Friday, 25 April 2014

A Review for Fall with Me by Julie Particka

21856853Posted by Jess
Release Date: April 28th, 2014
Finished Date: April 24th, 2014
Publishers: Entangled Embrace
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: For Review
Format: eARC
Pages: 200
In the game of love…

Dumped by her college boyfriend for her best friend, the last thing Jenna Brandt needs to deal with is working beside her backstabbing-BFF's hotter-than-hot brother. But when he offers her a chance to get some revenge on her ex, she can hardly say no--even if spending more time with Sutton puts her heart in jeopardy all over again.

Someone's going to get hurt…

Sutton Bell has had a thing for Jenna since they were in high school, but after one screwed-up night, she didn’t want anything to do with him. Now, with just the summer before he leaves to begin his new career, Sutton’s determined to convince Jenna he’s not the player he used to be. But saving his sister from making an awful mistake may mean losing Jenna for good.
 

The ReviewThis book was really good. It's been a while since I reviewed anything NA or anything at all really, so when Donna emailed me about this and one other I needed to read it.

As far as stories go, its a great little one. Jenna our female is fiery and strong and that's how I love my female book heroines to be. Sutton our male is hot...with a bad boy rep that he's trying to reform, he and Jenna had such amazing heat and chemistry in this book, it really bounced off the page, and their moments together where steamy. Although I wasn't a fan of Sutton's sister Lacey, I could not fault his love for her. I have two brothers, and if either of mine did for me what Sutton does for his in her time of need I'd love them forever. His relationship with both the ladies in his life are admirable, and although some of his decisions could be called into question slightly, he more than makes up for them later on. 

I only have a couple of gripes, number one being that the story as a whole seemed quite easy, not predictable, just easy. The second being, it all seemed to just rush. The scenes I felt could have been slightly more in depth, there didn't seem to be a huge amount of drama of angst. I was hoping for more of a confrontation between Jenna, Lacey and Adam but sadly this fell a little short for me. Although I did enjoy this, I was actually never bored, I did feel it lacked some POW! to it. And you need a good bit of POW! to an NA novel otherwise, it becomes the same and a little ordinary. 

Julie Particka is however a very good writer, and she writes with a great deal of passion and love for her characters. She managed to write the story that needed to be written, and I would mostly definitely read more from her in the future.

Overall Fall With Me isn't a bad read at all. I would recommend it if you'd like something light and quick with very little drama. I would this is a solid 3.95 stars for me.

Note: This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Due to some adult scenes this book is recommended for readers 17+

1 comment:

Echo Fox said...

Sounds just right for some down-time I've got coming up this week, purchased. Thanks for the review.