Series: Falling #1
Published by Author
Pub Date: March 14th 2013
Format: eBook | Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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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.
I read a post of someone deeply gushing over Falling Into You and there was no doubt I had to see for myself! In reading the synopsis I knew I was in for a train ride headed straight into Emotional-Mess Mountain, but I had no idea I’d have so many feels! At its very core, Falling Into You is about first love, loss, grief, cope, compassion, desire and finding love again. When you find your true love/soul mate, does this mean that they’re the one person meant for you, or is there room for a second? This book takes that question and in the series of really high “highs” and extremely low “lows,” gives you an answer. Maybe not one that you’d initially hoped for, but one that by the end of the book has you thinking… YES! YES!
Jasinda Wilder is an exceptional writer and painted some intense and richly passionate scenes. I enjoyed the gradual progression of friendship between Nell and Kyle into something deeper and rooted. It all unfolded so naturally and gracefully. Unfortunately, tragedy is a part of life and for Nell it completely tore her life apart and shredded her future into sheer nothingness. It’s difficult to come back from any tragedy but death is by far the worst, and Nell had an extremely difficult time coming to terms with it. Until a chance meeting with a seemingly familiar stranger, it was an encounter that gave you a glimmer of hope for Nell. But she had to figure out how to cope and deal with her grief alone, and she dealt with it in not-so-healthy of ways. Then, another accidental encounter with the very rough-around-the-edges, familiar stranger…. and the glimmer of light gets a little brighter. Can a broken someone become unbroken? Maybe two broken someones cancel each other out? Both questions I asked myself while reading this book.
As the story unfolds music starts to become a very strong presence, like its own character almost. Conversations were taking place with song, in a sort of musical language. Songs were intermingled throughout, some from artists I knew and other I didn’t and I often found myself looking up videos as I read… just so I could get further in touch with the story, connect with the lyrics, or get more inside the character’s mind. (There is also a super awesome playlist at the end. This seems to be a trend now and I lovez!)
Falling Into You is an intense read, strong in its emotions and fervently steamy. If you don’t mind emotionally-packed stories that require a tissue box within arm’s reach while reading, then you definitely need to sink your teeth into this one! Also, the sexy times are quite nice *wink wink* ;)