Thursday, June 27, 2013

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Fall From Love by Heather London

Fall From Love by Heather London
Publication date:
June 7th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

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…

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My Thoughts:

I know you can't live without a heart. Sure, you can exist. You can still breathe. You can still function as a human being... but you're not living.

This book was so amazingly awesome!!! I am in love with this book. I am in love with this authors writing. I am in love with these characters. I am in love with Carter!!!

Holly Treadwell is happy and in love. But then tragedy strikes and her boyfriend Adam is killed in a mountain rescue mission. Holly's grief and pain is all encompassing and she goes from being happy, confident and outgoing to barely making it through her days. She puts on a brave face for her best friend and roommate Jenna, but after months of watching her friend drown in her grief, Jenna makes it her mission to get Holly out and living again. 

Carter Hansen has dealt with death way too many times in his life. He was up there on the mountain with Adam the night of his death and he feels a terrible guilt. Always questioning if he could have done anything to save him. He was the one that was there at the hospital with Holly when she learnt the horrible news of Adams death. Carter tries to make contact with Holly to see how she's coping but for Holly, Carter brings back all the gut wrenching memories of that night and Holly just can't keep reliving it. So she avoids him at all costs. But Carter is persistent and he's not going to give up easily.

My heart aches from the absence from her touch and I'm still drunk enough that I almost ask her to touch me again.

Having the book told from both Holly and Carter's point of view really let me feel their pain. Both dealing with so much grief and loss, but able to find a beautiful friendship with each other. A friendship that despite their growing feelings for each other they question if they should take it to the next level because they each value and need that friendship so much. To be honest, I can't even pinpoint one thing about Holly that made me like her so much. I think it was just her whole journey. Her strength and ability to overcome and heal. What I loved about Carter was much easier to pinpoint. He is broken. Carrying so much pain and grief around on his shoulders but still able to care so deeply for Holly. To be so concerned that she's doing okay. He is just a beautiful person. For me, his point of view was my absolute favourite!!

There aren't a great deal of secondary characters in this book. It's really all about Holly and Carter, but the two main ones are Jenna and Josh. And I loved them. Both incredibly caring of their best friends but also witty, genuine and fun. And these two just couldn't keep their hands of each other.

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.
~Helen Keller

At the start of each chapter is all these little quotes from various people and they were absolutely perfect. Each one so fitting to the story. I really looked forward to starting each chapter so that I could read them.

Fall from love is definitely not hearts and flowers. It is emotional. It is sad. It shows how quickly life can be ripped away from us. But it's also uplifting. Life goes on and even when the mind thinks it could never possibly love again, when the right person enters your life, your heart can do nothing but let them in.

5/5 Beautiful Stars!!

Author Bio:
Heather London is a young adult and new adult author who loves to write stories full of romance, fantasy, and science fiction. She is a lover of only the finest of coffee and premium craft beer, but will settle for anything chocolate, regardless of its quality. Heather lives with her husband in Dallas, TX where she is currently working hard on her next project.

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