Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review: Before We Fall

Book Info:
Title: Before We Fall
ebook
336 pages
Published by Forever
Release Date December 3rd 2013
Genre: New Adult, Romance
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Blurb:
Sometimes, one dark moment is all it takes to turn your world black...

For 24-year old Dominic Kinkaide, that moment took place on the night of his high school graduation. One dark incident changed him forever. He's a hardened actor now, famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured in his own. He doesn't care about much of anything, except for losing himself in the roles that he plays.

23-year old Jacey Vincent doesn't realize how much her father's indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn't one specific moment that wrecks a person, but rather it's an absence of moments. She's like a bird with a broken wing-strong yet fragile, as she tries to float through life, finding acceptance in the arms of random guys, one after the other... to fill the void that her father left in her.

Until she meets Dominic.

After jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, his secret and her issues create a dark and damaged energy that will soon turn their attraction to each other into an explosive storm.

Even though when the clouds have cleared and the dust has settled, both of them are almost obliterated... they've learned a priceless lesson.

Sometimes, before we fall... we fly.
My Review:
I received a copy of Before We Fall from Netgalley.

Jacey’s life hasn’t been easy since he ex-boyfriend killed someone she loved. Trying to pick up the pieces of her life by working as a “waitress” and wealthy people’s parties the last thing she expects is to run into Dominic Kinkaide or being arrested and having to be stuck doing community service with him. Now stuck with the jaded jerk she’s determined to teach him that everyone isn’t as conniving as her thinks. Meanwhile Dominic is struggling with demons from his past and with the help of Jacey everything in his life comes to light.

Alright so I enjoyed Before We Fall for the most part. Before this I was a Courtney Cole virgin so it was interesting to see her unique writing style. Courtney Cole wrote some seriously dark characters in Before We Fall. Seriously bleeped up characters!

Now about that “for the most part” thing, I had some issues with Dominic. I was not buying what he was selling! For most of the book he talks about how he was holding a grudge against someone for the last 10 freaking years for doing a certain something I won’t give away, and then when he finds out what really happens he just shrugs it off like “eh it’s all good”? Yeah I don’t think so!

Another thing with Dominic, he is so jaded the entire book and he never seems to have real feelings for Jacey beyond trying to figure out if she’s like he said. Yet when at every turn he pushes her back into a corner and expects her to continue to come crawling back. I would loathe Dominic if he were a real person. I just don’t get where his feelings for Jacey come because it seems as if they just appear out of thin air at the end of the book.

Now my issue with Jacey is a small one but I mean if you’re struggling to get your life back in order and some dude comes to your house telling you to miss work? Um yeah no, I don’t see that happening no matter how attractive the guy is.

Overall, Before We Fall is a good story. I enjoyed it and read it in one sitting. Dark characters with even darker pasts and loads of sexual tension definitely made for a great story. While I had some issues with the story, it was still an interesting read.


Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could.

She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds.

Every Last Kiss is her debut novel and she followed it with the rest of The Bloodstone Saga (Every Last Kiss, Fated, With My Last Breath and My Tattered Bonds).

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.


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