[Review] This is Falling by Ginger Scott

Posted March 24, 2016 by FMA in 4 Stars - It quenched my addiction!

[Review] This is Falling by Ginger ScottThis is Falling by Ginger Scott
Series: Falling #1
Also in this series: In your Dreams
Published by Smashwords
on August 29, 2014
Pages: 281
Genres: College, Romance
four-half-stars

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 was provided a review copy by Author; this did not influence my opinion of the book.


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❤️4 1/5 I fell in Love Stars ❤️
When I think of romantic fairy tales, and white knights, this book fits the bill. I was swooning and laughing and crying. My emotions were all over the place. It was exquisitely sweet! Was it predictable? In some ways, yes. But that didn’t bother me because I felt it was well written. I loved the story line and I connected with the characters; Rowe, Nate, Ty, Cass and even Paige. All of them were charming, loveable and entertaining. They all had a story to tell and I can’t wait to hear from the rest of them.

This first installment was about Rowe and Nate.

For the last two years, Rowe had been home-schooled as a result of a violent, tragic incident. She has also been totally socially isolated. Having spent those years in a self-imposed bubble, she hadn’t had a boyfriend, hadn’t gone to prom and was out of practice with social interactions. Nearly acing her SAT’s she was awarded scholarships that give her many choices of colleges from which to choose. While she wanted to stay close to the safety of her parents and home, her parents want her to go away to college where she can have the “normal college experience”. Thinking she will call their bluff, she chooses McConnell college, in Oklahoma, a thousand miles away from her hometown in Arizona. But the opposite happens and her parents are thrilled and ready for this next stage in her life. Rowe is not so ready, she wants to be, but she’s afraid.

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

Moving into her dorm she discovers she has roommates-twins, Paige, who reminds me of one of the “Mean Girls, and her sister Cassidy “Cass” who is genuinely sweet and inviting.

“Somehow, I may have done the impossible. Somehow, I proved myself wrong. Somehow…I made a friend.”

I loved how the story was slow building. Giving us hints and glimpses of her past. Letting us know there was a tragedy, but not coming right out and telling us. Instead, we are guided through the story and through her pain.

‘Two years ago, I was doomed to never fit in again like a wounded superhero tattooed by kryptonite.”

Nate Preeter, is a catcher on the baseball team (this earned him instant points in my book since my son is also a baseball catcher). Part of the reason he agreed to play at McConnell was because his brother, Ty – who is wheel-chair bound, was going to get his MBA there and they wanted to room together.

Nate literally runs into Rowe in the hallway outside of the showers. (Their rooms are on the same floor.) What develops is instant flirtation-friendship-attraction. She’s scared to death of getting close to anyone, let alone relationships. He is extremely attracted to her and wants to know more. Their witty banter and constant challenging of one another makes for some fun reading. But all the while, a relationship is growing, love is building. Something worth fighting for is being made.

‘Yes, friends help you heal. But Nate is stronger than that. And he’s bringing back pieces of me that I thought were dead for good.’

This book is written in alternating POV and I think some of the best lines/quotes are from Nates.

“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.

“…and you were falling for me. And Rowe, I just didn’t want to stop that. I told you I’m selfish. I wanted you to fall. And I wanted to catch you.”

This is Falling
Book Two: You and Everything After Ty’s, story. Coming soon.

four-half-stars

About Ginger Scott

Ginger Scott is an Amazon bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines, and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her  and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com. Connect with Ginger at YouTube:  http://bit.ly/1RcfgqZ  Google:  http://bit.ly/1Rcfjmt

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

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2 responses to “[Review] This is Falling by Ginger Scott

  1. I actually read this last year, and today when preparing to post for her latest book, I noticed this review was not on the blog. Not sure what happened with that!

    I really enjoyed it and need to continue this series!!

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