Break My Fall
★★★★Praise for BREAK MY FALL. ★★★★
"Intense, emotional, and edgy--Break My Fall is Jessica Scott's best yet!" J Kenner, New York Times Bestselling author
"A dark, compelling story filled with hope" - Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling author
"Break My Fall is pure emotion wrapped in Jessica Scott's signature wit. Josh and Abby are the kind of characters who will stay with you long after you close the book." - Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author
"Jessica Scott has a gift for writing characters that I feel in my heart. Break My Fall was no exception. I was all in from the first page to the last." Claudia Connor, New York Times bestselling author of Worth The Fall
"The writing was engaging, emotional, and honest. Jessica Scott has once again touched my heart." Smut Book Junkies
Violence. I’m addicted to it. It’s how I feel alive. It’s the only thing that’s real any more.
And now I have to sit around and discuss it like it’s physics or calculus. I can’t do it. I can’t pretend that it’s some sterile academic topic. Violence isn’t sterile. It isn’t calm. It’s pulsing. It’s alive.
It’s my drug.
Until I met Abby, I never wanted anything beyond the next fight. Never considered that I might finally find a way back to the land of the living.
Now? Now I find myself dreaming of a woman with golden eyes.
But I can never be with her. Because I am not whole. And I never will be again.
But I cannot stay away. And loving her might finally be what breaks me.
★★★★Praise for AFTER I FALL.★★★★
"Jessica Scott weaves raw, real emotion into every scene and sentence. AFTER I FALL was irresistible and unforgettable!" ~ Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Another masterful romance I won't soon forget." - Claudia Connor, New York Times Bestselling Author
Praise for BEFORE I FALL.
★★One of the most read books in Library Journal's Self-e program!★★
"Scott (HomeFront) starts off her Falling contemporary series with a story that focuses on the troubles of returning veterans and their families...The strength of the story is the attention it pays to returning veterans' need for physical and mental support, especially for their careers and families." ~ Publisher's Weekly
"A compelling story of love and life that will break your heart, then piece it back together."
~ New York Times Bestselling author Gina Maxwell
"A deeply moving story with characters who capture your heart."
~ Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Romantic and real and sexy, Before I Fall is an emotional ride that grabs hold and doesn't let go." ~ Kristen Callihan, New York Times Bestselling author of The Hookup
"Sensual. Emotional. Engrossing. Jessica Scott has delivered a romance you cannot put down." ~ Robin Covington, Bestselling author of the Nashville Nights series
"Before I Fall gives readers a glimpse of what life after a war can be....I highly recommend not only for the love story, but for a story that will keep you thankful and grounded" ~ Under the Covers
Each book in the Falling series can be read as a stand alone or as part of the series.
Book 1: Before I Fall
Book 2: Break My Fall
Book 3: After I Fall
Book 4: Catch My Fall
Book 5: Until We Fall
Ive read & loved all this author's fiction, the characters have always drawn me into the story, and I couldn't wait for the next. Josh & Abby's story is a little different, but in the way you're so involved you don't want the story to ever end. I felt so invested in their story. I think this is the book the author almost didn't finish. I know the emotion I felt reading...I can only imagine how gut wrenching it had to be to write. BRAVO, Jessica Scott.
Another amazing book by Jessica Scott
Break My Fall is the second book in the Falling series but you don’t need to have read that book first; this is a stand-alone story and there is no cliffhanger.
This book just about ripped my heart out. It’s darker than most of Jessica’s other stories but, like her other books, it seems so real and believable. As I’ve said before, I think her Army service brings real credibility to her stories.
Josh has recently left the Army and is enrolled in a university “where the poor kids drive Mercedes and the really rich ones have drivers” and he feels out of place. Abby has dark skin and curly hair; she’s working her way through school and feels equally out of place. The two meet when Josh sees Abby being harassed by a couple of jerks as she walks home one night. Abby: "Are you my white knight in shining armor?" Josh: "I'm nobody's hero."
Josh is haunted by his experiences in war. He hates that he misses the violence of it and feels like a deviant because of it. While the doctors have told him there is nothing physically wrong with him, nothing everything is working right. He can’t imagine that anyone would want him, he’s too broken.
Abby has scars, both physical and emotional, from her childhood. She is still reeling from a recent breakup; she doesn’t want to start a new relationship. When Josh rescues her she doesn’t want to be attracted to him but she can’t seem to help herself.
This book deals with a side of war that we don’t read about in the papers and, even though this is fiction, it feels “real” to me. Josh’s story is heartbreaking but Jessica Scott tells it well and I was invested in his character right from the beginning. Abby’s story is also compelling and how she and Josh navigate a relationship around both of their issues was a story I didn’t want to put down.
Warning: this story contains some violent scenes and alcohol abuse.
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my review.
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Break My Fall
Very dark and deep. Not a happy book. Won't read it again. I usually love Jessica's books.