Review || The Same Deep Water by Lisa Swallow

The Same Deep Water
by Lisa Swallow
Series: None
Release date: August 26th 2015
Publisher: N/A
Genres: Contemporary, romance
Age category: New Adult
No. of pages:  N/A
Once, I wanted to die. That was the night I met Guy.
The strange man with flowers stepped from the shadows and saved my life.
Guy. Dimpled smile. Body of a surf god. Smart and funny.
Running out of time.
We became travelling companions through life, ticking off items on our bucket lists. I’d hidden from happiness for years and kept my life under strict control. Guy showed me how to step into the world and experience more. He brought light into the shadows and helped me through the darkness.
I became Phe again. I lived.
There’s just one problem.
We fell in love and this wasn’t part of our plans.
I thought I could cope with our uncertain future until Guy revealed a secret. His betrayal changed everything.
Sometimes, believing the lies we tell ourselves is easier than dealing with the truth.
*The book partly deals with mental health issues which may include triggers for some readers*
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My thoughts and whatnot

My rating: ★★★★

Every man dies, but not every man really lives.
― Sir William Wallace

What a profound, well-written, book. Not only this book touches a sensitive subject but it encompasses around realistic (and emotional) situations.

The Same Deep Water is a new adult romance set in Australia. This is the story of two people living in the present and accidentally creating a future neither of them can see, and learning ten things on a bucket list are just the edge of the world they could have.

Just from that little blurb, I got a hint (a huge one, really) that this book would definitely give me the feels. But, I don't really know what to expect with this book. Would this be super sad, sappy, or something else entirely? I'm not sure at first. But let me tell you, after reading this, the word that comes to my mind is: incomparable. There are lots of books that deals with the same stuff like this book did but something in the way it was written, the way it was presented, that makes it more unique.
The characters of this book felt real. The way they think, the way they talk or not talk, even their subtlest action, is startlingly realistic.
I've always thought that the greatest book would be the book that you would, in a heartbeat, give five stars, but maybe I was wrong; maybe the greatest book is the book that would not only be unforgettable but also a book that would leave a mark. And this book definitely left a mark, a dent even.

Overall, it has been an emotional and enjoyable read. Pretty ironic right?
Did I like the ending? Uhmmm, yes! Is that even a question?
Is it a page turner? Heck yeah.
Would I re-read it again? I'll definitely read it but I'll most likely skim it (to the bawl-your-eyes out parts)


About the author:
Lisa is an Amazon best-selling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, including the best-selling Blue Phoenix rock romance series. Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia in 2001 and now lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband, three children and dog. Lisa has spent the last 18 months with imaginary rock stars who’ve made her dreams a reality. She also sucks at writing bios.
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