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Mario Guzman is trying out for the swim team, his ticket to paying his way through college. When he meets Jordan Lewis, an outspoken writer for the school's paper, he considers coming out even though he's been very private about his sexuality all his life.

Violence intended for Jordan takes Mario out of consideration for the team and threatens his best hope for an education
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ebook, 45 pages
Published June 1st 2014 by Dreamspinner Press (first published May 31st 2014)
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Serena Yates
Jun 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay
For such a short piece, this story has quite a bit of depth. Interestingly, the focus is not as much on the romance between Jordan and Mario, but more on the way Mario overcomes fear. And he has a lot to deal with, from his early fear of water to dealing with gay bashing after he met Jordan. This resulted in the romance almost dying before it had a chance to take off, so there was plenty of suspense as well. Quite an alluring mix!

Mario is a tough guy, even though he doesn’t see himself that way
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Nic
Jun 01, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked this story despite not being entirely sold on the attraction between Mario and Jordan which result pretty much in insta-love. But it was still a nice short and sweet story.
Brandilyn
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, read-2014
4.5*

I will be honest, after reading the blurb for Deep Water, I almost gave it a pass. However, I am so happy I gave it a second look. I loved this story. Yes it fits into the hurt/comfort theme that is the Mended Daily Dose collection, but more than that it tackles the very real theme of Fear. It looks at overcoming fear through internal strength and the help of friends. It looks at the effects fear can have on one’s life and happiness. It looks at what getting past those fears can bring. It l
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Arlyn
Dec 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved this up until the end. A young athlete, a swimmer, finds himself attracted to an intellectual and handsome gay journalist. Having successfully overcome his fear of water from childhood to be a swimming champion, he is challenged with another fear. Coming out of the closet to be with the object of his affection.

A beautiful story of redemtion and bravery in the face of adversity. My only complaint is that when these two men finally gave into their sexual cravings for one another, the reade
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Fff
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Désolée mais je n'ai pas accroché à l'histoire. Le personnage de Jordan était pourtant sympathique. Mais peut-être est-ce du au fait que c'est une romance entre deux jeunes adultes, ce qui n'est pas le type de livres que j'affectionne le plus.
Gigi
Jun 01, 2014 marked it as dnr-dnf-not-4-me
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Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, shorts
This was a sweet, warm "fast forward" romance. To be precise, the main storyline wasn't especially unique, but enjoyable enough.
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