Struggling to put her life back together after a tragic mountaineering accident kills her college sweetheart, twenty-one-year-old Holly Treadwell is trying to set aside her grief, forge ahead in school, and find herself again.
When Carter Hansen, a guy who brings back horrible memories from the night of the accident, finds his way back into her life, Holly’s unsure if she should let him in. He terrifies her in more ways than one and invokes feelings in her that she thought were buried forever. Regardless of her fears, she knows she must face him in order for her heart to heal.
Everyone tells Carter that what happened on the mountain that night was just a terrible accident, but even then, he can’t help but carry around the guilt and is unable to forgive himself. He’s drawn to Holly and being near her helps ease his conscience and gives him the release he needs.
As Holly and Carter’s relationship grows, they begin to realize that the more time they spend with one another, the more their wounds begin to heal—her grief and his guilt. But when Holly learns the details about the night of the accident—what everyone has been keeping from her—it will rip open old wounds and tear apart what they’ve both worked so hard to overcome…
"Most days, it feels like I'm drowning and it takes every ounce of my strength just to keep my head above water."
"Fall From Love" is an emotional ride about heartache and healing that completely hooked me. From the moment I started reading this book, I felt my heart break for Holly. Losing her boyfriend the way she did? Whoa. I seriously had tears silently rolling down my cheeks. I felt her pain, her anger... her grief.
"I know you can't live without a heart. Sure, you can exist. You can still breathe. You can still function as a human being... but you're not living."
Thankfully, Holly has the funniest best friend and housemate. Jenna never gave up on Holly. She stood by her side for months after the tragic accident, patiently helping her best friend to come back to life.
Giving in to Jenna's request one night, they go to a club where she comes face to face with a guy that brings back all her pain instantly... Carter. You see, he was the one that broke the awful news to Holly about Adam's accident and just seeing him, took her all the way back to that night.
Carter is just as emotionally broken as Holly. He's carrying a lot of heartache from his past and now, guilt over the accident. He reaches out to Holly, wanting to make sure she's okay because even though he doesn't understand why, he's completely drawn to her. At first, Holly wanted nothing to do with Carter, but, little by little, he makes his way into her heart. It helped a lot the Carter's best friend, Josh (who by the way, was funny as hell too) was Jenna's boyfriend.
"She smiles- a real one this time- and it happens, my heart proves it's still there; the pain in it lifts a little."
"I love you, Holly. You've brought me back to life, something I wasn't sure was even possible."
I was rooting so much for Holly and Carter. I wanted them to finally be happy... together. But certain secrets kept causing their "back-and-forth" type of relationship to have more downs than ups. It was so stressful reading how the past kept getting in their way, but that only caused me to root for them even harder.
This was one of those book I consider to be very intriguing, and the fact that I kept wanting Holly and Carter to work through their issues, kept me turning the pages.
Heather London's writing style has such a natural flow, that you can't help but fully connect with all the characters.. even more so since there was dual POV- Holly's and Carter's.
Loved the dialogue- very well written! Very natural and real! I actually found myself laughing out loud with all the banter. Jenna and Josh definitely added some much needed humor to the plot. So, thank you, Heather, because I don't know how much pain my heart could've taken, otherwise. :)
The ending was great! I consider it to be very open so I'm hoping maybe the author may want to write a sequel? *hint hint* hahaha!!
I seriously loved these characters. They have stayed with me for a while even after reading and trust me, that's a sign of a great book!
Go buy "Fall From Love"!! I'm sure you'll love Carter as much as I do!
"I learned that, with time, your heart does heal."
***A copy of "Fall From Love" was given by author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Heather!!
About the Author:
Heather London is a young adult author who loves to write stories full of fantasy, romance, and science fiction. She is a lover of only the finest of coffee and premium craft beer, but will settle for anything chocolate, regardless of its quality. Heather lives with her husband in Dallas, TX where she is currently working hard on her next project.