20 September 2014

Falling Into You Review

Falling Into You - Falling #1
by Jasinda Wilder

What they say: I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.

Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.

Colton didn't teach me how to live. He didn't heal the pain. He didn't make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.

What I say: Wow! What a ride, Falling Into You is one hell of an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end! It was a heartbreaking and heartwarming read, well worth a read.

Lifelong best friends and high school sweethearts Nell Hawthorne & Kyle Calloway were meant to be. Everybody expects them to live happily ever after, except they don't. This is where the story gets SO sad, I cried real, big ugly tears. I wasn't expecting what happens and reading Nell's devastation is heartbreaking, but so well written. 

The only person who is able to offer Nell any comfort is Kyle's older brother, Colton. Colt is the black sheep of the family and has been through a lot of his own heartache! I wasn't expecting to like Colt as much as I did. I kept thinking who would want to be a replacement for their dead brother?! Thankfully Jasinda Wilder has written a story where Colt isn't a replacement for Kyle; he's the catalyst in helping Nell fix herself, and in turn she fixes him.

I was conflicted because with such a storyline there is the potential for the relationship to come across as insensitive or tacky, but this never happens in Falling Into You and I was desperate for Nell and Colt to find their HEA. I really liked both of them, which is rare with contemporary romances, where more often than not, one of the characters can become annoying. Their pain was so real, I felt it along with them (the sections told in Colt's POV helped get to know his character more).

The romance is sweet, sad and really hot *blushes* and I'm glad I finally made the time to read Falling Into You.

4 - 4.5 Stars in my Sky!


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