Author: Ryan Michele
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Release Date: January 25, 2016
Cover Designer: Melissa Gill MGbookcovers
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. 18+ Only. 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.**
This story gave me intense feels. It’s made me sad, scared, mad, worried, happy, turned on, and so many other emotions. There were times I wanted to throw my kindle because I couldn’t believe what was happening. This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Imagine feeling that life hated you. No matter what you did nothing was ever good enough and when you finally have good in your life it’s taken away. Reign hasn’t had a easy life, she’s been abused, abandoned, lived on the streets, and has no friends. The pain that she’s in will knock your socks off. Ryan Michele takes her readers on a incredible emotional journey full of pain and heartache. Reign will make you want to hug her and scream at the injustice of her life. Eventually Reign hits rock bottom no the reason will surprise you. Now she needs to learn how to put herself back together again but after so many knocks down will she have the strength to do it? This book is so good and will break your heart but Ryan Michele will put it back together again. But what happens when there are people who catch you when you fall? This begins the transformation of Reign’s life into something so beautiful it will bring tears to your eyes. I loved every moment of this intense emotional journey while reading Needing To Fall.
Ryan Michele has a huge obsession with reading, which only came to life after her best friend said she had to read Twilight. After reading that series, her entire world changed in the blink of an eye. Not only was she sucked into new worlds and all of the wonderful words authors put down on paper, she felt the urge to begin to write down the characters that played inside of her head. In doing so, Safe was born. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends time taking care of her two children and her husband, enjoying the outdoors and laying in the sun.