Series: Book 1 in a series of companion novels
Date Read: August 13, 2014
Source: Review copy from Netgalley
Publication Date: August 29, 2014
Genres: New adult, romance
Summary (taken from Goodreads): First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.
When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how.
And then I met Nate Preeter.
An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.
My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.
And then he showed me how to fall.
I began this book very shortly after reading Ginger Scott's other novel, How We Deal With Gravity. I loved it, unexpectedly, and I was afraid this one wouldn't meet my expectations.
I was wrong. The first few pages were a bit rough for me, but the rest was great. I was hooked and ended up reading most of it at once. I liked the writing style, and I loved these characters.
Rowe was so brave, and so easy to sympathize with. She clearly went through a lot before getting to the beginning of this book, the time when she finally decided to move on. And Nate was sweet and understanding. He knew not to push her too far and really proved himself and his love for Rowe throughout the story. I also adored the way they joked around with each other.
It does seem like it should be said that the plot was predictable. The storyline itself isn't anything amazing, but that isn't the point of this book. It's a quick read with lovable characters and great romance - and I think it does a fantastic job at that.