Book Review: Depths (Lengths #2) by Steph Campbell & Liz Reinhardt

Do you believe in love at first phone call?

Cohen Rodriquez, Deo’s hilarious, über responsible best friend in LENGTHS got dumped by his longtime girl because he’s ‘not impulsive enough,’ and he's burned up.

But maybe, just maybe, she’s more right than he wants to admit. So he starts to date.
A lot.
But no one really feels like the one. And the more girls he dates, the more Cohen’s convinced she isn’t really out there.

Luckily he has Maren—the girl with the sexy voice who always cracks the best jokes. They’ve been talking daily for a year…on the phone. What started as all work soon blooms into friendship. Then she asks him.

Do you want to meet?

He's scared out of his mind to ruin the one easy, fun relationship he has going for him. But he takes the plunge, and things are just fine, totally easy and comfortable.

Except that they both sense it's not strictly platonic...there is an undeniable attraction and absolute raw chemistry between them…and every time they're in the same room, that attraction gets deeper and harder to ignore.

Maren could be the best thing that’s ever happened to Cohen… Or she could send his carefully compartmentalized life into a tailspin.

Cohen has to decide if he’s ready to let go of his comfortable fantasy and embrace the one girl who might be able to change his luck in love.


"How much more excitement do you need out of life that a half-Jewish, half-Mexican household."

Cohen Rodriquez just got dumped by his longtime girlfriend, because he's not exciting enough, because he never wants to try new things. So she's moving to L.A. to start her acting career and he's left working at his family's furniture store. Not that he doesn't mind that, but it was never what he expected to do for the rest of his life.

Now that he's single, he's ready to mingle. Which he might have had to think through a bit more, because the only thing that happens are some of the worst dates you've ever come across. How Steph and Liz came up with this I have no clue, but they are brilliantly bad.

"Her voice is a little too raspy - a little too sexy to have me totally convinced that she's all good."

Lately the only upside in his life are his telephone conversation with Maren, the girl who works in their warehouse site. They've never met, but they talk daily and not just about stock orders. Sharing their woes about work, but also about their love life, they have formed this connection. At least that's what he hopes, but for all he knows she might be some ugly toad, instead of the pin-up vibe he imagines in his head.

I love those stories where people have been having conversations, but never met so they can dream about the other person being sexy as hell.  Of course in real life Steven, the guy who calls me about my payment plan, is probably as unsexy as a guy can be. (Screw you reality!)

"And it hits me. Maren is going to ask me out."

So finally they meet, but not in the way you would expect. They indeed try to keep things platonic, just friends, but resisting the attraction is killing them. Things get even more complicated when they realize not everything is as it seems and they've been keeping things from each other. Cohen is a nice, respectable and reliable guy, which means he has this whole knight in shining armor thing going on, but not every girl needs a knight.

There's definitely enough (sexual) tension going on, some family drama on both sides and smoking but realistic sex scenes. Two people who realize they don't always have to do things on their own, they can confide in others. It's mostly about putting your fears aside and daring to live life to the fullest.

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