Fallen For You, By Carli 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 humorare 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.
                As many people who follow my reviews know, I hate series.  But when I have an option to read all the books in the series at once?  I hardly ever pass that up!  Who would when you
don’t have to wait for the other books to come out and you can just follow the story right from the start?
               I started these books with an open mind; in all honesty I didn’t really remember the blurbs of the books so that could have helped on that matter!  But when I started this book it drew me into the story and I didn’t want to put the book down.  There were actually aspects of this book that I actually had to put the book down for the night because I was worried it would cause bad dreams!
                In this book we are introduced to Kate, who is woman trying to get her life back on track.  At times, I felt for her and what she had been through, but other times I was just in shock about  her actions.  There was just something about her that made it really hard for me to connect to her but I did still enjoy the stories.
                We also meet Roger, who is the apartment manager for the building that Kate and her best friend have just moved into.  Right off the bat, I got those crazy vibes from Roger, you know the ones that I am talking about!  But more about him in the later books.
                There is also Neil, and a few other characters who are introduced in this book.  All of them were very important characters in the story.  However, there were so many characters in this book that had such important roles it was hard to follow what all was going on.
                The story  itself was good, but I felt like it was really “wordy”.  Kate, who is only 24, talked like she was in her late 30’s, actually all the characters seemed to do that.  There were also parts of the story that just didn’t seem to be “placed” in the right spots.
                Overall though, I did like the story and I would continue on to reading the second book in the series.
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