Aug 30, 2013
Title: Deeper We Fall
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Publisher: All Night Reads
Publication Date: January 24, 2013
Overall: 4 out 5
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.
Deeper We Fall was exactly what I want New Adult novels to read like. The characters were believable and sympathetic. The book was primarily character based although there were scenes with pure romance.
I liked that the book started off two years earlier and gave us some insight into how Lexie was before the accident. I also really enjoyed the dual point of view between Lottie and Zan. That’s very rare as usually I don’t feel it’s done right, so that’s a big thumbs up for Chelsea M. Cameron. I never felt like I was being rushed out of one point of view and into the other.
Charlotte was quirky and fun; I really enjoyed her perspective. She was absolutely loyal to her friends, and that made her endearing to me. Charlotte was not quick to forgive, and that made her unique. She wasn’t willing to let go of her grudge against Zan and Zack. I understood why she didn’t want to let it go; I would’ve hard a time forgiving the two of them. I really liked that Charlotte was willing to admit that she was unreasonable, and that she should’ve forgiven Zan sooner.
Zan was very sweet and broken. I liked that he felt guilty, because I think anyone in his position would. I agreed with Miss Carole and Lottie that he should stop blaming himself, but I understood why he did. I also enjoyed that even though he was a man whore, he was willing to wait for Lottie. Being able to see things from his perspective was nice, and I think it helped me to understand him. Zan was so quiet it would’ve been easy to mistake that for indifference.
I think that Chelsea M. Cameron had the perfect setting for Deeper We Fall; Maine in the fall and winter sounds absolutely beautiful. It also sounds freezing, and so it really helped me to be able to picture the scenes with Zan running. I also liked that as spring came, Zan and Lottie were together. I really enjoyed that this book had a happy ending.
I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars, because Chelsea M. Cameron did the point of view changes so well. I liked that Zan and Lottie were able to overcome everything that came their way. I’m really looking forward to the next installment Faster We Burn, and some of the other characters getting their happy endings!
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written