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.
4 Falling to Stars
If you are looking for a NA novel, set during college with mild drama and sweet romance, then This is Falling is for you
Rowe is a damaged girl. She was home schooled for the past two years and now that she is a freshman in college, it’s time to start fresh and new. She’s working on opening up, making friends and doing things on her own, but it’s hard to get over a rough past.
Nate is a star baseball player and could play anywhere, but he picked the same school as his older brother. His brother is in a wheelchair and can’t play baseball anymore. Nate is living his brother’s dream. He notices a girl in the hallway in his dorms late at night and runs into her. He can’t get Rowe out of his mind, even if she’s a bit stand offish, there’s something about Rowe Nate is fascinated about.
Rowe is the damsel in distress girl I love to read and no, she isn’t weak or annoying, but sweet and very adorable. Something happens in her past and it has left Rowe a little battered and scared. She doesn’t have any friends and she doesn’t open up easily. She wants to get to know Nate better, but she’s still reserved around him. She rooms with two roommates. The roommates are twin sisters and are complete opposites. I love them. Even though one of the sisters’ a complete you know what, I love the interaction between Rowe and her friends. The friends will be in the next books.
Nate is your typical college guy. He’s good looking, popular and everyone wants to hook up with him. He isn’t a typical book player, in the sense, he’s mostly focused on his brother and his baseball life. He likes Rowe because she isn’t like other girls and he actively goes for her. I like that Nate was into Rowe because Rowe isn’t girlie or flirty. I liked that Nate found the whole fresh and clean look attractive.
I liked Nate a lot. He seemed like a good guy with great intentions, although at times he was too much like a typical guy. At one point he did mention to Rowe that he wouldn’t wait forever when Rowe was acting flaky.
I did an audio re-read. I’ve read a few Ginger Scott books and what I notice is that Ginger likes to write real emotions and real drama. I was drawn with the cover and the summary. Originally, I was surprised on how much I enjoyed it. The storyline is adorable and fairly simple. Damage girl meets boy and boy tries to fix girl.
At times Rowe does act a little too young for her age. I understand she is innocent and she has been home schooled for two years, but she did have a normal life before all the stuff that happened. Other than that, I really liked how the relationship between Nate and Rowe develops.
It’s a slow developing relationship, so the steam level is mild, but I kind of like it like that. You get to know the characters fairly well and really believe the relationship.
If you could sum up This Is Falling in three words, what would they be?
Emotional, Youthful, Romance
What did you like best about this story?
I like the college setting. I like finding lasting love during college, maybe because I found mine there. I liked how real Rowe and Nate’s relationship was. There wasn’t really anything defined between them and it just slowly progressed and built into something more. I liked that. I liked that they got to know each other and it wasn’t insta-lust at first.
What does Melissa Moran bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
This was my first Melissa Moran narration. This is actually my first narration where the female narrator reads the male parts as well. I will be honest and say I am spoiled with male narrators. I love listening to a deep male voice and I felt a little disappointment when I didn’t get that. However, Melissa did a great job in transition into Nate’s voice. I’m a huge fan of narrators that can transition well between characters. I found Melissa’s voice very sweet and her pace was good.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I liked that Rowe’s past was revealed fairly quickly in the book. It wasn’t a huge secret and because of her past it kind of shaped the tone and feel for the rest of the book. I thought her issues were valid and I felt her pain. I also thought the body scars and imagine problems added nice dynamic to the read. It was very emotional.
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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of seven 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 and Wild Reckless.
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.
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