Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #121 ~ Before We Fall (Beautifully Broken #3) by Courtney Cole

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

Before We Fall
(Beautifully Broken #3)
Courtney Cole 

First - The Blurb:

Sometimes, one dark moment is all it takes to turn your world black...

For 24-year old Dominic Kinkaide, that moment took place on the night of his high school graduation. One dark incident changed him forever. He's a hardened actor now, famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured in his own. He doesn't care about much of anything, except for losing himself in the roles that he plays.

23-year old Jacey Vincent doesn't realize how much her father's indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn't one specific moment that wrecks a person, but rather it's an absence of moments. She's like a bird with a broken wing-strong yet fragile, as she tries to float through life, finding acceptance in the arms of random guys, one after the other... to fill the void that her father left in her.

Until she meets Dominic.

After jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, his secret and her issues create a dark and damaged energy that will soon turn their attraction to each other into an explosive storm.

Even though when the clouds have cleared and the dust has settled, both of them are almost obliterated... they've learned a priceless lesson.

Sometimes, before we fall... we fly.

Second - The Tease(rs):

Tease 1

But  Dominic takes that as a challenge. He's not used to hearing the word no and he's not about to start now. I see that in his dark eyes a scant moment before he dips his head and consumes my mouth.
I say consume instead of kiss, because that's what he does.
He consumes me.

Dominic doesn't do anything by half's, and yep, he sure knows how to kiss.

Tease 2

The look on his face, so sad, so vulnerable, so hopeless... it shatters me. And so I do the only thing I can think of to do.
I kiss him.
 I take all of my sadness for him, all of my heartache, and I channel it into a kiss. It's the only thing I know to do. I want to take his sadness away. I want to absorb it in the only way I know how.

This was one heart wrenching moment and I loved how selflessly Jacey responded to Dominic's pain.

I enjoyed reading Before We Fall, but probably not quite as much as the first two books in the series... If You Stay (Pax and Mila's story) and If You Leave (Gabe and Maddy's story). Not sure why, but I had a little more difficulty in connecting with Dom and Jacey.

So, my rating on this one: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. Great teasers!! Totally new to me read!

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  2. Those are some emotional teasers, Marilyn. I'm glad you enjoyed Before We Fall even if it wasn't quite as much as the first two in the series. This is a series I'm dying to start!

  3. Sigh... I loved this book. Courtney Cole knows how to write them! Great teasers!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  4. This is the only Courtney Cole book I've heard about, so I'm surprised and pleased to hear you actually like her other novels better. I'll be sure to read her when I get the chance!
    Esty @ Boarding with Books