Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Review: Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron

 Deeper We Fall
by Chelsea M. Cameron
NA Contemporary Romance 

Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise, #1) 

I could go on forever talking about this book!  I really hated Zack but couldn't bring myself to dislike Zan in the beginning. Chelsea does an amazing job with all the small things she added to make us really against Zack right from the start. Even the smallest detail really brought out his creep factor.

 However, as much as I understand Lottie and her friends reaction to both brothers I just couldn't bring myself to be on her side. I did find myself on Zan's side even before I knew his secrete. I also love it that Lottie didn't abandon her friend after the accident and that she tried to convice her friend not to go with Zack or even Zan when they were drunk no matter how short the drive was going to be. You can't control what other people do only what you do. I've been there far too many times count when I was that age so it's perfect for the new adults to get a few life lessons in that might help them if they find themselves in similar situations.

 Zan had an awesome social worker. There are not many good ones but there are a few awesome ones out there that really make the difference. I loved how even his social worker's charisma shined through even though we only got her in very small doses. She did such an excellent job with the whole cast of characters that if I had the time I could pick out each one and talk about them. And I do mean every single one because I felt like I knew them all. 

She had great balance in her writing and getting into these characters was easy. But there was a lot of repetitiveness when the POV switched. You get both sides of every major encounter and that was a bit much repeat for me for it to be 5 star. But even with how annoyed that made me I really still couldn't put it down, reading the whole book in 1 day. It's a good thing I started it on a Saturday and was able to do that.

 I do find myself wondering what happened to a certain group of girls that were mentioned a few times and disappeared. Even though that is what typically happens in life in books it's nice to know what happened!

 We get a lot of intense feelings and situations that a lot of college kids find themselves in or their friends in.  And I really love their friends sub-plot because it's a serious issue a lot of my own friends and I went through in college. The healing/romance of the young women in the sub plot you can read in book 2 Faster We Burn. I hope to have time to read that one soon. 

*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

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

About this author

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.

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