When Shadows Follow


RATING: ★★★★☆
TITLE: When Shadows Follow (Cherry Creek, book 1)
AUTHOR: Callie Rae
RELEASE DATE: March 19, 2020
PUBLISHER: Independently Published
GENRE(S): New Adult Contemporary Romance, High School Romance, Romantic Suspense


First of all, thank you to the author for my complimentary digital copy of this book. Seriously it was phenom!!


BLURB

Blend in. Stay quiet. Survive.

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 refuses to let her recede back into the shadows. Little does he know, with each lingering glance, or brush of his hand, he is reigniting a fire within Fallon that burns her to the core. Every gentle touch scorches the scars on her fragile heart.

As sparks fly between them, Fallon fights to snuff them out. How can she trust her own judgment when it failed her horrifically before? But when the past catches up with her, Fallon is left with two options. Confide in Jesse… or run.

Will Fallon break the vicious cycle of the past by taking a chance on the future? Or will fear torch any chance she and Jesse could have had?


This was a high school romance, in the typical high school romance fashion where every character in the book is way more adult than any normal high school I have ever seen… but we love it anyway!

Fallon moves to Cherry Creek in her senior year and you know she is running from some sh*t! She immediately winds up friends with the cool girl, and not the cool girl in the way of head cheerleader type (we know that b is the worst!!), but the down to earth, knows everyone kind of girl, Jade… and not only does Jade notice her, but so does bad boy Jesse, the guy that NEVER has a girlfriend because you can’t tie this boy down. He doesn’t do relationships… it is all very formulaic, but in the BEST way possible!!!

Jesse has a past, Fallon has a deeper past, but sparks fly and they end up in it to win it! Up until Fallon’s past comes back to haunt her. Let me tell you, this poor girl is running from her past for a reason! Her demons need to stay hidden, but that doesn’t happen.

I loved this so much! It was juicy. It was fun. It was entirely entertaining! I CANNOT wait to see what happens next since this cliffhanger ending had me GASPING!!!!!

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