I wasn’t always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle. Kyle was my first true love, my first in every way. Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I 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 not to 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; 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.
“I love Jasinda Wilder’s writing. She made me fall in love. She ripped out my heart. She made me grieve. But then she made me move on. Not forget, but just move forward. And find a way to be happy again. I truly felt like I went through the journey with the heroine. It’ll rip out your heart, but it’ll also allow you to heal and leave you in a happy place.” ~Aestas Book Blog Reviews
“Falling Into You is a Fabulous. Fantastic. Swoon-Worthy. Emotional. Incredible. READ!!!” ~ Jacqueline’s Reads
“Gutted. Floored. Emotionally wrung dry. And ya know what? I’d read it all over again in a heartbeat. How does an author literally break my heart and I can sit here and say I loved every second of it? Because it was one of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Falling Into You topped the charts for me. “~Book Bitches Blog
“Their story is emotional, poignant, gut wrenching, raw, and beautiful. I felt every ounce of guilt, pain, and heart break these two felt. But I also felt their passion, their intense need to be close, their fear, and their insecurities. They have electric chemistry and passion that rocks them to the core. They are stripped bare of their secrets and it is both a terrible and beautiful experience. The two go through more in their lifetimes than any two people should have to endure. But it is not just a story or tragedy and despair, it is also a story of hope and redemption. And about letting go and moving forward.” ~ Reviews by Tammy and Kim
- Title: Falling Into You
- Raina Rating: 9.8 out of 10
- Genre: Romance
- Author: Jasinda Wilder
I normally like to talk about the things I liked and didn’t like in a book and then tell you if I think you should bother with reading it or not. this time I want to make an exception to my normal review format. This time I want to make it very clear how I feel about Falling into You from Jasinda Wilder. GO BUY THIS BOOK! It’s amazing. It is probably the best romance novel I’ve ever read. It tugs at your heart and takes you through a stream of emotions that are hard even to explain. You’ll laugh, cry and then cry some more. You’ll be happy, you’ll be sad, you’ll be confused, you’ll be mad, you’ll be in love. You’ll feel so much in such a short period of time that you’ll find yourself overwhelmed with so many emotions, and it all works so well.
I have this thing about a book … if the next day or so you are still thinking about it, then it’s a book worth reading. But if you are still thinking about it a week later, you have one heck of a read. I promise you that this is one of those books that, days and probably even weeks later, some of the parts of this book will creep back into your mind and make you think about this. This book is a NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling book. When I hear that, I usually just blow it off. Honestly, people abuse the word “bestselling” so much. But this is one of those rare times that I can see that and go, yeah, now this is a book worthy of those titles.
This book was deep and intense and sweet and sad and happy, all rolled into one. I’ve given this the highest rating I’ve ever given of any book … 9.8 out of 10.
Even years later, parts of this book still stick with me. If you can only pick one romance book to read this month, pick this one. Seriously. You’ll be glad you did.