She didn’t expect to fall for her best friend.
He was always waiting to catch her.
Corinne Bennett lives in the moment. Whether she’s skydiving out of an airplane, or setting off on the road to anywhere, she’s ready to dive into the next adventure. That is, if best friend and always-by-the-book Nicholas Kelley doesn’t put his foot down on her wild stunts first.
When Corinne gives in to her growing feelings for Nicholas the summer before their freshman year of college, she takes the ultimate risk, making this one adventure he has longed to explore with her.
But the moment they take that irrevocable leap, a shocking revelation blindsides Corinne, exposing her vulnerabilities, baring her fears, and shattering her beliefs about love. With their future — and more importantly, their friendship — now clouded in doubt, she must decide if love is really worth the risk.
Because when it comes to love, you never stop falling.
Talk about an emotional ride! Seriously, this book took me a little by surprise. I wasn’t quite expecting the avalanche of feelings that would come with it.
I really liked the writing and dual POV, and this was a book that NEEDED the dual POV. I also really liked the format, the book starts in the “present day”, then goes back 6 years, to when Cori and Nick were only 18 and the night that everything between them changes, and then it skims through a whole year, then it’s 5 years later, just before the “now”. Through all of this we can see how much they both mean to each other, as well as how they grew apart, while still being the same.
Corinne was hard to love, I’ll tell you that. I really liked her at first, and I really appreciated her relationship with her best friend, and her willingness to go “there” with him – something that he was afraid to do. But then this huge thing happens and she decides to go away, leave everything behind, without so much as an explanation, and she drives everyone in her life away, Nick included, and that was so unfair. Also, the thing with her dad bugged me. It didn’t make sense to me that she wasn’t willing to at least try to understand what was happening, especially because they had such a great relationship.
Nick I loved from the get go. He did nothing wrong and poor guy, my heart broke for him at times.
The secondary characters were complex and great to read about. I could read more about Nick’s sister and their group of friends :). I had a problem with Cori’s mom for a moment there… it really got on my nerve how the acted that night – if you read the book, you know what I mean.
The plot was a bit predictable at times – until it totally wasn’t and I had tears in my eyes!!!! Seriously people, I did not see THAT coming! Moving on… like I said, the plot was a bit predictable at some points, but still very enjoyable. It hurt like hell to see both Nick and Cori moving on with their lives without each other, and even though what happened was wrong in many ways, it felt totally right.
I would highly recommend this book. It was sweet and strong at the same time, and totally worth it.
(DISCLAIMER/SPOILER: this book has an element of cheating, in case you’re not ok with the subject. It is light though, and understandable. And I was glad that no troupes were used in it.)
About the Author:
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Ashley Drew currently lives in Los Angeles. When she’s not going cross-eyed after writing for five hours straight, or burying her nose in a book, you’ll find her sprawled on her couch watching General Hospital, having alien conspiracy discussions with her husband over a bottle of bubbly, and dancing to Taylor Swift’s 1989 album with her daughter.