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.
Mature Content Warning: 17+ for language, and adult situations
This audiobook contains an exclusive copy of Jasinda’s original song "Falling Into You."
©2013 Jasinda Wilder (P)2013 Jasinda Wilder
I see some potential for this series.
I like the characters and the story so far. It kept me interested from beginning to end and I can't wait to see what the future holds for the two.
Audio Reviewer under Audio Flow. I enjoy delving into the imagination of writers and hearing it read aloud by seasoned and new audio actors.
This was my first ugly cry. I tend to stay a way from books that delve deep into my soul. But I couldn't make myself stop listening.
First. The storyline is unmatched. I haven't read/listened to anything so powerful. Touching on a lot of issues that people face that's never discussed. Just an overall amazing story.
Gabriel and Piper were magic. Gabriel really tapped into Colton's character. I felt him. He was believable and yes I'm still crying.
Piper was amazing. I felt as if she really understood the character's pain and suffering and I couldn't stop listening.
Truly a 5 headphone listen.
This is a book in 3 parts with two lovable male characters and a female lead who you cannot help but feel for.
The first part reminded me of my first love and the sweetness of your first everything. The slow realization that someone is more than a friend, that first kiss, all is described in such detail it took me back to my own feelings of that time. This part ends with the death of Kyle and the destruction of everything that Nell was. Her loss is palpable and the narrator does an incredible job of getting this pain across.
Part two is a different feel almost a completely new story. Nell is a broken shell of the girl she once was going through the actions of life but not actually living. We get to watch her and Colton teach each other to heal. To learn that it is okay to hurt and grieve, that the pain never truly leaves but one becomes alright. I loved the importance of music throughout this part of the book.
There are some exquisitely detailed sex scenes, an abundance of hurt and grief and the allowance of being happy once more.
Part three is the shortest its the what comes after. This cannot be talked about without spoilers so I will just leave it with a read this it's one hell of a roller coaster of emotions.
I found this audible recording through Bookbub. With no expectations, I listened. Jasinda Wilder paints a vivid portrait of two tormented souls. I found that Colton' character was fully fleshed out. The scenes were so vividly written I almost felt like I was actually watching a movie in my mind's eye. Nell's character was not as engaging as the author wanted to show how she had shut down, and was numbly going through the motions of living. Therefore switching to Colton's perspective really made this book thrum. Wilder is a master at painting word pictures.
I cannot even pick one thing. I LOVE this love story. I listen to it repeatedly when I want to feel true love. I am a 45 yr old woman, married almost 20 years, not a young adult as this book was geared for but I fell so in love with these characters its just ridiculous. lol.
That Colton was always there to protect her and was always drawn to her.
No, this was the first book I heard of theirs. I love them. And then I just googled them and read their love story. OMGOODNESS..
yes. I was obsessed. downloaded the play lists for the books etc and so forth.
After listening to this and the rest of the books, I was sooooo heartbroken to see the series come to an end. I am hoping that Gabriel will do a audio for Falling for Colton.
I stopped after three chapters. It could get better later on but decided at the moment not to waste my time. Since I'm in my car about two hours a day, driving to and fro, to work, I like Audible books. I listened for two hours and found myself disliking the conversations taking place between two 16 year olds. I'm certainly not a prude and I like grown up sex, but not ridiculous conversation. Removing from my Audible app on my iPhone.
I'm an avid reader and now I'm in love with enjoying a great narrator bringing a story alive with passion and enthusiasm.
Ok so I'm like wow... Sitting at my desk blinking back tears. Listened to this via Audible- it's the song Falling into you at the End that has taken me over the edge. I'm like wow and losing the battle with the tears.
Omg OMG omg this was so gut wrenching and real I'm just like floating in a sea of emotions.
Well developed story line and characters with flaws but real in every way.
None of us is all one thing- good, bad, liberal, conservative, negative, positive and the like and though we attempt to make snap judgments and pigeonhole each other, Mrs. Wilder serves us real people that are complex just like us.
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