Fallen for You by Carlie Sexton

September 15, 2013 Adrienne's Reviews, Reviews 0 ★★★

This book may be unsuitable for readers under 17 years of age due to sexual content, drug and alcohol use, suicide, and/or violence.
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Fallen for You by Carlie Sexton
Published by Carlie Sexton Romance on June 4, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 187
Format: eBook
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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 humor are 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.

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Fallen for You is Carlie Sexton’s debut novel and includes everything we love, angst, romance, and suspense.

I had a hard time getting into the story.  The writing was choppy and didn’t flow smoothly for me.  I felt like the sentences were like statements instead of flowing thoughts and conversations.  It was like, “I washed my hair.” “Then I went to bed.” “I woke up and got dressed.”  It was hard to connect with the characters because there wasn’t enough description.  I didn’t really feel like I knew any of them.

Although it was slow to start, it did eventually pick up and I give the credit to the story line.  Kate has three potential love interests.  She’s coming from a traumatic past that’s been in control of her life.  But she’s trying to start over and allow someone special back into her life.

First she meets Roger her landlord.  He’s handsome and extremely attentive.

Her first day of school she see Mark.  He’s gorgeous and she can’t keep her eyes off him.

Finally, she meets Neil, a corporate lawyer, who defines sex appeal.  He’s walking sex on a stick.

They all want her and she has to make a choice.  Some of her choices are easier then others.  Some choices turn out to be deadly.  This is a thriller and one of these men is not what he appears to be.  I thought some of the story was predictable but I was also surprised a few times.  It’s not a mystery who the bad guy is.  You’ll definitely know which guy you want her to pick and who you want her to stay away from.  You’ll probably be as creeped out as I was by some of the stuff the bad guy does.  Apparently, he’ll do whatever he can to win Kate’s affections.

So even though it started rough for me I did eventually connect to the story.  I want to know what happens next.  The story does end with a mild cliffhanger.  You’ll definitely want to grab book 2 to see where the story is headed.  I already started Taken by You last night.

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About Carlie Sexton

Hi. I’m Carlie and I have found a new passion for life in writing. I am married and have two dogs, Selah and Houdini. I am blessed to be living in beautiful Southern California. In my free time outside of writing, I work on staying fit. Last year, I lost close to 40 pounds. I’m looking forward to publishing my book Fallen for You (The Killer Next Door, Part 1) in the very near future.

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