Review: This is Falling by Ginger Scott

Review: This is Falling by Ginger ScottThis is Falling by Ginger Scott
Series: Falling #1
August 29, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 281
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also in this series: The Girl I Was Before
Also by this author: Wild Reckless
Amazon US

First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen 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 a thousand 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.

*This is a standalone in a three-part series that will focus on different characters. Each book can be read on its own.


Pain. Guilt. Fear. Sorrow.  A sad combination of feelings that have ruled Rowe’s life for two years. Moving away from her safe existence to attend college, is a bigger step for her than most could understand.

Meeting and opening up to new friends and a potential love, well…that was something Rowe never expected of herself.  Though she finds an easiness with Nate, the guilt of falling in love with him is a constant road block between her heart and her mind.

Nate lives a life of baseball, flings and fun.  All well and good, but he misses having a special intimacy, a closeness to someone else. Someone to share your special moments with.  Nate sees something in Rowe, a need that matches his own.

Nate is beyond patient with Rowe.  As much as she fights her closeness to him, he waits for her to work through her ghosts.

Working through her ghosts is not so easy when they are not yet all dead and buried.

This is Falling is a slow, sweet romance that blooms with time and grace.  Nate and Rowe are both struggling through some tough life lessons and while they hurt themselves and each other in the process, the true depth of how they feel constantly shows through.

It’s an adorable, yet tragic tale of life throwing you curve balls and how you overcome the twists and turns they bring.  It’s a story of love, of healing, of ultimate survival.

While This is Falling is a sad tale, it’s also got quite a happy and light hearted element to it.  Rowe finds some fun loving people who enter her life and it proves that she can smile again, laugh again, breathe again.  Breathe, without every inhale feeling like the last. Without the weight and responsibility of others lives strangling her heart with every beat.

I enjoyed This is Falling so much. Not only Nate and Rowe but the side characters as well.  Which only makes it a most enjoyable wait for You and Everything After, the next book in the series, which will feature some of these wonderful characters.


About Ginger Scott

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before and Wild Reckless.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).

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