Deeper We Fall

Deeper We Fall

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Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.
Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.
Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie's face. Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves "To Kill a Mockingbird" as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can't help but listen. The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie's discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 590g
  • English
  • 1481100920
  • 9781481100922
  • 816,885

About Chelsea M Cameron

Chelsea M. Cameron is a New York Times and USA Today best selling NA/YA writer from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is. She is the author of five books, including Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles, Whisper, the first book in the Whisper Trilogy, My Favorite Mistake and Deeper We Fall. For more updates, follow her blog at, on twitter: @chel_c_cam, or on Facebook.
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(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Chelsea M. Cameron, All Night Reads, and Netgalley.) 18-year-old Charlotte (Lotti) is just starting at college with her twin brother Will, when she realises that she's ended up at the same university as Zack and Zan Parker - the two boys who ruined her best friend's life. 2 years ago, Zack and Zan were drunk, and in Zack's truck with Lexie (Lotti's best friend), when a deer caused Zan to swerve, and all three of them were thrown from the vehicle in the crash. Lexie now has brain trauma that means that she's no longer the person she used to be, and can no longer even look after herself. Lotti swore that she would never forgive Zack and Zan for what they did, but while Zack is easy to hate, Zan isn't, and constantly bumping into him isn't helping either. It seems that Zan is just as attracted to Lotti as she is to him though. Can Lotti and Zan ever be friends? Could they ever be more than friends? And can Lotti ever forgive him for the part he played in destroying her best friend's life? This was a good new-adult contemporary romance, about forgiveness and love. Lotti was a girl who was angry over what had happened to her friend, although I think she also felt a bit guilty for not making more of an effort to stop Lexie getting in the truck with Zack in the first place. I totally got why she was angry though, and I think I would have been hard pressed to forgive them either. I quite liked how angry Lotti was actually, and felt that this added a certain depth to the story that might not have been there otherwise. Zan was an interesting character, but I did wonder if he was pushing it a bit, secretly harbouring feelings for the girl whose best friend he nearly killed! He did seem to genuinely love Lotti, but I certainly wouldn't have wanted to be Lotti, explaining to her parents and best friend why she was dating the boy that ruined Lexie's life! I suppose you can't help who you love at the end of the day though. The storyline in this book was okay, but there was a lot of bumping into each other (that sounds really bad), but as a friend pointed out, Lotti and Zan really did bump into each other accidentally an awful lot! I did like how when Lotti eventually spoke to Zan properly though that it was when she was eavesdropping on someone else, so she had to be civil to him to keep her cover, which I thought was a great way to get the two of them together without her instantly freezing him out. I did feel that there were quite a few coincidences in this book also, like the fact that all of them had ended up at the same college, and Zack's girlfriend just happened to be Lotti's roommate, and Zan was right next door to Lotti's brother Will, etc. The storyline did remind me a lot of another book that I read recently though, where there is a similar theme - Touching Melody by Rashelle Workman, where the main character falls in love with the boy whose father killed her parents. I have to say that I liked this book a lot more than that one though, and that I felt the storyline in this book handled these coincidences a lot better too. I did like this book overall, but I did wonder a bit why Lotti was getting quite so involved in her roommate Katie's love life. I know that she wanted to protect her from Zack, but I really did think that it might have been best for her to just keep her nose out, and let them make their own choices. I thought the ending of the story was pretty good, and I quite honestly hadn't guessed the revelation that we got from Zan towards the end. There was some sex in the story, but it wasn't erotic and was handled quite maturely. Overall; a good new-adult contemporary romance. 7 out of more
by Sarah Elizabeth
We are The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club, to know more about this book, go to the post in our website: If you are interested, you can visit our website: The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club's Review: About The Book: Two years ago, Lottie Anders let her best friend go in the car with the Parker brothers. Two years ago, she did not felt right to let any boy who had been drinking alcohol in a party drive. Two years ago she had her best friend. Two years ago is when there was the car accident that changed the lives of Lottie, Lexie, Zan and Zack. It is been two years since then and Lottie wants to start her freshman year of college as a new chapter in her life. She has started to forget about the Parker brothers and she is willing to not loose faith in the idea that her friend could recover from a brain injury that make her forget even how to talk or walk. She had everything planned with her brother, Will, and her brother's best friend, Simon, when everything falls apart. The brothers responsible for all the tragedy in her life and her best friend's life are in the same campus, in the same building where she is living. And to make the situation worse, her roommate is dating the horrible and womanizer Zack Parker. The person she hates the most and the one she blames the most for the accident. If her friend had not been fooled with his charms, the same charms he is using with her roommate, Lexie would still be... Lexie. The worst part of all? Is that Zakc is cruel, selfish and does not care a bit of the damage he did to her friend, although his brother was the one driving the car. Zan Parker is different from him. She hates him, too, but at least he feels remorse about that night. He listens her ramblings and he likes to read as much as she does. And he seems to be everywhere Lottie is. He barely speaks, but when Lottie lets him in, in order to protect her roommate from his older brother, things start to change. Zan has been deeply, madly and desperately in love with Charlotte since they where little. Everybody called her Hottie Lottie, but to him, she was Charlotte. He looses all his functional abilities such as talk or walk properly when she is around. He had been trying to bring the courage to talk to her and ask her out, but that night changed everything, every slight opportunity he had with her. He saw it in her eyes that night at the hospital. If she only knew the truth... Review: Deeper We Fall is one of our love/hate stories we like to read so much. It's a story about second chances, fighting for what you desire, forgiving others and yourself, love and acceptance. Chelsea M. Cameron shows us a hard situation, the consequences of a mistake, an accident. It is a fear most of all feel. Having an accident and ruining someone's life. We could barely keep our eyes from watering in every scene with Lexie. She was a normal teenager and all of a sudden she is lost, without remembering her birthday or how to walk or talk. If we did not know about the accident and that Lexie is nineteen, we could easily think that when Lottie goes visit her she is five years old or something because of the way Lottie talks to her. The difficult part is the guilt Lottie feels. She feels part responsible of the accident because she should have not let her friend go into that car, knowing both brothers were drunk. Sometimes even wonders what would happen if she was in the car that night, too. This is part is a rough one, but Cameron makes us want to read it. Lottie is a real girl. She says what she feels and thinks, that means that, she surely does not stop to think twice about it. "Okay, maybe I shouldn't have said **** so many times. I should have taken the high road and turned the other cheek and all that, but I'm not that kind of girl. You know I'm not. I suck at keeping my mouth shut." Besides all the guilt and sorrow she feels, she tries to let go the things she is most afraid of losing and tries to make a fresh start. You have to be very brave to be willing to do this and actually accomplish it. On the other hand, Zan is the quiet type. He likes to listen to Lottie ramble and he does not speak much, just the necessary. His troubled past is beginning to hunt him and he has to deal with situations that put him on the edge of breaking down again and instead of choosing the easy way out, he chooses the hard way: fix things. Although Lottie treats him really bad and people misjudge him because of the accident, he always puts the other cheek. He always thinks he deserves the way people treat him as a way to punish himself for what happened to Lexie. And then we have Zack. We all should make a badge for him that said: Congratulations to the biggest douchebag in the world! What we mean is that you can be a player with women (ok, we can accept that although we do not like it), but you do not have to be a drunk-******* all the time and treat your so supposed girlfriend as your sexual slave. The twindar is the part that makes us laugh a lot. That and Simon's part in the book and when they quote Star Wars. We laugh so hard with Simon and his energy that we are already trying to find a friend like him!! In general, we are glad to see different characters, with different hobbies and styles and glad to see how, as times goes by, they became a little family. It is really nice to see that when someone of the group has any problem, everyone go to the rescue. We were hoping to see a redeemed Zack, but we think we were expecting to much from him. We were hoping that he had some of his brother's personality in him, but we were totally wrong. We really enjoyed this story and every single character and event in it. Chelsea M. Cameron made us life Lottie and Zack's story so much that at the end of the book we were even quoting Star Wars! Definitely this is one book in our Summer Reads shelf and we really think that you, Book Addicts, are you going to enjoyed as much as we did, if you give it a shot. So do not hesitate and let Lottie and her friends into your life!show more
Favourite Quote: "No sense in worrying about the past. It's not going to worry about you." Late last year I read Chelsea M.Camerons novel 'My Favourite Mistake' and I loved it! So when I saw this book for less than a pound I just had to buy it, and I was not disappointed! Let's start with the plot, at some parts mostly ones that included Lexie, seeing the lasting effects of a car crash wa just heart-breaking but there were a lot of funny moments throughout the book and that easied up all the darkness. I had guessed the main plot twist by just reading the blurb but that do not stop me from enjoying this beautifully written story! The characters were all awesome, well except Zack but that's to be expected. Lottie was a down to earth character who I really liked, add in she was funny, loves to read and has a hilarious twin brother Will makes her awesome. As for the main love interest Zan was just amazing, everything anyone could want, my heart broke for him most of the book. Loved him so much. The side characters were also great, Will, Audrey, Katie, Simon etc all brought something to the book and were really memorable, and that's hard to pull off sometimes! The only problem that I had with this book was it was just a little to long and I felt myself skimming through the last 50 pages and had to force myself to go back and read them fully, however that does not stop me from higly recommending this book, especially if you're a comtemtporary fan! I give this book 4/5 stars!show more
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