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Monday, October 18, 2010

Diving In Deep by K.A. Mitchell

Diving In Deep by K.A. Mitchell
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (201 pgs)
Other: Light BDSM, M/M, anal sex
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

You never forget your first time.

Cameron Lewis loves his job as an instructor/trainer for a water safety firm that inspects water parks. He gets to travel from March through September, always moving on to something different. When a strange emptiness starts plaguing him, he chalks it up to turning thirty.

He manages to shake off the feeling—until he walks into a classroom and discovers that the eye candy in the front row is actually a very grown up version of his best-friend’s kid brother.

Noah Winthrop never forgot his first time. Scary, painful and then absolutely amazing—and with Cameron, the guy he’d always wanted. He’s had a crush on his brother’s best friend since puberty and now nothing will keep him from finally getting Cameron Lewis to notice him.

Even though Cameron once rejected him, Noah is determined to get it right this time.

Poignant and touching. I couldn’t put this book down.

I have to admit, I was a K.A. Mitchell virgin when I opened this book. I’m so glad I got to review it. Diving in Deep had me from hello. Really. In the matter of ten pages, I was hooked, and by the end, I’d laughed, cried, and cheered. The writing is tight and moves at a quick clip, which kept me in my seat, wanting to know what would happen next. This book is chock full of emotion and tension. It’s not an easy read, even if the banter between the characters is light and fluffy at times. Be prepared to sit and read this one cover to cover. You won’t be disappointed.

What really got me was the characters. Honest. Both could’ve been written in a very stereotypical way, as many M/M stories are. Ms. Mitchell doesn’t write them that way. They’re human and relatable. It’s like reading about people you know that happen to be good friends.

I loved Noah. Yes, he took a bit for me to come around to him, because he’s a tad immature. That being said, it’s a good thing. He’s young and not as world weary as Cameron. Noah still has a bit of naiveté that’s endearing. There were times when I wanted to find him and hug him. I could relate to his confusion and reluctance. He’s not a go-getter, per se, but he’s determined.

And then there’s Cameron. The man has issues, but they are issues we all have. He wants Noah happy. If Noah appears happy, then Cam’s happy. Problem? That age-old issue of asking. Cam comes off a tad self-centered, and why not? He’s single, ready to mingle, and cute. He’d got a case of “it’ll all work out”. Still, I liked him and wanted to see him happy—truly happy.

Did I mention the sex? It steams. Yes sir, fogged my eyeballs and it was totally worth it. If you want a book with heart and characters you won’t soon forget, then you need to read Diving in Deep. I give it 5 cherries.

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