Title: Fall From Love
Author: Heather London
Source: Received through blog tour in exchange for an honest review
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…
Fall From Love is a wonderful New Adult book about losing someone you love and moving on with your life. Holly is a 21 year old college student that is having trouble coming out of the deep depression that she has been in after her boyfriend dies. The first time that Holly goes out with her friend Jenna in months, she is approached by Carter. He makes her panic - seeing his face brings back painful memories of the night of Adam's death.
Carter was the one who told Holly of Adam's death, and he held her in his arms as she fell apart. Now, she tries to forget that night and tries avoiding Carter like the plague. Eventually, they keep running into each other and Holly realizes that she can't avoid Carter forever. They slowly form a sweet friendship and start spending a lot of time together. More than anything, Carter just wants to make sure that Holly is doing ok. He feels a lot of guilt over the night of Adam's death, and being with Holly somehow eases that pain. Carter is such a sweet, caring guy that has had the world's worst luck. It seems like everyone near him dies.
Just like with Carter, you can feel Holly's pain pouring out of the pages. This is such an emotional roller coaster. There are so many sad moments, but there are sweet ones too. I liked how Holly didn't just instantly fall in love again after Adam died, but her relationship with Carter took a painstakingly long time to move beyond friendship. They both wanted to move to that next level, but were afraid to admit it to the other person. They didn't want to lose the wonderful friendship they built, which is totally understandable.
Carter and Holly's roommates were wonderful secondary characters in this book! They brought so much to the story. Holly's roommate was dating Carter's roommate so the 4 of them spent a lot of time together. This was told in both Holly and Carter's points of view, which I liked. This is a book that I had trouble putting down. If it wasn't for the charging issues that I've been having with my kindle, I would have finished it a lot sooner.
This was such a beautiful love story with the way Holly and Carter needed each other. Just being together seemed to heal their pain and it was heart-warming. The book was well written and the characterization was great! I will definitely keep this author on my radar.
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