Author: Lexi Ryan
Publisher: Ever After, LLC
Tour Company: AToMR Tours
Source: ARC provided by the author in exchange for a honest review.
Summary: When I woke up after the accident, I couldn’t remember anything from the last year—including my relationship with Max Hallowell or anything about Nate Crane. Now my memories are returning, but instead of answering my questions, they’re leaving me with more.
The man who broke my heart and wants to be my future…
Max is all I ever wanted, and now he wants to marry me. He’ll do everything he can to fill my life with love, family, and security. I need those things now more than ever. But can I trust him?
The man who stole my heart and wants to let me go…
Nate never made me promises, and I never asked him to. I’d been on the rebound, looking for a distraction, and he made me feel beautiful and wanted when I needed to feel those things most. He says he has to let me go, but what if I can’t let go of him?
With every revelation and every passing day, I feel more like Alice down the rabbit hole. I’m falling. Who will catch me?
Fall to You is the second book in the Here and Now series. It is not a stand-alone and is intended to be read following Lost in Me. Hanna’s story concludes in book three, All for This.
Flirty Review of Lost In Me: HERE
Flirty Review: FOUR LIP BITES
So background into the stories. Hanna has amnesia and when she wakes she discovers that she's engaged to the one man she has pined for since she was a girl, she owns her dream business, and lives on her own. She kinda goes with the flow with Will and accepts that they are getting married. Basically, when in Rome...until one night a handsome and tatted stranger shows up in her bed and turns everything in a big pile of confusing. She learns that she was in a relationship as well with Nate, a famous musician. What are the odds that when she woke up from her accident that not only would she have the heart of the man she always wanted, but the man she never thought she needed. Plus she's skinny for the first time in her life. I wish I could wake up like that.
Now in book one, Hanna pretty much went with everything. I would be freaking out on the other hand. But that's besides the point. The real point was that Hanna wasn't going to squander the dreams she finally had come true, but all at the same time trying to figure out all the pieces to the puzzle. Who was Nate? Why would she cheat on Will? How did she lose all her weight? Why was her twin sister so angry at her? It was a pretty big mess, but it worked so well. Ryan left us at the end of book one not knowing what hero we really wanted to root for. I thought for sure it would be Nate but I was wrong. Book two is all about Will and Hanna. Granted there are some Nate bits, but largely it's about Hanna and Will trying to salvage their relationship and Hanna trying to heal from Will's rejection and overcome her very big body image issues.
Book two is told in the most part in flashbacks, which usually drive me nuts. And I think that's the reason I gave it only four lip bites and not five. I felt in book two we were rehashing some things that didn't need to be rehashed and that Hanna was too hung-up on her insecurities when in real life people tend to move on faster. Hanna really made Will suffer in this book and I began to wonder if I really wanted to keep rooting for her.
The arc of the story was very dramatic and I pretty much saw what was going to happen at the end. I was just waiting for it. Waiting for it.....BOOM, what I suspected happened and then the book ends on a cliffhanger. Will every one of these books in the series end in a cliffhanger? I heard dun, dun, dunnnnnnnn in my head as I read the last page. In book one it left me with the feeling that book two would be a struggle for all characters emotionally, the depth of the book helped me along their journey, but book two left me feeling that things were getting a bit contrived when it all came down to it.
After saying that, I still really, really want to read the third book. Like a lot. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a good romance with drama.
On another note, the editing was good.