Welcome to my review of Fall From Love! There will also be a giveaway below my review, so make sure you enter! Click HERE to see the tour schedule and see what other bloggers thought of this title!
Struggling to put her life back together after a tragic mountaineering accident kills her college sweetheart, twenty-one-year-old Holly Treadwell is trying to set aside her grief, forge ahead in school, and find herself again.
When Carter Hansen, a guy who brings back horrible memories from the night of the accident, finds his way back into her life, Holly’s unsure if she should let him in. He terrifies her in more ways than one and invokes feelings in her that she thought were buried forever. Regardless of her fears, she knows she must face him in order for her heart to heal.
Everyone tells Carter that what happened on the mountain that night was just a terrible accident, but even then, he can’t help but carry around the guilt and is unable to forgive himself. He’s drawn to Holly and being near her helps ease his conscience and gives him the release he needs.
As Holly and Carter’s relationship grows, they begin to realize that the more time they spend with one another, the more their wounds begin to heal—her grief and his guilt. But when Holly learns the details about the night of the accident—what everyone has been keeping from her—it will rip open old wounds and tear apart what they’ve both worked so hard to overcome…
Let’s be honest here, most of the way through this book I was frustrated. The characters just didn’t tell each other what they wanted. Life would be so much simpler if people just TALKED. (I know this isn’t the authors fault, I’m just making a point.)
The premise of this novel was what really drew me in. Holly’s boyfriend Adam, was killed in a mountain rescue mission. They had been together for two years, and planned to get married. It’s a really tragic storyline and I thought that it would be a change to read something where the female character is recovering from the death of her sweetheart. (It sounds really morbid, sorry!)
From the first chapter of this novel, I disliked Holly’s best friend Jenna SO MUCH! She was really interfering! But thankfully, the novel wasn’t about HER it didn’t really dampen my thoughts on the entire story.
From the third, maybe the fourth chapter, I could see where the book was going. Carter had been introduced, and then there were a few chapter in Carters POV…I got the idea that Carter and Holly where going to have some kind of love interest. The romance took AGES to get going! It was more than 50% of the way through that they actually confessed their feelings and got their shit together.
I can’t tell you if they stuck together or not, you’ll just have to read the book to see!
While reading Fall from Love, I noticed that there was a lot of death in this book. Obviously, Adam died and then we found out that some of Carters family had died too and it was a bit depressing to be honest!
Overall, I took one star off for it being a little depressing. I mean, half of Carters family died, and not even from old age. And then I took another star off for the romance taking a while to get going, and for being frustrated by Holly not talking about what she wanted, and for the best friend interfering in her life.
But even though, I was really negative in this review, there where awesome parts that made me tear up, and when the romance did start it was so sweet to see Holly start to love again. At the end of the novel, I felt connected to Holly and wanted to see her happy.
Not that I’m telling you the ending or anything. Ha!
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