Book Review: This is Falling

This is Falling (Falling #1) by Ginger Scott: 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.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **This is Falling generously provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

What I love about a great New Adult romance Ginger Scott fully provides in This is Falling. That being the way this time period of our lives fills us with possibility. We’re so vulnerable as young adults figuring out who we want to be, creating a persona for ourselves based on the values our parents instilled in us and what we’ve come value as individuals. It’s a time when falling in love is most precarious because of the discoveries we’re making yet the most exciting because we’re open to the possibility. A time in our lives when falling in love happens so naturally, on instinct with a fluttering we get just from flirting. It’s a delicate balance. Can we find ourselves and find everlasting love? Ginger Scott presents this to her readers in a beautiful love story between two people with the added challenge of the heroine’s tragic past.

The main characters of this story, Nate Preeter and Rowe Stanton, make an automatic connection felt through dynamically scripted words of this author. I felt connected to them, wanted to hang out with them, laughed at their banter and most of all – I believed in them. Rowe’s past gives us a unique kind of tragedy. It’s not labored over but the emotion is felt all the same. It makes you question what you would do in Rowe’s situation. How would you feel having suffered this same brutality? And on of top of it calls into question the timing of moving on. The all-American guy next guy, Nate Preeter, definitely makes us want him. I love when baseball weaves itself into the pages of a romance. His reactions to Rowe are heartfelt. He’s a guy you want to be with because he believes in the simplicity of women, of relationships. I’d be remiss not to mention the incredible cast of secondary characters, specifically Ty and Cass. All the secondary’s help make the book amazing with their involvement and friendship, I’m very much looking forward to Ty and Cass’s story next.

Through dual points of view and simple, believable writing Ginger Scott provided me a story I’ll remember with characters in which I rooted for and wanted to strive. This author wrote a great new adult romance and I’m beyond happy to have to read this story. It’s funny. It’s sad. It’s challenging. It’s creative. It’s fulfilling. This is Falling reminds us what young love is supposed to look like. I very much look forward to the next in the series.

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Lori L. Clark

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