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
The narrators were fine
This book was unrelatable & unbelievable. I don't know the reason for it but I could not connect with the characters at all. I didn't feel that there was any love between the main characters, when Kyle dies I didn't feel any pain for the loss & when she jumps right into things with his brother at his funeral.. I couldn't help but roll my eyes. I didn't finish this book because I couldn't connect with any of the characters. The initial love scene took way to long & I didn't feel like there was even any real love between them. I was highly disappointed in this book. Maybe someday I'll get around to finishing it but I doubt it.
This book was good, although I can't say I will want to re-read it or even remember it in a few weeks. The way the author describes the main character's pain is very realistic, but the circumstances of the romance seem very contrived.
This amazing sequel to Falling into You was just as heartbreaking and incredible. At first I was expecting a continuation of Colton and Nell’s story. Although they did make appearances, they were the main characters in the story, and that was more than all right.
Becca and Jason were best friends with Nell and Kyle since they were little. As we know in book one, Kyle dies, and we get to see how the two best friends deal with it.
In a story that takes us from high school to adulthood, we have a great read.
Becca and Jason had their own problems to deal with on top of their best friend’s death. It was a difficult road and every time things started to go good for them another disaster would strike. They went through so much. My heart broke for them each and every time something happened. I could barely keep my chest from tightening and my throat from constricting. But through it all, they had each other and their love never faltered. It kept them going.
Wilder did another great job building these characters and their relationships, thoughts, struggles, and fears. It’s always a special reading experience when reading a book and you can feel what the characters feel.
Becca expresses part of her daily struggles here:
The silent girl
The smart girl
The valedictorian scribbling maledictions to no one”
And here is a part of Jason’s thoughts:
“You’re my woman. Of course
I’m responsible for you. It’s my highest duty in life to take care of you, protect you.”
Here is both of them:
“Promise me you’ll love me forever. No matter what.”
“I can’t promise you forever, Beck. I can’t promise you forever, because that’s not long enough.”
So many stories I read are with the bad guy gone good when he meets his love. Well, Jason was always good. Becca was always good. Regardless of their struggles and pains, they were good people, good to each other. That was how they got through it all.
However, I think the performance lacked a bit. The man's voice could have been a bit more in touch with the character's emotions. It almost felt monotone throughout.
I recommend this story to those that enjoy some sexy times, struggles, angst, love, romance, and great characters.
I purchased this book on sale and I still think I wasted my money. Not sure who would enjoy it.
The detailed love scenes but then the book would only be 30 minutes long!
This would be one of my top audiobooks that i have listened to so far.
I am not sure I can compare this book to any other book I have read. The story was unique, endearing and surprising.
There are too many moments in the book that moved me. While reading this book my emotions were all over the place and I think very similar to what the characters were going through. As a reader, you want to have the "hero" character which you get in both Kyle and Colton but as soon as you are comfortable loving the Kyle character the story changes and in steps Colton.
This was a surprisingly great book. It provides a mix of emotions that keep you interested without all the sappy over played sex scenes. I love characters with multiple layers and unexpected past.
Honestly, I can take quite a bit of adult language/content. I felt there was so much focus on describing bodily fluids and swollen private parts that it really took the focus away for a story that had so much potential. All the other parts of the story were under developed. If I felt a whisp of a tearful connection to the characters' experiences it was short lived as the description of it was short lived.
Usually I listen and if I love something so much I'll get the book too and read it so I can relive it in more detail. Sometimes listening makes going back a few pages a little difficult. I'm currently listing to a memoir. A funny one. (With F worlds too!)
I think a little more natural readings would've helped the listen but definitely wouldn't help the story.
I hate to cut anything from a book. The writer puts it there for a reason. I wouldn't want to miss any of it even if I end up not liking it.
I didn't hate this book. I just wish I had a little more warning about the nature of the context. If I wanted graphic sex scenes, I feel like I would've chosen an adult book and not a young adult or new adult book. I chose YA and NA for the coming of age experiences and this was borderline S&M reading material. It makes it awkward.
I wish I could give "Falling into You" more than 5 stars. I truly enjoyed this book and will read it many times. I loved the characters and felt their emotions that spanned the spectrum from desperation to desire. I fell in love with them! I shed many tears along with them. If you are thinking of buying this book don't think twice. "Just do it!" I loved the song at the end of the book. Nice touch! Great song!
The need that Nell and Colt had for each other even before they knew it themselves. Two broken souls finding each other.
I loved the whole book. But, one scene would be when Nell found Colt playing his guitar on the rooftop before sunrise and the discussion they had.
I cried. However, they felt like cleansing tears more than sadness. The author truly brought the characters into my heart and mind.
Gabriel Vaughan did a fantastic job. What a voice! I would love to see this novel on Broadway! Someone, please, write the screenplay.
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THE BOOK STARTS OFF BY GIVING YOU A SHORT SNIPIT OF TWO TEENAGERS GROWING UP TOGETHER BEING THE BEST OF FRIENDS AND GROWING INTO A STRONG TEENAGE ROMANCE. THEY KNEW EVERYTHING- AND ONE THING THEY DID KNOW THAT THEY WOULD GROW OLD TOGETHER, JUST AS SOON AS THEY GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL. THE MAIN CHARACTERS ARE KYLE AND NELL. THEY LOVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH THAT YOU ARE PAINED WHEN THEIR WEEKEND GETAWAY TURNED FATAL.. WE KNOW THAT KYLE DIES, AND THAT'S JUST THE SYNOPSIS AND THE BEGINNING. WHAT HAPPENS THE REST OF THE STORY MAKES YOU CRY,CRY,CRY!!!!! I'M NOT HERE TO SUGAR COAT THINGS, THIS BOOK SUCKS!! NOT BAD SUCKS, BUT DON'T READ IT WHILE YOUR PMS'ING BECAUSE THE UGLY CRY WILL BE UGLIER!
ALL NELL KNEW WAS KYLE. WHEN COLTON CALLOWAY (KYLE'S BROTHER) RETURNS TO MOURN THE DEATH OF HIS BROTHER, HE JUST KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT NELL THAT HE NEEDED AND WANTED. COLTON WASN'T THE SAME AS HIS BROTHER- HE WAS THE SMOKING BAD BOY. HE WAS OLDER.AND DEF OFF-LIMITS. BUT HE MAY BE THE ONLY THING THAT SAVES HER LIFE AND HER SANITY.
THIS BOOK WAS VERY EMOTIONAL, YOU WENT THRU THE STAGES OF GRIEF, ANGER AND HAPPINESS. THE AUDIO MADE IT SO MUCH REALER. IT WAS DONE BY A MALE AND FEMALE NARRATOR, AND YOU GOT THE FEELING THAT THEY FELT SO MUCH WHEN IT WAS BEING NARRATED.
I may be addicted to audiobooks. I love my husband and my kids but I get a chance to escape with the books and be someone else for a while
Very powerful series. Romantic, hot yet very touching. Makes you remember your first love...even if things didn't turn out like you thought they would.
Falling into us....book number 2
did make me cry...a little
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