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...
  • Jennifer☠Pher☠
    Jan 25, 2019
    Oh. My. God. Seriously. I freaking loved this book. L-O-V-E-D it! So I started this on my commute this morning and then could not put it down. But I had to. So I kept going to the bathroom to read a couple pages but realized I was in the bathroom stall with a freaking crazy grin...
  • 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...
  • Amazonaute
    Dec 01, 2018
    Not great. The story was focused on Derek?s inner process around attraction to a man, falling in love with him and the change in identity and how he fit into the world. ..except we never really got to know him. They all seemed a bit young for 23 years old. And no one was part...
  • Bibliophile
    Dec 30, 2018
    3.5 stars. Sweet, low-angst read. Features a bisexual character which is a refreshing change. My only quibble is that I'm not a huge fan of "in the closet" stories which this is. That said, Lane Hayes is the author so it was a well written and engaging story. Recommended! ...
  • Grace
    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* Too Many Books Too Little Time
    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...
  • Nadine Bookaholic
    Jan 26, 2019
    You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here Nadine's Obsessed with Books Lane Hayes is a fairly new to me author having only read one of her books prior to this one, so I really didn't have a true sense of her wri...
  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
    Dec 25, 2018
    5 Stars This is one of those books where I ask myself, ?Why did I wait so long to read it?? It was wonderful and I absolutely adored both Derek and Gabe and they were amazing together. I thought their relationship and Derek?s acceptance and exploitation of his bisexuality fe...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Eugenia
    Nov 23, 2018
    Super sweet and Sexy!! 3.5 Stars!! The beginning of this OFY story was a little wonky, but things soon leveled out and the fun began! Our water polo college boys were HOT and ADORABLE. There wasn't much to them, really, but I liked them nonetheless. Aside from internal worrying o...
  • Renée
    Aug 29, 2018
    Just not feeling it. They're reading as too young for me. ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • BWT (Belen)
    Jan 29, 2019
    This was surprisingly (at least to me) angsty, and I honestly wasn't expecting it. Told entirely from Derek's POV, I would have preferred to have Gabe's POV as well. There were a couple of elements I don't personally care for in books, namely Derek's ex drama, and some miscommunica...
  • Elizabeth
    Oct 22, 2018
    I enjoy this author's work and this book is not bad, but I can't give it more than 3 stars. 1. EX-DRAMA - this is getting old in all books, but it stood out here. Just please let's stop with this. 2. The closet - College is probably one of the few places you can be where coming out ...
  • Kitty
    Oct 24, 2018
    a no brainer low on drama perfect for this gray day but a tad too much sex for me. ...
  • Shile
    Feb 07, 2019
    Michael Pauley gets 5 stars. His enthusiastic and emotional narration got me through this story. The story gets 2 stars. Ugh! it had potential but the characters read like high school students. Derek and Gabe had some chemistry but it was not that explosive, though they had some...
  • 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. ...
  • haletostilinski
    Nov 02, 2018
    4 solid stars! RTC... ~*~ After reading some reviews before reading this, I was wary to start it. It seemed like this was shaping up to be not as strong as Hayes' other books. But for me, it didn't turn out that way. I think that sometimes reviews are just differing opinions -...
  • 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. ...