After I Fall

After I Fall

by Jessica Scott


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ISBN-13: 9781543095029
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 977,836
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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After I Fall 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
ecryans More than 1 year ago
I have loved Eli since we first met him and hated Parker since we met her. However, I learned to love her in After I Fall. This has been my favorite 'Falling' book so far. But, my favorite is still Until There Was You.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eli and Parker are a train wreak but somehow manage to pull off a beautiful love story.
ELF-thereadingaddict More than 1 year ago
Getting a better look at Parker Hauser... 4.5 stars “After I Fall” by Jessica Scott is a new adult contemporary romance that is a stand-alone novel that nonetheless connects to others in the ‘Falling’ series. I am always fascinated by an author’s ability to alter the reader’s perception of a character (hopefully for the better, lol) and it was intriguing to get a different perspective of Parker Hauser, since she wasn’t a very personable character in past stories. Watching her battle to be independent and valued for herself was a wonderful evolution that was matched by the gradual unfolding of her relationship with prickly Eli. This author’s stories are both heartwrenching and inspiring, because they remind the reader of the myriad of ways people can be walking wounded and the paths they can take to cope with the wounds that may or not be visible. I love seeing the contrast between the hard-bitten exterior that houses such a nurturing and caring man as Eli is and the beautiful, intelligent, and underestimated Parker. There are sobering issues addressed in each of this author’s stories, and this one is no exception with its focus on the concepts of abuse, responsibility, sexual harassment, and family pressures. The gradual revelations of the layers of the folks spotlighted in this story remind us that nobody is perfect but true strength of character is demonstrated by how one responds to challenges that could be overwhelming. I continue to enjoy the stories spun by this talented and prolific author and I am delighted to see that a couple of the striking secondary characters in this story will get their own time in the spotlight soon. I can’t wait to find out more about them and hopefully revisit some of my favorite folks from this compelling series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After I Fall by Jessica Scott is the third book in her Falling series. This book follows the budding relationship between Eli Winter and Parker Hauser. Eli was introduced in the first book of the series. You would get a glimpse of him but never the whole picture. Eli is owner of The Peak a local bar in a North Carolina college town. Eli a former officer in the Army and a West Point graduate, creates friendships with a group of formers soldiers who often visit The Peak. Although separated from the military, Eli remains a faithful leader by protecting his friends and helps them while they go through their own difficulties. It is this sense of duty mixed with morality that make his character quite admirable. Readers are first introduced to Parker in Scott's Falling series. You do not have to read previous books to enjoy this book. You will however get a outward glimpse of how Parker is viewed by others and how presumptuous her character can be at times. From the first to the third book you do see a positive change in her character. Let me say this, Parker is my least favorite character from any books written by Scott. Parker and Eli meet through chance when she goes to The Peak to speak with Kelsey. After formal introductions Parker interns for Eli and their mutual attraction progresses but not without obstacles from either party. Jessica Scott is an excellent writer and touches upon serious issues while addressing the subject matter in a delicate manner. She creates characters who are flawed and have problems but are working through their issues. If you have no read her previous work you should also consider her Homefront or Coming Home series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say I love After I Fall. Eli and Parker was great together and just made each other. I am so happy that Parker could bring Eli out of his bar and get him to see thing that would help the bar. I am glad that Eli was able to make Parker see that the life she was headed for was not the only she wanted and she was smart and better then that. One of the main reason I love Jessica Scott books is because she does a great job talking about real live thing that happen before, during, and after war. She is able to put it all out there and make you understand in a way no one else can. I am so happy that I get to read and injoy these books that she put so much time in to. I would say anyone and everyone should rear all of her books to get a better look at what happen to military men and women as they give their time and after their time is up for what ever reason. Tonya Butler
Phyllis_L More than 1 year ago
The relationship was fabulous! They moved pretty quickly to falling in love and being ready to give up everything for each other. I would have liked more details of them getting to know each other better. The resolution with the fiance and the dad (and all the upper crust snobs) was sort of rushed and happened off-screen. The sex was very hot and the characters well-drawn.
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
I'm loving this series by Jessica Scott! After I Fall is the third book in the Falling series and I love Eli and Parker's love story! What looks perfect from the outside might not be what is really happening in Parker Hauser's life. It doesn't matter what she wants or even needs in life because it all is at the direction and discretion of her father and fiance. Her life in no longer her own. Eli Winter is only slightly shocked by Parker's proposition the first night that they meet, but even though he is extremely attracted to her he turns her offer down. Working with her every night is pure torture, but he is definitely enjoying getting to know her even though he is positive that she is hiding something serious in her life. Soon their relationship becomes a complication for both of them and opens them both up for public scrutiny exposing secrets that neither of them wants to get out. Can they both survive the fall out all the while keeping their relationship from imploding? I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
ToshyBell2010 More than 1 year ago
Two worlds collide. And they make it work! Let me just say that the Falling Series is definitely one of the best series out there... Eli Winters is the one that takes care of everyone else. He is the owner of The Pint, a popular bar in a college town. The Pint is much more than a bar to those that frequent it. It is a place for Vets to feel at home and unwind. Eli makes sure that those who come in his bar will always have someone to go when necessary. Parker Hauser. To many she is a spoiled rich girl who only looks out for herself. She hides the real Parker underneath a facade of toughness that doesn't show cracks. That is until she walked into the Pint and Eli brought out her shadows to the light. Both Parker & Eli are trying to survive in a life that has been built around them. They need to adjust to society, even though society has been harsh on them. When Parker meets Eli for the first time, she expected him to be just like anyone else. She expected him to take what he is offered and not look back. Eli refused. He wanted to look under the surface. He wanted to know more about what was going on before he jump in. Before I Fall... This story is part of a series. It could be read as a stand-alone, but both Parker and Eli are in the previous books. You opinions about Parker will definitely change in this book. This book deals with a lot of issues that many will not tackle, but Jessica Scott does it very well. Parenting, Family, Friendship, Relationships, Veterans, Betrayal, and Forgiveness. The issues are all connected to the characters and they have to find a way to become better people even when things are going wrong. I was so in love with Eli in this book. I knew he would be a brooding bar owner from the previous books, but I was able to see what made him who he truly is & what he really needed to be a better man. Eli learned a few lessons and any man who is willing to admit that he is wrong, is a winner in my book! This book won't disappoint. You see the characters in the story grow & it makes them understand what the need so much better.
Monnie777 More than 1 year ago
So the first word that comes to mind after reading this book and while reading this book is sex. Now I am all for sex being in books but I did feel that this talk about sex in the many different ways was a tad overkill. I did enjoy the story line and also the two main characters. You can read this book as a stand alone or with the series. *Thank you Jessica for the ARC copy for my honest review*
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Once again Jessica Scott takes on some tough, little talked about subjects and brings them into a story with the care and grace of a talented author. Eli’s military history is kind of a secret. He isn’t hiding it; he just does not discuss it. Parker has grown up in a verbally abusive life with her father and now her fiancée. Together they will save each other. The scenes with Parker and Eli are sexually charged. They don’t even have to be touching each other for the attraction to be felt. They circle each other with plenty of innuendos and teasing before it all comes to a head between them. When they do come together, even in play, it is hot, steamy, smoking! After the Fall is so emotional. It was not necessarily an easy read but it is an amazing read. It is a story that once you finish it you will not ever forget it. The storyline is amazing but the characters are even more. They are real people with flaws, fears, and feelings.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
After I Fall has so much to offer. Ms. Scott delivers a story that makes you care about [what you think is] a ‘spoiled little rich girl’ named Parker and a former military commander named Eli. This is a standalone book however we have met both these characters before in previous books. What this book delivers is a deep, thoughtful, loving and eerily scary story of what Parker’s life is really like. And Eli has his demons that are with him every day. Parker deals with a nasty fiancé and distant father (who are both using her to help further their own purposes) and Eli owns and runs a high-end bar that employs his own band of ex-military employees who are also his friends and makeshift family. I can recap the highlights of this book but you can read the blurb yourself. What I will tell you is this: even as the book begins with a story that can easily fall into a parody of a young woman from a privileged family and a returning veteran, it tells of an awakening of two people who are drowning in their own private worlds of hurt…[sorta spoiler ahead] but it all works out for them. Their story, After I Fall, gripped me from the beginning, and never let go.
JenPH More than 1 year ago
Part of the reason why I love Jessica Scott's books are that the romance is at the center of the story, but both main characters are facing battles that they need to overcome if there's any hope for them to have a future together. There's a depth to her story and Scott is more than capable in putting it into words. I felt for both Parker and Eli, but I confess that it was the latter with whom I felt a tad more empathy simply because he had tried to be everything to everyone else around him for so long. Of course, this doesn't mean that he didn't have anyone until Parker came along. He had the family he had created for himself at The Pint, but I guess his relationship with Parker was something he didn't know he wanted or needed. He deserved to have that one person who would never turn their back on him and would love and accept him, battle scars and all. Aside from their story, there was just enough attention on Deacon and Kelsey to have me wonder what their story will be like when Catch My Fall is released. The Falling books can be read as standalones, but I highly recommend all three. Five stars for After I Fall. ♥
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
After I Fall is the third book in the Falling series by Jessica Scott but each book stands alone. I fell in love with Ms. Scott's writing when I read Until There Was You in 2014 and began reading her backlist as fast as I could; I've read every book (fiction) that she's published. The books in the Falling series have all featured The Pint in some way or another. The Pint is a bar owned by Eli Winter, a West Point graduate who served in Iraq and After I Fall is his story. The story is told in first person POV, alternating between Parker and Eli. Parker Hauser needs an internship to qualify for an executive management program and the one she had lined up didn't work out. Eli doesn't know that one of his employees created a flyer advertising an internship at The Pint until Parker arrives to apply for it. Both of them are quite surprised when they realize that they met the night before in a less than satisfying encounter. I'm having trouble finding the words to describe how I felt about this book. As with most books I've read by Jessica Scott, this was a very emotional read for me (in the best way). Her stories are about real people – well they're about people who seem like they could be real to me. Eli and Parker need each other but it takes them a while to figure out how to make that happen. Parker has issues with her father and fiancé that she needs to deal with and Eli is keeping something from her that could wreck their relationship. The language in this book is fairly coarse but I think it is probably representative of how a lot of college and post college students, and former soldiers talk. I only mention it because sometimes people buy books and then leave negative reviews when they encounter coarse language. If you are bothered by this then After I Fall might not be the book for you. If you like realistic, emotional stories about members of the armed services after they've returned to civilian life then you shouldn't wait to read the Falling series. Kudos to Ms. Scott for another wonderful story!
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
First person POV is hard. Alternating first person POV is even harder. Very few authors do this well. Jessica Scott is one of them that does. After I Fall is the latest in the Falling New Adult series. Even though it is NA, it deals with all the same issues as her hard core military novels. Most importantly this one focuses on the masks we wear and how just because we appear to be one thing does mean we are. Parker and Eli both embody the masks they wear. It is only when they are together do they really see each other for who they both are. This is a powerful draw for both of them. I will read anything Scott writes and this is no exception. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
Pebbles92 More than 1 year ago
After I fall is Book 3 of Jessica Scott's Falling Series. This books stand entirely on its own with only a brief cameo of characters from the earlier books so anyone can jump in with this story comfortably without having read any of the previous books. There was certainly a lot of depth and emotion coursing through these main characters and even some of the secondary characters like Deacon, Kelsey and Meaghan. I have a feeling their stories are on the way and I cannot wait. Initially I wasn't sure how I would react to Parker's character. A "poor little rich girl" who seemed to have everything but this is certainly the case of money can't buy happiness. She needed someone she could let go with and find her true self. Eli certainly fit the bill and I enjoyed watching her break the shackles that had been weighing her down all of her life.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Parker is good at subterfuge. She has an image to maintain and a world to impress. What happens when the need to be perfect leaves her broken down and dying inside? Eli is a walking contradiction. The need to protect is embedded in his veins but his personal world is filled with demons and pain. Ms. Scott created a story that sticks on the mind, after every secret has been exposed and the heartache is left behind. A sensually sensitive yet sobering experience.