Monday, January 12, 2015

Book Review: FALLING AWAY by Jasinda Wilder - Giveaway

Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: 6 January 2015


My 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 want more than one kiss. I want more than one night, more than one tumble in the sheets.” “But I don’t know how—” “It’s simple, Echo. You just have to learn how to be totally vulnerable, that’s all.”

The above quote has to be my favorite from this book and the one that totally captures what this beautiful story is all about. A story about heartbreak, commitment, wanting more with the fear of getting hurt yet again, but mostly a story about finally surrendering to a truthful and vulnerable kind of love

Falling Away is the final book in this series and even though I'm sad about that I'm also extremely happy with the way this book turned out. This is Ben Dorsey's story (the son of Jason and Becca from Falling Into You) and it's mesmerizing, tragic, and very courageous as it embraces some real distressing situations. Once again, Jasinda Wilder created a real emotional story and just made it beautiful with all its imperfections and I loved every part of it.♥

This captivating story starts with Ben being on a road trip. After having his heart seriously broken by a long and unreturned love, Ben decides to get away to forget the heartache and to try to find himself. During that time he travels around the country collecting new experiences from which he learns a lot but it's one experience in particular that turns his world upside down as tragedy not only strikes him but connects him with this one peculiar girl called Echo Leveaux.

I don’t know how to interact with this girl. How to comfort her, how to keep up a conversation when all that runs through my head is I’m sorry! I’m sorry!

The way tragedy brings these two characters together can only be called destiny and it was brilliant. My heart totally went for them because in the turmoil of confusion, sorrow, guilt, and decisions to be made they wanted to feel something else other than pain and that's why their attraction for each other was beyond tempting even in their current circumstances. And Ben, oh boy, he was incredible through it all. He was goodhearted, chivalrous, and just there with the most genuine heart to comfort and support Echo even when she kept pushing him away.

Why I so badly want him to open up again, why I want so much for him to inch closer. I shouldn't want his heat near me, shouldn't want his proximity. But I do.

Fear sometimes can be a person's biggest enemy and for Echo it clearly was. This is a young woman who has gone through so much that by this point in her life she has almost become jaded towards the good that can be found in people. That's why meeting someone like Ben really catches her by surprise since in her experience men never care enough to stay. Even when Ben seems to be different and that makes her contemplate the idea of more with him, she still struggles with wanting to close that door because she knows that once he knows all her truths he won't want her anymore, or so she thought. . .

Just wanted you to know, I’m still waiting for you.

Then Falling Away takes these characters in a journey of healing, believing, forgiving, and falling in love. That whole process was heartbreaking, at times sexy and fun, but mostly beautiful. I loved Ben's endearing persistence and even Echo's misplaced stubbornness and fears because those qualities were what made them so special and perfect for each other.

I LOVED this story from cover to cover. It was everything I hoped for the final book in this series that is so dear to my heart. Ben and Echo's story was emotionally tragic but filled with so much hope and bravery that it totally reaffirmed my believe that love can heal it all. Really, this book was just beautiful and it stole my heart so of course right into my favorites it goes.♥ If you're new to the Falling series and I absolutely recommend you give these books a try but read each of them in order to fully enjoy them. ;)

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Connect with Jasinda Wilder on:

#1 - Falling Into YouAmazon US * Amazon UK * My Review
#2 - Falling Into UsAmazon US * Amazon UK * My Review
#3 - Falling UnderAmazon US * Amazon UK * My Review
#4 - Falling AwayAmazon US * Amazon UK



  1. I read the book 1 and 2 of the series

  2. I read the first book and have the second on my tbr list!!!! thanks for the chance

  3. I've read Falling Into You. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the Falling series! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  4. I've read a couple of Jasinda's books, but nothing from this series. Thanks! :)

  5. I haven't read this series yet and based on your review, I think I'm missing on a fantastic book!

  6. Haven't read this yet but my sister do, and she always tell me I should read it soon. Thank you for the chance!

  7. Hi. Thanks for this giveaway. I haven't read but it's on my kindle already. I will unearth it these days. XD

  8. I've read Falling Into You - fabulous! Looking forward to reading the rest in this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Yes! I have read Falling Into You and absolutely loved it!

  10. I've read them all except Fallibg Away. This is one of my favorite series. They're all exceptionally well written. Love Jasinda.

  11. I've read the first two so far.

  12. Just book 1 and I can't wait to read the rest.

  13. Only Falling into You and Falling into Us. Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. I`ve only read the first book in this series

  15. I haven't had a chance to read any book from this series.