Blog Tour: Knee Deep by Jolene Perry

Knee Deep
written by Jolene Perry          
published by Tribute Books

Find it here: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads

Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by Tribute Books for this book. (I received a copy for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book and I read it every free chance I had. Even though I could see where the relationship was heading from the very beginning, I had to keep reading to see what would happen and how everything would play out. I could not put this book down and it has, and will stay with me.

Knee Deep was very good. I really don’t know what to say about this book except that it was exceptional. Every bit of this book felt real and genuine…not one part felt contrived or fake. Ms. Perry wrote a classic abuser and victim. I’ve seen these situations happen. I’ve represented victims of domestic violence in my former profession. There were points in time where I just wanted to scream at Ronnie to get far, far away from Shawn and to not turn back. I wanted Luke to help Ronnie but I felt for him as well. He was there…right there…and she could not see him. I could see Shawn changing…yet Ronnie couldn’t. So very real. 

This was a very powerful book, yet very subtle in its delivery. A must read for all teenage girls and boys! I hope this book reaches teens and helps them to stop this kind of behavior. I hope this helps teens to not get into situations like this because it is so easy to occur. 

Would I recommend it: I would definitely recommend this book. I especially think that young adults – both girls and boys – should read this book. There is too much violence in young couples and this book just may help some of those young women – and young men – recognize what is going on and get the help they need. Any help whether that be getting out of the relationship or getting the authorities involved. 

Will I read it again: I’m not sure. I don’t think that I will read this book again. It was a great book but not a read it more than once for me. 

About the book – from the publisher: Shawn is the guy Ronnie Bird promised her life to at the age of fourteen. He’s her soul mate. He’s more uptight every day, but it’s not his fault. His family life is stressful, and she’s adding to it. She just needs to be more understanding, and he’ll start to be the boy she fell in love with. She won’t give up on someone she’s loved for so long.

Luke is her best friend, and the guy she hangs with to watch girlie movies in her large blanketopias. He’s the guy she can confide in before she even goes to her girlfriends, and the guy who she’s playing opposite in Romeo and Juliet. Now her chest flutters every time he gets too close. This is new. Is Ronnie falling for him? Or is Juliet? The lines are getting blurry, but leaving one guy for another is not something that a girl like Ronnie does.

Shawn’s outbursts are starting to give her bruises, and Luke’s heart breaks as Ronnie remains torn. While her thoughts and feelings swirl around the lines between friendship and forever, she’s about to lose them both.

About the author – Jolene Perry: Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.

After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.

She is also the author of Night Sky and The Next Door Boys.

Find Jolene Perry here: Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, blog, web

Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!


  1. Chrissy, thanks for the review!

  2. Great review! I really liked this one too. It was a powerful book.

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