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.

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I'm not entirely sure of what to make of Falling Into You. I mean... it's deep, it's sensual, sexy and downright awesome in parts... but it's also brings out contradicting emotions in me. It's like, I want to hold on to the first half... but I also welcome the second part... it's so weird, I really can't explain it.

I loved Nell with Kyle. I really did. I honestly wish that this book didn't combine Kyle & Colt... I want them both to have their own story... and the fact that I fell in love with Kyle almost immediately, only to have him ripped away from me upsets me so much... that I just couldn't really get into the whole Colt & Nell thing fully. Doesn't mean I don't love them together as well... I just didn't like being forced to get over Nell's life with Kyle and then have to accept her new life with Colt. It was just strange. Maybe it's because the two were brothers... like, maybe they could have been one in the same person in my mind... I don't know. I can't find the necessary emotions within me to separate the two. I guess you can say that had Colt not been Kyles brother... maybe things would have been easier to accept... But I really can't say.

One thing is for absolute certain... and that's that Falling Into You is NOT a light romance novel. It's deep, dark and right now... I'm pretty much suffering from mild depression. In fact, I can't say that there's a single part in the book (except for the first part) that made me happy. I was emotional right through until the end. I didn't smile as anything I read, I didn't laugh... it was just gloom all around and across every page and seriously... I'm feeling drained right now. But still... I was hooked right in.

I'll admit that the reason it's a 4.5 and not a full 5 star rating is because it's so dark. I couldn't let go of Kyle, but I did fall in love with Colt the instant he made his appearance. But I love them in different ways. I'm so confused!

Another reason for my 4.5 rating is the ending. In the last bit of the book so much happens. Again I felt disconnected from the story... it was sad but it was also beautiful... but it didn't conclude well enough. If and when you read it, you will understand that the turn of events is so significant... but the grief overshadows the pain and I just couldn't keep up with all the sadness. I can't even say that it ends happily, because it doesn't. It ends simply with Nell & Colt tolerating their pain. Burying themselves in their grief together... again... it's strange. I was surprised to see THE END. I didn't expect it to just end so abruptly and without conclusion or acceptance. Strange.

This is not HAE adult romance ladies. This is dark and unless you've experienced pain such as that in this book... I don't think we will ever truly understand it all.It was beautiful but not the pretty kind. It was romantic, but not the giggling and goosebumps kind.
You need to be in the right frame of mind for this book. If you are feeling as if you just need to connect with something, then Falling Into You is perfect for you. But if you are looking for fun and flirty... Move away from this book.

I've just looked out my window and only now noticed that the weather outside reflects my emotions perfectly. Dark, cold and gloomy.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

RELEASE DATE: March 14th, 2013
GENRE: New Adult Romance


PUBLISHER: Jasinda Wilder


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