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(Rise & Fall #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  264 ratings  ·  77 reviews
It's the last thing I remembered.
I was afraid.
Afraid to fight, afraid to run… afraid to breathe.
Then, everything had gone dark. As if life was finally hearing my pleas, my cries to end the torment. To end the fear.
But even in the dark, I still felt it.
I always felt it.

Roger was supposed to be the one. He was romantic and charming. And for the first little while, I tho
Published February 23rd 2015 (first published February 5th 2015)
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Sleepless Readmore
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

What defines us is how well we rise after falling .. 5 Stars

Arianna & Jack ♥ ♥

beautiful things happen at the right time,
in the right place
and with the right person.."


My heart had been his for so long.
My whole heart.
But the shattered pieces weren't his.
Those were mine.

My third ARC generously provided from the talented Jessica Wilde .. I am so unbelievably thankful (always a surreal experience). I've read a series by the author prior to this
★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★

A very emotional and disturbing read about a woman escaping domestic abuse.

Arianna West suffered 3 years with a man named Roger who beat and abused her regularly. She has finally managed to escape and is being taken care of by her brother Jake in small town Milestone. Always fearing that Roger will find her and never allow her to be free, Arianna is the shell of the woman she once was.

When Jake's best friend Jack finds Arianna on Jake's doorstep beaten and desperate he and Jake
***I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

Review 5 "Strong at the broken places" Stars:

This was my beautiful. At the right time. In the right place. With the right person.

This book captured me from the first page. I felt the emotions of the heroine, Ari, as if I was living that hell with her. She was a woman who would do anything for those she loved. Someone who had given up parts of herself over the years, but was determined to come out stronger in t
I read... A lot! (I know, not really a huge revelation but I have a point, I swear!) And I've met a lot of heroes, but never have I ever met a hero as perfect as Jack. I mean, whenever there's a broken heroine there's a hero that promises they'll be there, they'll never give up on her, etc... but in almost every story, the hero get's frustrated, or overwhelmed, or tired of being the heroine's punching bag, and they walk away... But Jack... That man stood by Ari, fought for Ari, and not once did ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a ride this book took me on. It's the stuff that both dreams and nightmares are made of. 

Arianna has barely survived the last three years of her life. Forced to live in a hell she sees no way out of, she knows only fear. 

Wishing it would all just end, even if that means giving up on her so called life, she awakes to find that she may just have a chance at starting again. 

With the help of her brother (Jake) Ari moves to be near him and the protection he is offering her, even if deep dow
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Intense. Emotional. Heartbreaking and yet...still full of love, devotion and sacrifice.

There are characters who will blow you away-and topping that list is Jack Garrett. There is so much more to him than what you first see. Protective, caring, strong, totally devoted, unbelievably hot and sexy-the more you read about him, the more you love him. He will do anything for Arianna, and the pure raw emotion that flows from him is breathtaking. Arianna is broken, a shell of her former self. But through
Jamie Sadler
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Ari loved Jack. Jack left when she was finally old enough to have him. He left her and her brother Jake, his best friend. Ari found what she thought was love. She was wrong. Now back with her brother Jake and running from her abusive boyfriend she runs into Jack where she never expected too. Together Jack and Jake save Ari. The love Ari and Jack have for each other is obvious to everyone but each other. When Ari's ex continues to haunt her Jack steps up and finally shows her how much she means t ...more
Shanoff Reads
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing

**I received an ARC for an honest review.**

This book is such an emotional story, but it is also a story of how a woman broken by her past can be mended by the people who love her and are willing to do any and everything for her.

Ari, the woman broken by her past and never believes that she can be fixed unless it is on her terms and in her way. She has a brother who loves her and has vowed to keep her safe, but when she realized that his best friend that she thinks abandoned them years ear
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
I am a BIG fan of Jessica's work but I didn't see this coming at all !! It has 2 of my favorite things , childhood friends in love reunited and told in the female POV with a treat of male POV at the end !! Such a huge real life issue is dealt with in this book and it was handled in a way that we get the ugly but never lose hope that we will have the beautiful.

Ari spent 3 years in an abusive relationship. Separated from her family and friends, living alone in misery and physically broken beyond
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away
You shoot me down but I won't fall
I am titanium."

This song was going through my head the whole time I read Ricochet. I had not have the privilege of reading any of Jessica Wilde's books until now so I had to ask her where she's been hiding! Ricochet is nothing short of brilliant in my eyes and it floored me!

Arianna West is a beautiful, protected girl that lands in a bad relationship. Everything i
Stephanie Marshall
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 OUT OF 5 sTARS

Ricochet is full of so many emotions; it is a heart-wrenching story of Ari’s fight back to regaining what she felt as though she has lost. There are many ups and downs throughout this book; you need to keep your Kleenex close because you will definitely need it. This story demonstrates some of the worst cases you can see of relationship abuse. It is Ari’s story of her fight to get away from her abuser and begin again. She learns it is not always that easy. She doesn’t live with
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. The main characters have such a great chemistry and have such great history that it reads so well and makes me feel like a 3rd wheel in the life.

Ari and Jack have known each other their whole lives, but circumstances forced Jack to move away right after Ari’s 18th birthday. And really back then, even though they knew each other better than anyone else, they weren’t romantically involved. Jack moved away and Ari moved on. However, Ari landed herself
Amy N
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
rianna's story tore me to shreds. As a victim of domestic violence she goes through so much but she's never completely down. She's a fighter through and through.

Arianna and her brother, Jake, were very close growing up. Jake's best friend, Jack, was also very close with Arianna. They never cared that Arianna was always under foot. One day something terrible happens that tears them all apart. Only Jack and Jake know what that horrible thing is or are they? Arianna only knows that one minute Jack
Kathy Wideman
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, danger
This book was fantastic. It was emotional. Arianna went through so much throughout the book. She found herself in a horrible situation in which so didn’t leave to protect the ones she loved. The love between Jack and Ari was amazing. Of course she was the last to know. The show of support the Ari got once she finally decided she wanted to change was amazing. This book has romance, family, support, violence, and difficult situations for some. It shows the lengths some will go to control someone e ...more
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't know what it is about Jessica Wilde, but she has an uncanny ability to take your heart, rip it into 5 million pieces, run it through a blender, put it back together and have you thanking her for the experience! Jessica Wilde took a serious subject and made it a story about overcoming, healing. It reminds you that domestic violence isn't just about the two people in the relationship. It harms siblings, friends, parents. No one is truly alone and getting out of the relationship isn't where ...more
The Book Fairy Reviews
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fear, it is a crippling thing. For Arrianna it had become a way of living until she could escape. But in the back of her mind she knew that freedom was going to be hard to come by and so she ran to her brother, Jake to help her. When she is rescued or rather collected from the disaster of her flight finds her huddled by her brothers door, she never in a millions years thought she would feel the arms of her past holding her. His arms were warmth, his scent was home she was in Jack's arms and she ...more
Naughty Mom Story Time
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm at a loss for words on this one. I was gripped from the very beginning and the story line touched on a very serious topic. Abuse can be a touchy subject for some people because it's something that more common than it should be and touches the lives of so many people, either directly or indirectly. But Ricochet is about survival. Bouncing back from enduring such atrocities and finding your way in the world.

Arianna was such a strong character in this story. Determined to overcome the horrors s
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Ricochet by Jessica Wilde and I cannot wait to read more from her. Her writing style completely drew me in and made me feel like I was a part of the characters' lives.

This is the story of Arianna and Jack. They have both been through so much in their lives, but their love for each other has always remained a constant. Even if they didn't know it at the time. "Beautiful things happen at the right time, in the right place and with the right person."

There are two really great quote
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is full of everything that makes a great book in my eyes. The writing was fantastic, the storyline gut wrenching but somehow happy. This book deals with things that some may not be able to read about but I feel the author dealt with things with an ease that others don't have when handling such sensitive subjects.

Ari is a broken soul but not so broken that she loses sight of what she wants. What she deserves. With the help of her family and friends she finds a spark still down inside h
Audrey Carlan
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Honestly didn't know what to expect out of this read. This is the first book I've read from this author. It actually ended up being voted as the book to read for the month of May for my Audrey Carlan Street Team Book Club. I'm SO glad we did.

This was a story about a woman who has survived, is still going through the motions of surviving, and battling to find her future. There's a large element of suspense but primarily the plot is heavy in the main characters journey to find herself after being
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this arc through Obsessive Pimpettes for an honest review.

I've never read anything by Jessica Wilde, and this book has made me a fan!

After being in an abusive relationship for three years, Arianna West is finally free. She starts over in the same town as her brother, Jake, and loves the independence she never thought she'd have. Then HE shows up, and she barely escapes with her life. She is rescued by Jack, her brother's best friend, and the man she's been in love with since she was
Kirsty Turner
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***Reviewed by Sarah & Kirsty's Book Reviews***

This book had me sobbing from very early on which is unheard for me when I read a book! My heart was breaking for Arianna as I continued to read but the strength inside her blew me away. The sacrifices she made her the ultimate heroine in my eyes. Arianna is probably the strongest female character I have read about. She overcame everything and became stronger when she could have crumbled; no one could have blamed her if she had. I adored Jack and wa
Renee at Book Happiness
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review. I have to say this book took me by surprise. I absolutely fell in love with it. This book is like an emotional roller coaster that you don't want to get off. Ari and Jack have known each other since they were children, Who because of circumstances went their different ways.
I really enjoyed the chemistry between these two and the author did a wonderful job of teasing you with the idea of it and the backstory between these two. There were times throughout thi
Maria York
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
What an emotional book that shows you a strength of Ari and the love of a man that your really don't see coming! It hits you so hard that it's a surprise! Now there are some parts that are kind of hard to read due to the situation but then there's the parts that you so can't quit reading! An its a great read just amazing!

Ari has come along way but she still struggles with the her very abusive past! But then there's a man that has always loved her and just wants her to see it! And of course he's
Another Jessica Wilde's book!!!!


Loraine Oliver
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
Ricochet by Jessica Wilde is the first book in her new series, and this first book is great, and I loved it. I started reading it and I could not put it down as it drew me in right from the beginning. I liked how she started the book in the present, and throughout the book we are given glimpses into the horror that the main character Arianna has been put through in the past three years.

This book had a wonderful cast of well developed characters-the main characters are Arianna, her brother's best
Lustful Literature
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it

Ricochet (A Rise and Fall Novel) by Jessica Wilde was such a powerful, emotional and uplifting read that captured my attention and held on every single. Once I started this book I could not put it down. The author gives readers a warning: the book contains strong language, and some sexual situations, and some violence. This content deals with aspects of domestic abuse that might be a trigger to some readers. I have to say this read hit home with me. I connected with th
Ricochet.. Where to start. WOW. Just wow. I first became a fan of Jessica’s after picking up Leverage. (love that series btw) anywho… Once I read the synopsis to Ricochet, I was hooked. Hook. Line. Sinker. I was intrigued. Intrigued I tell ya. I wanted to read the book right then and there. So I bugged. And bugged. Stalked. And stalked. Or I shouldn’t say stalk so much right. There is a better word, lets say sent encouraging messages on the sidelines. I just couldn’t wait to find out more about ...more
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