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Published by Gloss Publishing LLC on February 20th 2015
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From New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo comes a twisted and passionate love story that pushes the boundaries of loyalty.
Maybe we shouldn’t have fallen so fast and so willingly.
Maybe we shouldn’t have moved in together before we went on our first date.
Maybe we should have given our wounds time to heal before we tore each other to shreds.
Maybe we should have never been together.
Houston has kept a devastating secret from Rory since the day he took her into his home. But the tragic circumstances that brought them together left wounds too deep to heal.
Five years after the breakup, Houston and Rory are thrust together by forces beyond their control. And all the resentments and passion return with more intensity than ever.
Once again, Houston is left with a choice between the truth and the only girl he’s ever loved.
The Way We Fall is the first book in The Story of Us series, which follows the tumultuous love story of Rory and Houston. The sequel, The Way We Break, will be released Spring 2015.
Book Review: 4 stars
“The way we fall” is the story of Rory and Houston. He is her best friend’s older brother, whom she had a crush on since she was eleven. When a traumatic event in their lives brings them closer together, he shows her affection for the first time, too. But their relationship is doomed from the start and even five years after the big heartbreak, Rory and Houston can’t seem to resist each other…
So. I normally love angsty books. And I loved this one – but honestly: The relationship between the two MC’s Rory and Houston was just as dysfunctional as it gets. There’s only been a few couples in my 2,5 years of excessive reading, that I’ve thought about as “dysfunctional” and that they are better off without each other. Rory and Houston definitely fit that category to a T. The angst that transpired between the two was delicious for an angst-addict like me, but I can imagine that a reader that doesn’t compensate OTT drama and angst all that well maybe even calls it quits really fast.
There was nothing wrong with this book per se, the characters were likeable, the sex-scenes were ok, and the writing was really good. But this detonation of feelings between the two main characters was exhausting. And since I’m a reader, that doesn’t always need a HEA to be satisfied with a book, I will stop reading this series now after book 1, even though it ends with the couple separated yet again. I’m calling it an appropriate ending, because like mentioned before: This couple is not healthy together in any sense of the word and they are both better off without each other. Other readers will probably call it a cliffhanger, but I’m calling it quits. Here and now.
All in all, I rate this book with 4 stars and can only recommend it to fans of hardcore-angst and OTT dramatic twists.