***Review of Fallen for You by Carlie Sexton***
If you believe your life is the sum total of your choices, what do you do when things just don’t add up? You are about to find out. It won’t be pretty. It won’t be dull. And surely, it won’t be safe. In fact, making just one wrong choice could put evil at your bedside watching you sleep.
And so it is with Kate Simmons, a young woman who, by choosing to regain her life, actually puts it at risk by the very choices she makes. After unimaginable heartbreak stops her world on a dime, Kate falls into a three-year blackness of self blame that brings her to the edge of life, itself. As time finally brings light back through tiny cracks of renewed desire, Kate moves out of the prison she made for herself in her mother’s home to find a new reality, rooming with her best girlfriend, Charlie.
Yet, to be free is to be vulnerable, and Kate’s choices more than ever mark a splattered line between being happy and being dead.
Care to choose? Here’s your menu:
A strangely alluring building manager so possessed with wanting you for his own, he’ll bury more than the fact he has a girlfriend; a buff college student for whom you are clearly hot, as are all the other girls on campus; a pushy lawyer who is as handsome as he is intoxicated with conquest, who doesn’t take no for an answer, who gets what he wants — always.
Sometimes, it’s whom you choose. Sometimes, it’s who chooses you. If you’re Kate, it’s both, and it puts you on a perilous road where good looks and humor are the thin masks of jealous delusion and utter violence.
You’re in trouble when the sum total of your choices is written in blood red.
Nicole’s Review ~~~
I would give this story 5++++ stars it was that amazing. There are no words to describe how deeply I was drawn into this book, Carlie Sexton did an fantastic job with the plot and character development. There are so many layers to this book that you cannot put it down, you just want to make it to the next page and see what is going to happen. This book has it all, there is love, suspense, creepy stalkers, tragedy and second chances.
We start out with Roger (apartment manager) getting ready to show an apartment to Kate and Charlie. For me I was instantly hooked just reading Roger’s thoughts you knew you were getting ready for one hell of a ride. Roger is beyond creepy in his thought process of meeting Kate, he is already thinking about getting her into the apartment across from him and hoping Charlie is not a boyfriend. Kate and Charlie (who is Kate’s best friend) show up to look at the apartment that is for rent. We find out that Kate is struggling with something very tragic and is trying to move forward with the help of her best friend. They take the apartment and move in right away because Kate is starting her junior year of college after taking a 2 year break.
During her first day of classes Kate is instantly attracted to Mark a guy in all of her classes but she is completely turned off by his whole ladies man persona. Kate ends up meeting a lawyer Neil who has her heart racing and allowing her to feel alive again for the first time in two years. However she finds herself torn between which man is genuine and which one is just looking to get her into bed. Then she is dealing with creepy Roger who always has his door open and who always seems to want for her to come over. I loved how the book just didn’t focus on Kate’s point of view you also got to see what was going on in Roger, Mark and Neil’s heads as well.
The romance is over the top amazing and heartwarming, the sex is super steamy, the friendships are ones that cannot be broken and the fear is palpable that you actually feel it in your chest. I know I have not giving you a lot to go on but that is because I want you to read this book. I am not a fan of spoilers so I refuse to give you more of this story. Just know that once you start you will not be able to stop. I already have a copy of book two Taken by You and am starting it as soon as this review is posted.