My rating: 3 of 5 stars
GENRE: New Adult
THEME: Romance, Contemporary, and Mature
REVIEW:This is definitely a story of betrayal and forgiveness, a whirlwind of emotions between friends who have known each other since they were young. I was intrigued to see the fallout and hopefully someone was going to make the right decision.
Fall with Me follows Jenna who was once engaged with her boyfriend of three years. But after a sudden break up and discovering that her best friend Lacey had been cheating with Jenna boyfriend, she couldn’t trust anyone. She wanted nothing to do with them and sadly her best friend seems to think everything is okay. Luckily Jenna has an ally in Lacey’s older brother Sutton who hates Jenna’s ex Adam with his sister. Together Jenna and Sutton make a plan to see why Lacey is really with Adam and if Adam even wants to be with Lacey.
Jenna is one tough cookie; I think she actually handled everything really well. Yes, she is angry and I too would not even care to talk to Lacey after what she did. Jenna goes through a lot of ups and downs throughout the book, not sure if she can handle the fact her best friend is now going to marry her ex so suddenly, and that her best friends brother is showing interest in a relationship with her. But I liked the pace of Sutton and Jenna learning about one and other, even though they have known each other as kids they didn’t have the closeness they are learning now. In the end Jenna was more forgiving then I felt she should be with both Sutton and Lacey.
Sutton is the boy that was Jenna’s crush, she once shared a moment with him but he turned her away. However he was being a gentleman because she was drunk, Jenna thought differently. Now he’s faced with coming out and telling Jenna how he feels while also trying to get his sister to not make the biggest mistake of her life. Sutton is also dealing with his troubled past and recklessness that he isn’t sure if Jenna can handle.
In the end I enjoyed the pace, romance and dynamic between the two fenemies Jenna and Lacey. Frankly so many things could have been handled better by Lacey if she had just told Jenna everything from the beginning. But obviously Lacey isn’t mature enough to come out and tell anyone anything. I actually was hoping Jenna never forgave Lacey, even though some “things” were revealed, I wasn’t liking her character. The strongest part of this story was the romance and friendship between Sutton and Jenna. I adored these two together and was so happy both of them found some happiness after going through so much. Overall this was a nice quick read with some steamy romance and forgiveness.
RECOMMENDATION:This is a young adult novel with some sexual content suited for a mature reader of 18 and over. Fans of Wait for You by J. Lynn and Easy by Tammara Webber will enjoy Fall with Me by Julie Particka.
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