVED this book!!
I'm totally kicking myself for waiting SOOO Long to read it!!

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Caroline Piasecki is a sophomore at Putnam College.
Her life has been turned upside down because she has become the victim of "Revenge Porn".
She broke up with her boyfriend, Nate, who decided that she deserved to have her name and reputation tarnished by blasting naked pic
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*ARC provided via Netgalley for an honest review*

Epic book hangover from this one! Easily one of the best books I've read since I started my Goodreads journey (and you know I read a lot of books!).

I loved West and Caroline's relationship. It was deep (see what I did there?). It was beautiful and heart warming while being heartbreaking at the same time.

I laughed, I sighed, and damnit even though I knew it was coming the ending gutted me. I sat here with tears at what had to happen.
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
4 stars

This has a Wait for you/Ruin feel. Caroline has been the victim of sex tapes circling online. She strikes up a non-friendship with West, who isnt sharing much about himself.

I didnt feel invested until a third into the book but when I did oh West! I was glad this had dual pov otherwise I would have been annoyed with him.

I felt some bits dragged and the endi
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can you believe it?!

I can't believe it!!!

Finally! Fucking finally a hetero book that I loved.

A heroine who didn't piss me off.

A hero I would die for.

A fresh and original storyline ...

I mean, COME ON! I don't usually make it past the hetero sample (even though I really want to) but this was compelling stuff! Okay, not totally all compelling and sometimes a bit too much draaaahma but hey-ho, this is NA.

Robin York you are onto
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-books
4.5 Deep Stars

Oh my GAH!!!!! I just want to rip my hair out! BUT in a good way

Caroline has a sex tape released by her ex-boyfriend. She was on track to be a top involved student, making good grades and getting attention, but it all changed with the release of the video and photos. Now, Caroline wants to just be invisible.

One day, Caroline runs into West, her crush, who beats up Nate, Caroline’s ex-boyfriend. Caroline is confused and doesn’t know why West would beat up Nate and hopes it’s not because of her. After a year of adStars
“It’s deeper or nothing.”


Sorry guys, but this book did not work for me. The whole time I was either:



★upset, and or

★utterly depressed.

It was that morose for me and not even the romantic elements could amend it.

I know that you guys might think, “well, she should have known that this wasn’t going to be some kind of sunshine and rainbows type of read” and I did too. In fact, that’s what originally what had appealed to me in the first place.


It was the plot premise and proposed subject matter that mit.
Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and wish I would have read it sooner.

Highly recommend for lovers of angst.
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Robin York grew up at a college, went to college, signed on for some more college, and then married a university professor. She still isn’t sure why it didn’t occur to her to write New Adult sooner. Writing as Ruthie Knox, she is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary romance, including RITA-finalists About Last Night and Room at the Inn. She moonlights as a mother, makes killer salted caramels, and sor ...more

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