One tangled cassette tape. Two tangled lives.
Cassidy snaps. She quits her job and fiancé all in the same day and ends up on her parents’ doorstep. In the midst of everything she is determined to fix a broken cassette tape that she thinks holds the key to rediscovering happiness.
On her quest to fix the tape she meets Leo, a guy as down on his luck as she is lost. What starts with curiosity leads to something resembling a relationship and maybe a chance at love.
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What I say: Life After Falling is a story about trust, taking chances and never settling for the easy option. Which is a pretty strong lesson for anybody I'd say.
Cassidy realises she's not willing to settle for being unhappy (or not really happy). She makes some dramatic changes by uprooting her life and returning to her hometown. She's in a pretty big rut and doesn't know what she wants to do with her life. She does know she wants to be happy and what she doesn't want to do.
On to Leo - I really liked Leo and was pleased he wasn't her brother's best friend, as I've read too many of those stories recently. Leo was unexpected and endearing. I liked that although he's definitely been scarred by the past, he was positive when it came to Cass. He doesn't play games and is willing to take the chance.
I have to admit I did keep thinking of Empire Records whilst reading the book and I liked the vintage themes. Their story is sweet and does skirt around the edges of 'insta-love' (no it's not really insta-love, but everything does happen fairly quickly). I did like the development of their friendship and of course Fluffy.
I kept thinking "just trust him Cassidy!" I'm hoping we get to see more of Nile and the er, horrible Melissa in the future...
3.5 Stars in my Sky!
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.