After five months of blissful pretending, Sadie and Rayne are practically the couple of the year. At least, according to Sadie’s friends at school they are. But she knows the truth. Their feelings are just an illusion. Now, with graduation and college right around the corner, Sadie realizes she can’t put off the inevitable any longer. She has to make a choice. Take the easy way out and run away from her problems, as usual, or move forward with courage and discover her own destiny. But when Ash Hastings, the son of the black-eyed man who almost drove Sadie to her death last November and Rayne’s supposed best friend, makes an unnerving appearance in Sadie’s life again, the path to her future takes an unexpected turn. And this time, Sadie’s life isn’t the only one in danger.
Author Christie Anderson did an awesome job of slipping in back story details so well that I didn't even realize that I was reading Book 2 without reading Book 1,which I didn't do on purpose.There is never a dull moment in Sadie and Rayne's story.I really enjoyed this read and can't wait for the next book to see what happens next. At the beginning I felt bad for Ash. I thought he was a good guy and then he starts to prove me wrong.Although he is torn due to circumstances beyond his control and all he really wants is to be good enough for his father, his actions are do not come with well intentions. I love Rayne and Sadie but at some points I wanted just scream at them to just be honest about their feelings.Besides that Rayne and Sadie are very likable characters.Sadie seems to be a weak girl in need of constant saving but in the end she finds her inner strength. Rayne maybe strong and but he also has a sensitive side which bring depth to his character. Rayne and Sadie try to get back to a "normal" life after a very traumatic incident that leaves Sadie a little shaken.But Sadie is strong and is determined to move on from that nightmare like it never happened.The only problem is that other people have plans that may keep that from happening.And this time it may not just be her life on the line but her mother's too. Ash lost his mother and now he may have lost his father.Ash can't deal with the pain so he will do anything to make his father proud of him,even if it means to continued the life of crime his father has started.Ash has his own reasons for wanting Sadie and Rayne to suffer but is he willing to go as far as his father expects him to go?Is the revenge and acceptance worth the price he may have to pay to get it? While Ash is finding ways to torment them,Rayne and Sadie must come to terms with their feelings for each other and decide if they want to act on them.According to the Keeper Code,Rayne isn't allowed to have a relationship with Sadie.But Rayne has given up everything to keep her alive,so can he love her from a distance or risk losing his status and going rogue for love? Sadie don't trust guys and has never been able to have a deep relationship in fear of being abandoned.She was abandon by her father before she was born and is convinced all guys are the same.Does she really believe after everything they have been through,that Rayne would ever abandon her?
Synopsis: Book 1 - Deep Blue Secret
California teen Sadie James thinks her life couldn't get any better. She has great friends, an energetic mother she adores, and the beach practically in her own backyard. But her carefree life is turned upside down when she's rescued by a mysterious and strangely familiar boy who won't even tell her his name. Each time the boy appears, Sadie's unexplainable attraction to him deepens along with her need to unravel his secrets. The boy is there to protect her, but as wonderful and exciting as it might be to have an irresistible boy with crystal green eyes protecting her every move, every minute of the day . . . why does Sadie need one? As Sadie finds answers, she realizes her life isn't as perfect as she thought. Not only is she caught in a world of dangerous secret agents she never knew existed, but it turns out her true identity may be the greatest secret of all.