Out in the Deep

Out in the Deep

Derek Vaughn is a little too serious. He?s a type A control personality with a penchant for order and a love of water polo. But he?s determined to enjoy his last year of college. The real world with a serious job and big expectations can wait for a few months. He?s going soak up every minute on campus with his friends and teammates before he moves on. The only possible kin Derek Vaughn is a little too serious. He?s a type A control personality with a penchant for order and a love of w...

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Title:Out in the Deep
Author:Lane Hayes
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B07GVPNXKV
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:149 pages pages

Out in the Deep Reviews

  • Shannon
    Aug 30, 2018
    Such an adorably sweet read! Derek and Gabe are so darling, I love them! This was a really easy, fun summery story. No real angst or drama, but filled with lots of feels. I hope we'll get to see more of these two in the coming books! While this is definitely a light-hearted read...
  • Erica Chilson
    Aug 25, 2018
    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 4 Summer Read Stars. After a bit of a rough start for me, not being pulled in due to the 'telling' storytelling, I was hooked to the very end once the novella found its pace. As a sucker for love/hate, will...
  • Cadiva
    Aug 27, 2018
    Lane hits the jackpot once again with the kind of new adult romance she does so well - low angst, seriously steamy and based on a great friendship. I loved this one with Derek and Gabe and their water polo rivalry which exploded into a passionate relationship. Each character was cra...
  • Ravenclaw Silverstripe
    Aug 27, 2018
    Con: I don?t know why I didn?t connect with this story. I didn?t like Gabe in the first half, didn?t like Derek either. I also couldn?t, appreciate (I guess, is the right word), the sport of Water Polo. It doesn?t sound like an honest sport if the players take cheap shots u...
  • Aerin
    Sep 02, 2018
    Gah, this book got me right in the feels! It's perfect!!! Enemies to lovers, almost no unnecessary drama, no crazy angst! Just two guys who fall in love and OWN UP TO IT! This book was full of emotion and sexual tension and out of this world chemistry between the characters. I loved...
  • Nicole
    Sep 10, 2018
    Not a bad read, but not amazing either. 2.5 rounded up The chemistry was pretty great, and the plot was decent, but I honestly found Gabe to be a bit of an asshole for the first bit of the book, and I honestly wasn't sure what Derek saw in him, considering he was a dick who made out...
  • Amanda
    Aug 26, 2018
    This sport novella is simply perfect. It might be short, but definitely showcased a solid relationship development that packed a solid punch. It has a cute theme of sexual discovery, awkward male crush, plenty of sexy times and a little dose of reality/challenges with being a new adult...
  • Bev
    Aug 29, 2018
    3 stars from me. College boys who are athletes don't seem to be that different from frat boys as far as partying and drinking are concerned, but what do I know?? Couldn't wait to get away from school myself and earn some money, but back to the story....isn't the bisexual guy being done...
  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    Aug 27, 2018
    I have to be honest, as much as it pains me. *deep breaths* I didn't like this book. There, I said it. I love Lane Hayes' work and have five-starred many of her books, but Out in the Deep just didn't work for me. I found the first-person POV to be limiting. Since...
  • .Lili.
    Aug 01, 2018
    Out In the Deep by Lane Hayes is precisely the type of story I enjoy getting lost in. It's about two college athletes who are still closeted. While at first, they have a massive rivalry they soon have to find a way to work together since they both end up playing for the same team-...
  • J *deep in the heart of Texas*
    Sep 04, 2018
    I was a bit worried about this one, based on a few friends reviews. And I do get where they were coming from. Books where one of the characters is in the closet is normally not my jam. I don't care for the sneaking around, the lying, the pretending in public, etc. I didn't like...
  • Heidi
    Sep 03, 2018
    3.5 stars ...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Sep 24, 2018
    *3.5 stars* A romance with two bisexual athletes? Yes, please! I haven't read a Lane Hayes book in some time, mostly because she is so nice in real life that it would crush me to hate her stuff. I didn't hate Out in the Deep, and I even really loved it at times, even though the ...
  • ~Kristin~
    Aug 30, 2018
    3.75-4 Stars ...
  • Miscellaneous  Reader
    Sep 20, 2018
    I loved this books. Definitely a 5 star read. I loved how easy it was to get into, low angst and relatable character. Also, if you're looking for a funny read, I would definitely recommend this. The relationship between Gabe and Der was easy to fall for and believe. The books, writt...
  • Jules Lovestoread
    Aug 27, 2018
    I ended up really liking this a lot. I completely adored both MCs, and I enjoyed their story. Full review coming to www.thenovelapproachreviews.com ...
  • Zaza
    Aug 28, 2018
    ? 3.5/5 ? ** Speedo Alert !!! *** Ahlala, ce roman est trop chou ! Attention, il s'agit de se prendre un bon fix de sucre et de fluff, dnc il ne faut pas s'attendre une histoire profonde et/ou torture. Nan, c'est juste l'histoire de deux jeunes hommes qui se dcouv...
  • Renée
    Aug 29, 2018
    Just not feeling it. They're reading as too young for me. ...
  • DTM
    Aug 27, 2018
    WOW...this short book packs a punch...I just experienced a complete, beautifully written love story with all the feels. It was fun, flirty, sexy and of course there were a few tears! It's the DIALOGUE!!! It's fast paced but it never feels rushed, and it feels so true!! I fell in love w...
  • Angie
    Aug 28, 2018
    I received a copy to read and review for Wicked Reads To be honest I was bored when reading this book. I am sure I'm in the minority but it just didn't work for me. The first few chapters were too wordy which automatically turned me off. I need dialogue. Derek is bi, he figures that...
  • Jess A Jaye
    Aug 26, 2018
    I'm such a bad reader. I really need to read more of Lane's books. I adored the Better Than series and Aaron is one of my favourite ever characters. The only reason I haven't read more is purely due to a crazy huge tbr list and backlog on my kindle which is stupid as I've thoroughly en...
  • Joyfully Jay
    Aug 30, 2018
    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Lane Hayes has a new series that starts here with Derek and Gabe?s story. Hayes has been an uneven author for me at times, but Out in the Deep is a solid, light, angst-free story about two guys falling in love. Derek and Gabe are both water polo ...
  • Elle
    Aug 24, 2018
    What a delightful story. No real angst, just lots and lots of falling in love. I adored both Gabe and Derek, they just fit. Derek was such a hot mess, he made me laugh, but I loved his reaction to his obvious attraction to Gabe. Nothing was rushed, their relationship was so organic, I ...
  • Mindy
    Sep 03, 2018
    This book was so cute. I loved all the characters, and hope to see more out of the series. It was a nice light read and made me smile. ...
  • DepictonFiction
    Oct 09, 2018
    Two star because I didn?t ?feel? it. I like the work of this author but this one was, for me, a slip of the pen. Immature MC?s, the development of the relationship.... everything felt wrong. ...
  • Natosha Wilson
    Aug 28, 2018
    Wow, this was such a great read. I love a book about a man in denial and the other in the closet coming together to meddle their way through whatever happens to them. That?s is exactly what this book is about. It is an incredible read with some anguish and denial but in the end, it w...
  • Becca Waldrop
    Oct 07, 2018
    Nothing like an aggressive game of water polo to get the blood pumping lol. Holy crap, if you have never watched a match, you should. Those guys can be BRUTAL. But in this fun enemies-to-lovers, it just made the chemistry off the charts. I really enjoyed this book. Serious, but fun lov...
  • Bridie
    Aug 28, 2018
    A mostly unsuccessful coming out story. While I liked this one, it had too much missing for me to truly say I enjoyed the ride. It was a very complex mess at times, leaving a lot of loose threads (girlfriend, disapproving parents, national team: all underdeveloped throwaway plot de...
  • Barb ~rede-2-read~
    Sep 09, 2018
    ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review. Derek Vaughn is captain of his college water polo team, a competitive, type-A-everything-in-order sort of guy, plus he?s gorgeous and a natural leader. He rarely loses hi...
  • Aure7ia
    Sep 01, 2018
    3.5* stars for the College romance. Probably for a younger audience than her previous books. Sweet and short, perfect for a hot summer day. ...