Samantha is celebrating her newly retired status from competitive triathlons with a diving holiday in her favourite place in the world: Australia’s Lord Howe Island. But all divers need a buddy, and Sam can’t dive solo. A chance meeting with rugby league superstar Cooper Sterling in the dive shop seems serendipitous. Sam can’t wait to have a partner who might be able to keep up with her.
It soon becomes evident that Cooper and Sam are compatible both in and out of the water, and things gets seriously sexy. But Sam is disinclined to be another football groupie, and Cooper has been burned before. So the rules are clear: a holiday fling, no strings attached, and they part as friends at the end.
But as the final days of their time together come to a close and a life apart becomes a reality, Sam and Cooper start to question their decision. Is this holiday fling really the finish line or can Sam and Cooper turn their friendly competition into more than sizzling sex?
Escape Publishing (Copy received from NetGalley)
AusRomToday review of Deep Diving:
Deep Diving is truly enjoyable sweet contemporary romance novel from Cate Ellink. The central characters, Samantha (a recently retired triathlete) and Cooper (a hunky footballer) are easily likeable and combined with a gorgeous Lord Howe Island backdrop (which Ellink beautifully weaves into the story), Deep Diving was a story that I finished in one sitting. It was refreshing to read from the first-person point-of-view of Samantha, and I think that too made for an easy and enjoyable read. Looking forward to more from Cate Ellink!