Into Deep Waters

  • by Kaje Harper
  • Narrated by Kaleo Griffith
  • 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For Jacob and Daniel, two young gay men aboard a US Navy ship in WWII, the risks are high. Not only the risks of injury and death from Japanese planes and submarines, but the risk of discovery. Only a special kind of love is worth taking that chance. But from the moment Daniel meets Jacob's eyes across a battle-scarred deck, he knows he has to try. Being together requires figuring out what it means to be gay in an era when they could be discharged, imprisoned, or worse for admitting the desires of their hearts. Their relationship is measured in stolen moments and rare days of precious leave, with no guarantee there will be a tomorrow. And, if they survive the war, they will need even more luck to keep their love alive through the years to come.
This novel was written as part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's 2012 Don't Read in the Closet writing event: Love is Always Write. It won the 2012 LGBT Rainbow Award for Best Gay Historical Romance in 2012 and has been rated by more than 1,300 users on Goodreads with an average rating of 4.41 stars.


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Wonderful story and excellent performance

I loved this story so much, that after reading the award winning free ebook, I bought the audio book and I am really glad I did; it really brought the story to a new level of greatness. This is the story of Daniel and Jacob; two men who were part of the "Greatest Generation" and who happen to be gay. They meet in 1942 while both are serving in the Navy. They get to know each other and fall in love while not only navigating the perils of WWII, but trying to avoid being caught during a time that their love would lead then to prison. The story follows their lives from 1942 - 2011; so even though it is labeled as historical, it is also a very contemporary romance. Kaje Harper is one of my favorite authors and this story demonstrates why. She can weave such wonderful three dimensional characters that fully draw you into the story and makes you feel everything these men feel; humor, romance, fear, and anger, but mostly hope and love. For the audio book she got the most amazing narrator to perform this story. This is the first time I have listened to this vocal artist, but he brings the performance these men and this story deserves. I HIGHLY recommend both the e book and the audio book.
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- Riva


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I almost made a enormous mistake. Because when I was offered a chance to read this story I almost said no because it’s a little outside my usual preferred romance genre era. And that would have been an mistake of gigantic proportion because this book slayed me in all the best ways.

Covering sixty-nine years of friendship, loyalty, and love this story uplifted me, broke my heart a little, then mended it, then filled it up. I love these characters so much.

I don’t know if it was Kaje Harper’s beautiful writing or Kaleo Griffith’s truly phenomenal narration or a combination of the two, but I loved this from start to finish. I was engrossed, enraptured and riveted throughout the entire story.

I haven’t listened to Kaleo Griffith before this audio, but I can assure you I will be grabbing something else of his after this. He takes these characters across their sixty-nine year relationship and ages their voices brilliantly. Do you know how hard that is to do? Believe me, I’ve heard a lot of narrators screw it up, but Griffith does it seamlessly. His performance was pure brilliance.

I cannot recommend this highly enough.

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- Belen "I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-19-2015
  • Publisher: Kaje Harper