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Gitte: This is Falling was such a sweet and heart-warming story; and I really enjoyed it. There’s not much I didn’t like; sure it was very young at heart and quite slow at times but the essence of the story was emotional, hopeful and endearing.  I’ve never read anything by this Author before and I have to say I loved the writing style and character development. I felt every word and whilst it was a bit young compared to what I normally chose to read and the fact that we didn’t get much on Nate’s background; I fell in love. It’s one of those stories that build and build and just creeps into your heart.

‘And then it’s there – the smile. It’s joy. And I just gave it to her. My God, do I want to give it to her again.’ – Nate

My heart broke for our heroine; Rowe. She survived an extremely tragic and traumatic event which had her living but not truly experiencing life and its many joys. That is until the sweet and gorgeous Nate entered her life.

‘It’s like I’m caught in an internal tug-of-war with myself – my heart begging to beat from thrill, but caged by fear.’ – Rowe

I fell in love with both Rowe and Nate. They were well written characters and Nate’s heart, wow, so big and so good. Rowe had quite a journey to make and Nate was there with her every step of the way.

“You are the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing I think about at night. You are the face in all of my dreams and the smile I see when I close my eyes.” – Nate

It has to be said that the secondary characters all played a big part in this story too; none more so that Ty, Nate’s brother. I loved the banter and camaraderie between these two and thought it to be a lovely aspect of this story. So yeah, I enjoyed it; a tad predictable and slow but overall a really sweet read. What did you think, Jenny?

Jenny:  I ended up really enjoying this one too Gitte, though, like you, I did find it a little slow at times and did wonder if it was going to grab me. I’m glad I persevered because once This is Falling started unfolding I was rewarded with an emotional telling of Rowe’s past and the sweet, sometimes rocky relationship between Rowe and Nate.

‘Time stood still…………….and my clock never started ticking again.’

These two adorable goofs stole my heart and I became completely sucked into their story.  The relationships between all the characters were witty and fun and the banter perfectly timed to balance out the emotion of the story.

“I will wait, but I won’t wait forever.”

The back and forth between Nate and his brother Ty had me grinning like a fool. What a wonderfully amusing and special relationship theirs was.

Nate was a truly beautiful character. Despite having his fair share of relationship heartache, he was such a funny, charming protective guy with a huge heart indeed! How could I not be taken with him? Rowe so broken and so displaced, her story and her ties with her past were heart-breaking,  but with Nate by her side, with his conviction and his love, I hoped Rowe would eventually see her way.

“I’m not perfect, Nate. I’m a work in progress.”

This Is Falling is the first book in the Falling Series and can be read as a standalone. I’m so looking forward to Ty’s story. I have a feeling his story is going to very emotional.  The beauty of Ginger Scott’s writing and the engaging characters ensured this was a read I really enjoyed.

**Reviewed off an ARC copy provided via Netgalley**

Synopsis

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, tolive 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.

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