Author: Kate Sherwood
Narrator: K. C. Kelly
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Christy Caughie
Story Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 08/20/2015
Length: 08 hours 20 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, New Adult
At first glance, Cade and Aiden hardly seem like a match made in heaven. Their worlds couldn’t be further apart. Cade is quiet, serious, and determined to succeed; Aiden’s a party-loving frat boy. Cade comes from a rough home and worked hard to get the scholarships that make it possible for him to attend college; Aiden’s had it all thrown in his lap by supportive, kind, and wealthy parents. Cade wants nothing to do with Aiden, but from the moment they meet, Aiden is determined to find a way to bring their different worlds together.
Aiden manages to persuade Cade he’s a decent guy, and a tentative friendship becomes much more. But a trip to Aiden’s family cottage puts Cade in the path of a ghost from his past, and a dark secret he never expected to face again. Cade did what he had to do to escape his dead-end life, but now he sees he didn’t leave it as far behind him as he thought.
I didn’t love In Too Deep from the start but I certainly did by the end. It has a bit of a slow start and it took me a bit to even like the main characters; Cade and Aiden. Cade seemed like an anti-social asshole while Aiden felt like an over eager stalker, but these were just the surface appearances. There was so much more to these two young men.
The book was reviewed by Caroline here (http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2014/12/in-too-deep-by-kate-sherwood-book-review-by-caroline/ ) and I agree with her assessment of the novel.
Cade is very focused on his schooling and doesn’t have time to even date a guy, but Aiden is insistent. I wasn’t sure why Aiden didn’t give up on Cade after so many rejections, but he must’ve seen Cade had something to offer. Even Cade does give in, he doesn’t allow Aiden too close.
There turns out to be a good reason for that, namely a painful past and beyond shitty parents. Cade allows Aiden to learn a little about his past, but doesn’t tell him everything, afraid Aiden will run. Cade falls for Aiden despite trying to keep him at arm’s length. The progress of the relationship was perfect with a natural push and pull between the two men.
The drama involving Aiden’s wealthy, sophisticated family was extremely interesting and the ensuing conflict was engaging. The way Cade’s past and secrets comes back to bite him was a shocker to me. Aiden reacted the way a college age kid would most likely react even if he pissed me off a little with the way he talked to Cade.
By the time the book was over I adored Cade and Aiden and loved their happy ending.
Another great book by Sherwood.
K.C. Kelly did a great job with the narration here. He nailed Cade’s reticence to open up as well as Aiden’s desire to get to know Cade. Their personalities were displayed well thanks to Kelly’s subtle voice changes.
This is the first book I’ve listened to that was narrated by Kelly but it won’t be my last.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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