Title: Into Deep Waters
Author: Kaje Harper
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Review: From the moment Daniel first saw Jacob on the deck of the Gageway, he was drawn to him. There was something about the young man that caught his attention and when the two of them finally connected, it’s not surprising that the attraction is mutual. But in the U.S. Navy during World Ware II, being gay is misunderstood and certainly not tolerated. In a world that isn’t going to make it easy, can Daniel and Jacob build a relationship that will survive – not to mention surviving the enemy planes and the bombs and the guns?
Overall, I liked this one. Daniel and Jacob’s interactions are great, and I really feel like the reader can get a good sense of what life would have been like for a couple like them during the span of time portrayed in the story. (The only real detractor for me were a few occasional bathroom-related thoughts by Daniel that left me making a face – they just didn’t seem to be necessary in the story. Nothing overly inappropriate, though.)