Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Catch My Fall (Catch, #1)” as Want to Read:
Catch My Fall (Catch, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Catch My Fall

(Catch #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  2,723 ratings  ·  263 reviews
Mia Reeves faith, trust and sense of security were all taken away in the blink of an eye. In need of a fresh start, she settles into a new town and begins to make a new life.

Tristan Chamberlain has always kept girls at arm's length and he has no intention of changing. He’s caring, smart, handsome, but he’s also dealing with a lifetime of guilt that’s slowly but surely de
ebook, 236 pages
Published October 10th 2013 by Smashwords
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Catch My Fall, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Catch My Fall

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.10  · 
Rating details
 ·  2,723 ratings  ·  263 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Catch My Fall (Catch, #1)
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3.5-4 Hot and Cold stars!!





I really, really enjoyed this story. I also really, really disliked it. This was one of the times I did not write a review immediately after I finished the book. I needed to think about what I read and process not just how it made me feel, but all other aspects like plot, writing style, and characters that set my final rating between 3.5-4 stars.

What I liked :

-Writing style: fluent, poignant, and passionate. One of the reasons why I could.not.s
Tessa Teevan
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: definite-reread
This was my first read by Ella Fox and it definitely will not be my last. From the very beginning I was pulled in and I knew I was reading something special. I was an emotional trainwreck while reading this, alternating between laughing, crying, swooning, and bawling my eyes out to hard that I couldn't see my Kindle anymore. The main characters were two of my favorites, and the side characters were fantastic additionts to the story and I can't wait for more books in the series!

The prologue alon
Mar 21, 2015 marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Oct 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: never-read-again, na, own
Any book that gets skimmed more than 30% gets a 1-star. Oh, and books that I want to DNF at 37%, 50%, and 78% deserves 1 star. (But I HATE not finishing a book so I plowed through. How, you ask? I skimmed the shit out of it.)

1. Juvenile writing.
2. Forced angst.
3. Unrealistic plot development.
4. The sub-plot was more interesting and angsty than the primary plot.
5. RIDICULOUS dialogue and character interaction: (view spoiler)
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Get it on:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**

Blog Tour Oct 15- Oct 23

Catch My Fall is a story of redefining yourself, making life choices and the unquenchable need of love, trust and frienship.
The story not only breaks your heart a little but makes you wonder about the consequences our choices bring, even the smallest ones.

Donna ~ The Romance Cover
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, shed a few tears in the process but it was a beautiful story. Two broken people that ended up saving each other. I can't wait to dive into book 2. (full review to come) ...more
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 - 4 stars.
Arc provided by author in exchange for an honest review

I really enjoyed Mia (MiMi) and Tristan's (Stan) story.

Mia escapes a traumatic experience, a neglectful bastard of a father, and a terrible stepbrother, and begins her new life in a new town, attending college. It is where she meets a very handsome, sexy Tristan, who holds secrets in his past as well. Their love story is sweet, despite all the sadness that has tainted both of their lives. I felt heartbroken and tearful, they
Jacqueline's Reads
Sep 16, 2013 marked it as considering
Cover Reveal! I'm all about this cover and blurb. I can't wait to read this one!

Mia Reeve’s faith, trust and sense of security were all taken away in the blink of an eye. In need of a fresh start, she settles into a new town and begins to make a new life.

Tristan Chamberlain has always kept girls at arms length and he has no intention of changing. He’s caring, smart, handsome, but he’s also dealing with a lifetime of guilt that’s slowly but surely destroying him.

Sometimes the thing that you
K. Webster
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I freaking loved this book! Ella Fox had me at hello with The Hart series. I couldn't get enough of those characters! Now, she's made me fall in love with all of these new characters and I can't wait for the books to follow. This story was about healing and love after traumatizing pasts. It was written beautifully and unravelled with perfect timing. I literally devoured this fact, I'm functioning horribly today from lack of sleep! Who needs sleep when you can immerse yourself into one ...more
Trish Mint
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ella Fox is one of my favorite authors, so from the start, her prologue just blew me the hell away!! And that’s how she starts it off. All freaking angsty…

So here we go, on another whirlwind that Ella takes us on with Catch My Fall. We start off with Mia Reeves. She is a college freshman, enrolling in a school nowhere near her hometown; on purpose of course. She needs a fresh start and does NOT want to be around anybody she knows. I wonder why? Insert totally fucking cool roommate Darby. I love
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
**ARC kindly received from author in exchange for an honest review by the girls and I at **

Loved it..full review to follow!

4-4.5 Bad Boy Turned Good Stars

This disclaimer/warning is different than most and goes out to my girls..this is not a bam bam book..It is a YA/NA survivor story on both parts of the lead characters.
[image error] photo sorta_zpsf8d5b139.jpg

Tristan Chamberlain is a Malore..what you ask is that? It is the morphing of male and whore..two things that sum up the kind of relationship
Midian Sosa
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got lucky enough to Beta Read this awesome book.

As I said before, this is the best YA book I’ve read in a long time.

This is Ella’s first YA book and as usual, she nailed it, I loved it! She has the ability to create strong characters and stories that pull you in, you can't help but relate to them, to feel for them, and that is one skill every author should possess.


Mia Reeve’s faith, trust and sense of security were all taken away in the blink of an eye. In need of a fresh start, she sett
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
While I applaud the author for bringing more awareness to sexual assault, I just had sooooo many problems with this book. Here are the main ones:

1) The nicknames Stan (made me think of Dorothy's ex-husband on Golden Girls) and Mimi (made me think of the crazy makeup lady from The Drew Carey Show) were awful.

2) The slut-shaming. I guess it's ok for guys to be manwhores (because they have a heart of gold, of course), but not girls. They're just horrible tramps with no redeeming qualities. Not cool
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Stuck between 3-4 Stars

OK, I am a fan of Ella Fox's and always will be but this book left me in a quandary, lol. What I really loved was Mia and yes, I ended up loving Tristan too but at the start, hmmmm, I wasn't so sure. The biggest turn-off for me was the whole Tiffany revelation that came out at the pool hall, yeah, that really turned me off and after that I had a hard time to get completely on board not just with Tristan but Trace too! My heart BROKE for Darby and hurt for Mia, too but oh
Oct 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Catch My Fall is the story of Mia and Tristan. A new adult story about two broken souls walking scared through life because of their brutal pasts. When they meet there's an uncanny connection neither can ignore. It's a sweet story and I enjoyed the friendship of Tristan and Mia's relationship. They worked hard to preserve the friendship they both cherished while navigating stronger feelings. The secondary characters, Darby especially, provided extra layers to the story as well. I gave the book t ...more
This book is AMAZING, AWESOME, SPECTACULAR, STELLAR, OVER THE TOP AWESOME! It is this kind of books that you regret that we only have 1 to 5 stars rating, if I could I would give it a thousand stars!! (yes it´s that awesome)

So, this is story of Mia. She has a troubled past with walls Everest high around her until Tristan comes along...

They meet in class and the rest is history. It´s a pretty intense book due to the MCs back stories, but every turn and emotional roller coaster is the worth it. I
• Island Queen Reads • Ofa •
Quite a surprising read

Pretty average read. I liked the characters and the storyline but I felt like something was missing. The story needed more but I did appreciate some of the twists and the relationship between the characters. Could’ve been better.
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
There are certain NA books that I seek out. The heroine has to be likeable with a past and the hero has to a bad boy with a tortured past. Okay, I cannot get enough of these books. Books like Catch My Fall.

Mia Reeves chose a college 5 hours away from home so she could escape her town where she experienced something horrific. It was horrific. Certain parts were hard for me to read. Tristan Chamberlain also has a past, one that he keeps to himself and lets sit deep inside him. Tristan is a Malore
Anne OK
Sep 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
First time read by this author. This is a book I've had on my "TBR" list since it was released in late 2013. I don't know how I let it slip through my fingers for so long -- but noting that the second installment hasn't yet been released, it may have been a good slip on my part.

Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC kindly provided by author...
Release Date October 13th

Bring on Trace and Darby's story! <3
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shockingly good story. I had a truth come at me when I realized that good can come in spite of evil. I wrestle with abortion issues (there is not abortion in this story but there is rape, hence my struggle) still but Ella Fox shows us that good comes despite evil when there is love.

There is a trigger for those who don't care for a rape scene even if done with sensitivity (if that is entirely possible). It's still brutal to read.

My favorite Ella Fox.
Jun 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon & on iBooks today (6/10/2019)! 🎁
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You know I've been talking to Ella on Twitter for months now. We have the best naughty conversations #TwitterAfterDark. I promised myself that I needed to read all the books I kept pushing back in 2014. So I chose 10 books I wanted to knock out my Kindle. This one was one of them. I would also like to say that not once did Ella push me into reading it. Why Ella? Why? I now give you permission to say: "B, read my shit!!"

I would like to start off by saying: FINALLY. A broken soul, Mia Reeves, who
Mar 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
DNF @ 24%

Can't deal with the slut shaming and general anti-woman vibes coming from both main characters. Heroine calls another woman a bitch, a tramp and says she looks like she's "auditioning to work on the pole" for wearing a corset top and jeans???

Worse, the hero PUBLICALY SLUT SHAMES the same girl for having sex with him while also having slept with his twin in the past. No dude,
1. it's weird that you'd want to sleep with a girl you KNOW your twin has already boned.
2. this guy's literal onl
~Steph K~
**ARC kindly received from author in exchange for an honest review by the girls and I at **

This was definitely a heart wrenching story at times - Mia's and Macy's story is one that will break your heart, as will Tristan's and Trace's - but along with Darby and their families you will be inspired by the strength all of them have as they face their past and look forward to a better future. It's not all drama though, there are plenty of moments to make you smile with "Stan and
2.5 stars, this was sweet but more of a set up for further books.
I liked this story, it was alright. But nothing memorable. I still like this author's voice and look forward to more from her, but I think this book should have been developed more fully into the present rather than a narrative of the terrible pasts that Tristan and Mia had endured and survived. Also, it seemed to be more of a setup for further stories about the people mentioned in this one.
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
one of the best books I've read in a long time!! Can't wait for the conclusion!!! ...more
Christina Gobin
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s-drc-s

Catch My Fall by Ella Fox
Series: The Catch Series #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Release Date: October 11th 2013
Print Length: 203 pages
Format: Kindle eARC
Source: via tour host
Review Date: October 10th 2013
Overall Rating: 5 STARS

Ella Fox does it again by making characters that you absolutely fall in love with. Mia Reeves is starting her freshman year of college far away from, just the way she wanted. Mia has had anything but a cake walk in life. She has a very loving moth
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This review is my personal opinion and may contain: spoilers, quotes, rants, cussing (sometimes I cannot help myself) and a possible full on recap. I in no way want to ruin anyone’s book reading experience so please read my words with caution.

Holy crap I love Ella Fox!

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."

I feel like a detective sleuthing for every tiny clue about what in the hell happened to this girl, Mia Rose. I'm a
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC Was Given To Blog For An Honest Review

I have read many of Ella Fox’s books, my favorite being the Hart series. This was very different from those. I mean that in a very good way. I will warn you that real life issues of rape are in this book and there is some explicit description so if you can’t stomach that type of thing, this may not be the book for you.

Mia is the main girl in this book and her best friend is Macy. The two of them go through something horrific together. Mia is trying to ge
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Chasing Perfect (Someday, #4)
  • What's Left of Me (What's Left of Me, #1)
  • Inferno of Love (Firefighters of Long Valley, #2)
  • Hot Mess (Love is Messy, #1)
  • Troubles (Beekman Hills, #1)
  • Play (Play, #1)
  • Let Me Fall (Let Me, #5)
  • Dare You To Hate Me
  • Rock Hard (Diamond Girls #1)
  • Forbidden Crown (Princes of Avce #1)
  • Rock Me (Bodyguard Bad Boys, #1)
  • The Beach Wedding (Married in Malibu, #1)
  • Tagged Steel (Steel Crew, #1)
  • Summer Heat (Wild Pitch, #1)
  • Sugar and Spice: And All Things Nice. . . (Enigma #13)
  • Caged in Winter (Reluctant Hearts, #1)
  • Alpha Turned (Wolf Appeal, #1)
  • Mr. Pink (The Case Brothers, #1)
See similar books…
USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox has learned a bunch of stuff along the way but the most important of all those things is that anything is possible when you try. In 2012 she took a big leap of faith and published her first book, Broken Hart. Once that happened, her entire life changed.

Ella's favorite things are music, movies, traveling, and, of course, reading. This isn't a surprise consideri

Other books in the series

Catch (2 books)
  • Catch and Release (Catch, #2)

News & Interviews

The beauty of a paperback novel is multidimensional. Allow me to explain: The format allows you to catch up on some of 2020's biggest books...
95 likes · 10 comments
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway” 1 likes
More quotes…