My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Fall by Kate Stewart ~ WAY TO GO 5 Stars! PLEASE DO NOT MISS THIS!
“You, it’s very simple…belong with me”
WOW WOW WOW!!!! So I finished this book in one sitting at 0500 this am. Oh man! This story is so heartbreakingly beautiful. There are 26 letters in the alphabet and it never ceases to amaze me how many authors can jumble all these letters together and produce something so emotional, raw, and captivating.
This book HAS IT ALL – sweet, funny, sexy, steamy, heartbreaking, heart wrenching, crying ugly tears, healing, forgiveness and LOVE again. This love story is just EPIC.
“… the best part of falling in love was the fall itself”
Dallas and Dean love story begins in high school. She was 15 years old and he was about to graduate and leave for college. They were best friends. Dallas has a horrible crush on her older friend but she does not understand why he is such a man-whore and doesn’t want her back. Dean loves the spitfire Dallas but he knows better to go near her in that way because she is too young. After high school Dallas joins Dean at college – there she finally gets what she wanted – Dean all to herself but it was short lived… Dean is in his last year and once again leaving for medical school in New York. They made each other promises but life just got in the way. They broke each other hearts. Seven years later, Dean waltzed back in to Dallas’s life in hopes of resuming where they left off. He is determined to win her back and finally fulfill his promise to her. But Dallas is no longer the naive young woman he foolishly left behind. Dallas now has a career to focus on and boyfriend to love. With so much hurt, regret and so much time passed, can Dean convince Dallas to remember … the fall? Everyone loved and lost differently right? Can she open her heart and forgive him? Can she forgive herself?
“I want all of you, Dallas. Every single piece. Even the ones I broke.”
This is easily one of my favorite books this year. Dallas is a spitfire – she is funny, hard-ass, straight to the point and does not sugar coat. She loves Dean so deep and so fully. Dean is equally full of love and affection. Their chemistry is palpable and they are adorable together. The author did such an amazing job with describing the characters. You cannot miss the passion, love and angst between Dallas and Dean. There is just a perfect balance between dialogues and narratives with a perfect pace that keep you intrigued the whole time.
“…. When we found love to give it every we had. That no matter the outcome, the result of handing yourself over to love would be that you had truly lived through the act of loving alone…”
I am sorry about all these quotes but I can’t help it. My kindle is totally lit with all the beautiful quotes so that I to go back and read it over and over again. Sometimes when you read a book that has the right flow, loveable characters, intelligent dialogue, beautiful narrative, and believable love story – it makes for a beautiful masterpiece.
This book definitely will be in my read-again pile although I don’t think I will forget this love story anytime soon.
PS: I would love to read Rose’s story – she has gone through so much in her young life and I love nothing more than for her to have a HEA (possibly with Jack?)
I also want Josh (the HOT chef) to have a HEA with someone – he is genuinely a good guy but he loves a woman who gave her heart away long time ago.
This book is a standalone. Best friends to lovers, second chance romance. Alternating past and present (mostly present).
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