Blog Tour: Into The Deep | Samantha Young | Review | Grand Prize Giveaway

Welcome to the last stop on the INTO THE DEEP blog tour for Samantha Young's New Adult release. If you follow us then you know we love and support Samantha Young 100% on the site and are super excited to once again be a part of one of her book tours. Today we close out the tour with a review and not just a simple giveaway, nope it's a Samantha Young type giveaway, so its BIG.

Into the Deep
Into the Deep #1
Author: Samantha Young
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: August 9th 2013

Live young. Live hard. Love deep.

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…

As I started to read this story, I thought "oh no, another cutesy romance...." not the case. This is such a riveting and captivating read! Not far into the story and I was hooked. The story takes place between 2008 and 2012.

Charley is a college girl who studies abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland with her best friend Claudia during their 3rd year. Upon arriving, the girls decide to go sightseeing and run smack dab into one of the most beautiful men they have ever seen, Beck. Claudia is instantly attracted to him and decides that he will soon be hers. Beck invites them to a frat party and the girls decide to go. While there, Charley (Char) is mingling with friends and feels a presence. She looks up and it's no other than the boyfriend that broke her heart ... Jake. It seems that Beck and Jake are best of friends. She soon realizes that a friendship with Beck, means being around Jake.

Charley avoids him at all costs, though he is relentless. He wants to apologize for hurting her 4 years ago, but she is afraid to face him. She is afraid that she will get hurt again. The two met when they were 16. Jake immediately fell in love with Charley, but she tried to deny the attraction to the "bad boy from Chicago". Once she gave in to him, she fell hard. He was her first in all aspects. She loved him. All of this changed when tragedy struck 8 months into their relationship. Something so tragic that it caused them to split and Jake moving back to Chicago.

Back in college, when Charley realizes that avoidance is no longer possible, she agrees to hear him out. All she feels is pain when she is around him. She is still afraid of being hurt, but she still loves him like no other. One thing she cannot get passed is the fact that Jake was not alone on his adventure to Edinburgh. He brought along his current girlfriend Melissa, who knows ALL about Charley. She knows about the relationship and she knows that Charley was Jake's first love. This is something Charley knows that she will have to learn to live with, although she doesn't want to. She sees the love he still holds for her in his eyes. You will begin to question whether Jake stays with Melissa, or if he goes back to his one TRUE love, Charley. Was it truly over?

There is so much story between these two. I started reading and could not put it down. It was the case of "what happens next?" I didn't want to stop reading. Now that I have finished the book, I am upset that I have to wait until 2014 to read the sequel! Samantha Young has definitely made her way into my favorite author's category. I can't wait to read what is yet to come. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did, although I am sure that you will! Happy reading!

I conquer with everything Michelle's shared in her reflection of Into the Deep. I also loved the novel and can't wait to know what next. New adult fans will devour this book in one sitting. Samantha Young fans don't need us to tell you its great, you already know. 

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestselling novel ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has been sold in twenty five countries. For more info on Samantha's adult fiction visit


Can I have a drum roll please!

Hmm, I said a drum roll, not go crazy Monkey. Even though maybe once you guys see what you could win, you might just go Crazy Monkey after all. Ok let's try that again. Drum roll please!

There we go, that's much better.  And the Giveaway is:

TWO (2) winner can each win as part of the Grandprize giveaway to close out the blog tour:
-A signed paperback copy of Into the Deep
-A signed bookmark
-A $50/£50 Amazon voucher (gift card)
-A designer FireTrap London "Supergirl" t-shirt

Ok, ok, I know its pretty awesome right? Well I did say it was a Samantha Young style kinda giveaway. She loves her fans and we love her back, right???

Their are the rules (booooo), I promised they are easy. Make sure to read the terms and condition in giveaway box below. GOOD LUCK! 


  1. One of the best books of the year! I can't wait for Out Out the Shallows!

  2. I love Samanthas work, she is such an amazing writer!!

  3. I've read On Dublin Street, Down London Road, Until Fountain Bridge and Into the Deep

  4. Not yet, but would love to read it! Looks good!

  5. I haven't read Into the Deep yet, but I've read On Dublin Street and Down London Road, which I love!

  6. I haven't yet, but I hope to really soon!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway! I have not read Into the Deep yet, but I have read On Dublin St. and Loved it!

  8. Samantha Young is a new author to me; I can't wait to see what else she writes!


  9. I have not read Into the Deep yet, but it sounds really great and I would love to! And that is such a cute shirt too!!!!

  10. I haven't read any of her books yet, but I can't wait!

  11. I have entered as it stated open internationally. However I had to make up a Zip Code and State as it would not let me enter unless these fields were completed - but obviously it did not recognize UK details.

  12. I don't see my comment, but my iPhone doesn't like my blogging. Lol.
    I have read her On Dublin Street series and LOVED it!
    This one sounds awesome as well. :)
    Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

  13. I haven't read any of Samantha's works yet.

  14. I had the same issue as Wendles, so I clicked the first state on the list. :) As for Samantha Young books, I've read all the books (so far, at least) in the On Dublin Street series and have yet to read Into the Deep, so I'm really excited about this giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win it! :)

  15. I sometimes confuse her with Suanne Young (so embarrassed) so I need to read her books! They look so good thanks so much :D

  16. I haven't read any yet, but I really want to read Into the Deep, and On Dublin Street!! :)

  17. I have this and can't wait to find time to read it. Wonderful review.


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