Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Review: Falling Away by Jasinda Wilder

22757605My name is Benjamin Dorsey. You know my mom and dad's story. You know Kylie's parents' story. You even know Kylie's story.

You don't know mine, yet.

You don't know what a broken heart is until you've loved someone your whole life, only to have her slip through your fingers because you waited too long. That's heartbreak. That's regret. And how do you live with that? How do you go through the motions when she's there as a reminder of what you lost, of what you could have had but were too damn chicken to go after? I couldn't. So I left.

That's right, I ran away. I found myself across the continent, playing minor league football. I mean, at least I still had football, right?

Nope. That got taken away from me too. A career-ending injury left me down-and-out, scraping the bottom of the barrel, hating myself and hating life. And then I met Cheyenne Leveaux, my physical therapist, who became my one and only friend, the one bright light in the darkness of my messed up life.

But of course nothing is ever simple, or easy.

Tragedy struck, and the rug was swept out from under me yet again, and this time the guilt, the doubt, the secrets, and the old heartbreak may threaten my one chance at true happiness, my one shot at my own happily ever after. 

I have been anxiously awaiting for Fallen Away by Jasinda Wilder ever since I finished Falling Under. And Jasinda has done it justice.

In Falling Under, we learned that Ben Dorsey drove away from Nashville with a broken heart because he lost the one woman he thought was made for him. The girl he's loved his entire life.

"I have to figure out who I am, now."

After running away, driving non stop from city to citym losing touch with his parents and doing odd jobs, he settles in Texas to play football. But, a little after a tragedy happens and an injury ends his career.

Alone and hurt, his physical therapist becomes his only friend. A woman willing to help him get back to himself. But, fate decides to play him another hand, leaving Ben lonely, broken, angry and feeling guilty.

Then he meets Echo Leveaux and everything changes. They are drawn together, bonded and their chemistry is undeniable. And all they want is to belong, but there are secrets that could hurt both of them.

Echo is a talented songwriter and musician that has always been in control and guided things. She's beautiful, stubborn, broken and doesn't let anyone get too close, but with Ben she's just different.

"Somehow, with Ben, everything is just...different. He's different, and I'm different with him."

Sadly, sooner than expected new struggles are born, truths are revealed and heir bubble is ripped open by reality.

“We’ve been brought together by a tragedy, and we can’t seem to stay away from each other.”

I encourage you all to go read this amazing story and discover Echo and Ben for yourself. Like in the other books in the series, music played a huge part in this final installment. I promise you won't be disappointedIt left me with the goofiest grin on my face.

Falling Away was the perfect conclusion to the series and is the happy ending Ben deserved all along. It was everything I hoped it would be and, even though I'm very sad to say goodbye, I can't wait for another amazing story from Jasinda. She's truly a brilliant mind and creates characters and stories that will forever live in your heart. 

Falling Into You - Jasinda Wilder falling into us falling under 
Reading Order: Falling Into You, Falling Into Us, Falling Under, Falling Away.


Jasinda headshotNEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL and international bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include ALPHA, STRIPPED, WOUNDED, and the #1 Amazon and international bestseller FALLING INTO YOU.  You can find her on her farm in Northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her five children and menagerie of animals.

Jasinda is represented by Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency.

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