Lengths by Steph Campbell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow, what an incredible book!! I loved it (and Deo)! This is a Contemporary, New Adult book, and was told from two POV's. The on/off relationship between Deo and Whit was enough to cause a permanent heart arrhythmia. My emotions were all over the place while reading this book! I was excited, pissed, happy, sad, and everything in between.
Deo's mother and grandfather were an absolute RIOT! Especially his mother's euphemisms for sex.. like threading the needle. His grandfather was snarky and sarcastic.
Deo: Surfer, beach bum, jobless, unmotivated. Sounds unappealing huh? But he was far from that. I loved him. He was so sweet, sexy, and very very charming. Super Swoonworthy!!!
Whit: I didn't connect with her as much as I would've liked, but understood why she felt/did what she did. She tried hard to be independent, but was constantly running away from her problems.
The story: They meet in a tattoo shop on Deo's birthday. The tattoo was a gift from Deo's hippie mother. Whilst trying to decide upon a tattoo, Whit offers him one that she had designed. He decided to get it. They soon fall into a just friends relationship, then into a friends with benefits relationship. The problem, Deo wants more and Whit is terrified to make that leap, feeling that she would lose all of the control she had worked so hard to build. Deo pushes too hard and has to get the one person.. the one thing that ever motivated him back.
If you liked Beautiful Disaster or Love Unscripted, you'd like this book. There is a bit more adult language in it, but that didn't bother me.