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Pivot Line

(Falling Small Duet #2)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Sometimes the worst lies... are the ones we tell ourselves.

His death left me broken—destroyed.

It wasn’t the incident alone. I was already damaged beyond repair by the events leading to that moment. But seeing his lifeless body only sealed my fate. So many mistakes. So much regret.

Dex wants to know what happened that night. He wants to catch a killer and put my demons to

Kindle Edition, 398 pages
Published March 7th 2018 by Mad Lane Books
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False Start - 5 stars !!!
Pivot Line - 7 stars no-fucking-shame !!!


"I got you, FIREBIRD."

This duet owns my heart. Owns me. And words won't ever be enough to describe how PERFECT and BRILLIANT these books are.

For fans of romantic suspense, I swear you-need-these-books-in-your-life-right-fucking-now.

Rebel Farris is absolutely one of those intelligent writers who can craft intricately woven stories that will really really stick. This duet is so suspenseful I felt like I was trailing a giant maze bum
Rebel Farris
Aug 31, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Preorders for Pivot Line are now live! ➾

false start teaser 1

**Sneak Peek**

Dex is wearing the sexy suit again. No tie. And when I straighten, I’m eye level with the exposed skin that peeks out where the top two buttons are undone. I lick my lips. I want to lick that dip at the base of his throat. I feel like an addict. I’d one taste, and I already need more.

He runs his thumb over my bottom lip, tilting my chin up until I meet his eyes. The hunger there matches my own. He leans forward
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was me right after finishing this book:

♥ 5 OMG STARS! ♥

This is it. This is the pivot line. He either accepts me or he walks away.

Pivot Line is the second and final chapter in the Falling Small Duet, and it starts right after False Start's cliffhanger ending. Therefore, you must read the first book before jumping into this one.
This novel left me absolutely speechless on several occasions while I was reading it! It is A LOT to take in!! It's so much more than you imagine and, as the stor
Jamie Johnson
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She got me. I didn’t see it coming. This is the 2nd book in the series from Rebel and oh what a tangled web she weaved. It’s deliciously dark and at times heart wrenching. You will need a box of tissues but don’t worry, they arent all sad tears. You learn a lot more about Maddie and her family of misfits and Dex. Oh my Dex. He’s just so ......phew, moving on. There are a lot of twists and turns in this one but Rebel is great at what she does and I never felt lost. You also get a peek at some int ...more
Ana Rita
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Is it possible to be hooked to an authors work just by reading one book? I mean I've only read one book from this lady and I wanted more the minute that book ended. Jesus. I'm a mess...
Rebel Farris is superb. Her writting is dark, intense, raw and with so much meaning and desire between the lines. Go for it and let me know.
Pivot Line is the second book from the Falling Small duet and I totally advise you to read False Start first. You'll see why...
This book explores Dex's life.
Dex has only on
Helen Altafulla
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading this book, and look back at the cover, IT IS JUST FREAKING PERFECTION!!!
Gah, it just matches everything so perfectly.

Ok... man, this story really took me for a ride. We ended False Start with a pretty big cliffhanger, and Pivot Line starts right in the same timeline/moment.
This author can write romantic suspense SO WELL! I found myself glued to the pages.

I promise you, you will NEVER find out what’s going to happen, until the author makes it so.
There were so many twists and tu
Crystal B
4**** .. another cliffhanger!! what a ride I don't even know what to say!!
Amy M. (Amy Loves Reading Blog)
Destroyed..... it's a powerful word and this book destroys you and has your mind so confused that when you figure out what the author has been spinning around you you lose balance and fall on your ass in a puddle of your tears. (A little dramatic I know BUT this author has words that will speak to your soul.) Pivot Line is a part of a duet in which you will need to read the first book False Start before reading this book. And I will tell you that this duet is my number one read of 2018. (Technic ...more
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
READ this Duet you will not be disappointed. Book 2 did not disappoint , it starts off right where False Start ends and just like that you are thrown back in to the past and present. Rebel keeps you guessing on so may things that I found my self yelling out loud and then holding my breath with how the story unfolded. I am so looking forward to anything Rebel writes. She has earned a spot in my one click Authors. I received and ARC for an honest review.
Himanish Prabhakar
*** I will take this opportunity to express heart felt gratitude towards Author for providing me ARC of the book ***

My review is 4.55 stars.

Generally, authors commit a common mistake while writing down a sequel. They start the successor from a different note or carry the same scene forward from the last pages of predecessor but couldn't keep that well. "Pivot Line" is different from those, as Rebel perfectly started the book on the same note she ended the "False Start". The transition from Book
Wendy Livingstone
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, when I finished reading this amazing novel, I had to take a step back and reflect on what I had just read! This story starts straight on from the cliffy ending in “False Start”, and Maddie and Dex’s rollercoaster journey continues. This story smoothly switches between the present and flashbacks, and the twists and suspense are intense, as are the complex characters. I was totally captivated and intrigued throughout, and I am in awe of this authors’ talent and attention to detail. This is de ...more
Rhonda Ziglar
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS FOR PIVOT LINE!! WOW, what a intense rollercoaster ride with so many twists and turns you will be shaking your head. This story is so full of lies, suspense, a stalker, sexy times, all the feels and complicated characters that you will fall in love with. You definitely need to read the first book of the duet, False Start first. Rebel Farris is a phenomenal author and writes so brilliantly, I love her stories and can't wait for more. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this b ...more
Dawn Cunningham Roether
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, rockstar, dark
This book is a continuation of False Start. You definitely will need to read Book One to understand the dynamics and inner workings of Book 2.

This story, overall was incredible. There are many characters and background information constantly flowing throughout the book. Whereas I liked the storyline, and I couldn't put it down once I became invested, it was extremely complicated. Unfortunately, I tell stories in this same manner and what I find is that when you get off in the weeds, you lose you
Jennifer Pierson
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me start out from my soapbox for a moment before I take off into the land unknown of fan girl gushing. Pivot Line is the "conclusion" of the Falling Small Duet, and again, IT'S A DUET, SO YOU MUST READ FALSE START FIRST! And I had to put conclusion in quotations, as I may or may not believe the story is over...but I'LL NEVER TELL! WOW JUST WOW! After finishing Maddie's journey, I feel like I could sleep for days, because I was all in, so it just wasn't a story, nope, it was an experience. My ...more
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really didn’t think this book could get any more intense after the last line of book 2, but I was wrong. The plot doesn’t get any easier it hitches up a notch as all of their secrets are revealed. We find out EVERYTHING and boy is it a mess. Keep it all straight now as this author once again takes us back and forward in time as we finally find out who has been stalking her and why (it will blow your mind). We also find out what other interest this damsel has and she is by no means a helpless d ...more
Books After Fifty
4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow... I’m speechless, never have I read a story so jammed packed with information that it’s 1am and my brain won’t catch up to what I’ve just read. The sheer brilliance of Rebel Farris’ writing is astonishing, so many twists and turns. I am shocked at the ending, the final reveal, the truth we have all been waiting for.

This book picks up RIGHT after False Start and we are thrown straight into the story once again, this time with bigger developments and more jaw dropping moments. You wi
Imogen Wells
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the concluding part to the Falling Small duet and it's a stroke of genius! The twists and turns in this book will leave you turned upside down. The suspense picks up; questions will be answered; more will be raised, leaving you wanting more.

A fanstic conclusion to an outstanding duet. I look forward to reading more from this author in the very near future.
Darlene Avery
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pivot Line by Rebel Farris is absolutely phenomenal! Just when you think Farris can surprise you any more ...BOOM! She pulls the rug right out from under you, and still leaves you wanting more!

I loved these characters! I seriously want more of these characters! Farris definitely created a Duet that you’ll want to recommend to all your friends to read.

Pivot Line is packed with suspense, friendship, love, heartache, and mayhem. All the things I love in a great Suspense/Romance.

“The past is the
Kelley Needles
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So good...seriously so good. If you read False Start you need to snag this ASAP. Another 5 star page turner. That's all I can say without spoiling it. Treat yourself to this duet finally!
Lynda Filler
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mind blowing!

I’m really speechless. The twists, stops, starts, “then” and “now” force you to pay attention. This author has her own style and it rocks. I have no idea what I just read. But I do know it grabbed onto me and would’ve let go. It’s humbling for an author to read a book as mind blowing as this. The first and second were recommended by a Top Reviewer and he was absolutely correct. Ms Farris’ writing will leave you breathless!
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book picks up right where false start left off. I thought for sure I had it figured out who the stalker was, then something would happen to change my mind. When I found out who the stalker was my jaw dropped . The author had me on the edge of my seat with every twist and turn throughout the book. The plot thickens alot before all the secrets start unraveling. Buckle up and enjoy the journey.
Emily Leyland
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-arcs
Ok, these cliffhangers are really starting to get to me. Here I was, thinking this story would end with this book; poor little naive me. I started to get suspicious when I was 95% through and there will still a lot of loose ends but, hey, you never know what can happen in 5%. But, alas it didn't go that way. Not to say it's a bad thing - I'll keep reading until the mystery is solved. I had a theory for a while that seemed like it was going to pan out, but now I'm not sure. Luckily, there are onl ...more
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This review contains no details. You need to read both books.

This is a new author. I took a chance on her. And so should you. In no uncertain terms will you be disappointed.

I finished False Start the night before Pivot Line was going to be released. Normally I would start another book right away (I read almost every night) but I couldn’t. There was no way in hell I could start another book after being so intrigued and invested in False Start.

Obviously I downloaded Pivot Line immediately the ne
Michelle Austin

Pivot Line was a great 5 star read.

We continue where False Start left off. The story is told in past and present.
Once I started I couldn’t put it down until I was done.Things continue to heat up between Dex and Maddie.

I’ve never met someone filled with so much darkness that still managed to shine so bright.

As things move forward Maddie continues to get messages from her stalker. We also get closer to knowing what happened in the past that sent her life
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow... I’m speechless, never have I read a story so jammed packed with information that it’s 1am and my brain won’t catch up to what I’ve just read. The sheer brilliance of Rebel Farris’ writing is astonishing, so many twists and turns. I am shocked at the ending, the final reveal, the truth we have all been waiting for.

This book picks up RIGHT after False Start and we are thrown straight into the story once again, this time with bigger developments and more jaw dropping moments. You wi
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
And It Just Got Better!!🎆🎆

I could not put this book down. I seriously cannot believe that Rebel is a first time author. Her brilliantly woven story line took hold and I couldn't nor did I want to break free. The second book in Falling Small Duet is an emotional rollercoaster that will have your head spinning. Her twists and turns take you by surprise and yes this book is emotional and at some point may be difficult for some, but her ability to shed light on the effect PTSD and TBI has on someone
Chelle  Myers
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pivot Line is book 2 of the Falling Small Duet by author Rebel Farris. You must read False Start first as this book continues where it left off.
I gave False Start 5 Stars. It was an incredible debut book and checked all the boxes for me and then some! But this book? Double the freaking stars! Can I give a 10 star review?! Yes, yes I can because it's MY review!
I've always loved romance books and I've always loved suspense books but this duet is such a masterful combination of bo
Tre Talbot
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We pick up right where False Start left off and holy smokes I couldn’t get enough. Mad’s is still being stalked and those around her are constantly in danger. I can’t even begin to describe my reaction when the stalker is exposed- JAW DROPPED! The “then and now” throughout the story keeps you in total control of what’s happening and you’re never lost with these characters. I’m torn between Law and Dex but in the end I’m #TeamDex hands down. This story is a complete page turner from beginning unt ...more
Mayra M
I really don't know how to rate this book.
I read it thinking it was a duet, but it seems like there will be SEVEN more books before we get a real ending!! Really?? Don't know if I have the patience for that....
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant, heart tugging second in the series. This was a great book I couldn't put it down. The story line flowed kept you wanting more. It had me on the edge of my seat. Both main characters were strong, and loyal. Maddie was so damaged thinking she couldn't be put back together. She took care of her family and her friends, but could she take care of herself. Dex is not what he seems. He falls for Mad and wants to help her fix herself. This ends in a cliffhanger> I can't wait to r ...more
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“When we put our running shoes on and fight tooth and nail to hide from someone, it’s because that’s the person who really matters. That’s the one person you fear will see what’s inside you and cringe. You’d rather live with the not-knowing than to give it a chance.” 2 likes
“I'm not the religious type. I believe there's a higher power, but I don't think anyone on earth is truly capable of understanding what that is. I think we all grasp at straws and believe the most convenient lies. Lies that feel comfortable, whether it's ingrained from birth or, like a true rebel, you choose it on your own. It's like those scientists who theorize that there's another dimension, but we can't perceive it because our minds are too limited. We just aren't advanced enough to understand or comprehend the truth.
So, God, Buddha, Allah - whatever you want to call him or her - he's not a being. It's a force beyond comprehension. But there's one thing that I do believe: love is as close as we can humanly get to it.”
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