Review & Giveaway: Drowning in You by Rebecca Berto

Title: Drowning in You
Author: Rebecca Berto
Series: ++
Source: Xpresso Book Tours in exchanged for an unbiased review
Where to buy: Amazon

Description: Secretly crushing – Crushed by a tragedy.  Charlee May’s been crushing on Dexter Hollingworth since she was fifteen. Five years later, a horrific skiing disaster at Mason’s Ski Lift Resort leaves her millionaire dad critically injured and her mom dead at the hands of Dexter operating the lifts. Charlee is suddenly the sole caretaker for her little brother while their world falls apart.  Dexter couldn’t be more different from Charlee. He’s tattooed, avoids exclusive relationships and his Dad has a fair share of illegal dealings. With Dexter’s reputation, almost everyone believes he planned the Mason’s skiing disaster. And after all these years he’s still crushing on Charlee May, the girl who’s too good for him. When this cruel twist of fate ties Charlee’s family and Dexter’s reputation together, Charlee and Dexter wonder if their feelings are reciprocated, while Dexter discovers his dad is trying to steal the May’s millionaire fortune. But like an addiction, one look, one touch, one taste—they’re hooked no matter the consequences.


REVIEW: Drowning In You is the story of two young and very much inlove adults whose life is touched by tragedy. The plot developes slowly and follows a very tragic pattern for both characters. Charlee’s parents die as a concequence of a freak accident. Behind that accident is the one boy she has always had a crush on, the one guy she has loved for a long time. Her life changes when her mother dies and her father is confined to a bed waiting for the day when his life slips away.

Darcy’s past comes back to hunt him every time he sees Charlee. Their connection is deep, it surpaces tragedy and pain. The promise of the story is good, but it was difficult to connect with the characters and the pace in which the story developed. I also had a bit of difficulties following the two POVs, there was a time when I wasn’t sure if I was reading Dexter or Charlee’s POV. I also got confused with a word or two but nothing that Google didn’t solve. There were things about the story that bothered me, the hate towards Dexter by everyone town, the blame that still fell over Dexter even when his name was cleared.

I enjoyed the drama and the tension between Charlee and Dexter. I think their feelings and passions were nicely exploit. I liked how well the auhor was able to express the character’s feelings, their pain and their frustrations. This story is filled with passion, troubled loved, loss and frustrations that makes this read feel deep. I recommend Drowning In You if you enjoy heartfelt stories, with a touch of passion, young love & deep desire.

♥ ♥ ♥ ½

 Do I recommend this book? Yes

Can’t wait to read it? Buy it now!


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Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

All Comments

  • thanks for the giveaway!

    Anonymous 05/24/2013 11:55 am Reply
  • Thanks!!

    Karen Gordon 05/21/2013 11:14 am Reply
  • Sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Megan Myers 05/16/2013 1:14 pm Reply
  • Thanks for the giveaway!! This sounds like a great book!

    Kim 05/14/2013 12:20 pm Reply

    Shelley Summers 05/13/2013 5:51 pm Reply
  • This sounds like a really tragic but sweet story I’m glad you enjoyed it! I know they’re common now but I’m always in for a good dramatic tragic past love story >.<

    Xpresso Reads 05/13/2013 9:56 am Reply
  • Can’t wait to read this! N thanks for the giveaway!

    Dawn Bush 05/13/2013 9:35 am Reply

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