{Review} Deep Blue by @Jules_Barnard

September 30, 2014 New Adult, Reviews 2 ★★★★

{Review} Deep Blue by @Jules_BarnardDeep Blue by Jules Barnard
Pages: 291
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on May 6, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult, Romance
Source: ecopy from Author

First loves, second chances…

When Cali Morgan kicks off her perfect post-college summer in Lake Tahoe, she has everything she ever wanted: acceptance into a top law program, a gorgeous boyfriend, and an incredible summer planned with her best friend.

Confident about her place in the world, Cali makes it her mission to be her friend’s wingwoman and help her meet guys. What Cali doesn’t count on is running into Jaeger Lang, one of her older brother’s high school friends, or the sparks that fly when she’s around him.

Jaeger has changed, and it’s not just the added height and muscle. There’s something about him that’s deep and a little scarred. In spite of the changes, Jaeger becomes a top pick for her friend—if Cali can keep her hands off him.

But when Cali’s boyfriend dumps her and her carefully laid plans begin to unravel, she finds herself questioning what it is she truly desires. In the midst of doubts about her future, one thing is very clear: she wants Jaeger for her own. The question is, has her friend already fallen for him?

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
NA Review My Thoughts

Deep Blue is the first book in the Blue Series. The Blue series is what I think has become the standard series setup for New Adult books. Each book is a standalone about a different guy and girl pairing. It is their story told in Dual Narrative between the two of them, and even though all the books focus on different couples and can stand on their own, they are normally interconnected in some way. Most of the time the series is about a group of friends, each one getting their own book. I understand that this setup might not be for everyone, and I have heard a lot of people complain (in general, not about this book) that it makes new adult books all seem formulaic and the same. This setup does not bother me at all. In fact, when it is done well I love it! There is still a ton of room for creativity in the plot and I really like the dual narrative point of view story telling for romances. I really enjoyed Deep Blue.

The Blue Series is one that I initially read out of order. I read the second book, Blue Crush several months ago and I loved Gen and Lewis’ story. So I knew I wanted to go back and read the first book before the third book came out. And I have to say, it was kind of cool that I did read it out of order.  It was fun to see the interactions between Gen and Lewis in Deep Blue knowing what was coming for them in their story. It was like having the ability to see into their future and it made me giggle and smile at times. But back to the book at hand. Deep Blue is the story of Gen’s friend Cali and Jaeger.

It was so easy for me to see that Cali was in a dead end relationship. Her boyfriend seemed like a class A jerk. I loved seeing Cali react to Jaeger. That’s what it felt like for me. He caused such a strong reaction in her thoughts and actions, and really all parts of her. Something that didn’t even remotely happen with her ex. It was nice to see him get under her skin. And he was a real sweetheart. I thought their story was a great journey. They have a lot of stuff thrown at them. At times it felt like too much that Jaeger (and Cali) were dealing with, but I just rode it all out with them. What I liked most about Jaeger was his job. I thought it was beyond cool and I want to see some of his creations. I also really liked how well it paired with Cali’s talent.

Deep Blue did a great job of giving you glimpses of all of the guys and girls from the first three books. I really enjoyed Deep Blue. I don’t know if I liked it more than Blue Crush but it is really close. If you like New Adult romances, the blue series is one that you will be sure to enjoy!


 Books in the Blue Series:
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About Jules Barnard

Jules Barnard is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended UC Davis, whose college landscape often finds its way into her New Adult novels. She has a Master’s degree and spent many an hour running statistical analysis, until she realized her favorite part of the job was writing reports. She decided to cut out the math and add in some hot guys, and so began her career as a novelist.

Jules is a Northern California native living on the coast with her husband and two children. She has no impulse control around cupcakes and credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

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