Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Deeper We Get (Harder I Fall, #2) by Jessica Gibson

The Deeper We Get (Harder I Fall, #2) by Jessica Gibson + The Harder I Fall

Chad Langer was always running. Running from his past, afraid of letting himself be happy and free. College was going to be his new start. New city, new school, new people.
Scarlett would be his undoing. He knew it the moment he saw her. Something in her eyes called to him. She was just as broken as he was.

Sometimes the past doesn’t stay in the past. Will they be able to overcome the obstacles set in their path?

My Rating: 5 stars (well deserved!)

My Review: 

The Good: I love this book. The plot of the story is amazing along with its twists. Chad is a great character with a terrible past. He is strong yet can be brought down when people learn his past and leave him. Scarlett is also broken. I feel that you should buy this book because, although she is a fictional character, she deserves to tell her story herself. Both broken and looking for someone to be okay with who they are and the scars they carry. They both develop into people who can deal with their pasts as the book continues. In the end, all is as it should be with their pasts behind them and together!

The Bad: This is a adult romance book and has some detailed sexual scenes. A lot of them which for the characters is alright, but it is a little much. A blast from Chad's past comes to California to find him and when it does it will no let go so easy. Scarlett makes some mistakes that costed Chad dearly. Mostly his reason for getting up in the morning. He had depression, but understanding his background and his refusal to tell her what is going on pushed her away when he needed someone to ground him other then his sister Becca.

Becca Langer was not a normal girl, she didn't have normal girl problems. For most of her life, she’s had to take care of herself, her younger brother Chad, and her drunk mother. She’s lived under the shadow of what her father did when she was ten years old. Forever branded by his actions.
College was her escape, she could get away and finally live. Her dream was to make it in the New York Ballet Company one day. That for hermeant a long road full of hard work and dedication. She didn't have time for distractions, and Levi Klein was definitely a distraction.
Will Levi be able to crack through her tough exterior and really see the wounded soul underneath? Becca needs to be loved, but the question is, will she let Levi love her?

My Rating: 5 stars!!!

The Good: The plot of this story is one for the people who is not light-hearted. It has to do with unloving parents and the destruction of her and her brothers childhood. Becca feels the need to protect her brother while trying to live her own life. Her parents don't even love her or her brother. Her home life was destroying her from the inside out especially after what happened with her sister Fanny. Becca will do anything for her brother, even quite college, but luckily her meets Levi. He is a good looking guy!!  He has become a distraction for her when she cannot have any!! Beeca really develops into a character with many choices she has to make and the consequences of her choices. She goes from a person with a guarded heart, suspicious of the people around who drink, and determined to work herself to the edge to a whole new person instead. She learns that love can be unconditional and doesn't hurt her but gives her strength and Levi is the source of this new person. Her demons don't go alway at once, but she learns to face the truth and how to tell it without breaking down.

The Bad: She just wants to get away from her home life. That is understandable because her mother is an alcoholic and her dad is in prison. Her only brother Chad is in high school and lives with their mother. Chad was caught selling drugs just to help his mother keep their house. Not using, just selling. No kid should have to do that! Becca hasn't trusted people in a long time and it takes a while for her to trust Levi. He is supportive of what she loves to do, but she pushes him away for the sake of keeping the dark secrets buried. Levi trues to get her to open up about her past, but little did he know that what Becca has went through is beyond what he could ever imagine.