Monday, July 29, 2013

Review and giveaway: Fall From Love by Heather London


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…\

4 star review by Jennifer Skewes 

"I love you, Holly.  You've brought me back to life, something I wasn't sure was even possible."

Holly and Adam have been together for two years.  On the eve of their anniversary Adam is called away for a mountain rescue mission.   Holly is not thrilled that they will miss celebrating their anniversary together but understands why he has to go.  Holly receives a phone call that night that completely shatters her world and her heart.  When she said goodbye to Adam that night she had no idea that it would be the last time she saw him.   It is now months later and Holly has been living life day to day with no emotions.  Trying to get past the hurt and pain of losing Adam.   Her friend Jenna has been there for her and convinces her that she needs a girls night out.  All though she has no interest in going she agrees, and it was at the bar that night where she sees him, Carter Hansen.  The guy who was there in the hospital the night she lost Adam.  Carter brings up too many bad memories from that night and she finds herself running in the other direction.  Seeing Carter will not help her get over her loss, but twill only make it worse.  Unfortunatley, Carter will be in Holly's life more than she thinks, because he is best friends with Jenna's boyfriend. 

I fell in love with Carter.  He seemed so broken, having lost someone close to him before Adam's accident.  Carter blames himself for what happened to Adam, even though it was not his fault.  He has been carrying around the guilt and pain of that night and when he sees Holly he needs to know that she is Ok.  He really just wants to be there for her and see her get through this. He sees the sadness in her eyes and part of him blames himself for it being there.  Their best friends are dating so avoiding each other won't work, so instead they form a friendship.  Holly enjoys spending time with Carter and seeing Holly smile is all Carter needs to help him with the guilt he feels. They begin to have feelings for each other that go beyond friendship, but Carter knows that he needs to tell Holly exactly what happened that night and that he was there, before he can move forward with her.  When he finally tells Holly the truth, will she blame him and run?  

"It feels so good to have her in my arms, but it feels wrong, too, on so many levels.  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 wants-I'm not sure I should.  At least, not until she knows the truth."

"I know what I want.  I want you.  I want us.  Please don't ask me if I'm sure." ~ Holly 

Holly and Carter were so good together.  They were both broken and found happiness with each other.  They both let their walls down with each other and found comfort in each other.  What I loved about this book was the pace in which Carter and Holly's relationship blossomed.  It was never rushed, especially since it was only months prior that Holly lost the love of her life.  Their friendship was so sweet, you could feel the chemistry between them, even if they weren't aware of it.  Heather London did such a wonderful job with this heart warming story of loss, forgiveness, hope and love.  She created characters that you can connect with, feel the emotions with.    Holly and Carter had two best friends that were so amazing.  Jenna was there for her in every way that a best friend should be.  And Josh, how could you not love the guy.  He was there for Carter, but also there for Holly when she needed him to be.  There were times this book ripped at your heart, but Heather London put it all back together in the end.  A wonderful job by Ms. London.  A must read!

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