💜𝓘𝓷𝓽𝓸 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓒𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓽𝓮𝓻💜
𝓑𝔂: B. Celeste
𝓖𝓮𝓷𝓻𝓮: Contemporary, Angsty, Love Triangle Romance
🏠 Roomies with Benefits
💼 Professor Student
👩👧 Single mother
𝓡𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓓𝓪𝓽𝓮: April. 01, 2020
I used his body to forget the pain until the line we drew was buried under muddied water.
I used to believe in three things:
That true love only existed once, heartbreak couldn’t kill you, and everything happened for a reason.
But if that were true, I never would have watched Daniel McCray get married to another woman, have a beautiful baby girl, and pass away before my very eyes.
Everything I believed was a lie.
Until I met them.
𝓐𝓭𝓭 𝓘𝓷𝓽𝓸 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓦𝓪𝓽𝓮𝓻 𝓽𝓸 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓣𝓑𝓡
💜𝓒𝓸𝓷𝓯𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼 𝓞𝓯 𝓐 𝓑𝓲𝓫𝓵𝓲𝓸𝓹𝓱𝓲𝓵𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀💜
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟓/𝟓 𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: Love triangle, angsty romance, love and lost, May to December romance, Into The Clear Water by B. Celeste, has a little bit of EVERYTHING! An intensely emotional, angsty love triangle romance that will leave you with all the feels! Are you ready for an emotional roller coaster? Because that is what you will get with Into The Clear Water! In Into The Clear Water we follow along with Piper as she struggles to care for six-year-old Ainsley while also trying to complete her education, heal her still broken heart, and find love.
❝𝐼’𝑚 𝑑𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐷𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛, 𝑤𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑓 𝐼’𝑙𝑙 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑣𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑓 𝐼 𝑠𝑢𝑏𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑒 𝑚𝑦𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑢𝑟𝑘𝑦 𝑤𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑦 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠. 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑜𝑚 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑚𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑎 𝑑𝑟𝑢𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑏𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑑𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚. 𝐼 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑐𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑦.
Six years ago Piper’s life was turned upside down when Danny, Piper’s best friend since childhood and the man she thought she was in love with died in a fatal accident and left her guardianship of his daughter, Ainsley.
❝𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑦 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑𝑛’𝑡 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑚𝑒, 𝐻𝑒 𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑖𝑡. 𝐼 𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑖𝑡. 𝐵𝑢𝑡 ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑚𝑒 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑏𝑜𝑑𝑦 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑.❞
Piper has carried the guilt of their last moments every single day. Never truly getting over the loss. Now she has not one but two men vying for her attention. But it’s not just her she has to think about, it’s Ainsley too.
B. Celeste is a phenomenal author. I have been completely obsessed with her words ever since I read The Truth About Heartbreak, and she continues to blow me away time after time. I have no idea how she does what she does but coming from someone who very RARELY cries while reading, the tears just continue to roll as I read her words. Into The Clear Water was an amazing read and the only thing that could have made it better was dual POV, but obviously, with the love triangle aspect, it would have been too telling.
❝𝑂𝑛𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑠𝑎𝑦 𝐼’𝑣𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒; 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑡, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝐼 𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝐼 𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ. 𝐼 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑦. 𝐴𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝐸𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑛… 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑡 𝐶𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑟.❞
💙 (𝓗) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸: We have not one but TWO leading men in Into The Clear Water. Two very different men. Two very different circumstances but both are extremely important to the story, and to Piper’s, what I would call recovery.
𝑇𝑤𝑜 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠.❞
Easton Wyatt is Piper’s sexy, broody, tattooed roommate with a troubled past. Easton is a quiet guy who doesn’t say much, but his actions scream what he can’t say. I am #TeamEaston ALL THE WAY! The way he is with Ainsley is what did me in. He adored his little Dudette and she adored him.
❝𝐸𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑡 𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒.
𝑊𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑝𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑦.❞
Carter Ford was best friends with Danny and Piper’s brother. He was also Piper’s first crush who is now her professor. Carter is older, dependable, understanding, and ready to settle down.
❝𝐼𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒?”
“𝐼’𝑑 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒.❞
Two very, very different men. But both are willing to give Piper the world. But only one is met to be her world.
❤️ (𝓱) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸𝓲𝓷𝓮: Piper Montgomery is an amazing heroine. Although there were several moments where I wanted to beg her to open her dang eyes, the love that shined through for Ainsley… She may not biologically be hers’s but Ainsley is her daughter and she fought tooth and nail for that little girl. Everything she did was for Ainsley and I admired Piper more for it. Into The Clear Water was really Piper’s story. Don’t get me wrong, we learned a bit about the leading men as well, but Piper and her journey to self-discovery, forgiveness, and moving on was the true journey.
❝𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑝𝑠 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑒, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒. 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑏𝑠𝑜𝑟𝑏 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑡’𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑑 𝑏𝑦 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑛. 𝐼 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑑 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘.❞
🔥🔥🔥 𝟑/𝟓 𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓪𝓶 𝓕𝓪𝓬𝓽𝓸𝓻: The steam was a little low on this one for me. Don’t get me wrong there are surely some “melt your Kindle” steamy scenes but the book was more emotional than spicy if that makes sense.
❝𝐼 𝑢𝑠𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑜𝑑𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑤 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑚𝑢𝑑𝑑𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝑤𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟. 𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝐼 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑡. 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟—𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑦, 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑡, 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦’𝑟𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑑. 𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑝𝑡ℎ𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑦 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑, 𝐶𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑚𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡. 𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑡 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑒𝑙𝑠𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑚𝑒.
𝑆𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐸𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑙𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑠.❞
🌪 𝓒𝓵𝓲𝓯𝓯𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: Piper’s story wraps up beautifully. Although I’m not going to spoil it, I will say that she winds up with EXACTLY who I thought she should from the very beginning, although I hope one day the other man gets his own happy ending… Piper was able to come to terms with her past and look forward to the future. Although there isn’t a cliffhanger, we do get a glimpse of Ainsley and Milo. I have a feeling I am going to adore their story and that Milo is going to be one heck of a leading man one day…
❝𝑊𝑖𝑡ℎ ℎ𝑖𝑚, 𝐼 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑝𝑡ℎ𝑠 𝐼’𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑑𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛. 𝑁𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑢𝑟𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠, 𝐼 𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑝 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑤𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑙𝑒𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑤𝑎𝑠ℎ 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦.❞
⚠️ 𝓣𝓻𝓲𝓰𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. E.g. death, what some may consider cheating… If you would like to know more about what those subjects are, feel free to DM me!
❝𝐼𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑦𝑜𝑢, 𝑃𝑖𝑝𝑒𝑟. 𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑦𝑜𝑢.❞
If you enjoy angsty, emotional romances you do not want to miss Into The Water!
❝𝑌𝑜𝑢. 𝐴𝑟𝑒. 𝐼𝑡.❞
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I can’t believe we’re even having this conversation. “You’re not the boss of me, Easton. I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings about your friend doing the piercing, but it’s not the end of the world. And it would be money all the same if you let me pay. Why are you being so stubborn about this?”
“Not the boss of you,” he repeats, a slow smirk curving his features. His body turns to face me, towering over me when he straightens to full height. “I seem to recall that differently, especially when we’re in your bedroom and you’re begging me to bury my cock deeper inside you. Hmm. Have you forgotten how much you moan my name when I lick you, or how you pull my hair to go faster, or plead for me to fuck you just the way I know you like?”
My thighs press together as heat sweeps over my body. He knows what he’s doing because he chuckles like this amuses him. But I don’t find his mood swings funny. “What does that have to do with anything?”
He leans closer, brushing his lips against my ear as he speaks. “I should have been the one to give you what you wanted today because I know what you want. Just like I know what you sound like when you come, what it feels like when you squeeze my cock with that tight pussy of yours, and how loud you get when you don’t have to hold back. You want freedom, Piper. You always have.”
When he draws back, I’m stunned speechless. He takes advantage of it and shoots me a wink, causing my lips to part. He’s never winked before. And it’s … wow. Between those words and that gesture, I’m not sure I can properly fathom a response, and he knows it. Which is why, this time, he walks away first.
💜𝓐𝓫𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓐𝓾𝓽𝓱𝓸𝓻💜
B. Celeste is the alter ego of Barbara C. Doyle.
Her obsession with all things forbidden and taboo enabled her to pave a path into a new world of raw, real, and emotional romance.
Her debut novel is The Truth about Heartbreak.