Review: When Shadows Follow by Callie Rae (Cherry Creek #1)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.

I always consider it a unique privilege to read an author's first published novel, and when that author happens to keep you mesmerized from the first chapter till the very last page, then it becomes a special event. Take for example Callie Rae and her debut release, When Shadows Fall. This is the opening salvo in her Cherry Creek series, and it's one that left me impressed throughout then gobsmacked by a very evil cliffhanger.

When Shadows Fall introduces readers to seventeen-year-old Fallon Blake, who has moved to a new town and wants nothing more than to get through her senior year at Cherry Creek High School without drawing attention to herself. However, it doesn't take much for eighteen-year-old Jesse Callaway to notice her. He's the most popular boy in school and that's reason enough for Fallon to want to stay away from him, but Jesse isni going anywhere. As they grow closer and Fallon lets her guard down, her past comes looking for another round.

This book held a great deal of promise, and a great deal was indeed met. I don't want to give too much away, so I've kept details as close to the ones mentioned in the blurb as possible. I'm going to encourage you to go into this book without any expectations other than for it to be an entertaining read with hopes that you'll find it as engrossing as I did. Fallon and Jesse were main characters that had me from the get-go and I was fully invested in their story. Yes, this does end in a cliffy, and I have no clue when the sequel will be out, so I may be a wee bit frustrated. That's what happens when a book snags my attention and my heart. So, I shall be waiting not-so-patiently with expectations at a high. Five stars. 🖤

Date Read: 20 March 2020

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