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Book Review: Falling Into You

The Gist:

Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder is a love story.  No.  Scratch that.  It's a story of tragedy.  No. That's not quite right either.  It's a story about how to move on and find yourself when the worst that you could possibly imagine actually happens.

Nell and Kyle have a best friends to lovers kind of romance. They've spent their whole lives together and when they're both sixteen, they decide to take a chance and start dating.  But two years into their relationship, tragedy occurs and Nell is left alone.  She becomes a broken shell of a human being.

At Kyle's memorial service, she exchanges brief words with Kyle's older brother Colton.  He encourages her to let go and grieve but Nell insists that she has to keep it all inside, which leads her to terrible feelings of depression down the road.  As years pass and the two begin to form a connection, Nell learns to let go and move on from the guilt and the pain.

My Thoughts:

Honestly, I went into this book without know what it was about. If I had known, I probably wouldn't have read it.  This books has a lot of dark themes in it that I'm not exactly comfortable with.

But with that being said, there are a lot of things I liked about this story.  Jasinda clearly put a lot of work into the back stories of her characters and I appreciated that.  And I loved that fact that Nell and Colton made music together.  Some of my favorite scenes were with the two of them playing together in the bar.

While Falling Into You was a little bit too dark for my tastes, I thought it was a well crafted story.  I won't be reading the other book in this series, but I'm looking forward to checking out more books by Jasinda Wilder.

Questions for you:
  1. Have you read anything by Jasinda Wilder before?
  2. How do you feel about tragic stories?
Take care,
Marian

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