Title: Break My Fall
Author: Jessica Scott
Series: Falling #2
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: February 15, 2016
Format/Source: E-ARC, Author
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.
Break My Fall by Jessica Scott is an emotionally charged story with excellent character development. Josh and Abby’s story is written in first person with alternating point of views. Although presenting a story in first person doesn’t always work for contemporary romance novels, Scott excelled at bringing real life issues into the story and Josh to life as he struggled with anger, rage, and dealing with life outside the military. Abby also had struggles of her own. She was presented as a character who thought she could fix everyone else’s problems and was captivated by the mystery behind Josh’s apparent inner turmoil. As a result of their life experiences, there was realistic tension between them. Their pasts had really shaped them and showed who they were as characters. Despite the fact that they both had their issues, they complemented each other well. And I simply loved how these characters transformed over time.
Overall, Break My Fall is an excellent read. I’d definitely recommend it to readers who are looking for a contemporary romance novel that’ll take you on an unforgettable emotional ride.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.