Title: Falling (Book 1 in Negative Ion Series)
Author: Ryanne Anthony
With friends and siblings like hers, Kimber Forrest felt like all she had were enemies when dealing with her fractured love life…
Kimber wanted to be a lawyer almost as much as she wanted Roland Sampson, her older brother’s best friend. After pining for him for two years, Kimber finally accepts that to Roland, she will always be “his best friend’s kid sister” and nothing more.
During her first year of college, Kimber meets Samantha and her twin, ultimate bad-boy Jaxen Malloy, drummer for Negative Ion. Tatted. Muscled. Beyond gorgeous. Soon Kimber finds herself forgetting Roland and thinking only of Jaxen, much to Samantha’s disappointment. Like Kimber’s brother, Samantha wants Kimber as far away from Jaxen, female enemy number one, as possible since she knew all Jaxen would do is viciously hurt her. Not this time, Kimber insisted. Well-schooled on Jaxen’s reputation, Kimber decides to take what she can get, and ignore all the warnings to stay away from the handsome bad-boy.
Will Jaxen ever think of Kimber as something other than his “annoying” sister’s friend or could he possibly be falling for her, too? Kimber hoped so and, to find out, she was willing to take the risk of Jaxen breaking her heart… and soul
Wow. Though, Falling is a shorter book, it is packed with a lot. Kimber has been protected her whole life from relationships, mostly unknowingly, but a little knowing. She had a crush on her brothers friend, Roland for years but thought he couldn't see her as a woman he would want. Moving on from that crush, Kimber finds herself in another one for her best friends twin brother, Jaxen, but she also doesn't think he wants her.
Jaxen has been in love with Kimber forever, but he didn't think she wanted a relationship for him, so he took what was available to him. Finally he makes his move and takes his chance, but after proving himself worthy and makign things work, he makes the biggest mistake of his life.
Kimber wants to make her own decisions and if they turn out to be mistakes, well she'll learn from them. So she opens herself up to heartbreak to go after what she wants. Thinking she's found the ONE, Kimber allows herself to fall in love. But things don't work out exactly as she had planned and Kimber finds herself broken hearted and alone.
Falling really pulls you in and has you wondering what's going to happen, how things are going to end up. I have to say that I was a little surprised at certain things that happened, but I kind of could see where they were coming from. I wish that the story was a little longer to answer a few remaining questions, but since this is book one of the series, I imagine there are more answers to come in futures books, which means I will have to pick them up. One of the things I found myself disappointed in was that I wanted to see more of things from Jaxen's POV, so I can't wait to read his version of events.