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Fall From Grace (Mad World) [Kindle Edition]

Christine Zolendz , Frankie Sutton
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (280 customer reviews)

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Book Description

I'm finally home after struggling through my brother's illness and death. But, home is definitely a bit different. My best friend (the only person alive now that knows my secret) has a new boyfriend; and he has a friend. Shane Maxton: bad boy, tattooed rock god, eye candy extraordinaire. He is also New York City's most arrogant, self-serving, son of a, well, a definite one-night stand kind of a guy.
But, it doesn't matter to me because I've spent my existence looking for the love of my life, my angel. And, there is nothing that Shane Maxton can do to change that.
A paranormal romance.


Product Details

  • File Size: 990 KB
  • Print Length: 317 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480141283
  • Publisher: DarkRoadDesigns; 2 edition (July 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NYB63A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,007 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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73 of 80 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another Half a Book August 18, 2012
By BR
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
To be Honest, I didn't actually read the reviews before I started this book. I liked the sample and decided it was what I was looking for- something not terribly deep but a good romance. In that respect, it didn't disappoint. It's really obvious who she's been looking for, but it's supposed to be. Sometimes I wanted to smack her though, because the way she went about it really didn't make any sense. Why wouldn't she consider Shane? Why would she be looking for his eyes when hers (and presumably his) would have changed each life? There were probably well thought out answers to these questions, and I would have liked the author to take the time to answer them.

The other thing that bothered me about the novel was the rushed ending, if you can call it that. This is another case of "here's half the story. Now buy the second one." When did this become acceptable? Books shouldn't just stop partway through the action... that's the climax, the third act. Now finish the story. I'm not even talking about just having a cliffhanger; a cliffhanger implies the conflict has been resolved and then another shocking event happens. In this case, the book has been hinting to this end all along. We're finally getting to the meat of the novel when it stops.

I would recommend waiting until the next one is out before purchasing.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can I give it 10 stars? July 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Ok, l am so lucky! I found this book by chance as soon it was released... I don't read paranormal very often, but the cover got my attention and I decided to give it a chance... Wow!!! I was captivated immediately. The first stages of Grace and Shane relationship reminded me of Beautiful Disaster and Shane and his band reminded me of Thoughtless (two of my absolute favorite books)... So I knew I was in for a great ride!!! Fall from Grace is now definitely on my forever favorites list, right next to Rock Me and the Twilight Saga,,, If you liked any of those 4 books I've mentioned you will love this one. I just hope we don't have to wait long for the second book... I am so looking foward to it!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mother Fluffin Cliffhanger Ending May 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When I bought this book, I never saw a review about the abrupt ending. Only glowing 5 star reviews. As I read the book I wanted to give it 4 stars.... until that mother fluffin ending! Yes, the 2nd book is out now and blowing up so I should be excited to read it but really I'm just irritated.

Know what this book had a lot of? Anticipation. A metric butt load of it. And I went to read reviews of the next book and it looks like more of the same. Man, I do really love some relationship apprehension and excitement, but GET TOGETHER ALREADY!

There's only so many times I can hear why you can't be together. After everything we saw at the ending of this book- if we start out with Grace giving excuses of why she can't be with Shane then I think I'd rather have a swarm of bees fly out my butt than read more of that junk. Phew. Maybe I should try to calm down and think happy thoughts.

The reasons why you should read this book:

-It is gripping. There are the standard typos and wrong words and editor-missed boo boos, but they're easy to over look because the writing is good!

-Shane and Grace. Sure you guess the plot and secrets but you don't care because you want to read about these two. Watch them start a fire and burn with each other in their love. And even though I thought some of the dialogue was a little.... wooden? cheesy? immature? it still had some of the best delivered lines from a hottie you'd ever want to read!! Shane was yet another man-whore that had me swooning when he met his game-changer.

-The plot. It's got a paranormal background that's not too weird- just perfect enough to be different from other contemporary romances out there. Even if you don't like paranormal books, you'll probably like this one!
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it! July 30, 2012
By Lise
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have read over 120 books this year and this book is one of my five star books. I found out about Fall From Grace via a book blogger I follow, Maryse. I like almost all of her recommendations and this was a winner for me. The whole guitar playing hot guy vibe, lots of angst, great secondary characters and the paranormal mystery surrounding Grace just enhanced the dynamic of the story. I don't even mind the cliffhangy part at the end because I am so into the story I can't wait for more. Kudos to the author and I will definitely be looking forward to more of her work!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Swimom4
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
HOLY SWEET MOTHER OF ALL DELECTABLE SEXUAL TENSION WITH A HEAPING SIDE OF INCREDIBLE, HEART-STOPPING ROMANTIC TORTURE!!! My heart is beating out of my chest right now from the cliffhanger to shame all cliffhangers, but I must somehow get this review done before I get myself so far into Saving Grace that they start to mesh together! Five stars??!! Not nearly enough!!

First off, a standing ovation, high five, hand over the award now "Woot, woot!!" to Christine Zolendz for this absolutely incredible story! And what makes is so incredible, do you ask? The flawless recipe for an out-of-this world paranormal romance that leaves you breathless, that's what! Take bookgasm-worthy characters, an addicting plot that leaves you guessing, chemistry so intense that every minute is like the most maddening foreplay, and a torturous heart-thrashing that literally steals the air from your lungs, and you have this irresistible story! It's going to be difficult to talk about it in any detail without giving away what's behind the plot, but I don't want to ruin that surprise for anyone. Zolendz truly came up with a brilliant concept here, and I absolutely LOVED it!!!!

Grace is one of those characters that just keeps you in a constant state of either awe, frustration, or sheer pride for her awesomeness. I went through so many emotions for and with her, and when the book came to a close I felt like I knew every corner of her mind. She's strong and thick-skinned thanks to the pain and heartache she's had to endure, she's the sassy and quick-witted best friend you've always wished you had, and underneath it all she's got this vixen that is dying to come out and play. I went into this one blind, not knowing what her "secret" was, and I LOVED the twist, so I'm not going to give it away.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I found at times when reading this that some of the girls talk and rants were a bit childish but on the whole I did enjoy reading these 2 books and was over the moon with the end -... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Gillian age 38
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!!
This book reminded me of a couple of books I read last year .. Stephanie Meyers - The Host & Jamie McGuire - Beautiful Disaster. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Pamela Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Fall from Grace was AMAZING!
Seriously, I could not put this book down. I read it in less than 24 hours. I wasn't feeling so good, so it was easy to escape into a book. Read more
Published 9 days ago by TheTiffVicious
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Have read both books. Worth the time spent. Wish there were more books in the series. If only... but still worth it. Thanks for the new phrase "leave me alone y'all. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Tish Boothe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I am not really into this type of book but I enjoyed the first book and wanted to see what happens.
I really liked the characters and like the ending.
Happy reading!
Published 23 days ago by Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series
I completely fell in love with this series. I cannot say enough good things about these books. The stories kept my interest every step of the way. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice and quick
The concept (fallen human/angel) and then the big reveal at the end actually seem pretty original which I liked. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Apryl
5.0 out of 5 stars Fall From Grace
This is one if the most intense books I have ever read. It pulled at my heart the whole way through. I am looking forward to the start of the next one!
Published 2 months ago by Tiffany
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
A lovely book, impossible to put down once you start. Beautifully written and absolutely absorbing really recommend you give it a go
Published 2 months ago by Deborah
1.0 out of 5 stars Main character sucks.
Okay, I'm gonna be honest with you, I didn't even read past like the first few chapters because I really wasn't feeling the main chick. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Samantha
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More About the Author

Christine Zolendz resides in New York City, and is the author of five novels. Her first series, a paranormal romance (heavy on the romance and light on the paranormal) was published in 2012-2013 and includes Fall From Grace, Saving Grace, and Scars and Songs. Her newest series, published in 2014, includes the dark romance Brutally Beautiful and Cold-Blooded Beautiful.
You could stalk Christine on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristineZo
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Or visit her Blog: http://christinezolendz.blogspot.com
But if you really want to meet the crazy that is Christine Zolendz friend her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christine.zolendz

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