Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hot Pick Of The Week: Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder


I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.
Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was 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 to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.

Our 5 star review 

"He doesn't fix me, doesn't heal me.  He just makes life worthwhile.  He helps me remember to breathe, shows me how to smile again"

Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder was one of the most powerful and emotional books that I have read so far this year.  It is one of those books that sucks you in from the beginning and you can't put down.   This is my first book by Jasinda and she just blew me away. 

Kyle and Nell have known each other since they were kids.  They have been best friends growing up and now at the age of 16 they realize that they are more to each other than just friends and decide to take their friendship to the next level.  Kyle was Nell's first true love and in her heart she thought he would be her last.  The love they had for each other would last a lifetime.  But one night after high school graduation tragedy strikes and not only does Nell lose her one true love but she loses herself as well.  How can she go on without Kyle in her life?  How can she get past the guilt she feels regarding his death?

Colton, Kyle's older brother was never around much when they were growing up.  He left home at the age of 17.  When he comes back home for Kyle's funeral, he sees Nell and he understands the pain she is going through.  There is definitley this connection between them, but Colton is just there for support and in a way to help her escape for just that one night.

It is now two years after Kyle's death and Nell is now living in New York.  One day while Colton is sitting on a park bench  playing his music he looks up and sees NellAnd the connection that they have is still there.  They have this connection on so many levels, there is the physical connection and chemistry between the two of them that is just hot.  But they are also connected emotionally as well.  Colton has his own deep, dark issues from his past and his childhood that he has been dealing with.  He understands her pain and her coping mechanisms more than anybody, because he has been through it.  He knows that he cannot save her, or heal the pain.  But he will do what he can to help her to let it all go, let out the hurt and pain that she has been holding in for the past two years.   Nell has been carrying around a tremendous amount of guilt from that tragic night, and afraid that letting go would mean forgetting him.  And while Colton cannot erase the pain of her past for her, he can help her to move on.  

I enjoyed Kyle and Nell together, there was a sweetness to their relationship that I loved.  But I have to say that I loved Colton and Nelly together.  I personally think that in a way fate brought them to each other because they were meant to be together.  They had such a strong bond that was simply undeniable and no matter what ghosts that lingered from their pasts, they would fight them together.  They understood each other in ways that no one else could.  They understand the pain and guilt that they carried and knew how to help each other overcome it.  Their relationship was emotional, and raw and so real.  Their physical connection was intense and hot.  And the musical connection between them was so sweet that it will melt your heart. Colton may have a little bit of a rough side but with Nell he is sweet and caring and oh so sexy.  You can't help but love him and the relationship that the two of them have together. 

 "I'm not just falling in love with you, Nell.  I'm falling into you.  You're an ocean, and I'm falling in, drowning in the depths of who you are.  Like you said, it's scary in a way, but it's also the most amazing thing I've ever experienced.  You are the most amazing thing I have ever experienced"

Jasinda Wilder is an amazingly talented writer.  She manages to write this story in a way that connects the reader with the characters on such a personal level.  I went through every emotion that they did, as if I was the one actually going through itI laughed, smiled and even cried when they did.  There are deep issues that the both of them went through that will break your heart.  But watching them slowly heal and move on together is what makes this story amazing.  It's about two people who are so broken and so damaged from their past, finding each other and learning to live again.  

I went through the roller coaster of emotions with these characters, and yes I ugly cried through it.  But the truth is I would do it all over again.  This is one of those books that will stay with you forever and one book you do not want to miss.  Amazing job by Ms. Wilder.  

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