Cam has a work that makes him travel a lot all around the USA and for most part of the year. He is used to fucking around without problem, but lately, turning 30 yd created an hollow in him that he couldn't understand. But he is an adult thinking man, and he can deal with his emotions and feelings. Something that Noah seems not able to do. Of the two, who is willing to talk and make compromise, is Cam. He knows he has some issues in his life, but he is willing to share and try to straighten them. And he is able to see when Noah has something on his mind that he has not the courage to spill out.
Cam makes some big mistakes in this book: first leaving without a word after taking Noah's virginity (and doesn't matter if Noah likes all the time) and second continuing to fucking around even if he has met again Noah and more or less has started a relationship with him (and doesn't matter if Noah has not asked him to be exclusive and that luckily, we didn't read about it in the book but only knew about it by Cam's word). But still, strangely, of the two men in the book, who seems to me more ready to start a steady relationship is Cam. Cam makes some mistakes, but he is ready to admit them; instead Noah maybe doesn't do nothing wrong, but with his silence and his attitude to hide when he is hurt, he risks to ruin everything even before everything is started.
Diving in Deep is a pretty much erotic novel. Seldom the two men are out of a bedroom doing something else than making love, but there are also some pretty involving confrontation scenes, and I think this is a good romance of two men who manage to start a relationship not from a love at first sight but with some solid basis for it. It's pretty true what Cam asks to himself, how can he knows if he is fallen in love?
Another very good read from a new author I will look forward to.
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Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (January 1, 2009)
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Cover Art by Anne Cain