Review: Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder

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Review: Falling Into You by Jasinda WilderFalling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
Series: Falling #1
Published by Author
Pub Date: March 14th 2013
Pages: 369
Format: eBook | Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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5 Stars

I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.

Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.

Colton didn't teach me how to live. He didn't heal the pain. He didn't make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.

 

I read a post of someone deeply gushing over Falling Into You and there was no doubt I had to see for myself! In reading the synopsis I knew I was in for a train ride headed straight into Emotional-Mess Mountain, but I had no idea I’d have so many feels! At its very core, Falling Into You is about first love, loss, grief, cope, compassion, desire and finding love again. When you find your true love/soul mate, does this mean that they’re the one person meant for you, or is there room for a second? This book takes that question and in the series of really high “highs” and extremely low “lows,” gives you an answer. Maybe not one that you’d initially hoped for, but one that by the end of the book has you thinking… YES! YES!

Jasinda Wilder is an exceptional writer and painted some intense and richly passionate scenes. I enjoyed the gradual progression of friendship between Nell and Kyle into something deeper and rooted. It all unfolded so naturally and gracefully. Unfortunately, tragedy is a part of life and for Nell it completely tore her life apart and shredded her future into sheer nothingness. It’s difficult to come back from any tragedy but death is by far the worst, and Nell had an extremely difficult time coming to terms with it. Until a chance meeting with a seemingly familiar stranger, it was an encounter that gave you a glimmer of hope for Nell. But she had to figure out how to cope and deal with her grief alone, and she dealt with it in not-so-healthy of ways. Then, another accidental encounter with the very rough-around-the-edges, familiar stranger…. and the glimmer of light gets a little brighter. Can a broken someone become unbroken? Maybe two broken someones cancel each other out? Both questions I asked myself while reading this book.

As the story unfolds music starts to become a very strong presence, like its own character almost. Conversations were taking place with song, in a sort of musical language. Songs were intermingled throughout, some from artists I knew and other I didn’t and I often found myself looking up videos as I read… just so I could get further in touch with the story, connect with the lyrics, or get more inside the character’s mind. (There is also a super awesome playlist at the end. This seems to be a trend now and I lovez!)

Falling Into You is an intense read, strong in its emotions and fervently steamy. If you don’t mind emotionally-packed stories that require a tissue box within arm’s reach while reading, then you definitely need to sink your teeth into this one! Also, the sexy times are quite nice *wink wink* ;)

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When she is not reading, Lety is usually daydreaming about happily-ever-afters and boys with dreamy jawlines. She is a thirty-something professional living in a hobbit hole surrounded by her books. Her hobbies include reading, gaming, drawing, and attempting to break the sound barrier with her booming laughter. Lety can also be found giving her opinions on tv shows, movies and all things geeky on a few podcasts and social media outlets. She currently resides in Texas where she patiently awaits her Hogwarts acceptance letter.

9 Responses to “Review: Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder”

  1. Quinn

    I”m kind of curious about this book. But I’m not sure if I can handle the emotional upheaval. I’m so glad you liked it though. I think I will add it to my TBR list.

  2. Jess @ Gone with the Words

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

    I love that you love these type of emotionally-packed stories. I tend to shy away from them because they scare me! LOL I do end up reading them eventually, but it takes a lot for me to work up to them sometimes. Also, “I knew I was in for a train ride headed straight into Emotional-Mess Mountain” = lots of LOLs from me, haha. Because I’m a dork like you.

    • Wonder Woman (@LetyRoxtar)

      LOL you get me friend!! Dorks Rule!! I have to be in the right mood to take on an emotional book, and then I have to prepare… maybe do some yoga and meditate so I am in a relaxed state-of-mind and get my zen on, and then watch several back-to-back happy cartoons… take many deep breaths and then dive in…. not really, but it totally sounds like a good preparation plan LOL

  3. Andrea Modolo (@Book_lover1988)

    I love emotional books with sexy times in them! But I find I really need to find the right time to pick up these books because I am an ugly crier, and will cry at the smallest thing with some books. These books scare me, yet I absolutely love them!

    • Wonder Woman (@LetyRoxtar)

      I know the feeling! I have to lock myself away or else my family will keep asking what’s wrong with me…. to which I have to reply “IT’S MY BOOK!!! LEAVE ME ALONE” and then run away sobbing…

  4. April

    I have this one!! I had a friend gift it to me. I’ve heard crazy good things.. Not sure when I’ll get to it though.

  5. Jen (Pop! Goes The Reader)

    I haven’t always had the best luck with the New Adult genre but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t curious about this book after finishing your review. I’m constantly on the hunt for the elusive 5 Star New Adult book and while I’m not sure this one would qualify, I do love the themes examined within this novel. I absolutely adore the idea that music is such an inherent part of this story as it has always been extremely important to me as well. While I’m worried about the emotional toll this book may take on me, I don’t think I can resist, especially since I just found out it’s selling for only $0.93 on Amazon.com right now. How could I resist that? ;)

    This was a wonderful review, Lety! A true pleasure to read :D

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