I was wrong. I can’t do this. I can’t go to class and pretend like everything is normal. That I’m normal. I’m not. I’ve lost everything that matters to me. But I made a promise.
And if I’m going to keep that promise, I have to focus. I have to pretend that I belong on this southern campus that drips with old money.
And I have to pass stats. That’s where Beth comes in.
I’m terrified she’ll see through me. That the careful lies
and easy smile won’t be enough to convince her that everything is fine.
That she’ll see how broken I really am.
But there’s something about her that draws me closer. A
sadness in her eyes that am powerless to resist.
I should walk away. Protect her from the broken, darkness in
Before we both fall into something neither of us can control
Stay focused. Get a job. Save her father’s life.
Beth Lamont knows far too much about the harsh realities of life her gilded classmates have only read about in class. She’ll do whatever it takes to take care of her father, even if that means tutoring a guy like Noah - a guy who represents everything she hates about the war, soldiers and what the Army has done to her family.
Noah Warren doesn’t know how to be a student. All he knows is war. But he’s going to college now to fulfill a promise and he doesn’t break his promises. Except he doesn’t count on his tutor being drop dead gorgeous and distracting as hell. One look at Beth threatens to unravel the careful lies Noah has constructed around him.
A simple arrangement turns into something neither of them can deny. And a war that neither of them can forget could destroy them both.
As these two warriors clash over what it means to be a leader, they'll cross the line between officer and enlisted. And the fallout could be more than either of them are prepared to face.
From USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott comes an all new novella about a woman who came back from war changed and the man who loves her enough not to let her go.
All Major Patrick MacLean wanted was Christmas with the woman and child who were his family in everything but name. But Captain Samantha Egan has come back from the war a different woman than the one who left - and she doesn't know if she can love him anymore.
But neither of them counted on the determination of a little girl they both call daughter and if Natalie has her wish, her parents may have no idea what's coming for them. It's going to take Christmas miracle to bring these two wounded warriors back from the edge of a broken heart.
This story has been featured in Home For Christmas: A Holiday Duet with JoAnn Ross.
Caleb Gregory has spent ten years hiding in the dark, refusing to speak about the night his young life was destroyed. In his anger and his rage, he drank and fought until he drove everyone away until he had no one left.
The light casts a long shadow…
Nalini King has devoted her post army life to her passion: using yoga to heal her fellow soldiers. In doing so, she’s worked to forget the night her life burned down around her.
An unexpected storm…
When a storm forces them into the darkness together, these two wounded souls must face the demons of their past.
Because it is only in the darkest night that we can truly see the light.
★★★★Praise for AFTER I FALL★★★★
"Jessica Scott weaves raw, real emotion into every scene and sentence. AFTER I FALL was irresistible and unforgettable!" ~ Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Another masterful romance I won't soon forget." - Claudia Connor, New York Times Bestselling Author
Praise for BEFORE I FALL.
★★★★One of the most read books in Library Journal's Self-e program!★★★★
"Scott (HomeFront) starts off her Falling contemporary series with a story that focuses on the troubles of returning veterans and their families...The strength of the story is the attention it pays to returning veterans' need for physical and mental support, especially for their careers and families." ~ Publisher's Weekly
"A compelling story of love and life that will break your heart, then piece it back together."
~ New York Times Bestselling author Gina Maxwell
"A deeply moving story with characters who capture your heart."
~ Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Romantic and real and sexy, Before I Fall is an emotional ride that grabs hold and doesn't let go." ~ Kristen Callihan, New York Times Bestselling author of The Hookup
"Sensual. Emotional. Engrossing. Jessica Scott has delivered a romance you cannot put down." ~ Robin Covington, Bestselling author of the Nashville Nights series
"Before I Fall gives readers a glimpse of what life after a war can be....I highly recommend not only for the love story, but for a story that will keep you thankful and grounded" ~ Under the Covers
★★★★Praise for BREAK MY FALL★★★★
"Intense, emotional, and edgy--Break My Fall is Jessica Scott's best yet!" J Kenner, New York Times Bestselling author
"A dark, compelling story filled with hope" - Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling author
"Break My Fall is pure emotion wrapped in Jessica Scott's signature wit. Josh and Abby are the kind of characters who will stay with you long after you close the book." - Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author
"Jessica Scott has a gift for writing characters that I feel in my heart. Break My Fall was no exception. I was all in from the first page to the last." Claudia Connor, New York Times bestselling author of Worth The Fall
"The writing was engaging, emotional, and honest. Jessica Scott has once again touched my heart." Smut Book Junkies
★★★★Each book in the Falling series can be read as a stand alone or as part of the series.★★★★
Book 1: Before I Fall
Book 2: Break My Fall
Book 3: After I Fall
Book 4: Catch My Fall
Book 5: Until We Fall
I’m addicted to it. It’s how I feel alive. It’s the only thing that’s real any more.
And now I have to sit around and discuss it like it’s physics or calculus. I can’t do it. I can’t pretend that it’s some sterile academic topic. Violence isn’t sterile. It isn’t calm. It’s pulsing. It’s alive.
It’s my drug.
Until I met Abby, I never wanted anything beyond the next fight. Never considered that I might finally find a way back to the land of the living.
Now? Now I find myself dreaming of a woman with golden eyes.
But I can never be with her. Because I am not whole. And I never will be again.
But I cannot stay away. And loving her might finally be what breaks me.
~Brenda Novak New York Times Bestselling Author
The rivalry between Captain Claire Montoya and Captain Evan Loehr has been building for far too long. Brought together to help a mutual friend, their rivalry is coming to a head - and nothing has prepared them for the fallout.
Claire Montoya has never met a rule that wasn’t meant to be broken. Working her way through the ranks, she’s a passionate and driven leader who knows how to do one thing and one thing only - train soldiers for war. And she’ll do whatever it takes to bring them home again.
Evan is a man full of dark secrets and a thousand regrets. He finds solace in the rules and someone like Claire who doesn’t know how to spell the word grates on his last nerve. He must have been out of his mind the night he thought he was attracted to her.
They’ve both avoided mention of that night but now, thrown together to help prepare a close friend for her upcoming deployment, they’re forced to confront their shared past.
A past neither of them is prepared to face.
★★★★PRAISE FOR UNTIL THERE WAS YOU★★★★
"A gripping and emotionally charged story with strong characters and incredible imagery. Scott's background gives her military romances a depth of truth and dose of reality that no others have."
~ Gina Maxwell | New York Times Bestselling author of Seducing Cinderella
"There are books that need to be written in order to explain important moments in our history. 'Until there was You' is one of those books"
~ Stacey | Absorbed in a Book
"A brilliant follow up to Because of You"
~ Gitte | Totally Booked
"Once again Jessica Scott amazes me with her heartfelt and deeply moving writing."
~ Stella Ex Libris | Book Lovers Inc
"An absolutely captivating read by Jessica Scott. Not your typical light fluffy romantic read but a realistic look into military life that will leave your emotions reeling."
~ Herding Cats and Burning Soup
"This story has the perfect balance of conflict, romance, passion and even some laugh out loud moments."
~ Romancing the Book
"Jessica Scott is an exciting new voice in romantic fiction!"
~Robyn Carr | New York Times Bestselling Author
"Jessica Scott writes with a soldier's heart."
~ Cindy Gerard | New York Times Bestselling Author
"Put Jessica Scott on your "must read" list."
~ Suzanne Brockmann | New York Times Bestselling Author
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