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
I was super excited to read this book after I saw a book quote Reel from Callie advertising the release of the third in the series, "When Shadows Fall". I ordered the book on Amazon and got it in two days (thank you, Prime). I read the whole book in one day. It was definitely one of those books that you get sucked into!
This is where the "however" comes into play. R ...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
I went five stars - I know I am normally really stingy with my stars but
Holy crispy crackers!
This isn't a typical bully romance -
There is actually a strong story here that is easy to devour yet still hints at mysterious unknowns and hidden possibilities
Like dear old dad? What's up with the attitude?
Fallon is trying to get a fresh start - evading her emotions might be a better definition but she is still young and I can see where her mom is coming from -
Her nightmare well take time to he ...more
I got this book as an ARC in exchange for honest review.
Before I even started reading this book I didn’t think highly of it as it is a trilogy (if I’m correct). But after getting only like 5 pages in, I was captivated by this male character! And that was when I needed to continue. Lame, I know, but I just knew I need to know him and what his deal is...and I wanted for him to end up with the main character.
I didn’t expect this book to draw me in as much as it did. I ...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 just can’t believe this a debut novel. I’m speechless, it was so bloody good. All I can say is I need to dive straight into book 2. I’m dying to know what happens next with these characters.
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
‘“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
Fallon just moved to a new town with her mom and on her first day of school she catches eye of the resident bad boy, Jesse. At first, Jesse does not let Fallon get close to him and keeps her at arms length, often acting impolitely and rude. A lot of weight is being p ...more
Fallon Blake's story is broken, heartbreaking, and just painful in every way. There are so many things no one should have to deal with ever during life and Fallon is fighting them while still in high school. while I won't give anything away because I felt going in blind was the best way ...more
(Cherry Creek Series Book 1)
Written by: Callie Rae
This is the first time I’ve read a book written by Callie Rae and although I don’t often read YA stories the blurb caught my eye and I thought I would give it a shot.
Fallon is a girl who seems to be carrying the world on her shoulders and we soon learn that she carries quite a load for someone in her senior year of school. She has a loving mother who supports her, but seems to be a bit lost at how she can get the daughter she l ...more
Join her readers group here: hyperurl.co/callieraesgirlgang
Join her Newsletter here: hyperurl.co/callieraesnewsletter
Follow her on her Facebook Author Pag ...more