Fall With Me
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Summary: Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.
Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.
But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.
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Fall With Me was a cute contemporary romance with a quirky main character you can't help but love. It was a second chance romance, which I typically enjoy because it takes the whole meet, lock eyes, and cue the insta-lust issue out of romance. I love love-at-first-sight, but in NA and adult romance, it's usually too much and too lusty. Roxy and Reece knew each other, had a one night stand eleven months earlier, and Roxy had pretty much been avoiding him every since because she felt pretty strongly about him and he seemed to be all regretful.
Fall With Me had light characters and a nice romance, but it also contained some serious things. Roxy's best friend was in a long term care facility after he was violently attacked as a result of his sexual orientation. Roxy also received threats and was being messed with in odd ways, which added a little bit of mystery/crime to the plot.
I enjoyed the book a lot, as I typically do with all of the author's books. There's something about the way she writes that makes it so much fun to read and I'm able to finish her books quickly. The mystery was easy to figure out and I would have been disappointed had that been the main plot, but it wasn't, so I can ignore the fact that was obvious.
I liked watching Roxy grow, see how her relationship with Reece would form, and see her realize that not all things are black and white. The hatred she had for her friend's attacker was counterproductive and I liked seeing her sort of realize that and be able to rise above it.
I definitely recommend the book to any fans of light contemporary New Adult romance. She's definitely by go to author for when I'm in the mood for it.
Labels: contemporary, New Adult, Review, romance