Sunday, April 21, 2013

Falling Into You Review

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling book.

Book Description:

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.

My Review:

"But we have to learn to be free. We have to, Nell. Doesn't mean happy all the time, or okay all the time. It's okay not to be okay. I told you that, but I'm relearning it myself. But not being okay doesn't mean you stop living." - Colton

I rated Falling Into You with Four & One Half Leaves, because it is simply, heartwrenchingly beautiful. While reading this story about the art of learning to live and love after losing the love of your life, I fell in love with Kyle. Then, I fell into Colton. Jasinda Wilder proves her talent for writing true human emotion with Kyle, Colton, and Nell's tale. Usually when a lead character in a book dies, you are so surprised by the twist of events, your emotions are toyed with and you're left with a pile of soaked tissues. Falling Into You is all together different. For starters, you know Kyle dies from the first page. As the reader you think since you are prepared for the imminent death, you will be able to hold yourself together. Although Kyle's death is a surprise and the scene itself would make anyone want to call in to work sick after reading it, it is Nell's emotional transition after his death and her battle with self-injury that will have you closing the book just to take a breather. But don't close it too long, because there are three, crazy, steamy, hot sex scenes between Colton and Nell that are well worth the read.

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. When she’s not writing, she’s probably shopping, baking, or reading. Some of her favorite authors include Nora Roberts, JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Liliana Hart and Bella Andre. She loves to travel and some of her favorite vacations spots are Las Vegas, New York City and Toledo, Ohio. You can often find Jasinda drinking sweet red wine with frozen berries and eating a cupcake. 

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  1. Thank you so much for the review. So glad you enjoyed it. :)

  2. You're so welcome! Thank you for checking it out :-)

  3. Ohh I discovered Jasinda's world and I am a Huge Fan!!! Falling into you made me cry and think that life goes on and you can love again!!!