My name is Benjamin Dorsey. You know my mom and dad's story. You know Kylie's parents' story. You even know Kylie's story.
You don't know mine, yet.
You don't know what a broken heart is until you've loved someone your whole life, only to have her slip through your fingers because you waited too long. That's heartbreak. That's regret. And how do you live with that? How do you go through the motions when she's there as a reminder of what you lost, of what you could have had but were too damn chicken to go after? I couldn't. So I left.
That's right, I ran away. I found myself across the continent, playing minor league football. I mean, at least I still had football, right?
Nope. That got taken away from me too. A career-ending injury left me down-and-out, scraping the bottom of the barrel, hating myself and hating life. And then I met Cheyenne Leveaux, my physical therapist, who became my one and only friend, the one bright light in the darkness of my messed up life.
But of course nothing is ever simple, or easy.
Tragedy struck, and the rug was swept out from under me yet again, and this time the guilt, the doubt, the secrets, and the old heartbreak may threaten my one chance at true happiness, my one shot at my own happily ever after.
“I grew up with Kylie, I was in love with her for six, almost seven years and there wasn’t this intense attraction, even to her. It honestly scares me, because I don’t know this girl at all.”
When I started this book, I had great expectations. I mean, come on, it’s Jasinda Wilder, how could it not be good? Wait, scratch that. How could it not be amazing? And amazing it was. This book was the perfect ending to a series that I fell in love with from the very beginning. It’s one of those stories that just stays with you. One you want to talk about to your friends as if it actually happened. So, in short, my expectations were not only met, they were exceeded once again.
Ben is the guy that girls just want to fall in love with. He’s gorgeous, athletic, a true gentleman to boot. But Ben has a broken heart, and to get away from that affliction, he leaves his hometown to try and make a go of a life without the girl he thought would always be his.
Along the way, he started playing football again and was hoping to be drafted PRO before long, just like his father had. But fate has a funny way of sticking it to you…and one too hard hit, changes Ben’s life course forever.
Now, I know what you’re thinking; been there, read that. No. This goes beyond his backstory…it pushes into a whole new category when he meets Cheyenne, his physical therapist.
It would be one thing if the story stopped there, but there is something special about Cheyenne Leveaux. Something that goes past the boundaries of your average therapist/patient relationship. She gets Ben. And he her. Problem is, although attractive, she’s old enough to be his mother…but that doesn’t stop them from becoming close and ultimately costing everything.
Where it goes from there, you’ll have to read and find out.
“My eyes are closed, and all I know in this moment is her kiss, because it’s taking my breath and forming the entirety of my universe, and I don’t want it to end, and I know somehow that she doesn’t either.”
Open your heart when you read this book, you will find the Echo of stories past blending with music of the future. I fell in love with Ben all over again and when I turned the last page, I cried. Falling in love is never easy but when you find the right person and everything clicks into place…you can watch the world Falling Away.
**5 Second Chance at Life & Love, Stars**
Reading Order: Falling Into You, Falling Into Us, Falling Under, Falling Away