Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Military
Released: September 18, 2017
Series: Falling, Book 4
Former Army Sergeant Deacon Hunter is trapped. Trapped in the friend zone. The woman who captured his heart when they were deployed in Iraq has never looked back at the time they stole.
Former Army Sergeant Kelsey Ryder has scars, the kind of scars that no one ever sees, no one ever knows about unless she tells them. Working around the guys at the Pint, she’s reminded of everything she lost when she left the Army behind.
But some scars refuse to stay hidden.
One fateful night changes everything and neither of them know if their relationship will ever be the same.
All Deacon knows is that he’ll be there to catch her when she finally falls.
Reviewed by ButtonsMom2003
A powerful story.
I wish that I didn’t think this story was realistic. Knowing that Jessica Scott is still serving our country and that she finished grad school only a couple of years ago, I am quite certain that there are way too many parts of this based on things that have really happened to real people.
My review of Catch My Fall is only 4 months overdue. The book released back in September 2017 right after hurricane Irma hit Florida. That pesky storm seriously interrupted my reading and reviewing schedule and I’m trying to catch up with reviews that should have been done back then.
I have been a serious fan of Jessica Scott’s writing from the very first book of hers that I read back in January 2014. Her stories have all had such a realistic feel to me and because she continues to serve in the Army, I just think that makes them better than a lot of other military romances.
Catch My Fall is the fourth book in the Falling series but it can easily be read as a standalone. All of the books have connected characters, with one couple taking center stage for each book, so I think you might enjoy them even more if you start at the beginning.
Deacon and Kelsey had a “thing” while they were deployed in Iraq but something awful happened and now Kelsey can’t let herself get close to Deacon again. Ms. Scott does a great job of giving us little breadcrumbs and keeping us guessing about the details of what happened between Deacon and Kelsey. Once I got into this book I couldn’t read it fast enough because I wanted to know what happened. The angst factor was pretty high in places but that’s not unusual for New Adult stories.
Deacon and Kelsey have a lot of baggage to wade through but the story moved at a good pace and my attention never wavered until I finished reading it. Catch My Fall doesn’t have a much sex in it as some of the others in this series but I love a good slow burn story. We know that Deacon and Kelsey have done “it” before but we’re kept guessing for quite a while into the story before they get together again.
I feel like I wandered up and down and all around with this review. I hope you won’t let my lack of focus stop you from reading this book and/or series. They are all fantastic stories that made me smile in places and cry big fat tears in others. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
O Factor: Scorcher
Jessica Scott is an Iraq war veteran, an active duty army officer and the USA Today bestselling author of novels set in the heart of America’s Army. She is the mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, and wife to a retired NCO.
She is the bestselling author of the Homefront series and the Falling series, both about soldiers and veterans adjusting to life after returning from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. Her bestselling Falling series features soldiers integrating into life on college campuses.
She’s also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/New Dawn and has had the honor of serving as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas twice.
She holds a phd in morality in Sociology with Duke University and she’s been featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year for 2012.
Jessica is also an active member of the Military Writers Guild.
Her debut novel Because of You launched the return of Random House’s Loveswept digital imprint and launched the start of the ever popular contemporary military romance genre.
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