ARC Review: Needing to Fall by Ryan Michele




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Needing to Fall by Ryan Michelle

Have you ever sunk inside yourself to a place of darkness so deep you couldn’t see the light? Had no hope? Felt completely alone in a world filled with so many people?

I have. I’ve lived it, breathed it.


Because life hated me.

It disliked me from the moment of conception, despised me when I was born, loathed me when I bounced from each foster home, and kicked me in the gut when I watched the one thing that meant everything to me leave.

For years, I drifted, unable to find my footing, never knowing what the word stable meant. Then a single moment in time rocked me to my core, changing me and making that solid ground I so desperately craved crumble at my feet, causing me to fall farther than I’d ever imagined.

The darkness of the swirling tornado that is depression captured me, pulling me down to its depths, drowning me, suffocating me, owning me.

A depth so deep, I didn’t think I’d survive and didn’t care if I did. I only wanted peace. I wanted the pain to disappear. I wanted to be … free.

Needing to fall into the cyclone of darkness was the only way I could find the light.

**Warning: This book covers many tough issues—including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and abuse. It is a very highly charged, emotional read. You have been warned.**

**Please note: depression, PSTD, and other issues covered in this book take different lengths of time to combat—some take a lifetime. In this book, time is skewed and sped up to flow with the story line.**


Reign is not your average girl.  She’s seen the dark side of life. Surrounded by abuse, neglect, pain, and horrors, there is only one bright light in her life.  When that is snuffed out, she falls so deep into the darkness that she’s not sure she wants to come out of it.

Enter Lynx, tall, intimidating, cocky, and damaged Lynx. He has his own demons, his own nightmares, but from the moment he squares off with Reign, Lynx sees – for the first time in a long long journey of dark – his light.

“You, Reign, are my light. You make my world right. You are my everything.”

Lynx will give Reign back pieces of her that she never thought she could glue back together.

Knowledge is Power

Follow Reign on a twisted and dark path that leads to her destruction & Lynx is leading the way.  But, sometimes, you need to fall in order to live again.

This book took me on a journey.  The journey is sad, devastating, infuriating, and beautiful.  Ryan gave me laughter, hope, and tears.  She also made me a snotty mess on an airplane, but I won’t hold that against her since Needing to Fall touched me in an amazing way.

OH… and big thank you to Ms. Michele for the MC cameos. I love those boys.


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