Before I Fall (Falling #1)
Self-published / March 3, 2015 / $4.99 digital
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.
Welcome to the wonderful world of New Adult, Jessica Scott.
Am I ever so glad that she decided to venture into this subgenre. Before I Fall had me laughing, crying, gritting my teeth in frustration (all in sympathy with the lead), and rooting for this couple to succeed. In addition, Scott’s narrative takes us on an emotional rollercoaster as we get a glimpse into how vets and loved ones are forced to navigate the devastation of war and the roadblocks they endure physically, mentally, and socially upon their return home.