Fall From Love by Heather London
Publication date: June 7, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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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…
This is a really lovely, beautifully written story of loss, love and letting go of the past. Holly has lost her boyfriend Adam in a tragic mountainside accident. She is attending college but not really living life at all. Her best friend Jenna fully supports her emotionally but wants her to get back to living life. Holly begins a friendship with the hunky Carter and slowly begins to feel emotions she has thought were buried away, never to surface again.
Fall From Love is what I call a “slow burn” story – the author really takes her time in building her characters’ connection to each other and in developing their relationship. You really feel connected to Holly and Carter and feel their yearning and their pain. Carter blames himself for Adam’s accident and hides his involvement in the tragic events from Holly, even as she is falling in love with him. The emotional storyline is lightened up a little by the presence of Jenna and her boyfriend Josh, who also happens to be Carter’s roommate.
The author also delivers a very satisfying conclusion to a wonderfully developed story. Fall From Love is an extremely engrossing book, and I look forward to reading more from this author!
(Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review)
Heather London is a young adult and new adult author who loves to write stories full of romance, fantasy, and science fiction. She is a lover of only the finest of coffee and premium craft beer, but will settle for anything chocolate, regardless of its quality. Heather lives with her husband in Dallas, TX where she is currently working hard on her next project.
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