Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Falling into you - Book Tour

Falling into you

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.

Review : 

Since I first read wounded I have become a HUGE fan of the amazing and talented Jasinda Wilder, she has a way of reaching deep inside the reader and making them feel something they never expected. 
“This book is for anyone who has ever lost a loved one, for anyone who has woken up crying and gone to bed the same way, for anyone who has had to learn that it’s okay to not be okay. Surviving isn’t strength, it’s continuing to breathe one day at a time; strength is learning to live despite the pain.” 
It took me a few days after reading the book to be able to actually write the review, why? Because my mind is still stuck somewhere between the pages. I went through a roller coaster of emotions and still haven't recovered, if you want a novel that will make you feel then this is the book for you. There are only a few books that have made me feel so intently that I have cried and this is one of them, and I am not talking about a few pretty tears on my face . . .  no . . . I am talking ugly sobs that come with a severe warning of wailing and snot. DO NOT let this put you off because I am say without a shadow of a doubt this book more then makes up for it with its happy ending. YES! No cliffhangers there is such a thing as happily ever after. 
"But we have to learn to be be free. We have to, Nell. Doesn't mean happy all the time, or okay all the time. It's okay not to be okay. I told you that, but I'm relearning it myself. But not being okay doesn't mean you stop living."
Nell has a blessed like; not only does she have a loving family but she also have a best friend who has been there for her all her life and as they grow up so do their feelings. We get to watch them fall in love, and in turn we fall in love with them as a couple.
“Nothing mattered but the delirious joy of Kyle, of my first kiss, of making out with my best friend, the only guy I’d ever really cared about.”
Nell and Kyle where the definition of first love, and it is just beautiful to watch.
“Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.”
Then the unthinkable happens, and your heart as well as Nell's is broken you literally feel grief and want to mourn to Kyle's death.
“It wasn’t a tear. I wouldn’t cry. Couldn’t. To let it go would be to open my soul. It would never stop. I would break…just shatter. The liquid on my cheek was blood, surging out from my ripped and tattered heart.” 
The funeral is where we first meet Colton, he was Kyle's older brother and proverbial black sheep of the family and together him and Nell find themselves drawn to each other through grief and loss and ultimately end up sharing a kiss.
"But moments like this, with Colton? They make it all bearable. He doesn't fix me, doesn't heal me. He just makes life worthwhile. he helps me remember to breathe, shows me how to smile again. He kisses me and I can forget pain."
Its two years later and Nell and Colton find themselves meeting again but can they help each other overcome their troubles or will it be a ticking bomb just waiting to go off? Can Colton be the one to help Nell feel again? or is her grief gone to far that she cannot be pulled back out?
“… when you feel that kind of all-consuming need for someone, a person you’d do fucking anything for, no matter what? They’re in your fucking skin, in your soul, like the essence of who they are is imprinted on you so completely like the very air you breathe… That’s love.”
The connection and intensity between them is almost palpable, as a reader you are also learning to grieve and move on and you feel protective towards Nell. Although you can feel the connection you can tell they are consciously moving slow and learning not only to heal but to feel again and learn that it is okay to be loved.
“There’s darkness in this girl, now. I almost don’t want to get involved. She’ll hurt me. I know this. I can see it, feel it coming. She’s got so much pain, so many cracks and shards in her soul, and I’m going to get cut by her if I’m not careful.”
You MUST MUST MUST, read this book it is beyond words and I am still in awe of it.

Jasinda Wilder is one of those authors who you know is going to go far with her talent, she has already come  on to the scene and caused a commotion with her astonishing novels and I know there is so much more she has to tell and I am practically giddy with excitement. 

6/5 well deserved stars.

Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women.
When she’s not writing, she’s probably shopping, baking, or reading.
Some of her favorite authors include Nora Roberts, JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Liliana Hart and Bella Andre.
She loves to travel and some of her favorite vacations spots are Las Vegas, New York City and Toledo, Ohio.
You can often find Jasinda drinking sweet red wine with frozen berries and eating a cupcake.

Here's the GIVEAWAY ~  
1st place winner ~ $100 Amazon gift card
                             2nd place winner ~ signed paperback copy of Falling Into You
                           3rd ~ 6th place winners ~ each will receive an e-copy of Falling Into You

Links to connect with Jasinda:

twitter: @JasindaWilder  (https://twitter.com/JasindaWilder)
Goodreads link for Falling Into You:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17448960-falling-into-you
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1 comment:

  1. Great review! I've read such good things about Falling Into You!