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Falling [PDF / EPUB] Falling Bobby Jack believed in anarchy He was taught, keep the races separate and let the best man survive Fresh out of jail, he searches for his son, born while he was locked up The journey takes Bobby Jack Bobby Jack believed in anarchy He was taught, keep the races separate and let the best man survive Fresh out of jail, he searches for his son, born while he was locked up The journey takes Bobby Jack to dark places, ultimately leading him to an eye opening truth Whit stepped in to take the toddler when his mama was arrested She has her own troubles but couldn t stomach watching the little fella be taken away by Child Protective Services Given her circumstances she does the best she can with what she has He s a monster whose hate runs deep and she s a woman doing the best she can to keep from letting life break her An unexpected turn of events sets these two people on a collision course and no one will walk away unscathed Sometimes you can t stop from Falling Warning There is explicit use of derogatory racist names used in this book you will find offensive Graphic violence and sex scenes.


10 thoughts on “Falling

  1. says:

    2.5 because I do believe this author is talented All the components of a great story were there the execution just needed work What this story needed was an editor, a good one The typos start on page 1 second paragraph and the content is choppy at times.Let me start by saying that I m not a militant black woman I ve actually had friends joke about revoking my black card once or thrice I believe everyone should be with whomever they please, regardless of race, religion, class or any othe 2.5 because I do believe this author is talented All the components of a great story were there the execution just needed work What this story needed was an editor, a good one The typos start on page 1 second paragraph and the content is choppy at times.Let me start by saying that I m not a militant black woman I ve actually had friends joke about revoking my black card once or thrice I believe everyone should be with whomever they please, regardless of race, religion, class or any other factor I believe that people deserve a second chance ex cons, white supremacists, whomever AND I m also a fan of this new trope, ex Supremacist black woman, so none of these things were my issue with this book Having said all that, this book stirred a lot of strong emotions in me, none of them good As free loving as I am, this book made me feel like I marched with Martin, read with Malcolm, sat on the bus next to Rosa and dined with Marcus Garvey It just hit all the wrong notes and left me feeling this is exactly NOT the way to write this trope.Whit and Bobby Jack meet because Jessi, Whit s neighbor, is arrested and begs Whit to take care of her son Isaac Bobby Jack is Isaac s father, who Jessi believes is still incarcerated but who has made parole Whit and BJ see each other across the way when he first gets off the bus from prison but, of course, at that point they don t know each other They meet again in front of the prison where Jessi is doing her time and exchange words but still aren t aware of their common link this is ridiculous as I ll later point out , then Whit is attacked by her racist boss and as she crawls to the road, broken and bleeding, BJ drives by They recognize each other, he takes her home and at that point realizes that this is the Whit taking care of the son he s been looking for.Right Let s start with Whit I am yet to read one of these white supremacist black woman books where the woman isn t somewhat stupid They were all varying degrees of stupid kinda dumb, hella stupid, too stupid to live and then there s Whitney, who trumped them all and crossed into you cannot be serious I respected her for getting herself off the streets, getting an apt and job, taking care of Isaac and getting her education, but when it came to Bobby Jack, her actions just defied logic Yes, she waited to have sex with him yes she was mouthy, but when she made not a mention about BJ calling a black man a n gger , addressing him as boy and telling him he was too dark to be any brother of his in her presence when her only rebuttal after he told her she was the only colored person he liked like that was a compliment was that no one took a crayon to her skin , and when she took his side against the black man BJ had just verbally abused and physically threatened, truly, TRULY, all was lost The black guy, thinking she was only with BJ under duress because what sane black woman would actually be with a guy like that finally realized she was taking BJ s side and asked her if she would choose white trash over him Her response was, I ll stick with the devil I know Yes, folks, YES She actually chose to walk out of there with Bobby Jack after all the things he d just said, when he was the one who was treating her like owned her after one kiss the black dude was just trying to holler She let a white man berate a brother because he dared to talk to her, a black woman, and turned around and was ready to stand with BJ against his racist family over an issue that had nothing to do with her Do you want me to come with you I ll have your back Really Come on now With us writing these books ourselves, who needs the Klan Seriously She was just everything that was wrong with a black woman trying to date one of these guys Dag girl, can you have some pride Can you at least stand up for your race Can you check him when he does something crazy Ok, forget checking him, can you at least acknowledge it At least the women in other books held the dude s feet to the fire sometimes At least they didn t let a racist talk to non white men crazy I really like this trope, but I wish the women didn t all seem so desperate and weak just because the guy has a few muscles and oh my, his ink of lynching my people is so hot.Let s talk about their first in person meeting Jessi tells Whit that Isaac s father s name is Bobby Jack and that his family is racist, yet Whit speaks flirts with a man a named Bobby Jack, who b has a tattoo of a noose on his neck next to the words The only good n gger is a dead one , whom c she overhears saying he needed to be on time to see JESSI because he needs to find out where his son ISSAC is, while d standing in front of the prison where JESSI is incarcerated, and it only occurs to her as she s driving off that it must be a coincidence Really No, really An editor was needed here And yet, with every clue short of a huge neon arrow and Maury Povich jumping out going, He IS the father , what makes her realize who he is, is because she s changing the baby the next day and realizes they have the same eyes Pinches nose bridge Loud sigh The stupid hurts my brain Whit dealing with a racist employer, who felt she owed him sex, made the likelihood that she would even remotely entertain BJ, with his blatantly racist tattoos, evenridiculous Yes, she didn t give him her name and only spoke to him briefly, but the thoughts that we were privy to betrayed her Just once I would like to see these black women make these dudes work for it Just because a racist has now deemed you worthy of his attention doesn t mean you need to swan dive into his arms What makes him worthy of yours BJ He was ok He wasn t the most redeemed of the male supremacists I ve read, and the attempt to show that he started having doubts about white supremacy before he met Whit was a little clunky in the beginning He came off as confused all over the place, rather than conflicted He settled into things after that, and the author did well with how realistic it was for him to go from being totally racist to portraying him giving things a go, but things weren t explored long deeply enough to flesh out his character At no point does he even acknowledge his actions racism to Whit with any remorse agreement to change At no point do he and Whit even remotely have a serious conversation about him being a racist It s just mentioned jokingly by her a time or two in passing, and by the other residents Where is our resident Aryan Ha ha hee hee His sole attraction to Whit is based on the fact that she s a good mother to his son A bitstory and just a little tightening and accountability with his character would have gone a long way.An editor was also needed in terms of positioning of the story eg One minute BJ is all crazy trying to find his son, but in the next scene he s at his dad s house hanging out, waiting to talk to him I m sitting here like ummm shouldn t you be out looking for your kid Then we find out he d memorized the address wrong so he hasn t been able to find him, but you ve already spent three pages thinking, hmmm guess his kid isn t that important Editing placement.The build up to the romance between these two is non existent I get falling in love quickly but we, the readers, need to be able to follow along BJ meets Whit, thinks she s a nice colored girl , and that she s sexy Whit, meanwhile, is having her he has a noose tattooed on his neck, and insults my people, WHY, OH WHY do all the hot ones have to be bad moment rolls eyes HARD The only reason that BJ even goes to her apartment the first night is because he d had a fight with his dad, it was raining and he had nowhere else to go Yet, we re supposed to think with ZERO prior evidence oh wait, he sat up with her while she was injured it must be true love that all BJ could think about that night when there was a chance he might be arrested was that he hadn t kissed her WHAT I almost fell off my bed, that s how out of nowhere that was That scene laid the non existent foundation for a relationship that made me cringe every time they tried to get sexy I think I read their sex scenes with one eye closed, praying for them to be over quick o clock The secondary characters, while entertaining, also kind of rubbed me the wrong way I loved Ms Mays at least she threatened BJ and meant it, even though she was willing to accept him with open arms so easily really, is no one concerned about the horrible tats I also loved the queens Maurice was the only person who wasn t rolling out the welcome mat With the exception of Maurice, everyone was too happy to shove Whit into the arms of this guy This brings me to the fact that the only black men in the book are the one Whit spurned for BJ, and two drag queens That kind of didn t sit well with me I loved that Maurice was bad ass and no nonsense, but we could have at least made the drag queen couple interracial or something It just felt weird that the three black males in the book were either a jilted love interest, or comic relief Ugh The scene with the black guy at the courts was evendistasteful because it almost sends the message that even a white, racist ex con getsrespect and loyalty from a black woman than a hard working black man in a suit Just sad And again, I m so not militant But some of these messages are so blatant, whether it is the author s intent or not.Sigh, so why 2.5 stars and not one The author has a clear writing style that I liked and the characters are funny Like I said, all the ingredients were there for a five star read the story was just badly executed Because I like this trope, you really start out ahead of the game with me and then have to really mess up to bring the stars down This is my first book by this author I m going to press on and read Riley s book and I hope I like it better than this one Because he walked away from the family on his own, he s already starting out in a better position than BJ did


  2. says:

    You know when someone says, You re pretty for a black girl And said black girl blushes like that s the best compliment ever despite it obviously beinger, not That s That s basically both main female characters in books 1 and 2.


  3. says:

    This was Bobby Jack and Whit s story.I loved the story I thought it was brave of the author to even touch this theme I loved the couple they found their own way to love Even when a couple is singing off the same hymn sheet so long as there is a mix whether white black Asian black you will always have to fight some elements of how you were raised in connection with other races Since the civil rights movement all races have come a long way but there is still a ways to go I hope Kassanna will This was Bobby Jack and Whit s story.I loved the story I thought it was brave of the author to even touch this theme I loved the couple they found their own way to love Even when a couple is singing off the same hymn sheet so long as there is a mix whether white black Asian black you will always have to fight some elements of how you were raised in connection with other races Since the civil rights movement all races have come a long way but there is still a ways to go I hope Kassanna will be brave enough to writestories on this theme Love can survive arising out of all kinds of conditions with all kinds of people Even during slavery times there was genuine love between black slaves and their masters, that was a very racist and hostile time period when the N word was used every day So I don t see the stretch being that wide from slave master to Klan member The only thing I would have liked to seeof is interaction and dialogue between the couple about their feelings for each other and their thoughts about how others may perceive them as couple I look forward readingfrom the author on this theme


  4. says:

    Better then I expected Be warned, this book has a lot of racial slurs and language throughout the book I was prepared to dislike Bobby Jack being he was a racist But as I read on, I realized he wasn t so bad This story clearly shows people are not born racist, that are taught to be that way Bobby Jack s father was the worst A lot of the things he said made me cringe and shake me head But sadly that s that way a lot of people still think today It was great seeing Bobby Jack open his eyes Better then I expected Be warned, this book has a lot of racial slurs and language throughout the book I was prepared to dislike Bobby Jack being he was a racist But as I read on, I realized he wasn t so bad This story clearly shows people are not born racist, that are taught to be that way Bobby Jack s father was the worst A lot of the things he said made me cringe and shake me head But sadly that s that way a lot of people still think today It was great seeing Bobby Jack open his eyes and see that the way he was brought up was wrong He became his own person and fought for what he wanted, that being Whitney and his son Isaac Whitney was a sweet heart with a big heart She was strong and believed in the good in people She saw the confederate flag tattooed on Bobby Jacks chest She heard his family was racist and so was he But she didn t let that stop her Whit still gave into her feelings for him and that worked out for her in the end Come to think of it, their relationship went relatively smooth from the beginning, and there weren t any rough patches Maybe a bit unbelievable in the aspect but I went with it I also don t think Bobby Jacks is going to go from a racist to loving all non white people overnight It just doesn t happen that way With that being said, I do believe his love for Whitney, even though she was black I enjoyed this story and loved the secondary characters, especially Ms Mays I wish we could have seen a littleof Bobby Jack s and Whitney s relationship post new job But I still give this book a solid 4 stars It wasn t perfect but I enjoyed it


  5. says:

    We usually see paranormal IR from this author so it was refreshing to see the author branch out into new territory What I liked about this story is that this is different from most books in the IR genre I only wish the author could have expanded on a few issues For instance Bobby Jack the male lead that name Lord He is just being released from prison for robbing a store he has hopes of returning back home to his baby mama Jessi.Now is when the story takes a turn Jessi is a hot mess of a ch We usually see paranormal IR from this author so it was refreshing to see the author branch out into new territory What I liked about this story is that this is different from most books in the IR genre I only wish the author could have expanded on a few issues For instance Bobby Jack the male lead that name Lord He is just being released from prison for robbing a store he has hopes of returning back home to his baby mama Jessi.Now is when the story takes a turn Jessi is a hot mess of a character she has a son Issac which she cant take care of and enlists the help of her friend Whitney Now Whitney a child of the system has a heart of gold and is willing to help all in need This is a good thing and a bad thing Bobby Jack comes from a very racist family Klans men of course he himself shares some of those same stereotypes about non white people Bobby Jack meets Whitney under less than ideal circumstances and there is an attraction Now this is where I feel the author should have expanded on a lot.Much of the story was surrounded around Bobby Jack s family I wish as a reader I would have gottenon the relationship between the two characters It was as if the relationship was semi glossed over Bobby Jack is trying to convert his ways or as it says in the story but he sees Whitney as a different kind of black Except she is just as black as the people he called out of there names I would have liked to see some redemption on his characters behalf.Whitney had a backbone at times and other times I wish she stood up for herselfShe mentions in the story that Bobby Jack has a problem with minorities but he is working on that Ummm.How there is this one scene but too meof character building was needed This story despite the subject matter had some very light and funny areas Maurice, Edward and Mama Mays are all characters who were not only Whitney s support system but kept it real with her There were very few typos at one point Jessi was spelled Jessie and a character who name was Richard was named Robert in the next paragraph This book had plenty of Jerry Springer moments his family was backwoods All in all this was a very good story I think it could have been better withinteractions and development between the two characters


  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I don t generally like giving poor reviews but in this case I feel compelled to do so I usually love this author s work but this book was not up to the author s normal level This book had so much potential but it definitely fell flat.This book contained racial remarks that were expected from the book blurb The characters were not really believable or relatable to me The hero of this story shows slight growth but his racist ways are not truly changed The heroine comes off as needy and desper I don t generally like giving poor reviews but in this case I feel compelled to do so I usually love this author s work but this book was not up to the author s normal level This book had so much potential but it definitely fell flat.This book contained racial remarks that were expected from the book blurb The characters were not really believable or relatable to me The hero of this story shows slight growth but his racist ways are not truly changed The heroine comes off as needy and desperate The ending of this book is rushed and nothing is resolved.The secondary characters added some comic relief in spots but all in all they didn t really add anything to this story.This book didn t really have any depth to me but I will still support this author because she is truly one of my favoritesSPOILERS BELOW If I could suggest anything to help make this book better I would tell the author to Show true change for Bobby Jack He should dothan see the heroine changed from colored to black in his eyes I feel that if he was truly redeemed he would see that the color of ones skin does not determine your worthiness I see where you were trying to go but you missed the mark Whitney should have stood upto the hero and she should not have stood idly by and allowed him to call someone a n r in her presence She accepted him without any change How could she make love to someone with the only good n r is a dead one tattooed on his neck How did his tattoos make her feel Show what happens with Jessi Does she have a change of heart Does she get better Does she find out about Whitney and Bobby Jack A few times in the book Whitney is referred to as Whitey I know that this was a typo but especially in this book it s a little distracting The ending is rather abrupt An epilogue would allow closure to this book by showing a peek into their lives at a later time


  7. says:

    Falling, by Kassanna, is definitely not your typical romance story It is the story of an ex con racist who is falling for an African American woman That set up alone, while not how it is described in the blurb, made me want to read this story.Whit is a soft hearted woman who has nothing herself, but is always ready to give to others The one person whom she cares for the most is baby Isaac When circumstances lead to her having custody of him, she also inherits his ex con racist father.Bobby Falling, by Kassanna, is definitely not your typical romance story It is the story of an ex con racist who is falling for an African American woman That set up alone, while not how it is described in the blurb, made me want to read this story.Whit is a soft hearted woman who has nothing herself, but is always ready to give to others The one person whom she cares for the most is baby Isaac When circumstances lead to her having custody of him, she also inherits his ex con racist father.Bobby Jack is a man who was raised to be a racist, with all the body tattoos to show for his beliefs The one thing that gets him through his prison sentence is the knowledge that when he is released his son and baby mamma will be waiting for him As the book progresses we see the evolution of Bobby Jack into a slightly different character than he was at the start Seeing a character evolve over the course of a story is something I thoroughly enjoy, since in life we all evolve When you add in the romance between Whit and Bobby Jack and how he is handling falling for an African American, you can only root for them to have a happily ever after.The part of this book that actually shocked me the most, which shouldn t have, was how many different types of white racist there are We all know the KKK, skinheads and Aryans I never thought about the differences between those three groups and how there are others Ms Kassanna truly did her research for this book I understand there will be a sequel to this work and recommend that everyone read this book and the sequel I will warn readers that because of the subject matter there are some harsh scenes and language used Reviewed by Selina


  8. says:

    Whitney is a young woman who knows about hard times so when she opens her apartment door and finds her neighbor and friend being hauled away to jail she steps in to take care of her young son Booby Jack,member of the Aryan Nation, is fresh out of prison after serving a two year sentence and is looking for the woman he left behind who gave birth to his son while he was away When Whit finds out that the little toddler she has grown to love is the son a white supremest she feels the need to prote Whitney is a young woman who knows about hard times so when she opens her apartment door and finds her neighbor and friend being hauled away to jail she steps in to take care of her young son Booby Jack,member of the Aryan Nation, is fresh out of prison after serving a two year sentence and is looking for the woman he left behind who gave birth to his son while he was away When Whit finds out that the little toddler she has grown to love is the son a white supremest she feels the need to protect the little guy from all the hate, but what she doesn t know is that Bobby Jack s time in prison and a series of events since he has gotten out,has opened his eyes to a few things mainly the truth about his family and other races.Not a bad story, it had some finer points like the drag queen neighbors and the lady lord were funny and the concept was good, but this story could have been so much better had the author explored a littleinto why Whitney left home in the 1st place and fleshed out Bobby Jacks and Whitney s relationship a little, I think it would have made the story a littlebelievable.It just seemed she accepted whatever he said and didn t ask him why he changed or what caused him to leave the movement to me it made no since she would just be with him with all the racist tattoos and remarks so easily All in all it was ok


  9. says:

    This was a good story with realistic relateable characters I would ve liked to seeof a conclusion to the story It felt a little open ended Perhaps another installment is in the works


  10. says:

    Great readA story of two people who have been through a lot Bobby Jack stated it best at the lowest points in his life, his family was not there but black folks were Just wish it would have been a little longer didn t want it to end.


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