Review: Drowning in You

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.

Disclaimer: Recommended for mature readers due to sexual content and crude language.


Drowning in You

Drowning in You

I love beta reading and my experience with Drowning in You is a prime example of why. Watching this book grow into the page-turning, sexy romance it is was fantastic; and now, being post-release day, the rest of you can enjoy it, too!

Drowning in You tells the story of Charlee,  a young woman whose mother has been taken from her in a terrible accident at a nearby ski resort. Her father lies in hospital, dying, and Charlee is left to pick up the pieces and care for her younger brother while trying to fight her feelings for the guy who could have been responsible for the incident that tore Charlee’s life to pieces: Dexter Hollingworth.

The relationship between the two protagonists is exciting. Dexter and Charlee have so much heat that sparks eventually fly, resulting in a case of sexual tension that’s Hot with a capital H. Yet, despite their intense attraction to each other, they know wanting each other is wrong – and the plot and drama thickens!

The novel Drowning in You is told in dual POV: Charlee, trying so hard to feel like a grown up, and Dex, battling against his own insecurities and trust issues to become a better man. Their voices are so real and relatable that you want them to win – even if, at times, you’re not sure they can.

Rebecca Berto has a great knack for understanding the complexity of human emotion and putting it on paper. Drowning in You is a sexy, romantic ride, perfect for those who love the steamy side of New Adult fiction.

5 stars





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