Look What’s Live!!~~If I Fall by Lydia Michaels
Don’t call me a victim.
I’m a SURVIVOR.
When Jade Shultz awakens with no memory of the previous evening, her world is forever changed. After years of waiting and lusting after each other, she and Jeremy Larson should finally have their turn at happiness. But nothing has prepared them for the nightmare that is suddenly Jade’s reality. Jeremy is determined to prove his love can withstand even the darkest hour. Jade isn’t so sure…
An incredible story of courage, unconditional love, and a female’s unbreakable will to not just survive, but live happily ever after.
Stephanie’s 5 Blush Up All Night Review
If I Fall is book #2 in the New Castle series. I was definitely wow’d by this book! It was a roller coaster ride from start to finish. There was so much emotion poured into this story! Love, friendship, heart ache, suspense, laughter and drama. I had to put down my kindle a few times. It really pulled at my heart. This is totally unlike book #1 in this series.
“I get that you like everything to be nice and neat, but love’s better than that. It’s spontaneous, passionate, and messy.” Jade Shultz – First Comes Love
We meet Jade Shultz in First Comes Love. She is a successful nurse and has a great job. Jade, aka KiKi, is the outgoing, crazy, fun loving best friend of Kat. And aunt or “KiKi” to Kat’s daughter, Mia. Jade has been there for Kat during many difficult times. The night before Kat’s wedding Jade has a life altering, horrific experience.
Jade awakens with no memory of the previous evening, her world is forever changed.
Initially I was upset at Jade’s reaction but as I read further into the story I began to understand her mind set and how overwhelming it must have been to deal with her situation. My emotions were everywhere. My heart broke for Jade. Lydia Michaels takes us through all of the emotions, ripping my heart out!
Panic sent a spasm of tremors racing up her spine. Every bit of her world was violated – her home, her body, and unquestionably, her mind.
Jeremy Larson has waited a long time to pursue Jade. Jeremy, Jade and Kat have known each other since grade school. He is also the father of Kat’s daughter, Mia. Thinking of his daughter’s happiness, Jeremy decides to not pursue a relationship with Jade until Kat marries Tyson. Even as friends and co-parents, Kat, Tyson, Jade and Jeremy make it work. It’s a crazy situation that just – works.
For months, he fought his desires out of respect for his family, Kat and Mia.
…But his daughter adored Jade and he didn’t want to mislead his impressionable little girl.
Jade’s situation comes with so much baggage. Shame, guilt, fear and an extra added stress (no spoiler). She tries desperately to hold on and keep it together. When Kat and her new husband return from their honeymoon, they find Jade at their house. Disheveled and distraught. She tells them her story. Initially, she is too ashamed to tell Jeremy. When she finally confides in Jeremy she is shocked at his understanding and support. Jade experiences so many emotions. Joy, tragedy, denial, anger and acceptance.
There is still much more to the story. Heart ache, misunderstandings and some suspense. There was one thing that really freaked me out too! (no spoiler). A fantastic read. I felt every emotion put out there. I was surprised to see that Jeremy’s friend, Trent will get a book next. Now that should definitely be interesting! Keep them coming!