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Review of Falling Into You

Falling Into You

Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder may very well have been the best book I’ve read in a long time, if not ever. Without a doubt it was the best book I read in 2014.  The crazy thing is, you know the story, she flat out tells you the guy is going to die but still the way she presents it in the book will flat out bring you to your knees.

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.

Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle’s older brother Colton for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle’s death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt and regret. He knows he shouldn’t get involved, but he can’t help himself. Trust doesn’t come easily for either of them, and they both have demons. Together, they learn the purpose of pain and the meaning of healing, and the importance of forgiveness.

Falling Into You will make you laugh, cry and scream, all at the same time. The story is so beautifully written it’s like you are feeling their pain as the characters in the story do. Two months later I’m still thinking about this book. It’s that intense. It’s that amazing.

Would I recommend it to a friend? Absolutely. Without a doubt. Hands down yes.

Would I re-read it? Oh yes. I plan on re-reading it again one day.

Update: This is the kind of book that you know what is going to happen, it flat out tells you in the description. But still when it does, you can’t hold back. You can’t stop crying. I originally read the book in 2014, and two years later I can still recall that punch in the gut I felt when I read this book. It really was just amazing. Jasinda Wilder hit it out of the park with this book. I know the book came out years ago, but that doesn’t matter. Trust me when I say, you want to read this book. It’s a love story that will tug at your heart strings in so many ways.





Stacei Fox

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