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Falling in Between

(Falling #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  682 ratings  ·  102 reviews
Finally! A private conversation. And all I had to do was throw myself off a cliff, drown in a pond in my undies and let him put his hands on my breasts to bring me back to life. Yay me! (yeah, that’s sarcasm)

Yep, that pretty much sums up the most craptastic night of Jenna Baker’s life. She drowns after jumping off a cliff, meets a hotty named Chance in the pearlescent in-
Paperback, 284 pages
Published February 14th 2012 (first published February 12th 2012)
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Devon Ashley
Sep 29, 2011 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Who would I cast?
Robert: Michael Anthony Trevino
Jenna: Emma Roberts
Chance/Evan: Jackson Rathbone
Sophie: Abbie Cornish
Jhett: Chase Crawford

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I should probably use this space to reiterate what I already have in the book description so readers don't dive into this novel without knowing what to expect. Falling In Between is really meant for mature YA (17+), which is New Adult, and adult readers. This is a coming of age story so there is
What a great book. It has a little paranormal twist to it and the characters were all likable. I think there will be mixed opinions on if there's "cheating" and a love triangle in this book. Me personal, I say yes on the "cheating" and no on the love triangle. This book kept my interest and I was sucked into this storyline really quickly. I read this in one day. This was actually better than what I thought. I came across this series by chance and it didn't disappoint. ...more
Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-n-reviewed, arc
What can I say about Falling In Between?

Well first of all I didn't really know what to expect when I jumped into this book. You see I don't generally like, what I call "bubble gum smack", YA Contemporary. Basically what I mean is...if it's not full of sparkle-pires, yummy shirtless werewolves, or a tragic suicide/death...then I'm probably not going to dig it all that much.

Did I dig this book? Ummmm let's see...I read the entire thing in one sitting and couldn't put it down. Does that answer you
Feb 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
I honestly only gave this book 2 stars because the writing wasn't bad. But I couldn't finish this at all! This book had so much potential and the author just made it cheap with a HEAPING Amount of unnecessary sexual content. This book was just a bunch of hormone crazed teenagers running around. There was NO Plot. The actions of the main character didn't even follow with what she said she was. Practical? Shy? Not even. I was severely disappointed and a little grossed out. Although the main charac ...more
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Finally! A private conversation. And all I had to do was throw myself off a cliff, drown in a pond in my undies and let him put his hands on my breasts to bring me back to life. Yay me! (yeah, that’s sarcasm)

Yep, that pretty much sums up the most craptastic night of Jenna Baker’s life. She drowns after jumping off a cliff, meets a hotty named Chance in the pearlescent in-between and is brought back to life by her soon-to-be boyfriend Robert.

Just when things start to move forward with
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So the beginning of this book was hard for me to read bc the MC drowns and boy oh boy the descriptions were so spot on I found myself holding my breathe along with the the MC. Talk about one of my greatest fears :) obviously if I'm holding my breathe the author did a fantastic job with putting the reader side by side with Jenna. The relationships were real and the banter felt easy, not at all forced. The first dream scene threw me for a loop. Even though I knew it was coming I didn't expect it. ...more
Nikki McCarver
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I have read by Devon, so I wasn't sure what to expect. But I must say I am extremely happy that I signed up for her tour!! Our story begins with two teenage girls sneaking around trying to get into some mischief. Pretty normal for around that age:). Jenna had been avoiding jumping off of the cliff into the pond. Yes, she had seen her roommate successfully jump several times, but it didn't make it any easier for her to do it. She had taken the walk of shame, rather than ju ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Oct 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-must-reads
I absolutely loved this book! I want to thank Devon for allowing me to be a part of her blog tour and allowing me to read this GREAT book. I read it on New Year's Eve. What a way to bring in the new year with a bang! Devon has crafted a world where I could not get enough.

Jenna is a ward of the state but she was awarded a scholarship to go to the local private Boarding school because of her grades. While there at school Jenna becomes best friends with Sophie her roommate. They do everything toget
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February can't come soon enough because I need to know what happens next.

When I started reading this (like, two months ago) I had no idea what it's about, but then I went to read it again yesterday. And it caught me so off guard when she woke up from that dream with Chance for the first time. At that point I went to read the blurb and then it made sense.

For all of those who are wondering, there is a lot of sex talk in this, but don't let this discourage you (if you are 17+, I am not encouraging
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

This book has so much more to offer than that gorgeous cover. The main character was very dynamic, she doesn't feel like a character guided by the author, she feels like the author's creation who goes on to form a story. The main character, Jenna, is fun and likable. When she has what one could call a "bad fall," her life changes. During her drowning, she meets a boy named Chance. Chance is apparently also in the "in-between." The book takes off from there with sharp turns in the plot and surpri
Jennifer Warnix
Sep 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Suspenseful reading while waiting for Jenna to choose her guy. The outcome is a nice one and although I loved Jenna's choice it could have had a very different outcome. That possibility alone keeps you turning page after page! Wonderfully done! ...more
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Oct 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, blog-tours, 4-stars
FALLING IN BETWEEN was hot. That is the easiest way to describe this book. It is steamy. When I signed up to be a part of Devon Ashley’s blog tour, she warned us that this book is for the older Young Adult audience and she was NOT kidding. Though, a bit steamy it was very good.

Before I get into my review can I just say that it made me smile that I share a birthday with a fictional character, especially one as yummy as Chance? Yes. I smiled big time. So now that that is out of the way, let’s get
Sandra "Jeanz"
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it


First of all , I love the cover, which is obviously (when you read the book) the female on the cover is Jenna, in her beautiful Prom dress, with the gorgeous corsage that was bought for her by ..........(read the spoilers here!)
I really enjoyed the wit and humour in this book, sure its a little edgy and has mild language and sexual references and innuendo but its all done with taste and in context. To be totally honest I think that today's teenagers see and hear much more exp
Nov 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Can I just say that I love the cover of this book? It’s so pretty! I love the nuance and the pink dress and everything.

So I’ve been pining for this book ever since I saw it on a Waiting on Wednesday post last year. And I’m glad to say that I really liked it. It was interesting and romantic. But what really made this book different was the writing style. I really had to get used to it.

First of all, this book very much revolves around relationships, romance and sex. It was very straightforward, w
Tracey Ramey
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I actually really liked this book even though I wasn't thinking I would jump right back in and read it again. Usually when I give a book a 5 star rating it's because I'm ready to literally re-read the book as soon as I'm finished. I didn't think I would like this book and I hesitated to read it even though it was sitting on my Kindle for days. So why 5 stars? Because it was just different. It was a different kind of paranormal story (no devil, no vampires, no werewolves, no demons, no witches) j ...more
Mandy Reads Indie Anderson
Sep 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Jenna is working up the nerve to talk to Robert, the guy she has been swooning over since last year. And her friend Sophie thinks the best way to do that is to go cliff jumping…into a pond…at night. Yeah probably not the smartest idea ever! But what do you know? It actually worked. Robert comes to her rescue and they live happily ever after. Ok, maybe this story isn't exactly a fairy tale. But as things start up between her and Robert, so do things with Chance. Oh who's Chance you might ask? Onl ...more
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Falling in Between by Devon Ashley is a sexy novel! It’s a novel of finding out who you really love the most.

I didn’t know what I was really getting into when I signed up to read and review Falling in Between. I picked this novel up because I really enjoy Devon’s other work, The Immortal Archive series.

I was blown away with this novel. It is so different from The Immortal Archives, but very different from Falling in Between. It’s a very seductive read and this book made me all tingly inside and
Tiana Dalichov
Aug 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: love-triangles
Darn you, Goodreads, for not having half stars! My real rating is 3.5 stars, but Goodreads still isn't cool enough to make half star buttons up in here.

What a cute story! I read this super quickly and I definitely enjoyed the concept! Absolutely LOVE Robert <3 He needs to marry me like now. Such a sweetheart!

Jenna, on the other hand, irritates me a little. She made some pretty stupid decisions throughout the course of the book, and while I understand that she's a teenager and stuff, that can't a
Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I’d like to thank Devon Ashley for giving me the opportunity to take part in her blog tour. So THANK YOU!

I’ll admit I didn’t get into this book until the second time we met Chance. You know the one I’m talking about? When he’s playing soccer and Jenna gets hit in the head with the soccer ball? Yeah, that one. Chance was very frisky and flirty. The perfect dream boy and I literally mean dream because that’s the only time he saw him. Everyone needs some lovin’ right? Even dream boys.

Then we have R
B L Jones
Oct 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Falling in between was a fast read, mostly because it was so short but also because it had an addictive quality to it. There wasn't exactly a plot but i still liked it.

Jenna was one of those heroines where i wasnt sure if i liked her or not. She didnt half piss me off at times, but on the other hand she wasn't a raving bitch, so......good enough. The author seemed to have an obssession with the characters 'huffing', seriously every fecking few pages it was 'huff' at this and 'huff' at that blah
Krista Ashe
Oct 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-112-of-2012
This is probably more of a 4.5 stars for me...damn you, Goodreads and you're no half stars!!

Falling in Between is a fun romantic romp of a book with a little dash of naughty. But that dash of naughty is what makes it so authentically new adult. I teach HS...I know how the kids talk...sometimes even in front of me, much to my own mortification!! So, I dug the innuendo bc it made it real.

I love, loved Robert...and even though Chase was a hottie and a Mr. Suave Sex Machine, I didn't want Jenna to
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! I thought it was a really interesting story line. Dreams especially, have always been an interest of mine. There are so many things to question there, everyone has at one point or another had a dream that felt so real, that it was hard to shake off once you woke. I know I'm not the only girlfriend out there who has dreamt about my boyfriend acting like a complete tool, and then woke up vaguely irritated because "dream Jon was an Ahole" lol. So,I really found it intrigu ...more
Falling In Between by Devon Ashley is about a teenager named Jenna, who after an unfortunate swimming accident, begins to have very interesting dreams...

OK, first I'd like to thank Devon Ashley for giving me the opportunity to review Falling In Between in exchange for an honest review. I'm extremely glad she did because I absolutely loved it. I definitely have to point out that Falling In Between is for the mature YA or Adult crowd, there are a few extremely STEAMY scenes. Those scenes and the e
Apr 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!!
The book was so cute, funny and sexy and with those "awwwww...." moments. Although the ending was not the one I was expecting, I was drawn into the story right away. It has a kick of paranormal in it, but majority was under contemporary.

The story was about Jenna who almost died and met Chance during her quick after-death experience and bam! instant attraction but she was forced back to life because Robert, her long time crush, saved her. And the rest was history (dont wanna give spo
May 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
At first i thought it was a lame story but as i go further i got curious and it really intrigued me.. its not a lame story it's a unique plot of story. somehow i do believe that when we dream its the continuation of our reality. we dream because it never had happened in real life the way we wanted it to happen in reality. And that's what happened to Jenna and Chance. They never knew each other. they just met during their nearly death but somehow even before the accident they'd seen each other so ...more
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow, what an amazing concept for a book. I loved it! I wish I had dreams like Jenna and Chance!

So I was reading and since I knew the plot of the book I kept wondering when the real "Chance" was gonna show up and then there he was! I mean Evan! Then I was like ohhhh... who is she going to be with? On. The. Edge.

I like how loyal Jenna was and honest with herself (maybe not so much other people but eh who cares). I adored Evan... he sounds gorgeous. Robert seems safe- thats about it. I really enjo
Dec 31, 2011 rated it liked it
I'd like to give the full 4 stars but it didn't end the way I wanted it too, so I would have to say 3.5 stars is the best it's gonna get. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the book (and I also understand that I personally can't change the outcome of the book cause clearly I didn't write it!). I thought it was funny and heart-warming. I found the female characters easy to relate to (I remember being that age and the silly things I got up to) and the male characters were very much teenage boys!! Hah ...more
Na Deela
Apr 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
I have to say I expected a bit more from this book. I liked the story, don't get me wrong. I'll most likely even read the sequel just to see where the story could possibly go from where this one ended. However, I was a little disappointed. Almost 70% through the book I was still thinking, ok where's the climax? I felt like I waited forever waiting for something major to happen. Then when it did happen, it was what I expected all along. On top of that, after the big *gasp* moment, I got pretty ir ...more
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}

I read the Ebook preview, and I disliked it. Will have to get the full copy for snarking purposes.

Edit: snark to come. Holy shit this was bad.

Edit: This book needs more plot. It was pretty much plotless. You can still keep teens making out but it needs a storyline.

The characters were hardly developed. They were also too boy crazy for my liking.

About the sexual content it wasn't racy nor explicit. It showed a healthy amount of sexual contact for older teens. It wasn't a perfect example for it,
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow, this is the first time when I've read a book in a series that left me satisfied with the ending! Even though there is another books on its way, which I will read, I just have to say that I am not pissed about waiting! I hate when the book just drops you. I wasn't expecting a lot out of this book. After reading "In Dreams" I wasn't so sure if I was going to like this one, but to my surprise this book was really good! I loved how this story, even though talked about sex all the time, was more ...more
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