Friday, December 12, 2014

Deeper We Fall (Fall & Rise #1)
by Chelsea Cameron

A powerful story of second chances and forgiveness.  Right from the beginning I was captivated by this cast of characters.  

Lottie and Lexie were best friends and all around normal teenagers.  They end up at a party one night and both get distracted by the Parker brothers.  Zack Parker comes off as a jerk, in my opinion, but Lexie can’t help but to flirt with him.  Zan has always had a crush on Lottie and finally tries to make his move.  Both of the brothers have been drinking, but somehow they convince Lexi to leave with them.  Lottie tries her hardest to get her best friend to stay, to not get in the car with them, but it doesn’t work.  That night changes all of their lives drastically.  It’s heartbreaking, to say the least.

Two years later, Lottie is starting over, moving into a college dorm.  But, the past hits her right in the face, when she finds out Zack and Zan are also students there.  She obviously has resentments and blames the brothers, especially Zan for what happened that horrible night.

Lottie has to find it in her heart to try and forgive or she’ll never be able to move on. In a dramatic twist, it’s actually Zan that helps her deal with the loss.  Turns out that Zan isn’t who she thought he was.  He changes her entire outlook.

I really enjoyed this book.  It was incredibly sad, but it I loved the way the story unfolded.  The character development was right on par, and has me looking forward to reading some of the author’s other books.

4/5 Fangs

*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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