Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Review: Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder


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Book Blurb: 
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.
5 out of 5 Fairy Tale Stars 

How are the story lines?  
gripping and amazing 

How are the sex scenes?  
believable and sensual with a sense of eroticism 

Would you recommend this to your friends?  
Yes!  Everyone should read this book. 

I need a minute....

ok. WOW! I love Jasinda's prior work. I'm glad I got this book. I now will be the proud owner of a paperback version (which I only get if I truly love the book enough)

I didn't know anything about the book. I hadn't had the opportunity to research it or read the blurb first. I'm glad I didn't. I went into this book completely blind and opinion free.

First, I loved the growth of the relationship between Nell and Kyle. How sweet to get the chance to watch them grow from friends for so long only to have it turn into a real attraction and getting to fall in love with your best friend. About a 1/4 of the way into the book, I found myself freaking out and crying. Not knowing anything about how she loses Kyle - I couldn't believe what I was reading and thought oh no - her life is going to be miserable.

Enter Colton Calloway - and what an entrance. Although it appeared to be "instant attraction" and a lot of you readers don't believe in that stuff, this story has a bit of a twist in the fact that Jasinda surprises you and they aren't together immediately. Fate is what brings these two back to each other. I believe in fate. Fate is a constant in my opinion so that made this story totally believable to me. Instant attraction can be real - it just depends on if anyone acts on it or not. These two did not. Fate just happened to intervene.

When Colton and Nell finally meet up again, the real bulk of the story builds. Both are broken in their own right and in their own way. Now the story is all about how he teaches her that it's okay to grieve and that it's okay to miss Kyle and FEEL the guilt and the pain. Don't push it all down and surpress it. FEEL it. This is where the book gets deep and shows you how the past can destroy us or it can make us who we are and in the end we all control our own destiny and how we survive tragedy.

This book will make you feel - so if you're not a fan of being engrossed in the characters and being invested in what happens to them or how they feel, then it's not the book for you. If 

that's how you enjoy reading - then BUY this book! It's so worth your time.

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