ARC Review: More Than Water by Renee Ericson

Posted June 26, 2015 by Kris and Vik in Home, ♡ Reviews by Kris ❤ / 0 Comments



It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel wrong. It just…feels.

EJ Cunning, an art history major, dates musicians. Foster Blake, a chemical engineering major, can’t sing a tune. They’re not each other’s type. They’re coworkers.

Then, one night leads to sex—sex between friends—which leads to an agreement. It all seems so simple—but nothing ever is.

Many layers build a person’s facade.

Look into the depths for what’s hidden within.

It’s more than water. It’s a story—a living and breathing substance beyond the reflective surface.

Kris Review
Kris Review






More Than Water is the latest work from Renee Ericson. A stand alone novel that falls into the NA genre. Renee also wrote the These Days series an epic complete love story that starts of YA and progressively matures with it’s characters. If you enjoy EJ & Foster I definitely recommend that you check it out… These Days 

EJ is an artist who at first glance appears to be born into the wrong family. They don’t appreciate her artistic abilities or her desires for her future. She is currently in her last year of college finishing up her last major projects and trying to swim through her personal and social life, her family obligations, and her educational journey when she meets an unexpected breath of fresh air.

Foster is hot but not in a stereotypical way. He has the entire geek chic thing going for him glasses, awesome eyes, a huge brain for science, and an understated hot body to round out the full package. Though Foster is finishing his last year of college as well and has a difficult and challenging workload he also gives off a vibe that can only be described as nonchalant and welcoming. He embraces EJ for who she presents herself to be. The two find themselves striking up a deal and you can almost hear in the background them thinking “what could go wrong?” HA! That’s when the real fun begins.

EJ & Foster embark on a passionate and hilarious journey in ultimately what is a deep friendship that makes them both question their future & address their difficult pasts. All the while they have to figure out how to manage the lines blurring in their arrangement & whether they trust each other enough to allow them to continue to do so.

There is a very nice dosage of hot sex for those who prefer their NA non-fade-to-black and if nothing else EJ will have you laughing at loud often. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a not too heavy read, with substance, while maintaining it’s humor and fun. 


He’s an enigma.  

He’s geeky in some ways, yet there’s something else. Maggie saw something. He definitely has some really strong and striking features underneath the obvious nerd thing. With his underlying subtleties—strong chin, good hair, bright eyes, defined lips, and firm hands that turn each page with dexterous fingers—I can see how a girl could be attracted to that. Along with his sinewy forearms leading up to firm biceps that— 

“Do you have X-ray vision?” he asks, startling me from my observations of him. 

“Maybe.” I shuffle through my bag, pulling out the first book my hand finds. Great. French Baroque Artists. Blech. So gaudy.  

“See anything you like?” 

“Not really.” I open to a random page. “You’re not exactly my type, so don’t even think—” 

“Don’t worry. I wasn’t.” He laughs. “You’re not really my type either.” 

“Is anyone your type? Or are you oblivious to all women?”  


I shut the book and lean forward. “Are you gay? Because, if you are, we need to talk about your sense of style. You do not fit the stereotype at all—unless you’re going for that whole superhero-at-night, geek-by-day thing.” 

“Um…” He places the magazine next to the keyboard and turns in the seat to face me. “I’m not gay.” 

“So, you’re just oblivious to all women?” 

“No. Why would you say that?” 

I gesture toward the steps. “You didn’t even notice that girl drooling all over you. She was totally into you. She was practically handing her boobs to your mouth.” 

“Oh, I noticed.” He adjusts his black-framed glasses. “I’m just not interested.”

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