Review: Deep Blue by Jules Barnard

December 26, 2014 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 6 Comments

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.
Review: Deep Blue by Jules BarnardDeep Blue
by Jules Barnard
Series: Blue #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: March 6, 2014 by Self-Published
Format: eBook
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3.5 Stars
Source: Purchased

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?

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REVIEW

I have been hearing a lot about the Blue series and I decided to give it a try (it has pretty covers and I am a sucker for pretty covers). Moving on, I read Deep Blue and I will be honest and say I expected more but it was a great story.

Cali is someone who has her future planned: go to Harvard and get a law degree. First, she goes to Lake Tahoe to work at casinos with her best friend Gen, who had gone through a bad break-up and Cali wants to find someone suitable for her to date. What Cali doesn’t expect is to find someone she is immensely attracted to: Jaeger. She has a boyfriend so she tries not to get involved but her attraction for Jaeger keeps on growing.

Cali’s boyfriend ends up breaking up with her and even though she is heart broken, she can’t help but feel hope for her and Jaeger.

I love Jaeger’s name. I have never heard someone with that name or similar to it (well, except for Mick Jagger) and I was in love with it. I was drawn to Jaeger, not only because of his name, but his good looks and great personality. He was always the perfect gentleman and very caring. Jaegar likes to carve wood and make designs, while Cali likes to sketch. And this is what I like: Jaeger took one of Cali’s sketches and incorporated into one of his carvings. What I like about it is that they both do something they love and they can share it with one another.

I didn’t like Cali at times—I wanted to slap her—because she would act immature. One of these examples is that she sees Jaeger and Gen hugging and instead of going over to ask what happened, she decides to pack a bag and leave. I understand that she felt betrayed but I believe she should have asked first rather than jump to conclusions.

I did relate myself a little to Cali and that is about not knowing what to do with the future. This happened to me in high school. I remember I was dead set on studying Criminology. I would search information on this matter non-stop. I remember saying “I will never be a Psychologist. NEVER.” But God works in mysterious ways and I did stuff that I am not proud of and I now carry the scars to prove them but I don’t regret what happened. It made me the person I am today, it led me to want to become a Psychologist and help teenagers like me. I finally discovered what I really wanted just like Cali discovered what she wanted to pursue.

All in all, it was a light, enjoyable, great summer story.

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About Jules Barnard

Jules Barnard writes New Adult fiction. In her debut Blue Series, a summer in Lake Tahoe is anything but carefree when a group of recent college grads discovers that to find real love, sometimes you have to look beneath the surface.

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.

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