Book: The Fear Of Falling (provided by Xpresso Book Tours)
Author: Amanda Cowen
Genre: Romance, Adult, New Adult
Publication Date: October 8th, 2018
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
When Ella Jones’ twenty-first birthday ends with a bang – literally – she never imagined it would be with her best friend since freshman year, Ryan Owen.
A year later, after their so called “mistake”, they’re still best friends and about to rock their Senior year at the University of San Francisco. But when Ryan returns from spending a summer in Australia and brings back a friend, Liam George, who takes an immediate liking to Ella, Ryan starts to question the Aussie’s intentions with his best friend. The trouble is, Ryan has a girlfriend of his own, and Ella and Ryan swore they would never cross that line again – until they do.
They try not to let their second slip up affect their friendship, but when Spring Break forces them to vacation under the same roof; and Ryan’s ex walks back into his life, Ella is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ella continues to see Liam, Ryan finds himself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship strained for the first time, Ella and Ryan face an alarming truth: Maybe they can’t be just friends. Maybe they are falling faster than expected. And maybe, deep down, they want to.
I am so excited to be a tout host for this blog tour. When I stambled upon it, I knew I would really like this book and I did.
I have to say that the book’s plot and story are definitely some of my all time favorite ones. Friendship turns into love? Old but gold. Isn’t that what they say?
When it comes to the characters of this book, I have to mention that they are so well constructed. I have to give that to the author. They have personalities and characteristics that make they unique and one of a kind. The depth that they have gives the story realism and makes it more real.
Ella and Ryan’s chemistry is definitely there. You can feel it. And it’s actually pretty sweet to read about. Even if there are some third people in the picture, there are always together and that shows how much they love each other.
I have to say that during the book the way Ella and Ryan’s love turns to a more deep one, is just beautiful. Their connection and the fact that they’re so good together makes me want to cry of how much I ship those two, even if they took some time to realize that.
Also I loved that in the story we get to meet the people around the two main characters and their friendship with each other. I love getting to meet and read about the rest of the characters because in some ways I get to find out more about the main characters themselves.
I usually finish these kind of books in two days because I get sucked in them and I just can’t wait to see what’s going to happen even though most of the times the ending is predictable. Although this book didn’t do that to me. I finished in five days.
The same back and forth situation with the two characters was a little too much and became exhausting. I am not saying that they should have confessed their love from the first chapter but some situations could have been avoided.
But I definitely thing that this isn’t a really big disadvantage becuase it gives the story time to develop and it sets the ground for the events that are going to happen. A lot of people like that. I just am not the biggest fan of it.
“Everything should feel as amazing as it appears. Except it doesn’t.”
“Of losing us-our friendship. I’ve been messing things up from the very first time I met you.”
“Like so in love with her that I’d stop a Ferris wheel, let her beat me at rock toss, and even buy her tickets to Paris, France because she’s a dorky art fanatic.”
From this book I am keeping something that I will do in my personal life if it comes up. Don’t wait THAT long to express your feelings. Best possible ending, they like you back. Worst, they don’t. It’s that simple. Everything would be easier if we had the courage to say what we feel when we want to.
If you’re in the mood for a fun, romantic book about two characters seriously in love, then this one is for you.
Amanda Cowen can be found eating cupcakes, singing off-key, or watching a good RomCom when she isn’t trapped on her computer writing stories. She is an “It’s Always
Sunny in Philadelphia” fanatic, a hater of roller-coasters and a country music junkie. She lives in Thunder Bay, ON where the summers are short and the winters are long.
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