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Faster We Burn

(Fall and Rise #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  2,623 ratings  ·  219 reviews
Katie Hallman is done with douchebags. Done with guys who treat her like crap and leave her broken. But then Stryker Grant is there anyway. With his numerous piercings and bleached hair, he’s the polar opposite of all of her past relationships, which makes him the perfect candidate.

At first, Katie just sees him as a physical escape from her previous rocky relationship, and
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Published April 20th 2013 by DRC Publishing (first published April 18th 2013)
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Chelsea Cameron
Jan 26, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Release on April 20! If you are a blogger and would like an ARC, please email me: with your blog link and what format you'd like :) ...more
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 Sweetheart Stars

We meet Katie and Stryker in ‘Deeper We Fall’. Katie is Lottie’s roommate, and Stryker is one of Zan’s friends. Everyone knows that there is something up between the two of them... but they both insist there isn’t. They are only friends, thats all. Friends that hook up.

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He was a guy and I was a girl who was willing to have sex with him. No attachment, no feelings, no clingy behavior.

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“Why the fuck do you wear so much pink?”

Katie is your typical col
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
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Faster we burn takes us back to the Halloween party, where Katie and Stryker first meet. (The action slightly overlaps with the last book, Deeper we Fall)
"You're the girl who has what everyone
thinks is this perfect PINK life."

Katie ~ Loves, loves, LOVES all things pink! ♥ She coasts through school doing just enough to get by, she has no idea what she wants to major in or where her career path is going. She’s had it with guys who treat her like shit, she just wants a way to forg
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reread July 2015: I really enjoyed going back to this story! I think I'll read book 3 and 4 soon. The characters in these books are just so sweet and fun! I'm especially curious about Audrey and Will.

First read: April 22-24 2013
3-3.5 Pink ★'s

Faster We Burn is the second book of the Fall and Rise series, and tells the story of Stryker and Katie. The timeline slightly overlaps with that of Deeper We Fall , beginning with the Halloween party where these two first meet. It is assumed that you have read the first book, and so no time is wasted re-introducing the characters.

The story is different in that Stryker and Katie's "relationship" doesn't progress in the usual way. It starts off strictly sexual, as an esc
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest opinion

Faster we burn picks up towards the end of Deeper we fall from the POV of Stryker and Katie.

Katie is a pink obsessed, home grown American girl that becomes damaged goods. Katie’s need to make everyone happy and need to be what is expected of her sets the back drop for disaster. However, Katie’s fierce loyalty to her friends more than makes up for WTF moments.

Stryker is the pierced, tattooed blondie bear with the jaded background. But outsides ca
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Faster We Burn is another amazing story by Chelsea. Lord I was hooked right from the first page to the end and I did not want their story to end. We first meet Stryker and Katie in Deeper We Fall. Katie is Lottie's roommate at college and Stryker is Zan's best friend. Lord these two are the polar opposite from one another but when they come together they fit like hand and glove.

Katie is your all american girl who is living the college life. She has it all grades, good looks, and a great boyfrien

I loved this book! I was just blown away by how quickly I got pulled into the plot-- into Katie and Strykers story. At first it did seem a bit disjointed, I found myself having to re-read lines to understand what was going on, but I quickly got used to her style of writing and I fell in love with Stryker, Katie, and the gang.

This book made me cry, smile, and fall in love. I absolutely LOVED that Stryker just "got" Katie. He was whatever she needed and never threw her "bitch
The Geekery Book Review
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC review:

I absolutely loved Faster We Burn. I'm a seriously huge fan of her My Favorite Mistake and I didn't think I could love a book as much as I do that one. BUT I did! I love Stryker and Katie. I love her obsession with pink and his awsomeness with music and drawing. I seriously cried...I laughed and at times I wanted to kill a character or two.
There are many reasons why Chelsea Cameron is a best selling author. Faster We Burn is just one of those reasons!
Jessica Alderette
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**Given ARC in exchange for review**

WONDERFUL, AMAZING! Chelsea Cameron has another HIT! :)

*Just a note, some quotes below*

The wonderful writing of Chelsea Cameron has done it again and given me another favorite to add to my list. She captivates her audience with Faster We Burn just the way she did with Deeper We Fall. In the second book in the Rise and Fall series, we follow Katie and Stryker.

Katherine Ann Hallman has everything figured out in life except who she is and where she is going. She
Christyn (The Book Cafe)
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Original Review Posted on The Book Cafe

My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars!!

First off, thank you to the kick-butt, rocks my socks author that is Chelsea Cameron for gifting me with an advanced copy of her book. For all who haven't read it yet, pick up Deeper We Fall the first book in this series. You don't actually have to read it to fully understand what's going on in this book, but it's fun to have a little bit more background on some of the supporting characters.

I read Deeper We Fall and loved it. Loved t
Gloria Green
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In Faster We Burn the characters Katie and Stryker meet at a party. Katie's on again off again boyfriend Zack was causing a scene and her friends came to the rescue. Stryker isn't boyfriend material and doesn't have the look Katie usually goes for with his piercings, tattoos, and bleach blonde hair. But they share the same group of friends. Katie goes in for a kiss and Stryker turns it into a "demanding, get-yout-clothes-off kind of kiss". Both are content to have no strings attached sex. Katie ...more
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours, arc
Faster We Burn is Katie and Stryker's story. Katie is coming out of a disastrous breakup with Zack and wants absolutely nothing to do with Stryker Grant. Stryker rescued Katie at a party when things got out of hand with Zack. Then, he shows up at her door with his pierced lip and eyebrow, bleached hair, and tattoos, looking hot as hell, but of course that is not the kind of guy Katie is attracted to, or at least that is what she tells herself, and then he has the audacity to call her an idiot. ...more
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Faster We Burn by Chelsea M. Cameron

Faster We Burn is the second installment of the Rise and Fall Series and is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors and series as well. This story picks up toward the end of Deeper We Fall with Katie and Stryker.
Katie and Stryker’s story is told from both points of view. The fast paced romance and plot is beautifully written and is sure not to disappoint. Ms. Cameron is a mastermind at her writing style and this story flows really well. Compassion, re
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's crazy because I feel like I've been waiting forever to read this book but then when I was luck enough to get a early copy, I was kind of scared to read it. I guess a part of me was scared I wouldn't be as good as the first book but thankfully I was so wrong.

I won't lie, when I first met Katie in the first book, I judged her. She loves pink, always seems happy and slept with BOTH Zan and his brother Zack and just seemed like one of those airhead sluts. Considering in the first chapter alone,
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
So I'm going along in the book and its great and I look at my progress on my kindle and see that I'm at 92% and I turn the page and the first few words make so little since I page back and re-read the page before it. Then I turn to the next page again and am completely confused again all of a sudden before I realize that the book just ended and I'm reading the acknowledgements from the author. The story just ends. It's like running into a brick wall all of a sudden. There is absolutely NO indica ...more
May 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: on-kindle
Not sure how to begin this review. The first book of this series "Deeper We Fall" was really good so I was excited to start this one. It started off on such a positive note and stayed good until three quarters of the way through. I personally think this book could have ended earlier than it did but then the way it actually ended I didn't get. I was at 92% of the story figuring I had at least another 5 or 6% more to go, I click next page and found myself being a little confused. I then realized I ...more
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I think I have an inappropriate crush on Stryker. And, much like the female lead, I'm not usually attracted to bad boys and my mom would pitch a fit if I brought home a boy like that! But what you find out in this follow-up to the insanely well-written "Deeper We Fall" is that you can't judge a boy (or a pink-obsessed girl) by his cover. It's a testament to the author's talent that this sequel isn't really a sequel captures you without plodding along in lock step to the old plotline. It's not re ...more
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favs
Faster We Burn is the second book in the Rise and Fall Series (the first being Deeper We Fall) and is Katie and Stryker's story, also it's told in both of their POV's.
It brought all the characters back from Deeper We Fall, YAY!! and I have really enjoyed reading about every character so far in this series.
We first met Stryker and Katie in Deeper We Fall. Katie is Lottie's roommate at college and Stryker is Zan's best friend.
Katie is living the college life. She has it all, going to parties, good
I truly enjoyed this book. I thought this book was even better then the first book. I loved Katie and Stryker as a couple. Stryker was amazing, even though there was one part that I didn't like him much, because he made a big blunder. He was so supportive of Katie even when she was being kind of mean and snarky to him. I was glad to see that the blunder Stryker made was handled very well, most books I have read with this type of mistake would have been dragged out forever. I found it refreshing ...more
Irayda Moran (Quezada)
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's amazing how in the last book Deeper We Fall I could not stand Katie. It wasn't for anything she did only for her simple obsession with the color pink. Crazy right?
Any who. In Faster We fall, I can certainly say that Katie is totally amazing.
The story is told by Katie and Stryker. Katie is trying to deal with the after effects of her break up with Zack. Her horrible ex boyfriend. When Stryker comes to the rescue, and their so call arrangement leads to more than Katie had bargain for. Stryk
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, LOVED Faster We Burn. Stryker and Katie were perfect for each other from the first time he called her an idiot. He was damaged goods but so compassionate, intense, and real. Katie was a great heroine; so strong even though she didn't know it. Thankfully Stryker would always remind her. I love a book where two people who think they don't deserve each other work through that relationship. Their banter and playful times were awesome. They were just what each other needed. The situations ...more
Apr 15, 2013 rated it liked it
I was anxious to read this book after having just discovered this author and reading Deeper We Fall (which I really liked). I loved that the whole gang from book 1 was in book 2 and completely fell in love with Stryker and Katie. That being said, the book ended way too abruptly! I had to flip back and forth between the pages to make sure I hadn't missed something....I didn't. It was just the end. I felt like there was still more to be said and that certain issues were just glossed over to get to ...more
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

I could not wait to read this book, after having loved Deeper We Fall(review:, and was definitely not disappointed!

I thought Katie and Stryker made such a cute couple(where can I get a Stryker please?). This book is very readable though, and very intense, so do not start reading it at night like I did (esp. if you have work the next day!!)as it is impossible to put down.

I liked that
Apr 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Kat's Review

This is the second book in a series, but it really can be read as a stand alone if you haven't read the first.

The book alternates between Katie and Stryker's points of view, showing how their relationship grows from a distraction from their problems, to a relationship neither saw coming. What I like about the characters in Chelsea Cameron's books is that they are believable for their age group. The scenes between Katie and her mom made me smile because I vividly remember having so
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: really-liked
Thank you to Chelsea M. Cameron for giving me an ARC copy of this book.

Okay well, I don't have that much experience writing book reviews but I will give my honest opinion and try to do this book justice. There may be some spoilers from the first book.

This book is a sequel to Deeper We Fall, the main characters are Katie who is Lottie's roommate and Stryker, Zan's friend. The book starts off with Katie's and Stryker's points of view retelling some of the events from the first book. That was one
Chelsea Cameron is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I loved The Deeper We Fall and was excited to read Katie and Stryker's story. Katie is not at all what I expected based on reading about her in the Deeper We Fall. She has much more going on than the bubbley blonde girl we met early. It was interesting getting to know her better and seeing what she was really like - she was much deeper than I expected. Girl has some serious issues pop up throughout the book but it was interesting to ...more
Zoe and the Edge
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars

Stryker and Katie are a screwed up pair, but they're functional. They work well as a couple. They're so wrong, they're right. I loved reading about them and their HEA. I was with them every step of the way. Towards the end though...meh...I think Ms. Cameron struggles with her endings. Similar to the previous book, it just sort of peters out and meanders too much for my liking.

Katie's a strange one. She's so prickly and closed in. She doesn't trust easy and she's always waiting for the
Kelli C
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-the-kindle
I liked this book a lot. This one picks up during the story of Deeper we Fall where Katie (Lottie's roomie) has just been roughed up by her BF Zack, the whacko, and is saved/comforted by the tattooed and pierced Stryker. Katie is a tad bit damaged and basically uses Stryker as a distraction from life, Of course Stryker is ok with this, but come on we all know somewhere along the line someone is gonna get some feelings and hurt. Yep...that's what happens. Basically both Katie and Stryk ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
This is the second book in the series and although it glosses quickly over what happened in book one, the majority of the events take place after book one has finished and we still get to see more of the characters from book one.

Although we never get an answer as to why she loves pink so much we do get to learn a lot more about Katie. Unfortunately she is still dealing with the Zack issue, she has another family emergency and both her and Stryker have their 'relationship' to figure out.

Stryker i
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Chelsea M. Cameron is a New York Times/USA Today/Internationally Best Selling author from Maine who now lives and works in Boston. She's a red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader, and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, getting brunch with her partner, tweeting, and playing fetch with her cat, Sassenach. She has a ...more

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