Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘This Is Falling’ (The Falling Series-Book #1) by Ginger Scott.
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Title: THIS IS FALLING
Author: Ginger Scott
Series: The Falling Series (book #1)
Publishing date: August 29th, 2014
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The Synopsis for ‘THIS IS FALLING’ (via: Goodreads) :
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.
My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘THIS IS FALLING’ (The Falling Series book #1)’:
AMAZING! That is the first word that comes to mind when I think of ‘This Is Falling’ by Ginger Scott. She has done it, again. This is another captivating story about wonderful characters and finding love. The story definitely delves into an emotionally charged storyline in the genre of contemporary romance but it also reaches into a heartbreaking aspect in the story. This novel is written in two P.O.V.’s(point of views), which are of the main characters, Rowe Stanton and Nate Preeter.
When Rowe Stanton rides to college with her parents a couple of states away from home it is a huge step for her to take in life. College is a huge step in most young people’s lives but for Rowe, it holds a bigger meaning. She’s kept to herself for the last couple of years of high school since she left her school to be home schooled. She has survived tragedy and now that she is in a completely new town, she wants to try to live but stay true to the one she holds onto in her heart still.
But then she meets Nate. He’s a talented college-baseball player who is good looking and quickly shows how much of a likable person he is on the inside, too. He instantly is attracted to Rowe when he first sees her but she is illusive and keeps her distance. He doesn’t understand why but he is determined to not give up that easily. The most he gets to know about her, the more he can’t let go. The only question he must find the answer to is: will she ever let him get close enough to prove that he may be what she needs?
For each moment of heartbreak, there is a moment of love. The story of Rowe and Nate is definitely a story about overcoming pain, love-lost and taking a chance at living again after tragedy. I definitely recommend this beautiful story for all readers who enjoy a novel that will evoke real emotions. Will Rowe be able to make it in college or will she run back home? Will her past always have a tight hold on her life? Is Nate going to be able to be there for Rowe or will her past push him away? LOVED THIS and I hope you all take the time to check this one out. It is definitely going on my favorites-list. 🙂
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘THIS IS FALLING’ 4 1/2 out of 5 stars:
How I imagined Nate and Rowe while reading ‘THIS IS FALLING’:
★★★MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘THIS IS FALLING’★★★
Rowe’s thoughts: I almost broke down at a gas station in New Mexico, bawling my eyes out in a Texaco bathroom. But as badly as I didn’t want to leave the safety of home, I was more afraid of what would happen to me if I stayed.
It’s clear I was dying there. Well, maybe not dying, but certainly not living.
Nate’s thoughts: She’s totally my type. I know I have a type. People have types for a good reason, to help weed out all of the jerks on earth. And my type looks exactly like her.
I have pretty good instincts. It’s why I’m a catcher—I can anticipate the bad pitches, the short swings, and what the batter is going to do. But my instincts run deep. I can read people off the field, too. And Thirty-three? She’s not the kind of girl that spends an hour getting ready to go out for the night. She’s blue jeans and T-shirts. Burgers and fries.
Rowe’s thoughts: I see Nate’s profile in the far distance, but my eyes zero in on his features immediately. He was not a dream. Everything I thought I saw and remembered is exactly as it should be, and when his gaze flicks up to mine, I’m catapulted back to the hallway and the way he looked in the dark, holding my underwear.
Rowe’s thoughts: He seemed to soak up everything I said, and I found myself wanting to keep talking, telling him more. And a few times, I thought of stories I could share. But they were stories about Betsy and Josh. Nate doesn’t need to hear those, and I’m not ready to give them away.
Nate and Rowe: “Uh uh. Time to face the music,” I say, and on the perfect cue the outfield sprinklers kick on, soaking her body, hair, and shorts with every pass. I’m soaking wet too, but I don’t care. I would walk through fire to hold her in front of me like this. And then, a remarkable thing happens.
I let my arms loosen their grip, and Rowe slips away from me, but she doesn’t run. She just stretches her arms out to her sides and looks up, her hair dripping wet, and her face glistening from the water beading up on her skin. She starts spinning slowly in a circle, laughing. And then it’s there—the smile. The same look she had on her face in that picture. It’s joy. And I just gave it to her.
My god, do I want to give it to her again.
Rowe and Nate: “Nate?” I speak, my eyes shut tightly.
“Can I come over?” I open my eyes as soon as I speak—amazed the words left my lips.
He rolls back over to face me, lifting his blanket open, and I somehow find my balance and tiptoe to the other side of the room, lying down next to him, in the most amazingly safe place I’ve ever felt.
Nate and Rowe: “Look at me,” I say, needing to know she’s feeling this. I don’t want her forcing herself to do something. I want her to want to be here, to remember this, to obsess over it until she comes back to me. I want her to want more—more of me.
“I will wait for you,” I say, and her breath catches quickly, her eyes watering almost instantly. “Do you hear me?”
She nods yes. Her movement is small, but it is there.
“For as long as it takes. Forever if I have to. I’ll wait forever, okay?”
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