Catch My Fall

Catch My Fall

by Jessica Scott

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BN ID: 2940158757402
Publisher: Jessica Scott
Publication date: 09/18/2017
Series: Jessica Scott's Falling Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 320,427
File size: 697 KB

About the Author

Jessica Scott is the USA Today bestselling author of stories set in the heart of America's Army. She's an active duty army officer and holds phd in sociology focusing on status and morality. She has 12 years prior service, earning the rank of SFC prior to commissioning in 2007. She commanded at Fort Hood twice and deployed as part of OIF/New Dawn in 09 with 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, First Cavalry Division.

She has written for the New York Times At War blog, War on the Rocks, Modern War Institute, PBS Point of View Women and War and has been featured in Esquire Magazine as an American of the Year in 2012. She has published 14 novels and novellas about soldiers returning from war.

She has compiled two nonfiction projects about her time in Iraq and the return home. She holds a Ph.d & Masters Degree in sociology from Duke, a Masters Degree in Telecom Management from University of Maryland University College, and a BA in Cultural Studies from State University of New York.

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Catch My Fall 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since this us the fourth in this story line, I was expecting emotional and physical pain. I wasn't expecting both lead characters to have suffered together and part to their degree and still have the victory in the end. A bittersweet love story that I loved!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Jessica ' s books. Every story while a work of fiction , tell a story of the ins and outs of our Military and what our Soldiers may have gone through. Her insight is spot on in detail and will pull at all your emotions . Can't wait until the next one.
Just1morecapter More than 1 year ago
A lot of people ask veterans “what’s it like?” Usually, they’re asking “what’s war like?” In the simplest terms, war is war. You do what you do and take care of each other. More often than not, the hardest battles are fought when you get back home — with the world that kept turning, with the system, and most of all…yourself. It took me a while to get through Catch My Fall. Not because it’s a bad book (it’s a great book!), but because it was hard for me to process everything Kelsey was feeling. It was as if the author had snuck into my head and snatched my thoughts out my brain. If you’ve ever wanted to ask a vet “what’s it like?”, here’s your answer. Catch My Fall is so much more than a simple romance book. It’s raw emotion wrapped up in a brittle ball of conflict, not just between the characters, but within themselves as well. In the simplest terms, Catch My Fall is a second chance romance between two damaged veterans, but in reality it’s so much more than that.
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ELF-thereadingaddict More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars Deacon and Kelsey's story. 4.25 out of 5 stars "Catch My Fall" by Jessica Scott is part of the new adult contemporary and military romance “Falling” series that centers around a small college town where military veterans are dealing with reintegrating into civilian life and pursuing higher education degrees. As always, the author paints a vivid portrait of the challenges and frustrations of coping with the indelible changes war has imprinted on their bodies and psyches and contrasts the lives of those who have experienced so much with those who are relatively naïve to the horrors of war. This story provides the added twist of pitting the veterans against those who will soon face the challenges that will test their ethics and morality but are not quite ready to hear the truths their more experienced brethren are trying to impart. This couple (Deacon and Kelsey) also gives a glimpse of the horrendous catch-22 veterans are caught in while dealing with an overburdened VA and struggling to cope with their respective issues. The challenges of having any kind of relationship, let alone an intimate one, is sensitively portrayed and I ached for both of these strong people who are struggling to deal with civilian life. I was particularly struck by the frustration of being a female soldier and trying to work within a system that doesn’t even recognize one’s service, let alone value it. It was delightful to get glimpses of some of the other characters from the series even as one's emotions are caught up in the struggle as we share in the frustrations, sympathize with the low points, and cheer at the little victories. The realism is sobering and reminds us of the sweeping changes that are needed to help those who have sacrificed so much to keep the rest of us safe. I always enjoy the stories penned by this talented author because she provides such compelling stories with realistic characters and this was no exception. I am particularly anxious to read the next story, especially after devouring the teaser at the end of the book, so I hope she has that one well in hand! A copy of this title was provided to me for review
LoriP123 More than 1 year ago
I'm loving this series by Jessica Scott! It is raw and emotional and touches on the circumstances that makes loving another person extremely difficult while trying to live life when it isn't perfect or ideal. Deacon Hunter is tired of being trapped in the friend zone with Kelsey, but after all they have been through and how he behaved maybe that is right where he needs to be. Watching her try to hold it all together alone is difficult and he's hoping that she will finally realize that he's changed and only wants to be here for her when she finally falls. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
Monnie777 More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I am happy that there was much more story in this book then just sex. The last book in the series felt like it was all about the sex. This book was all about emotions and yes so sex but much more then that. I like that Jessica was in the Military so she has the right perspective for all her Military stories. It is really hard to read how bad the Military treats it's soldiers especially women after they get out of service. This book is very emotional, you will laugh, cry and get mad for the injustices that are put on on our soldiers. This is my favorite book so far out of this series. If you love hot alphas, bad-ass woman and some emotional shit all mixed up then you need to read this book.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Jessica Scott has a talent for writing military books that give non-military people a glimpse into what happens during times of battle, times of being home, and how life is different for the military. With every book that comes out I become excited to get my hands on her book and find out what I am going to learn about a life that I don’t know very much about. With Catch My Fall the reader catches up with Deacon Hunter and Kelsey Ryder. They had a relationship in Iraq and came home to a different life. I found that both characters were so wrapped up in their own problems in adjusting to not being in Iraq that they lose what they mean to each other. Yet, their attraction is there. There is no doubt that what is between them has not disappeared since they returned stateside. Now they just have to find a way to adjust to their new lives and a way to come back together. I was pulled into Catch My Fall from the very first chapter and found myself losing myself in the story. I’d sit down to read a chapter and find myself reading 3 or 4, losing track of time and all around me. Catch My Fall is a book that I’d love to have my book club read and have a good discussion about. Thank you Jessica Scott for giving me a copy of your book in exchange for an honest review.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
Once again, Ms. Scott has put tremendous heart, soul, depth, love, pain, and recovery into a story. Catch My Fall absolutely slayed me, in a good way, and it is amazing to me that she writes so much of what I imagine veterans feel and hope and dream into her stories. Since she has a military background, I believe she knows what she writes. Deacon’s and Kelsey’s story is strong and will not let you put it down. I’ve been a fan since her first novel and Ms. Scott wrote another out-of-the park story. Sometimes the relationship between Kelsey and Deacon in CMF is hard to read but SO worth it.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Catch My Fall is the first book in the Falling series I've read, but not my first book by Ms. Scott--so though I didn't know any of the series characters--yet--I knew what type of story to expect: a gritty, realistic glimpse into the fictional-but-could-be-real lives of men and women who have (in this case) or are serving in our armed forces. Oh yeah--and there'd be a romance in there too, and some steamy scenes as well, just to keep it interesting. ;) Catch My Fall definitely did not disappoint. Though it took a while to get to know the two main characters--both Kelsey and Deacon have pasts that they are keeping close to their vests, and neither is being terribly forthcoming with each other or anyone else about what is going on with them or what they're dealing with--I was fully invested in their story long before Kelsey's ill-fated visit to the VA medical center. (And OMG, that scene was hard to read. I can't even imagine living it...which obviously, people are doing every day in this country...which is beyond shameful.) I finished the book still not fully understanding everything that either of the main characters lived through in their pasts--which, since they're trying their best to move on from, did make sense--but with a definite sense of hope for their future. (And then I read the teaser for the next series book, Until We Fall, which cannot come out soon enough, IMHO. Can't wait!) Rating; 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Pebbles92 More than 1 year ago
Catch My Fall is Book 4 of the Falling Series by Jessica Scott. While characters from other stories did make appearances along the way, these books stand nicely on their own. This story dealt with some very tough issues and showcased the struggles involved with returning to civilian life and dealing with government bureaucracy. It was an exceptional story and I loved getting to know Deacon and Kelsey. They had unfinished business after their time in Iraq and it kept me on the edge of seat seeing how they overcame the issues they were dealing with but still find love along the way and most importantly, themselves. Despite the seriousness and sometimes tense nature of this story there were even some laugh out loud moments thrown in. The yoga scene was quite comical. Overall a definite hit by Ms. Scott. I look forward to reading Caleb and Nalini's story next. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
Catch My Fall, the latest in Jessica Scott’s falling series, is not an easy book to read. Not easy in the sense that it deals with some very real, very tough issues. In many ways this feels like a much more personal book for Scott, though that is a hard bar to climb considering the gritty reality of all her books; this main character being a female soldier might have something to do with it or it could be her love of yoga. There were a couple places I wanted Scott to expand, but the fact she didn’t was keeping with the overarching theme of the book of moving forward and leaving the past behind. I am an admitted Scott fangirl and this book did not disappoint. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Deacon and Kelsey come alive. Catch My Fall is a haunting tale that is hard to walk away from. A thing of beauty. Ms. Scott takes readers through the trials of falling in love in the worst of circumstances. Damaged souls, broken dreams and emotional upheaval, surround two former soldiers trying to move on from the battlefield. Deacon is a protector. He needs to be needed and that inner light in him burns for the one woman so broken even he may not be able to save her. Catch My Fall is a courageous look at what devotion is and how love has the power to heal. A powerhouse read.