When Shadows Follow
Fallon Blake is starting her senior year in a new town with the goal of sliding through to graduation unseen. Despite her attempts to lay low, she makes a snap decision to act when the king of Cherry Creek High School, Jesse Callaway, gets jumped at a party.
Now, fearing Fallon needs protection from the mess she threw herself into, Jesse refuse ...more
I am banging my head against the wall because I didn’t see that this story was NOT a standalone and had a cliffhanger!! 🤕🤕
Nevertheless, it was a YA high school read, emotional and suspenseful and well written.
But it was slow! I believe some chapters could have been left out because the picture was more than clear from most of them.
Regarding the heroine’s past, I found it overdramatic.
This is the first book in the Cherry Creek Series and ends with a cliffhanger.
Fallon Blake is a broken girl, a survivor. In her search of a new beginning, she started a new chapter in her senior year. New friends, new goals and a new guy that pamper her senses and emotions. She don't want more complications in her life, but Jesse in not the kind of guy that give up. Jesse Callaway is powerful, popular, dangerous, fearful, an alpha guy with a beautiful hear ...more
Actual Rating: 4 stars
New Adult | High School Romance | Suspense
Callie Rae has written an exciting novel here and I am so glad I took a chance on a new to me author. This book had everything I wanted: a new adult crowd, a brooding bad boy, and enough suspense to leave me intrigued. I didn’t know this would end in a cliffhanger and while I’m bummed that it did, I am really looking forward to seeing what happens next with Fallon and Jesse. Things just got REALLY ...more
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I thought it was a brilliant debut and I’m dying know to what happens next in Jesse and Fallon’s story. This ends on a jaw dropping cliffhanger so hopefully we won’t have to wait too long.
Callie Rae has written a beautiful story of a broken heroine and the boy who gives her life again. I loved Jesse and Fallon and how real they felt. I loved how they sizzled through the pages with their chemistry. I loved the dynamic they had and how intune with each other they were.
Callie, here is a list of things, I need you to do:
1-) Write book 2 right now
2-) Write book 2 right now
3-) Write book 2 right now
Do you see a pattern?! Write book 2 rig ...more
RELEASE DATE MARCH 19TH
EXCERPT:The sound of an old bell echoes all around me as I stare at the school. It could have been built before my grandparents were ever even thought of. Two levels of solid weathered red brick with white columns around the arched main entrance are the only things standing between me and a fresh start—a fresh start that I want to run...more
This is Callie Rae's debut novel and WOW, I don't even have the words to explain what this book did to me. This book tore me into pieces, put me back together, and then dropped me like a bad habit with the cliffhanger. Yep, that's a warning people so don't say I didn't warn you. Fallon and Jesse are everything!
I won't give anything away because this is a new release, and I am kind of still speechless after the rollercoaster this book put me on, ...more
It checked off all the things I love in a book:
✔️ angsty/sweet/dangerous romance
✔️protective alpha male
✔️a heroine that’s tough as nails
✔️side characters that I adored
One of my favorite scenes is when he takes her to the lake and shows a more vulnerable side of him as just a high school boy without the weight of the world constantly on his shoulders.❤️
I didn’t realize I was at the end when ...more
Fallon is the new girl at school, she just wants to blend in & hide. What she doesn’t need is to appear on Jesse Callaway radar, the bad boy with eyes that are almost black. They start of not liking each other, but slowly after Fallon comes to Jesse rescue their friendship develops into something more. She is a little hesitant at first, but Jesse never gave up, he always knew she wa ...more
Expect a strong and somewhat broken heroine as well as a brooding magnetic hero, with an intense connection. As a debut release, author Callie Rae employed great pacing, world building, and thorough character development. The plot was not only intriguing, but also has twists you won't see coming! When Shadows Follow is emotional and angsty, with plenty of s ...more
‘“I’m only eighteen. I don’t really know what I want to be. I just know right now, at this moment, I want to be a good friend, brother, maybe be worth something to someone.”
“You already are,” I say.
“Are what?” He asks with a tilt of his head.
“All of it. A good friend and brother…” I say as I look down to where I am picking at a string coming loose in a hole of my jeans, “and you’re worth something to someone. To all of us. To me.”’ ...more
Which is a little hard to do when you have caught the attention of the most popular boy at school!
Between the pages of When Shadows Follow lies a story about ...more
Out of the gate, Callie Rae captured my attention. With enough description to give me a movie-like picture in my head, she hit the mark with this story. Filled with the angst we all love, but also a softness that strikes an intricate balance. This read was fast, and I MUST tell you, I desperately need more of this story.
The characters are full and their paths (both individually and as a whole) are ever changing. I wouldn't necessarily say evolving, but they are let ...more
All she wanted was to go unseen, to blend in and be left alone.
Then he happened....
One night, one party and then she was no longer on the outside. She gained an invitation to the inner circle.
Everyone knew who she was, and what she had done. Peace was a thing of the past...
What a fantastic read once it got going!
To start with I admit I was totally sat on the fence, but then the party and the pipe happened and I couldn't put it down!
Fast p ...more
I’m always so nervous but yet excited when reading an authors debut novel. To me, it’s make or break. Even if it’s an okay story, I’ll still come back and read more work to see improvement.
Callie blew me out of the water with her DEBUT novel. It’s edgy. It’s sweet. It’s dangerous. It’s angsty. The characters are amazing.. and not just the main characters! The side characters are fantastic and this story ...more
Fallon is starting a new school her senior year after something tragic happened to her in her last school. Of course she caught the attention of Jesse. The leader of the school and basically the town. His dad owns a lot of it after all.
I struggled with Fallon sometimes, I just ...more
All in all, this was a great story to capture your attention and ...more
We meet Fallon and Jesse along with his Jade (sister), and two best friends. Fallon is a new girl with secrets that she is running from in her senior year of high school. Jesse rules the school with his closest group of friends, and has many secrets of his own. I Love Fallon's don't care attitude. She is the epitome of cool girl who doesn't care about anyone or an ...more
This is one of tho ...more
This book held a great deal of promise, and a great deal was indeed met. I don't want to give too much away, so I've kept details as close to the ones mentioned in the blurb as possible. I'm going to encourage you to go into this book without any expectations other than for it to be an entertaining read with hopes that you'll find it as engrossing as I did. Fallon and Jesse were main characters that had me from the get-go a ...more