Saturday, 17 January 2015
REVIEW - Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron
Release Date: 23 January 2013
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.
My Opinion 4 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and All NightReads for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**
I have not read anything by this author before and am now glad that I decided to try her out.
The book starts on the night of the accident, then fast forwards two years later when Charlotte (Lottie) and her twin brother Will are unloading the car to start their new adventures at college.
There is lots of that New Adult angst as at least four of our characters have issues. Charlotte is still dealing with the trauma from having her best friend dramatically altered. Zan is dealing with the aftermath of the accident where his brother cannot remember a thing.
Lottie makes friends very easily, but is shocked when she finds the two boys at her college that she had hoped never to see again and hates.
There is lots of tension between Lottie and Zan, and Zan seems to act like the bigger man from the beginning even if he slips up once or twice.
The chemistry between the two builds slowly until Lottie is told by her brother, that perhaps there is more between Zan and herself than hate.
I love how slow Zan is willing to take things, all at Lotties pace until she feels ready to go public and the love really shows between the two.
Would have loved more of an epilogue to see how the pair get on further down the line.