Mia Reeves faith, trust and sense of security were all taken away in the blink of an eye. In need of a fresh start, she settles into a new town and begins to make a new life.
Tristan Chamberlain has always kept girls at arm’s length and he has no intention of changing. He’s caring, smart, handsome, but he’s also dealing with a lifetime of guilt that’s slowly but surely destroying him.
Sometimes what you run from is the one thing that will save you.
Separately, they’re both free-falling. Together, they’re about to find that love can create the strongest safety net of all.
The two of us huddled together over the table as we turned all of the pieces right side up and separated out all of the border pieces. From time to time our arms brush together, something that was I enjoying far too much. He smelled amazing, so good that it made me ache to touch a lot more than just his arm.
Our heads were close together in our position over the table and it was making me a little (okay, a lot) crazy to be so close to him. I wasn’t focusing on the puzzle at all and my hands had stopped trying to assemble the border. Turning his head to me, he opened his mouth to say something but nothing came out. We were eye to eye staring at each other, the silence trapped between us.
I saw him leaning closer as his hands came up to cup my face, and I didn’t pull away or try to stop him. For the first time in my entire life, I really, really wanted to be kissed. It’s not like I’ve never been kissed before; clearly I have. But when you’re the child of someone who got pregnant in high school, you get a lot of safety lectures. Add to that the fact that my father has never missed an opportunity to espouse what a selfish and manipulative person my mother is for ‘trapping’ him and what a ‘burden’ her ‘tricks’ had been for him and I think it’s clear to see why I steered away from intimacy in high school like it was my job.
Tristan’s lips covered mine gently as he started softly before deepening the kiss. When we turned to face each other fully, I wrapped my arms around his shoulders and ran my fingers through his hair. He tasted better than I could ever have imagined, and he kissed me like he had a cheat-sheet for what would make me feel the best. I’ve never been kissed so passionately, or held as if I really matter to someone. Tristan cradled me in his arms like I was precious to him.
We pulled apart at the same time a few minutes later, and because he didn’t let me go, I didn’t let him go, either. We stared at each other in silence for a few moments, and I smiled shyly at him, even as I felt a blush steal across from my face.
He smiled back at me as he continued to stare at me with a look of confusion as the seconds passed before he spoke. “Holy Hell Mia… You make me feel… I don’t even know. Different?”
That’s like the pot calling the kettle black. The way I feel around Tristan is entirely new. “Right back at you,” I said quietly.
Ella Fox is one of my favorite authors, so from the start, her prologue just blew me the hell away!! And that’s how she starts it off. All freaking angsty…
So here we go, on another whirlwind that Ella takes us on with Catch My Fall. We start off with Mia Reeves. She is a college freshman, enrolling in a school nowhere near her hometown; on purpose of course. She needs a fresh start and does NOT want to be around anybody she knows. I wonder why? Insert totally fucking cool roommate Darby. I love these two together. If I could pick a roommate in college it would be Darby. They become fast friends. And she definitely has Mia’s back.
And right away Mia meets Tristan, a boy from her Math class. HOLY hell. She is taken back by his amazing chocolate brown eyes, dark hair all sexy and yes a “schmexy” voice to boot. The way she explains Tristan, I might just combust. Which is why Mia is all, UM hell no…I don’t need this HOT Cocky ass in my face. She hates guys like this. Reminds her too much of…..well we will get to that.
Turns out Tristan also has twin named Trace! HOLLA!!!!!!! Um, can’t get any better than having a hot twin. And everybody is friends. Which I love! This book is based on beautiful friendships. Tristan/Trace grew up with Darby and her brother Austin. They all look out for each other. These men are protectors. BUT the twins are much more than that, they are “Malores”. Hahaha!! Love this word!! Male whores! Yep!! Fucking Tristan why did you have to go and ruin your hot ass by banging all of the woman on campus? So not Mia’s style. But regardless they are drawn to each other and form a fast bond! Which is so endearing. Tristan just makes you melt.
All nice nice!! UMMM NO!!! Ella Fox totally throws me all off and gives us Mia’s back story in a series of chapters that flash back to her senior year of high school and we find out the real reason why she is leaving her home town to start a new. This is where it all started for me; my freakin heart pounding out of my chest, my hands were shaking (yep hands were shaking) and yeah, I needed a minute. Maybe it’s just me. Does anybody else get this affected when a story hits you hard? Or maybe its just Ella’s amazing writing skills..?? Maybe, just maybe. Or it’s the story she weaves into something so dark.
Mia, OMG Mia, this poor girl. I will NOT spoiler anything. NOPE! But I will say this. Mia walks around with so much guilt, so much hurt and fear, and it haunts her. Her past IS haunting. And on that one day in her senior year of high school, I can tell you this – her life, her best friend Macy’s life, and the lives of others will NEVER be the same.
Thinking back to those flashback chapters, I wanted to die. I recall putting the book down and I said to myself, Trish, just let out a good cry and we can move on! And I did…See this is why I love Ella Fox…When an author can bring that out in a book, with just words on a page! Yeah! She’s good!
All the while, Mia and Tristan are getting closer and closer. Both are taking it very slow, because that’s what needs to be done. But they both deserve love and to be happy.
“For the first time in my life I want to try for more, I want to BE more. Can I be more? I don’t know if I deserve to be happy, but I want to try.” – Tristan
Tristan also has major issues and we learn about those later and again, insert another WOW factor.
Mia and Tristan are just amazing together, doesn’t matter what issues they both have and its all so fucking hot, and slow…he takes it nice and slow…but remember, he’s a “Malore”…what he does to her body!!
“How do you make yourself come?
“I don’t…I haven’t…I’ve never.”
“Oh baby,” he whispered, “I’m going to make you come so hard that you’ll never want to stop. I want everything you have Mimi. Everything.”
Take it Tristan. OMG just take it!! He’s got you Mia! Heck, jump on that train!! And ride it!!!
This books end with a bang, which is so Ella Fox. All heart pumping, angsty, hot. And the love story is just heart warming. They are heart warming.
And……….it all continues with her next book…which I can NOT wait for.
Convincing enough, yeah the book rocks! Just click and buy! This Schmexy lady knows a good story and this is a great story!!!
About the Author
Ella Fox is a thirty-something (not that far off from forty) author who writes like a woman possessed whenever she gets the chance! She is the author of The Hart Family Series, The Renegade Saints Series and The Catch Series.
When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.
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