Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review: Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron

Title: Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise #1)
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Genre: New Adult - Romance
Source: Self Purchased
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused 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 ripper 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 worlds 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.

The thing that I loved most about this book was the characters.  They were all so life like and very real.  The relationship between Lottie and her twin, Will, was beautifully touching with all their little quirks and special traditions.  Simon was an amazing best friend, and the friends Lottie made while in her first year at college were friends that may just last a lifetime.  

On the flip side we have Zach and Zan, the two brothers responsible for the accident that left Lottie's best friend severely brain damaged.  Zach is the epitome of a party boy - taking advantage of his friends and family and always looking for the next good time.  Striking an amazing contrast, Zan is thoughtful and quiet.  Trying to make up for something that he feels is all his fault.

The story of Lottie and Zan's relationship isn't simple,  no relationship ever is.  But is beautiful and crazy and amazing.  The way they interact with all the other people in their lives and how everyone seems to end up right where they belong, was a great read that was sweet and heartfelt from every angle.  The only thing that really rubbed be the wrong way was Zan's nickname for Lottie - my mind kept changing it to "pretty bird" and picturing a parrot - but I'm sure other people loved it.


  1. I've had this one on my TBR for a while now, I'll have to actually read it. :)
    Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

  2. I'm writing the review of the sequel soon - so keep your eyes out. It's a great series!