SERIES PLACEMENT: #1
AUTHOR: Ginger Scott
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2014
PUBLISHER: Ginger Scott
PAGES: Approx. 281
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RATING: 5 Stars
First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.
When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how.
And then I met Nate Preeter.
An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.
My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.
And then he showed me how to fall.
*This is a standalone in a three-part series that will focus on different characters. Each book can be read on its own.
5 “Falling” Stars!
My Favorite Type of Read!
I. LOVED. THIS. READ! Superbly written, beautiful, sweet, often funny, loads of angsts and a phenomenal cast of characters. Books like this one is the reason I swoon over romance. The author and her characters totally captured my heart.
Rowe has left a painful past behind but it still very much follows her, haunts her and shadows everything in her present. She’s trying to find a way to cope but the pull back to her past is strong and almost overpowering. She’s decided to try and move forward but it’s scary and she honestly doesn't know if she’ll make it.
On her first day of college, she meets her fun and outgoing roommates... and the irresistible Nate Preeter, who opens her eyes to a whole new world of friendships, fun and love.
Rowe’s past is heartbreaking (and when I say heartbreaking, I mean Heart. Breaking! Ugg, so sad...) and tragic, but I loved her strength and her heroic attempts to move forward. Watching her find love again after all she’d lost and been through was amazing and intense. I loved that even with her past, her bright light hadn’t been fully extinguished. She knew how to have fun as she showed Nate first hand with their prank wars. She was scared and timid but brave and strong.
Nate has a type and the moment he sees Rowe, he’s sunk. She has a shy, quiet, simple personality and there’s something alluring that pulls him right in. But nothing prepared him for the shadow that follows Rowe. However, when the secrets come out, this guy... wow, how do I describe how amazing he is? I’ve read some amazing heroes before. I have a horde of book boyfriends that I love and adore, but Nate? He’s in a league of his own. His kindness, his gentleness, his understanding and his giving heart were unique amongst other heroes. He was solid and strong and he was there for Rowe in every way. And even when things seemed impossible, he persevered and never gave up on Rowe. He was a true-blue romance hero and I loved him!
Rowe and Nate together were electric with amazing chemistry, sexy moments, wonderful dialogue with real depth and feelings.
As much angsts as there was in this read, the author gave us fun too. There were so many laugh out loud moments and scenes I will never forget.
The Wrap Up:
Told in alternating POV’s between Rowe and Nate, this was just a real joy to read. I was consumed from the moment I read the opener and I sat through it in one reading, refusing to put it down. And when I hit that last page? I literally sighed and smiled huge. Final recommendation? Read. It!
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