Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Fall (The Reluctant Romantics #1) by Kate Stewart [REVIEW]

He was the beginning of my heart . . . and the end of it.
I was only fifteen years old when he claimed it and twenty when he took it with him.
They say what is meant to be will find a way. But when you have changed to the point of no return, how can anything ever be the same?
Seven years later, Dean Martin waltzed back into my life in hopes of resuming what I had fought so hard to forget, but he was in for a wake-up call.
I was no longer the naïve woman he had left . . . and I was no longer his.
I met the love of my life and my soul mate when I was fifteen. I knew that; he knew that. He wanted that girl back. I wanted to forget she ever existed.


What I thought was my pre-destined path was very much an illusion. Living seven years with regret, I realized too late that I was broken, and that I only had myself to blame.

I thought love could wait . . . but it didn’t.

We’d had it all those years ago, and then I foolishly left it behind.

She was all that mattered. She was all there ever was.

There was no life without Dallas, no reason . . . except her.

No matter how hard she tried to convince me, I knew I had to once again make her mine, to make her remember . . . the fall.

5 The FEELS stars!!!!!!
All of my friends love Kate Stewart. I swear I see that name pop up EVERYWHERE. When I first read the summary of The Fall, I thought to myself, oh my goodness, this is filled with angst.
This is my problem with angst, we do not get along. Angst is like the abusive boyfriend that I can’t say no to. I try so many angst filled books and I end up getting slapped in the face and feeling used. Also, when I read the summary and realized Dean’s parts were in the past … I questioned if I could mentally take this book on.

Just goes to show, really good writing. It’s really rare I find an angst filled book with flash backs that I love, but I swear on all the yummy cupcakes in the world, The FALL is really really really good.

It’s addictive, it’s emotional and it’s a roller-coaster of drama. I could not get enough.

Dallas and Dean are high school best friends. They are four years apart, so Dallas is a freshman and Dean is a senior. Dallas has a major crush on Dean, but she’s a baby right? I REALLY loved Dallas and Dean’s history. The story starts in the present and throughout the book we get the past through Dean’s POV which is perfect in my opinion.

Since Dean is way older he can never see Dallas in anything but a friend, his best friend. He dates girls and keeps Dallas at a romantic arm’s length but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want her. It’s wrong and so taboo and so yummy to read.

Its years later and both are doctors at the same hospital. You know where this is going. Dean wants Dallas, but Dallas wants nothing to do with Dean. We don’t know what happened between the two, but we know it’s enough for Dallas to push Dean away and believe me the tension and chemistry between the two main characters is off the charts hot.

“She was breathtaking and perfect and I was more determined than ever to make her mine.”

“I’d met the love of my life and my soul mate when I was fifteen. I knew that; he knew that. He wanted that girl back.”

This book is really well written and I can’t explain enough what the feelings you will feel for this book. I love how well developed the characters were and I loved how messed up they were too. It’s the kind of love where you can’t-eat-can’t-live-without-each-other kind of read. It’s passionate, raw and completely gripping.

“I want all of you, Dallas. Every single piece. Even the ones I broke.”

“The truth is, I’m afraid of me when I’m with you. When I love you, I’m toxic. I don’t want to go down that road again.”

Kate Stewart you are going on my author’s favorite list baby!

The Fall #1 AMAZON
The Mind #1.5 AMAZON
The Heart #2 AMAZON

A native of Dallas, Kate Stewart now resides in beautiful Charleston, S.C. She lives with her husband of 9 years, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie.

Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring the city her creative muse. Since the move in 2010, Kate has written and published four novels including Room 212, Never Me, Loving the White Liar and The Fall.

Kate writes messy, sexy, angst filled romance books with 'hard to get' happy endings because it's what she loves as a reader. She has a scary addiction to chocolate milk and a deep love for rap music specifically the genius known as Marshall Mathers.


  1. Sounds like a must read...going on my TBR now! Thanks for the review.