Once, I wanted to die. That was the night I met Guy.
The strange man with flowers stepped from the shadows and saved my life.
Guy. Dimpled smile. Body of a surf god. Smart and funny.
Running out of time.
We became travelling companions through life, ticking off items on our bucket lists. I’d hidden from happiness for years and kept my life under strict control. Guy showed me how to step into the world and experience more. He brought light into the shadows and helped me through the darkness.
I became Phe again. I lived.
There’s just one problem.
We fell in love and this wasn’t part of our plans.
I thought I could cope with our uncertain future until Guy revealed a secret. His betrayal changed everything.
Sometimes, believing the lies we tell ourselves is easier than dealing with the truth.
The Same Deep Water is a new adult romance set in Australia. This is the story of two people living in the present and accidentally creating a future neither of them can see, and learning ten things on a bucket list are just the edge of the world they could have.
*The book partly deals with mental health issues which may include triggers for some readers*
“So? Can I?” he asks.
“Save my life?”
“Because of your list?”
“Yep.” He pushes his unruly hair from his face. “Plus, you’re far too good-looking to be smashed against a load of rocks.”
Why do I blush? I inspect my feet, focusing on my painted toenails. I bought the neon pink varnish on a shopping trip with my friend Erica last month. Recently I’ve worn the colour to pretend I’m a dazzling pink girl, not a girl in a black hole.
“Why not give blood? That would save somebody’s life,” I retort.
Guy’s mouth curls into a smile, accentuating the dimples. “Good-looking and smart, too. That is a very good suggestion. Oh, well, I’m here now. May as well save you.”
“I’m not sure about the surfing just yet.”
“Come on, Phe. Best time of year. Plus, you’re still several items behind me.”
“Aren’t there a lot of sharks around that part of the coast?”
He grins. “Even better, we can do two things from the lists in one go. You surf, I swim with sharks.”
About Lisa Swallow
Lisa is an Amazon best-selling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, including the best-selling Blue Phoenix rock romance series. Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia in 2001 and now lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband, three children and dog. Lisa has spent the last 18 months with imaginary rock stars who’ve made her dreams a reality. She also sucks at writing bios.