Monday 21 May 2012

Review: Knee Deep by Jolene Perry

Knee Deep by Jolene Perry
Publisher: Tribute Books
Format: Kindle
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A special Thank you to Tribute Books for sendin me this book to review.

Shawn is the guy Ronnie Bird promised her life to at the age of fourteen. He's her soul mate. He's more uptight every day, but it's not his fault. His family life is stressful, and she's adding to it. She just needs to be more understanding, and he'll start to be the boy she fell in love with. She won’t give up on someone she’s loved for so long.

Luke is her best friend, and the guy she hangs with to watch girlie movies in her large blanketopias. He's the guy she can confide in before she even goes to her girlfriends, and the guy who she's playing opposite in Romeo and Juliet. Now her chest flutters every time he gets too close. This is new. Is Ronnie falling for him? Or is Juliet? The lines are getting blurry, but leaving one guy for another is not something that a girl like Ronnie does.

Shawn’s outbursts are starting to give her bruises, and Luke’s heart breaks as Ronnie remains torn. While her thoughts and feelings swirl around the lines between friendship and forever, she’s about to lose them both.

I'm always excited about a Jolene Perry book. Her stories really speak to me. They always feel realistic and I can feel it happening to me. Not just reading about them.  I do have some personal experience with Ronnie's tale. 

Knee Deep is a very raw story. Emotional. There were times when I wanted to put it down. My heart was hurting a bit and memories were flooding back. I would say author Jolene Perry got it spot on. Abuse is a tricky thing. Those whom have never experienced it don't understand why someone could "stay" in the situation. The victim just doesn't see it that way. It's different. I felt a kinship with Ronnie because of this. I got her. I understood. The mother in me wanted to help her.

From the beginning I knew whom I liked better--Luke or Shawn. I knew from the first few chapters. There was a bit of The Summer I Turned Pretty vibe to it--which I loved! I don't want to give anything away, os I'll stop there. But, Jolene Perry writes the best kissing scenes! Love it!

If you are looking for something deeper, something with feeling, then this is your book. I consider Jolene Perry one of my favorite author's for a reason. I trust that she'll tell the best story possible. I've not been disappointed yet!

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Jolene Perry's Bio:
Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.

After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.

She is also the author of Night Sky and The Next Door Boys.


  1. I've never heard of this author, but this book sounds really sweet and I want to read it in the future. Great review :)

  2. I`ve never heard of this author, but love to read this sometime:) Looks sweet, love your review:)

  3. I seriously expected a ton of awful reviews of this book because of the subject, and it thrills me a little every time someone says - I GOT it. I hated it, but I understood...

    Thanks SO much for taking the time!!!

  4. This book sound great - I love Jolene's FOR THE LOVE OF CONTEMPORARY blog, so I knew about it before, but great review ;)

  5. Ah my review for this is supposed to be up June 15th and I haven't started!!! I might have to make a secret request to push it:D Great review though! I LOVE Jolene to!


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