My rating: 5 of 5 stars
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review
☆☆☆☆☆4.5~ 5 I’m Falling for Nate Stars ☆☆☆☆☆
Falling….Fallling… Fallling… That’s right I fell big time in love with This is Falling by Ginger Scott. Falling down is part of life, and getting back up is LIVING. And in Ms. Scott’s newest release, This is Falling, be prepared to fall deeply in love, discover one’s strength, move on, and LIVE. In this touching and beautiful book, Ms. Scott blew me away with her storytelling. She was able to weave elements of broken pasts, sadness, and heartache with humor, friendship, family, and new love. She will remind us all to LIVE, LOVE, & LAUGH. And most importantly, to not be afraid to FALL. This is Falling will capture and tug all the heart strings and make you FEEL. Ginger Scott will make you believe to kiss slowly, love deeply, take chances, live life to the fullest, and to move on. And most importantly, " it's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It's necessary." They say you fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time. So join Ms. Scott as she takes her readers on one touching, funny, and emotional journey of Rowe Stanton as she falls in love and learns to live again.
“You should make more wishes.”
For two years, Rowe Stanton was at a standstill in her life after a tragic occurrence left her just existing and going through the motions. For two years, her fears have stripped and left her bare, vulnerable, and raw. That tragic event continues to haunt her for what was taken from her. Lives were lost and for Rowe Stanton, a part of her life died that day too. When Rowe finally found what little courage she had left to TRY and MOVE ON, she decided to take baby steps in the right direction of going away to college. For the first time, Rowe didn’t have the safety net of her parents to fall back on. Though scared and ridden with anxiety, Rowe took one big leap to try.
Nate Preeter was the all American boy. His life revolved around his family and baseball. When his brother, Ty’s dreams of playing baseball were shattered after an accident, Nate took it upon himself to fulfill the dreams of his big brother.
Call it fate or luck, Rowe meets Nate in the dorm hallways after an awkward run in. For Rowe, Nate was her ideal type. And vice versa. After a somewhat flirtatious conversation, thank god for social network sites like Facebook, Nate was able to track down and message Rowe. From then on, Rowe and Nate begins their beautiful love story. And for the first time after two years, Rowe begins to finally let go of the past and live. Nate gives her hope for a future. Knowing that Rowe has deep emotional scars and baggage that runs deep, Nate accepts all of Rowe. There is no, ifs and buts. He wants all of Rowe not just the little pieces. Nate Preeter was the ultimate sweetheart. He didn’t rush his relationship with Rowe and made sure she was comfortable. Once they finally learned to trust each other, for first time in Rowe Stanton she wanted to fall. Fall in love. Fall and embrace her new life. And most importantly, fall and have Nate Preeter to catch her fall.
“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.”
Ginger Scott is indeed and a storyteller and This is Falling is another perfect example of how she breathed life into the story of Rowe Stanton and Nate Preeter. She captured my full attention in this book and I literally found myself consumed with this story. I cried, laughed, swooned, cried again, and then found myself having a big fat smile on my face when I was done with the book. Ms. Scott brought life to Rowe, Nate, Cass, Ty, Paige and Josh. These were not just fictional characters but characters that felt real. The raw emotions of these characters were felt throughout the book. What I truly love about this book was how real the storyline felt. Life is not perfect. Death exist. Nothing in life is full of hearts and rainbows. And sometimes there are times in life, its okay to be selfish. But the beauty of life, is the promise of tomorrow. The greatest gift in life are second chances. And in This is Falling, it reminds us all that its okay to cry, move on, and love again. We can either be afraid or we can take that chance to let go and fall. And if we are lucky, there is someone to catch our fall. Overall, this book is one of those stories that must be experienced. Be prepared to fall head over heels in love with Nate Preeter. <3
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Kathleen
**ARC given by the author in exchanged for an honest review**
✩★✩★✩4.5 out of 5 Stars✩★✩★✩
I can't even remember how many times my heart stopped from reading this book. Or how many times I had to stop to wipe away the tears that had fallen...This will break your heart, you will fall in love with Nate and will also laugh out loud. This was a page turner and quick read.
Rowe has put these walls up around her because of a tragic that she can't seem to shake. If I were in her shoes I would probably handle it the same. It's kind of hard not to give away so much since the story is just very upsetting and I can't seem to go around the story without telling you part of it. She closed off in the beginning, but as you read she slowly breaks down these walls and start to break free from letting the past define her. Even though she had to let go of someone very important to her, she still stayed strong and gave Nate a chance to let him in.
Nate is a baseball player. He has been burned once...he caught the only girl he ever fell in love with and gave his virginity to, in bed with his best friend. That was devastating to him so what he did was numb himself from the heartbreak and used women, one night stand to another. But eventually he stopped, he wanted to change his ways and thought that it's not worth sleeping around. So, he put up a wall and not break it down until he knows for sure she is the one. That happened when thirty-three showed up. He was rattled to the core ever since that day, he knew he had to get to know her.
The baby steps Nate took with Rowe was what made me fall in love with him. Nate was what I would call a gift from GOD. He bumped into her for a reason. He was sent from above to save her from what is killing Rowe slowly. He is a guardian angel I wouldn't mind having. He helped her blossomed back to the girl she once was.
I read the few chapters after Nate and Rowe's story about Ty who I fell in love with as well, Preeter brother sounds so HOT. Wheelchair or not he has his charms and I loved it and very much looking forward to reading his story in book 2. I would totally recommend this book to everyone! Very captivating story Ginger Scott.
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This is Falling by Ginger Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
There was this girl named Rowe, kind of quiet, kept to herself, don’t like to be around a big crowd and had a hard time opening up to people. This is her story and how she overcomes the tragic event that happened in her life, that changed her life forever.
This story started out with Rowe on her way to get dropped off to a college campus by her parents. Not being able to stand being around people, was hard for her. Then once she got to her room, she not only had one, but two roommates Paige and Cas. At least one seemed friendly enough. After having a little chat with Cas, Rowe felt a connection with her. That connection made her feel so much better, she knew that they would get along. Not the same can be said about Paige, she seemed like such a stuck up bitch.
On her first night on campus, she decided to stay in and not join her roommate at the frat party. Being the scared person she is, she decided the best time for her to take her shower is at night when nobody was around. That’s when she met Room 57 hunk Nate. He was gorgeous, nice and great body, she couldn’t help but check him out, having no shirt for the first time she met him.
She made some kind of expression on Nate, that he didn’t know how to stay away from her. Even though she was attracted to Nate, she tried to stay clear of him, but he wasn’t having any of it. No matter what she threw his away, he stayed and never backed down. It just made him want to get to know her more. When it was just the two of them Nate noticed that Rowe was herself. She didn’t put a mask on, she was herself. She was funny, mart and full of life. He wondered what could’ve happened in her life to be so closed off.
Time passed, the more they spent time together. Then Rowe started opening up to Nate . Wow! What Rowe went through was so heartbreaking. No wonder she was so closed off and afraid to open up to anyone. Even after Rowe shared her story with Nate, he didn’t leave. He stayed with her and comforted her and he wanted to be the person that helped her heal, so from then on he did what he could for her.
Nate is kind, funny, smart and a great baseball player. Rowe and Nate have so much in common, they are both pranksters and they have lots of fun pranking each other. He is also very patient and will wait out Rowe, whenever she is ready. He knew never to push her, that he had to take everything slow. No matter how much he wanted to kiss or be with Row, he waited.
Nate and Rowe were inseparable, but after finding out about Rowe’s past and how much she still loved and cared for her ex-boyfriend Logan. Nate was lost and felt like he would always be second in Rowe’s heart. The more he learned about Rowe the more he understood why.
Will Nate continue to pursue his relationship with Rowe, knowing that he will always be second in her heart?
Or Will Rowe learn how to cope with her past and finally let Nathan have all of her?
Read the book and find out.
I really enjoyed the story of Nate and Rowe, but I also cannot wait for the next book to read about Nate’s brother Ty and Cas. They were also great characters. Until then…
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Reviewed by Molly
Rowe is a broken girl, living a broken existence. After tragedy strikes in the most unfathomable way, 16 year old Rowe retreats. At 18, moving away from home to go to college forces her to live a life so far out of her comfort zone that she has no choice but to adapt. Upon meeting Nate, Rowe begins to feel there is more to life than merely existing. Nate brings out a side of Rowe that she thought died on that tragic day at 16 years old. He teaches her that letting go of the past doesn't mean forgetting it happened, it simply allows the beauty of the memories to overshadow the hurt and sorrow of the tragedies.
I enjoyed this one. There were so many layers to this story. I found Nate to be endearing and charming from the start. He saw something inside of Rowe that she was unable to see, something she had been missing for two years. He gives her a reason to want to let go of her past, rather than try to keep outrunning it. And to forgive herself for being a survivor. And he's willing to wait for her to realize that she deserves to be happy.
"I don't need all of her, not all at once. I am willing to wait for whatever pieces she's willing to give."
I really enjoyed that the tragedy wasn't something I've come to expect from this genre. I kept thinking, "Oh, wasn't expecting that..." and "I love where the author is going with this...". No spoilers, but I definitely enjoyed the flow of this book. Nate is witty, dreamy and so damn funny! Oh, and Nate's brother is hilarious! And it looks like he's getting his own book as well. Score!
One tiny part I was a little leary about was that with Rowe being so withdrawn for the better part of two years, she jumped in to pranking people within days of meeting them. It seemed like she'd have been more reserved at least for a little while...that's my only hiccup with the story. A very minor hiccup :)
Lovers of NA will enjoy this one!