Review: Before I Fall by Jessica Scott

before i fallReviewed by Carrie

I really enjoy Jessica Scott’s military romance series, Coming Home, for its unflinching emotional stories about romance in the aftermath of combat.  When I found out she was writing a New Adult series, I was hoping for that same emotional impact.  I wanted to love it, but it was a bit of a mixed bag for me.

Beth Lamont isn’t like the other college kids in her class. She can’t afford to let go and be young and carefree.  Beth has a single minded focus: Get a degree to get a good job so she can afford to take care of her ailing father.  She loathes the Army that required her father to sacrifice, the war that injured him and the VA for failing to provide even adequate care of her father afterwards.  Beth is a bitter girl because of this and initially balks when her professor asks her to help tutor a former soldier in statistics. However, Beth knows that beggars can’t be choosers when broke and reluctantly accepts the job. [Read more…]