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Review of Fall For Me

Fall For Me

Not Planning on You is a contemporary romance novel by Sydney Landon. It’s the third book in the Danvers series which spans at least 7 books to date plus a novella or two that feature stories on smaller sub-characters.

All her life, Beth Denton battled both her weight and her controlling parents. And now that she’s declared victory, she’s looking for her prince charming….

Beth has always lived in her outgoing sister’s shadow, plagued by her own insecurity about her body. It’s time for her to step out from the sidelines and experience what life has to offer – then she’s laid off from her teaching job, and has to rely on her sister to get her a job at Danvers International.

Nick Merimon is gorgeous, wealthy, and a well-known playboy – just the sort of man Beth has always avoided. But even she can’t deny the sparks that are flying between them. He could be just the man to show her what she’s been missing all these years. And after they share one heart-stopping night together, she is surprised when it leads to a relationship.

But as their connection grows, and the realities of their romance begin to show, Beth will have to overcome both her own insecurities and her doubts about Nick’s intentions if her newfound pleasures are to last forever….


Not even book in a series can be great and this book is the stinker in the bunch.

Beth Denton is not someone I liked. She’s whiny, annoying, over the top annoying and I can’t even imagine what it might be like to know her in real life. I can say without a doubt she’s not someone I would be friends with.

She’s like one of those annoying old friends from high school on Facebook who is always posting depressing shit just to make you feel sorry for her and give her attention.

Author Stephen King once said something like, take your favorite character and then give her some flaws. It will make your darlings, truly memorable.

And while I get why he said that, this book is a perfect example of how that great advice could go oh so horribly wrong.

I wished I could name something positive about this book but I really can’t. It wasn’t by any means the worst book I’ve ever read, but it most definitely isn’t on my top 100.

Here are some of the themes of this book ….

  • Insecurity
  • Fat Shaming
  • Cheating
  • Eating Disorders
  • Miscarriages

Trust me those are just some of the highlights of this “romance” novel. It really is a hot mess.

If you are a fan of the entire Danvers series you will want to read it just to learn what else is going on with the group but it won’t be easy to get through it. Beth is the worst.


Stacei Fox

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