Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.
Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.
Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie’s face.
Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves “To Kill a Mockingbird” as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can’t help but listen.
The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie’s discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.
In Deeper We Fall, we’re first introduced to Lottie (aka Charlotte), a girl living with an unimaginable amount of guilt and anger. Two years prior to leaving for college her best friend, Lexie, was in a car accident. Lottie feels she could have or should have prevented it. She should have never let Lexie get into the car with Zack and Zan. She’ll never forgive the brothers for what they did to her best friend.
Zan has suffered in silence and secrets for the past two years. After serving time at a youth detention center and attending a school for troubled youth, Zan has graduated high school a year early. He is looking forward to moving on with his life in college. It won’t be easy, but it’s time to pick himself up, dust himself off and make something of himself. He’s still stuck with his brother, Zack… Still looking out for him and cleaning up his messes.
When Lottie first realize she’s attending the same college as the “brothers of doom,” it feels as though all hell has broken loose. Zack is dating Lottie’s roommate, Katie and Lottie is absolutely determined to keep him from hurting her. He already destroyed one of her friends. She won’t let him do it to another.
Zan has been in love with Lottie since he can remember. Only, Lottie has painted an unfavorable picture of Zan in her mind. It turns out he’s nothing like she thought he would be. He’s quiet, thinks long and hard about what he’s going to say before he says it, run to clear his mind and is very well read. How can she hate someone so much and not know him at all?
This is a touching story of love, loyalty and forgiveness. I absolutely loved watching both Zan and Lottie evolve throughout the novel. It is easy to see why Lottie is determined to fight her feelings for Zan. Her loyalty lies with Lexie. How could she possibly choose to be with someone who hurt her best friend so severely? Both Lottie and Zan have to learn to let go. Let go of the anger. Let go of the secrets. Let go of the guilt. In doing so they just may see what is right in front of them.
After reading My Favorite Mistake, I would read anything Chelsea M. Cameron scribbled down on paper. I absolutely love how she can capture the readers attention right from the start, pulling you along on a journey of heartbreak and happiness. This book is no exception. I definitely recommend you check this book out. It’s a sweet story that I think anyone will enjoy.