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
Their performances were OK, but the material they had to work with was impossible.
Disbelief that something so poorly written somehow got published.
The plot was absurd--a series of unbelievable coincidences. There was absolutely no character development. We're told over and over that the main character is "amazing," but it's never clear from a description of anything she has said or done as to why she is amazing. This plot (and I use that word loosely) exists only to link a series of x-rated vignettes, most of which belong in a poorly written "bodice-ripper" that regularly uses words like "loins," "manhood," and "heaving breasts." I was by myself on a 15-hour car trip with nothing else to listen to, which is the only reason I went all the way to the end. I will say that somewhere around the middle it did become somewhat amusing, just because it was so bad and the characters "said" the most laughable things. I can only assume that the people who gave the great reviews that persuaded me to purchase this book have never read any real literature.By the way--I'm no literary snob. I read plenty of "less than Pulitzer prize" stuff, but there's got to be something: great plot, suspense, memorable characters, unique insights, humorous episodes, lyrical language--something. This book has none of these. Save your money.
Make me swoon, scream, cry, laugh, and feel the passion. I want books that grab your attention and don't let go. I'm certainly addicted.
I am an avid audible listener (I listen to them all day at work.) I have countless books in my library and probably 95% are from this genre. I'm a hopeless romantic and love to escape into characters and their worlds. This book amazed me. I was hooked and couldn't step away other than to listen to the songs referenced throughout the story. Piper does such an incredible job portraying Nell. She had me sobbing tears in heartbreak (which at work is a little awkward, but I didn't care because I didn't want to stop listening). I wish the story continued in a series with just these characters though I feel like things were rushed just to get everything into the one book. I love the music woven into the story and of you listen to the songs it adds a lot.
It's one of my top audiobook reads. I loved Piper Goodeve's narration on the Conversion series so it was a very happy to surprise to discover that she also narrates Jasinda's Falling series. I'd listen to any audiobook narrated by Piper because she has a wonderful narrating style and never sounds lame when reading a male voice, a tricky thing for most opposite gender deliveries.
Kyle was my favorite character. I just fell in love with him and his youthful love for Nell. I loved that he and Nell had been best friends before they fell in love. I am never ready for the outcome of part 1, never. I am and will always be Team Kyle I think. I don't feel like I'm Team Colton until I read Falling Under (Falling # 3). Sorry Team Colton but Kyle just won my heart over even though I knew he wasn't supposed to do so. And to me, that is a powerful testimony to Jasinda Wilder's writing.
Well Piper Goodeve brings emotional animation to the story like nobody's business. Gabriel Vaughan was a little inconsistent for my tastes. He began to sound a bit bored in tone during the latter part 2 of Colton's POV. In fact I begin to worry that he was another male narrator that has that same tendency only worse. Fortunately, I went right into reading Jasinda Wilder's Saving Forever (The Ever trilogy # 3) also narrated by Gabriel and he sounds fine narrating Carter's POV so far, a big relief.
Yes, but since this is a reread I am not allowing myself to do that. Rereads via audiobook help me to not feel guilty for slipping back into my favorite books. I'm a multi-tasker so I listen to my audiobooks in the car, while exercising, cleaning, showering and doing household chores.
I would recommend this audiobook to anyone wanting a good emotional read that will seriously mess with you. It's just as good as my e-book read was, and I crazy love when that happens.
I just loved thus book I was hooked with all the emotion in it I cried though out it. I connected with thus book in so many way its just like it was being spoken from my heart
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
I read this a while ago and in my haste to get to my next book I forgot to review it. As I gave it a re-listen I began to remembered why I might possibly have ignored this.
This book had potential to be a serious read, however about one hour and it became a young adult love story. Complete destitute brother playing on the streets of New York and girl who was attending an Ivy League college dropping out and becoming a wandering soul they happen to meet up and that's when the real "drama" begins.
If not for the juvenile dialog, I really would have liked this, however I could not handle listening to it. I found myself fast forwarding many parts because I had remembered from my first listen.
I really wish that whomever classifies these books would read them first and have a second category for young adult romance. If you took out the rated R scenes it would be a nice read for junior high or high school age.
It's the 1st in a series, but I won't continue.
Narration was fine
Notes: Mature bedroom scenes
Credit worthy/ $: Not for me
This is a very HOT romance story. The story about Nell and Colton itself is pretty good, but the way this author, Jasinda Wilder writes a sex scene is unbelievable. WOW! Very well done. I'm almost finished with the next book in the series, Falling Into Us. You don't need to read the first one to enjoy the second one at all. Falling Into Us is much better too. The story between Becca and Justin is more about their lives and relationship with family than just the Hot sex scenes.
That was a beautiful story, so sad but wonderful
When Kyle is dying, but he's still making sure she's taken care of.
Made me cry, I really felt it for Kyle.
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