REVIEW: Falling Under by Jasinda WilderFalling Under by Jasinda Wilder
Series: Falling #3
Published by Self Published on March 14, 2014
Pages: 441
Source: Purchased
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My name is Colton Calloway. You've heard part of my story, but it turns out there's more. My little girl, Kylie, is all grown up. Seventeen, beautiful, and talented, just like her mother. And just like Nell, my daughter seems to have fallen for a bad boy, one with a lot of darkness and a lot of secrets.

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You thought you knew the whole story. You thought it was over. Happily ever after for everyone.

You were wrong.

My name is Oz Hyde, and you’ve never met me. I’m part of the story, too, but I’m an aside, a quick line or two you’d all but forgotten about. Well guess what? I’ve got my own story to tell.

Buckle up, ‘cause this is gonna be a hell of a bumpy ride.

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My thoughts…

Falling Under was a secret project written by the fabulous Jasinda Wilder. It’s the “unexpected” third book in the Falling series. I don’t think anyone was aware of this book until right before release day. I know I wasn’t.

The main characters are Oz Hyde and Kylie Calloway. Kylie is the 17 year old daughter of Colt & Nell Calloway. Book one was their story in case you’re wondering, And Oz? Well… I can’t really tell much about him other then he’s a bad boy through and through. He’s connected to this series too. I desperately tried to figure out who he was and just couldn’t quite figure it out. I love books like that. Ones where the author keeps you guessing.

Falling Under was a really fast read for me. I think it was because I was trying really hard to figure it out. I kept turning page after page searching for more clues. In the end I sort of had it figured out. Well kind of lol Jasinda did an epic job of keeping it a secret.

The sexual scenes were hot and steamy. They were well written and plentiful. I did have a problem with the sexual in nature type scenes that first appeared in the book. The problem I have is that Kylie was not eighteen years of age. Whether you call it “just fooling around” or what have you, she was still under the age of eighteen. I think Kylie should have been of age before any fooling around took place. That’s just my personal opinion. I’m sure others were okay with it.

Overall, I think Falling Under is a nice addition to the Falling series. I have my fingers, eyes, and toes crossed hoping that Ms Wilder will write another book in this series for Ben. I think his story needs to be told. If you’re already a fan of the series I think you’re going to love this one. If you haven’t read this series yet you are seriously missing out. It’s one of my favorites series ever.

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Review: Falling Into Us by Jasinda WilderFalling Into Us by Jasinda Wilder
Series: Falling #2
Published by Self Published on June 19, 2013
Pages: 522
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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THE STORY YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW...

When Kyle Calloway died, he took a part of Nell with him. She wasn’t the only one left to pick up the pieces, however; Kyle’s death left a gaping hole in the hearts and lives of his parents and his older brother Colton, and ultimately broke the will of the girl he loved.

THE STORY YOU NEVER IMAGINED...

Becca de Rosa is Nell’s best friend. When Kyle died, Nell was so devastated that no one could reach her, not even her best friend Becca. As she tries to help Nell through her grief, Becca’s own life is thrust into turmoil, and everything she knows is changed.

Jason Dorsey asked Nell out the week after her sixteenth birthday, but that date never happened. Instead, he ended up going out with Nell’s best friend, Becca. He had no way of knowing, then, how that one date would send him on a life-long journey with Becca. He had no way of knowing the tragedies and triumphs he would experience, or that in Becca, he might find the love of a lifetime.

THE HEARTACHE YOU’LL NEVER FORGET...

My thoughts…

Amazing. Absolutely amazing. I loved this book. At first I was a little worried that this book wouldn’t live up to the first book. Sometimes that happens. The more I read though, the more I learned that Falling Into Us is just as amazing as book one.

The story is told from both Jason & Becca’s POV. Both are secondary characters in the first book entitled Falling Into You. I loved getting to know both of them.

My heart broke for Jason and the life he was subjected to at the hands of his father. He seemed like such a great kid in the first part of the book who went on to grow into a great young man. One who stood by Becca’s side throughout the story and always loved and protected her.

Becca. I really liked her. Her parents were very strict with her. She wasn’t allowed much free time for herself. Everything was centered on her school work and achieving her academic goals. Her father was very controlling and I really didn’t care for him.

This story is highly emotional. You get to experience what it was like for Becca & Jason to fall in love, how they had deal with the loss of a beloved friend, and grow into two amazing young adults.

The sexual scenes started out sweet, gentle and loving. Both Becca & Jason were under the age of 18 when they first started having sex and I think the scenes needed to be written the way they were. Later on though…Hot, Hot, Hot. Explicit. Ripping each others clothes off and going at it again and again. Just what you’d expect a young couple to do.

Falling Into Us offers a twist within the story. One that I did not so coming and it totally shocked me, but I understand why it was added. It was an integral part of the story.

Overall, I can’t say enough good things about this two book series. I don’t think Ms Wilder could have ended things any better than the way she did. I’m very pleased with the outcome and how thing worked out for Becca, Jason as well as Nell & Colton.

I will definitely be reading this series again in the future. If you haven’t given this one a try you don’t know what you’re missing. There’s a reason book one hit the NY Times bestsellers list. I have a feeling Falling Into Us will become a bestseller as well. Again, these books are truly amazing.

Well done, Ms Wilder. You’ve made a fan for life.

Review: Falling Into You by Jasinda WilderFalling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
Series: Falling #1
Published by Self Published on March 14, 2013
Pages: 223
Format: eBook
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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.

My thoughts…

Falling Into You is a story about first love, loss, learning to heal, and how to love again. I loved, loved, loved this one. It’s highly emotional and I sobbed many times while reading it. You know the snotty blubbering tears. I just couldn’t help it.

The story starts off so sweet. You get to experience the sweet innocent love between Nell & Kyle. Together they experience many firsts and I was so sad things ended the way they did for them. I knew from the synopsis that Kyle was going to die and even though I knew this it still tugged at my heartstrings.

After Kyle dies the story picks up a couple years later. Now here’s where things are a little iffy. Certain “circumstances” had to happen in order for things to come together with the story. I’m not saying they were unrealistic, but I had to kind of accept how things happened so that Nell & Colten could come together. This is not in any way a negative towards the story. Just something I had to accept. I don’t know. It’s a little hard to explain.:)

Anyway, I think Nell & Colton were good for each other when they reconnected. Both of them were broken. Both of them dealt with issues in unhealthy ways, but they were able to work through their issues together and that’s why I loved them. I think dealing with the past together helped strengthened their bond and I was really happy to see how things turned out for them.

Ms Wilder has a great writing style. I am so happy I took a chance on a new to me author. I can see myself reading more of her works in the future.

Next up is Falling Into Us. I’m starting this one immediately. Falling Into You was such an incredible read and I can’t wait to see what happens between Becca & Jason in the next book.

I’m giving Falling Into Us five stars. I think it’s a story that will stick with me for a long time. I can definitely see myself buying a copy in print for my shelves and those of you who read my reviews regularly know that I don’t say that often.

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