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Saturday, July 11, 2015

REVIEW: Falling Away by Jasinda Wilder

*Thank you so much to Jasinda Wilder for an autographed copy of this book via Goodreads!*

Falling Away marks the fourth and final novel in the Falling series.  Fans of the series (me included!) have been waiting not so patiently for Benjamin Dorsey's story after his heartbreak in Falling Under, when Ben's lifelong best friend, Kylie, chose Oz over him.  Ben has been in a downward spiral ever since. Traveling the country, working odd jobs and trying to ease his pain.  Things begin to look up with an opportunity to play football; however, a career ending injury crushes this dream.

Ben finds a kindred spirit in physical therapist, Cheyenne Leveaux. However, their friendship is short lived as tragedy strikes once again. Enter, Echo -- Cheyenne's beautiful, talented, wild, and emotionally devastated daughter. With an instant attraction, Ben and Echo lose themselves, for a time, in desire. Nonetheless, crippled by guilt and secrets, Ben just might lose his chance at happiness unless he pulls himself together, makes amends with those he loves and reconnects with Echo before she self-destructs.

As a reader, what I continue to find profound about this series and Wilder's work in general are the intricacies of character development.  The relationships and surrounding issues are realistic and contemporarily significant. Wilder has a knack for writing great character interactions while introducing and negotiating heart-wrenching themes of depression, grief, heartbreak, substance abuse and suicide. She does so in a way that is thoughtful and lends hope to her characters and readers.

In contrast, Wilder can write 'sexy' to rival some of the biggest names in fiction. Her erotic scenes will make the room seem just that much hotter. So, if you haven't read this series yet, what are you waiting for!?! Go forth and read!

Finished with this series? I also recommend Wilder's other series. Find out more about these on Goodreads. Need more emotional turmoil? Read the Ever Trilogy, Wounded or Captured.

P.S. If you're an audiobook fan, I highly recommend the entire series as a great listen.
Final rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Follow the author on Twitter: @JasindaWilder

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