Tuesday, July 23, 2013

[Review]: "Deeper We Fall"



Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron
Publisher: DRC Publishing (January 24th, 2013)
Series: Fall and Rise, 1
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
 
Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.

Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.

Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie's face.

Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves "To Kill a Mockingbird" as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can't help but listen.

The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie's discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.





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Once again, Chelsea M. Cameron has wowed me! I'll be honest, the first 50 or so pages of Deeper We Fall was a bit slow, and Lottie (as well as a few other characters) annoyed me. But before too long the characters all started to grow on me, and the story picked up. Soon, I was flipping pages as quickly as I could, lost in Lottie and Zan's world.

Deeper We Fall is an emotional romance; their HEA does not come easily, they both have major baggage to deal with, a shared past that haunts them both... I loved the tension between Lottie and Zan, and, like Lottie threatens to do with her friend and twin, I was ready to shove the two in a closet until they realized they belonged together. :) But realize it they did, and looking back I am glad that they didn't just fall into bed, as that would have pissed me off. As I said, they had a lot to deal with—together and personally—before they could even get to that stage in their relationship.

Everyone is so quick to take blame on themselves. Maybe that's part of being human. Taking blame for things because the alternative, that there isn't any one person you can blame, is too scary. Like I'd told Zan, people were afraid of losing control. That was what blame was all about.



Cameron knows how to write great heroes—much like Hinter (in her other book, MFM), Zan is sexy. The world looks at him and sees a “bad boy” that will go nowhere, but in reality he is nothing like that. He is caring, working hard to get past his mistakes, to make his life better. He tries to cover up for his jerky brother, though he knows he should let Zack deal with his own crap instead. The fact that he was trying to help his brother, even though Zack didn't really deserve it, said a lot about his character. Ah, Zan... I love you!


“I swear to God, if I kiss you, and something bad happens, that's it. And not something like a papercut or getting my period early. Something like falling down the stairs, or getting robbed. Anything happening to Lexie. Got it?”

“If the sky starts to fall, I'll catch it for you, pretty girl.” I moved my face an inch closer, so I could feel her every exhale on my skin.



And a little later in this scene....




And then her hands wrapped around my back and she pressed her body upward, begging me.

“Charlotte,” I said before I slid my tongue into her mouth. Her only response was a throaty moan that had replaced her saying my name as my favorite sound in the entire world.

If she was any other girl, I would have had her clothes off and would be fucking her by now.

I never wanted to fuck Charlotte. Well, not unless she let me.
All those other girls, I lost myself in them. Forgot who I was. Forgot Zan Parker and all the mistakes he'd made and what everyone thought about him, and how shitty my life had gotten.

I wanted to find myself with her.

I pulled away from her lips and kissed her nose.

“Let the sky fall,” I said. “It's worth it for something like that.”




After reading Deeper We Fall, I cannot wait to dive into Katie and Stryker's book next! (Stryker grabbed my attention from the moment he stepped on to the page, but when I saw him helping Katie... * swoons * ). So far, two for two; both of Chelsea M. Cameron's books have left a smile on my face, and deserve a spot on my keeper shelf. This is definitely an author to add to your list! While MFM had more fun banter between the h/hr, DWF has a few such lines here and there. The two books are very different, but Cameron's voice is still the same, and I loved both books, if for different reasons. The snippet for Faster We Burn was a big tease—must have Stryker's books NOW! :) Well done, Chelsea, well done!

4 1/2 STARS!




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I received an e-copy of this book from NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.

*Note: The quotes used belong to Chelsea M. Cameron; TBQ's Book Palace  does not claim them.

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Really, I cannot stop recommending Chelsea's books! If you love the NA genre, don't miss out on reading this author!


 (Now, to be honest, I'll admit I saw errors and mistakes in this book, and I would suggest the author hires a good editor to go through it soon; but the story and writing were good, and I was able to overlook the errors for the most part.)




Enjoy!   




Until Next Time,


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