This is Falling by Ginger Scott
Series: Falling #1
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 29, 2014
Format: eARC, 281 pages
How I got it: From the author
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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.
I liked This is Falling. The characters were mostly likable. The story was interesting. My heart broke for Rowe and what she went through in the past. It was a quick and easy read that was big on the feels.
Rowe was pretty easy to understand and like. I thoroughly enjoyed her sassy and playful side, even though it was such a stark contrast to her insecure and traumatized side. If I’m honest, I didn’t LOVE Nate though. He was just a little too vanilla for me. There were moments where I absolutely adored him and then others where I found him too bland. Now, Nate’s brother, Ty, was freaking fantastic, however. I could barely get enough of him in this book, and I can’t wait for his story.
I loved that Nate pushed her, but never too hard. He wanted to help her move on from her tragic past. They were sweet together. They had a playful dynamic that was cute, if immature at times. (I could have lived without the fart jokes. It’s just not my thing.) Regardless of my tiny issue with that, it was impossible not to enjoy the two of them together and realize what a great pair they made. They pushed each other in ways they both needed and I rooted for them from the start.
The story of Rowe’s recovery and her second chance love with Nate was great. Sure, there were some things that happened in the plot that I definitely could have lived without – they seemed like unnecessary strife to me – but, all in all this was a lovely story. With Nate, Rowe learned it’s possible to grieve the past, but live in the present. She survived, she has a future and that’s ok. The pain and guilt will both subside with time.
This is Falling is my first Ginger Scott book, but it definitely won’t be my last. It kept me hooked from beginning to end and tugged at my heartstrings. I am really looking forward to the sequel, Ty’s book, You and Everything After.
I received a copy of this book from the author, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.