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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 to 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:

    25 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 timesLet 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 Supremacistblack 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 tropeWhit 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 forRight Let's start with Whit I am yet to read one of these white supremacistblack 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 'ngger' 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 speaksflirts 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 ngger 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 even ridiculous 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 confusedall 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 longdeeply enough to flesh out his character At no point does he even acknowledge his actionsracism to Whit with any remorseagreement 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 bit story and just a little tightening and accountability with his character would have gone a long wayAn 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 EditingplacementThe build up to the 'romance' between these two is non existent I get falling in love uickly 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 uick o'clockThe 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 ueens 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 ueens 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 ueen 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 even distasteful because it almost sends the message that even a white racist ex con gets respect 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 notSigh so why 25 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 storyI 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 whiteblack Asianblack 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 write stories 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 see of 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 reading from 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 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 little of 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 JessiNow 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 lotMuch of the story was surrounded around Bobby Jack's family I wish as a reader I would have gotten on 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 behalfWhitney had a backbone at times and other times I wish she stood up for herself She mentions in the story that Bobby Jack has a problem with minorities but he is working on that UmmmHow? there is this one scene but too me of character building was neededThis 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 with interactions and development between the two characters

  6. says:

    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 flatThis 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 resolvedThe secondary characters added some comic relief in spots but all in all they didn't really add anything to this storyThis book didn't really have any depth to me but I will still support this author because she is truly one of my favorites SPOILERS 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 do than 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 up to the hero and she should not have stood idly by and allowed him to call someone a nr in her presence She accepted him without any change How could she make love to someone with the only good nr 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 storyWhit 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 fatherBobby 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 afterThe 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 seuel to this work and recommend that everyone read this book and the seuel 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 Jackmember 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 outhas opened his eyes to a few things mainly the truth about his family and other racesNot a bad story it had some finer points like the drag ueen 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 little into 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 little believableIt 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 see of 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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