Eleven years ago, I saved her. I loved her. I still do. But they took me away from her and locked me up. For two years, all I could think about was her. She consumed me. Took up every room in my head and gave me something to focus on, knowing I would see her soon.
Nine years ago, I watched her as she walked down the aisle and into the arms of a man that wasn’t me. My brother. I promised him that I’d leave town.I did and never looked back.
Now, I’m staring at seven letters, each envelope stamped with one word in bold, red ink: URGENT.
I have no choice but to go back home. Seeing her will be the hardest thing I’ll ever have to do. But in order to reconcile with my past, I have to face my present. Even if the thought of seeing her, knowing that she is out of my reach, kills me.
I have no idea what awaits me, but I can only hope that the demons of my past will finally be buried and put to rest.
My Review :
Thank you so very much Ms.Grey and Give Me Books Promotions for sending me a copy of Fall Back Skyward!! I’m beyond honored and extremely grateful!! 🙂
5 Falling is easy when you’ve got the right person to catch you Stars!!
This book is one that i have been anxiously awaiting the release for and when i saw it pop up on my Kindle i literally jumped up which is when the happy dancing ensued. Fall Back Skyward gutted me and messed with my emotions in the best possible ways. Life can be cruel and dark which leads many to feel as if they are alone in this world and that is absolutely heartbreaking. There may be some triggers for people who have witnessed or went through the tough subjects that are dealt with in this story. My heart broke so many times while reading and i couldn’t hold in my emotions whatsoever. At times i hurt because of what the characters had to endure. When books touch my heart i don’t ever take that lightly and i have so much love to anyone who is out there in the world right now who may be going through what the heroine went through.
Ms.Grey created a story that is so profound and i feel as if she gave a voice to those who have felt completely and utterly lost. She impressed me so much and her writing can only be described as phenomenal. She deserves a huge hug for this book *Sending hugs her way now*. I’m excited to read more of her work as soon as possible! Even though it contains many sad moments there are just as many joyful ones as well. The way everything started off and how it switched gears by going back to the past was something that i was grateful for because i wanted to get to the bottom of what led the characters to the lives they were now living. There are so many surprising and shocking moments that had me clutching my Kindle to my chest trying to get a grasp on what fully happened mere moments before.
Nor Blake was a character who had learned to fight back the hard way at an early age. She was quite shy but more open as she was able to let others in when she fully trusted them. She was a fighter through and through. Not once did i stop cheering for her and hoping with all of my might that she would be live her life without the past slowly creeping in. Nor overcome so many obstacles and the strength she showed was something extremely admirable. I wanted to take her out of my kindle and More and more as the story progressed i wanted her to find someone that would treat her far better than she’d ever been treated. Her friendship with with Megs was so sweet The fact that they shared their worries with a judgement free atmosphere was something i was envious of.
Cole Holloway was a character who after an illness lost a big chunk of his hearing reverting to signing and talking at times. He was a mysterious one from the very beginning and i couldn’t wait to finally figure him out. If this guy can’t make you swoon i don’t know who will!! He was everything a boyfriend should be and more so much more. He didn’t let himself be defined by a label or certain term when he grew up. My heart hurt for him because of how the things we often take for granted he cherished the most and appreciated them even more. He was kind, funny, and at times cocky but in such a cute way!! The only thing that bothered me concerning him is that i just wish i could have shook some sense into him. I want to be his Snowflake so badly! Cole is my #1 Book Boyfriend as of today. 🙂
I highly recommend this story to anyone looking for a read that deals with a lot of dark and harsh stuff but with a positive message behind it. Just to warn you though you may want to grab a full box of tissues, your favorite snack, and your favorite. This story goes to show you that no matter how many times someone feels low about themselves there will be a better even an amazing ahead in your future. Never ever forget you rock, you are loved, and you a beautiful my fellow book lovers! Have you already picked up this haunting and heartbreaking story? If not and this seems like the type of book that you are into i say go ahead and One-Click it now!! You won’t regret it and the need to care for others even more than usually is something that will change you for the better. 5 Stars all around!! ❤
The air around me shifts, like atoms rearranging themselves to accommodate a potent, powerful entity. My eyes snap open. I swing my head around to my right and there, lying next to me calmly as though it’s something completely normal, is Cole Holloway.
I bolt upright and turn to face him. “How did you get up here?” He doesn’t respond. Then I remember that he can’t hear me. I touch his arm, making sure he can see my lips. Thank goodness the moon is full tonight. He tilts his head to the side to look at me. “How did you get up here?”
He points to the side of the building. I follow his finger and see the white ladder poking at the roof. Ah, I’d completely forgotten about it.
He turns his head and faces the sky. Holding my breath, I study his profile; his sharp nose and angular jaw. A faint scent of musk cologne drifts toward me, making the hair on the nape of my neck stand on end.
Dragging my gaze from his face, I look up at the infinite dark sky and I smile. Every part of me is centered on him. His movements. Every rise and fall of his chest doubles my heart beat until the only sound that fills my senses is my pulse pounding in my ears.
Seconds, minutes, probably hours go by. Centuries could pass. Seasons could come and go, but I wouldn’t notice, because this is the most spellbinding moment I’ve ever experienced in my seventeen years on this earth.
Something fleetingly touches the back of my hand, startling me.
There it is again. A soft touch along the side of my pinkie. My skin is on fire now. My heart is in my throat and my lungs are nowhere near working right. The touch is firm now. Deliberate. He hooks his pinkie around mine and tugs gently. Then he exhales hard, and I swear the roof moves beneath our bodies. Suddenly, the finger uncoils from mine, leaving me cold. I blink several times before twisting, turning my head to the side to look at him.
Did I imagine that touch?
I glance down and see that his hand is curled into a fist at his side. He sits up, then turns slightly to the side to face me. His face is framed in shadows so I can’t see it clearly. A shiver skitters down my back as he leans forward without warning until I feel his quick breath fan my lips, his eyes on my mouth the entire time. He takes a tendril of the hair fanned around my head and rubs it between his fingers, his eyes not leaving mine. I’m captivated by his eyes, his overwhelming presence. I should scold him for being too forward and getting into my space, but I can’t. I’m mesmerized by the inhales and exhales passing through his parted lips.
He lets go of my hair and climbs to his feet with the agility and swiftness of a panther. Between one breath and the next, he’s gone, disappearing into the night as quietly as he came. Taking with him a tiny piece of my heart. As odd as it sounds, I feel a certain connection to this quiet boy.I attempt to prop my upper body on my elbows so I can watch him as he walks back to his house, but they feel too jelly-like. I settle back on the roof, grinning and listening to the muffled crunch of his shoes on the grass until it fades.
Autumn Grey is the author of the Havoc series (Havoc, Obliterate, Mend). And just like her characters, she is quirky, sometimes funny and definitely flawed. She writes sexy contemporary romances full of drama, steamy kisses and happy ever afters.