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First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and 16 days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.

When I left for college, I put 1,000 miles between my future and my past. I'd made a choice - I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn't know how.

And then I met Nate Preeter.

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn't supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn't want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn't.

My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.

And then he showed me how to fall.

©2014 Ginger Eiden (P)2015 Ginger Eiden

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Really Good

This is a great story about a young girl (Rowe Stanton) who survives a school shooting that takes her best friend and her boyfriend. After two years of hiding from the world she heads to college where she meets baseball star Nate Preeter and begins to resurrect her life. For the first few hours of this audiobook I was totally expecting to be granting a five star rating to this one. Then there were a few scenes featuring Rowe McHypocrite and at that point there was a great deal of teeth grinding, then fast forwarding going on. She throws what we in the mountains call a hissy fit and Nate the whipped pup accepts it all. Which brings me to a point that I just have to make; why is it that all female romance writers make the male leads of these books into wimps or women?
I am more into women than men, but when I'm with a man, I want a man. The frame of reference this author uses seems to be that the guy is always at fault. Then in the last 10 to15% percent of the story Rowe has reason to be upset but then she becomes Whiny Girl for way too long. I can and do understand that PTSD deeply affects people but Rowe's actions don't seem consistent with the diagnosis. Given those weaknesses I still like this book enough to give it four big stars.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Sweet

Young love with grown up hurdles. A nice Sunday afternoon listen. Not sure if I'm in for the series, but enjoyed this one.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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VERY Y/A ... cute story

This story was a little too young for me. I think it was very sweet/cute and would appeal to a younger audience. The narration was fine, although I did not care for the female performance of a male voice. This story is a story of a young woman who survived a brutal experience and began a healing journey with the hero. Sale worthy .... I used a credit and didn't return it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good, but not great!

I felt the story was really sweet and worth reading!
Rowe's sad story was just too annoying around the end. I'm glad the story had a happy ending.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excellent book

I couldn't stop listening! The book was very well written and read very well too. I can't wait to fill my library with all of Ginger Scott's books!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • 03-19-15

not my cup of tea

it was a good storyline but not very well developed. i thought it was interesting the idea of writing a version of what might happen to victims of school shootings, it is a terrible reality of our country and after all the media buzz right after, we dont really know what happens to the survivors, how they deal with their losses and trauma.
however, the writing is quite amateur, to me it seems more like high schooler behavior/dialogue than college kids. i just didnt connect with the characters, and i dont think they were well developed.
the narrator was so so, kind of made some of the dialogue sound forced and fake... maybe it was the combination of the narrative and the amateur writing... but not my cup of tea.

14 of 20 people found this review helpful

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I think I am too old for this book. I'm 28.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I do not regret listening to this book, but it definitely wasn't one of my favorites. I usually listen or read books for young adults, but this seemed too juvenile for me. The issues in the relationship and how the characters dealt with them seemed so immature to me; so it was somewhat annoying to listen to.

Do you think This Is Falling needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I wouldn't be interested in a follow up book. It ends on a fine note, and I wouldn't know where else it would go.

Any additional comments?

I wish there was a male and female narrator for the different characters. This book has sections that are done in first person by Rowe, and alternates with chapters that are done in first person by Nate; but there was just the female narrator. I think a male and female narrator would have added a lot to the listening experience!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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beautiful story

this was such a beautiful story, and so refreshing to have a male character be a genuine nice guy too.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • 01-20-18

To my surprise I extremely enjoyed this series!

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I am a big fan of murder/mystery books, but once in awhile I like to try something different. So glad I did and chose the Falling Series!! It was sweet, sad and funny all at the same time. My son would hear me laughing to myself in my room and thought I was crazy when I told him it was my book making me laugh. Also had some great, surprising little twists. My sister and her friend and my co-worker are all reading this series now. If you are trying to decide, I would say go for it. Don't think it will be disappointing.

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Perfect Depiction of College Life & Young Love

This is Falling by Ginger Scott is a new-adult, coming-of-age novel. It is about new beginnings and letting go of the past.

I loved this book for its tragedy, its clumsy, unsure beginnings and its hope. Having two young adults who have recently moved to college, I appreciated the uncertainty the characters expressed as they stretch their wings having just flown their own nests. The development of new friendships in the dorm mirrored my children's experiences. Ms. Scott has captured the essence of that age group and the first experiences of college life.

Both lead characters, Rowe and Nate, have difficulties in their past that they must overcome. Rowe's past is fraught with tragedy and guilt, while Nate is dealing with a more typical young adult dating experience. Nate is the perfect young man, and his courtly patience in wooing Rowe is charming. Their sweet dance toward a relationship is refreshing. Ms. Scott's depiction of the roller coaster of their new relationship brings the reader into the fireworks and butterflies and the adrenaline rushes as well as into the floods of tears shed due to misunderstandings.

The plot is perfectly paced and thoroughly engaging. Both the primary and secondary characters are fully developed. There are no unnecessary characters who don't add to the storyline, and their are no throw-away, unneeded details.

I highly recommend this endearing new adult romance to all age groups, and I'm looking forward to Ginger Scott's follow up in the Falling series, You and Everything After.

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  • Sam
  • 11-05-15

Terrible story line

Would you try another book written by Ginger Scott or narrated by Melissa Moran?

doubt it

Has This Is Falling put you off other books in this genre?

No

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

the performance was nice and relevant, but the story line is very silly.