{Review} Fall From Love by Heather London

{Review} Fall From Love by Heather LondonFall From Love by Heather London
Published by Self-Published on May 21, 2013
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 330
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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…


Kassiah: This book, like so many other self-pubs, would have benefited from a professional editor. With that being said, I liked the story 🙂

Holly’s boyfriend, Adam, was killed in an accident while working on a rescue team. He was her first everything, so of course Holly is like a zombie after he’s gone. It takes months for her to finally start to live again, thanks in part to the insistence of her roommate/BFF, Jenna.

Carter is not only Jenna’s boyfriend’s best friend, but he’s also the first person that Holly saw in the hospital when she got the news of Adam’s demise. You can imagine how hard it is for Holly to even look at Carter, let alone have any kind of interaction with him. But for Jenna’s sake, Holly starts to come out of her shell and finds that she’s drawn to Carter. There’s a problem, though:

Without a doubt, things are changing between us and, as much as I want more with her–as much as I want to give her what she want–I’m not sure I should. At least, not until she knows the truth.

Carter was the last person to see Adam alive, and everyone knows it–except Holly. While Carter is trying to deal with the guilt that he maybe could have done something different to save Adam, Holly deals with the grief of losing the person she’d built all of her hopes and dreams with.

I liked this story and these characters. Carter was a sweet guy who said and did some really swoony things, and Holly was a girl that I wanted to be happy. I liked their best friends and thought that the story felt authentic. I really liked the catalyst that made Holly realize she wanted more with him.

There were some things that I didn’t love (besides the lack of editing, which wasn’t horrible, but wasn’t great). I didn’t understand how Holly could barely be able to stand being in the room with with Carter, then all of a sudden can’t not be around him. It wasn’t insta-love, but it was insta-friendship 🙂 All in all though, this was a good story, and I think you’ll like it!

Kassiah

Co-Founder/Joint Editor-In-Chief at Pretty Sassy Cool
This is my bio. It will be updated whenever Meg writes one for me.

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