Before We Fall by Courtney Cole

December 9, 2013 Adult Book Reviews 2

before we fallTitle: Before We Fall (Beautifully Broken #3) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Courtney Cole
Publisher: Forever Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 336
Release Date: December 3, 2013
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
One Line: Beautifully damaged, Dominic’s story will have you glued to the pages trying to figure out how he came to be.

About the Book: 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.

Before We Fall is the third book in the Beautifully Broken series, but the second one I’ve read. I loved If You Stay and I didn’t want to miss the chance to read this latest installment in the series. While I didn’t love it as much as the first, I still really enjoyed it. Courtney’s writing is just plain captivating and I always fly through her books. Let’s make this clear, the lady knows how to write damaged characters you can’t help but care for. Dominic definitely has that sex appeal and intrigue, but it took awhile to warm up to him and for him to open up.

With that in mind though, I have to say, I wasn’t all that impressed or moved by Dom as an individual. I liked him enough and definitely felt his pain and anguish over what happened in his past, but I didn’t really connect with him as a character, especially not like with Cole’s other book boys. Don’t get me wrong, she wrote a powerfully damaged character and I empathized with him, but he was still missing that spark for me. Also, I felt like Dom and Jacey’s relationship was missing a little something. What exactly, I can’t pinpoint, but it didn’t wow me like I was hoping.

Jacey, on the other hand, was a fantastic female lead and I loved her character. She was strong, feisty, and fun. She definitely held her own with Dom and she was definitely the breath of fresh air that he needed. I loved how kind she was, despite her crappy life.

All in all, this was a great addition to this series and the story itself had my interest piqued. Even though the ending was a bit too cheesy for my taste, it fit with the story and I admire Cole for going there. Fans of Courtney Cole will surely devour this book and feel for Dom and Jacey. Now I’ve got to get my hands on If You Leave now so I can fall for Gabe, too!

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2 Responses to “Before We Fall by Courtney Cole”

  1. TeresaMaryRose

    Great review! I agree! Dom was difficult for me… I felt for him and his past but I didn’t love his as much as I did Gabe and Pax. Jacey on the other hand I loved! She was so strong despite her crappy life. Vi you have to read If You Leave!!!! Easily my favorite of the series.

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