Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Book Review for Darker Water by Lauren Stewart


After another painful breakup, Laney Temple finally understands that love is a fairytale and sex rarely comes with a happy ending. She’s too busy for it right now anyway—she has a business to run, art to create, and candy to crush. Sure, eventually she’ll be ready to switch from her plastic-or-silicon lover to a flesh-and-blood one. But before that happens, she needs to be sure she won’t feel any of those annoying emotions that make her heart do things it wasn’t meant to do...

Like break

Carson Bennett is completely upfront about what he wants, and it has nothing to do with Laney’s heart. Her lips? Hell yeah. Other parts of her body? You better f*cking believe it. But her heart? Nope, not even a little. Until it does…a lot. But having feelings for someone isn’t allowed. It’s the kind of thing you’re supposed to push down deep and cover up with one-night stands, sarcasm, and booze...

Like secrets

Two people want the same thing—a commitment to nothing more than great sex in a bunch of different positions. Simple. Enjoyable. A win-win. Problem is, those two people have families and fears and pain that spill into every moment of their lives, control what they do and who they are. And if either Carson or Laney can’t free themselves from the past, they’ll both be pulled under by it.

REVIEW: 5 Hilarious Stars
You never walk away from someone just once. Sure, the big dramatic one is important, but it's all the little ones before and after that really matter. Walking out a door and slamming it behind you is easy. Getting someone out of your mind and your soul... That's the hard part. 

This was my first book by Lauren Stewart and she said this one wasn't her 'normal' kind of book....it was a dare. Well, geez. I will read anything that she puts out that isn't her 'normal' kind of book!! This book had me giggling and snickering late into the night and I couldn't put it down!!! This book flowed effortlessly. It was perfect. Carson and Laney, both, are super smart-asses and I couldn't get enough of their hilarious antics. I cannot recommend this book enough.

When you have a woman that is pissed off and done with all the frogs in the world....you get Laney.
When you have a man that is sexy as sin, but too damaged to want a relationship....you get Carson.
When you put these two together, you laugh your ass off. Seriously.

~This officially sits on my 2014 Favorites list for Romantic Comedy.~

This book had me rolling! I wish I could show you my face when I say THIS BOOK WAS FUNNY. Not to distract you from the insanely sexy times these two had together, but seriously; to fight against something so naturally easy going must take work! Their relationship had some toe-curling, lip-biting sexiness to it. Do not mistake that.

There was comedy.
There was angst.
There was funny.
There was insanely sexy time.
There was hilarity.
There was some drama.
There was laughter.

It. Was. Funny. As. Heck!

So, I'm sure you're catching what I'm throwing. This book, while super sexy and very witty, was funny. Like, seriously....top favorite funny of 2014-really. Lauren has a way with words.....the banter, the wittiness, the...the....AACK!! I can't explain it!!! It was great.

Ok...I need to really tell you how I feel about this (funny) book. These two people meet and you start laughing-really, I'm serious. And then, when they start hanging around together and they start messing around as 'friends', only to realize that they indeed do have feelings for each other, the internal debate going back and forth in their minds is legit.You can really relate to what is going on in Laney's mind, and you feel just absolutely horrified for what is going on in Carson's mind. While I read this book, I was amazed at how much I felt like I was swept up in the storyline myself. Me. There. Myself.

ONE thing that stuck out the most (besides how funny it was, Bee? Yes!! Besides that!), was the actual buildup to this relationship. I honestly thought that stuck out the most and it was my favorite part about this book. I loved it. Absolutely, hands down.....one of my favorites, because it was an amazing buildup. Sooo good.

There is a teensy-weensy bit of drama at the end (well, sorta serious stuff there) that I had a hard time connecting with/dealing with....but, in all seriousness, the actual story folded together really well. I have already recommended this book numerous times and will continue to do so. It is worth it. Laughter and all. Seriously. I mean it. It's funny. I would never lie about something so important.

Read. This. Book.

Lauren Stewart lives in Northern California with two of the most amazing children that the world has ever seen. She reads almost every genre so, naturally, her writing reflects that. With every book, every story, you'll find elements of other genres--fantasy, mystery, romance, paranormal, suspense, YA, women's literature, all with a touch of humor because what doesn't kill us should make us laugh.




  1. Thank you, Ms. Bee!!! ;) I adore you.

    1. Awww!!! My pleasure...I loved this book!

      I adore you as well.<3

  2. I couldn't agree more! Well said, Ms. Bee! This book remains a TOP favorite of mine. Love me some Carson!!!

    1. So good!! I loved Carson, for sure!!! I'm so glad you agree. <3