REVIEW: In Too Deep by Michelle Kemper Brownlow

Blurb:
Gracie has just finished her freshman year of college in Memphis when she takes a job at a local pizza joint in her home town of McKenzie, Tennessee. She is the epitome of innocence when she meets Noah. Noah is unabashedly handsome, intriguingly reckless and just cocky enough to be sexy. Gracie’s instincts tell her to stay far away from him and based on the stories she hears from her co-workers he leaves broken hearts in his wake. But still, she can’t explain her fascination with him.

Noah puts aside his bad boy ways when what he thought was a summer crush has him unexpectedly falling in love. But soon after Gracie transfers to UT Knoxville to be with Noah, their unexpected love becomes riddled with anger, deceit and humiliation.

Jake, Noah’s former roommate and Gracie’s best friend, can no longer be a bystander. Gracie’s world falls out from beneath her and when she breaks she turns to Jake for strength. As Jake talks her through a decision she’s not yet strong enough to make, together they uncover a truth so ugly neither of them is prepared for its fallout. Will Jake pull her to the surface or is Gracie Jordan finally In Too Deep?



This is the first book I have ever given 2 stars too. I feel bad but this is an honest review.


I understand that in reality lots of women can be emotionally blackmailed into giving up their independance and relying on their destructive relationship. And I know that many women don't have the strength to leave. This book had the possibility to be great! but it was overly repetitive (I will repeat this).

I personally feel the plot was overworked, things were mentioned that wasn't needed. And the character repeated the same mistakes over and over again in every single chapter. She was either crying, puking or having sex. (Don't worry it doesn't happen all at the same time! LOL! The horror!!)

Now normally I suggest that if you hate the main character then the author has created a great novel. I guess I was wrong.

Gracie is so emotionally confused and either crying, breaking up, gagging, snotting, whimpering or getting back together that she just becomes plain annoying. In no way did I end up sympathising with her. Because this happened every other chapter for 338 pages. Normally I demand long novels but this? No this became, I'm sad to say, but it was tedious. 

I have read hundreds of books and I know the difference of a great one and one that just doesn't appeal to me. But judging by the reviews many did! But if you're like me then I would have appreciated a review that stated how wimpy the heroin is right up until the last 5 or 6 pages of the novel.


My spoiler filled breakdown on of the plot

(YOU WERE WARNED)


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Good girl meets badboy turned good
he cheats
she throws up
she breaks up, cries
runs to male best friend cries on him
avoids bad boy
feels used
then gets back together
then he F***S UP AGAIN
slams the door in her face after letting two chicks in. Probably doing the horizontal tango.
SHE:
SCREAMS SHE'S DONE (something along those lines)
CRIES
PUKES
SCREAMS
WHIMPERS
FEELS USED
SLEEPS BESIDE THE BEST FRIEND AGAIN
starts looking at him thinking your hands are hot
they have sex
then she goes home
has sex with bad boy
feels used after bad boy pours heart out
leaves
has 3days of sex with best friend
badboy is now noticed as abusive
after the sixty thousenth time they finally break up for good
Good girl finds love with best friend. (the soul mate)
Oh but we never know if the sex tapes are floating around still though.... 

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