If looks could kill, I’d be a charred pile of ash on the sidewalk.
I need to know why she hates me.
Bay Bishop aka The New Girl is my new neighbor. In her glasses and stage crew black clothes she has a knack for fading into the background.
She’s probably the only one who rolls her eyes when I walk past instead of cheering on my last touchdown play. But before I can shove her into the recesses of my mind filed under “Not my problem” she lands herself smack dab in the middle of my dreams.
I catch her singing with a voice unlike any I’ve heard before that taps into feelings I shouldn’t have for the girl who avoids me at all costs.
With three months until graduation, the final play is on. Only it’s not for more points. It’s for Bay.
Unlike my success on the field, this win is anything but assured. But I can’t stop myself from taking the risk.
There’s no flashing scoreboard.
There’s no cheering crowd.
There’s only her and me.
The countdown clock is ticking. The only thing scarier than finding my first love will be losing her.
The Art of Falling for You is the first book in the new Fulton U universe sports romance, Falling trilogy.
Series: Falling Trilogy #1
I’ve had this book on my kindle since the day it was released and just kept circling around it for some reason. As I know write this review, I’m wondering, as I’m sure you are, what the fuck is wrong with me? This is my first book by this author and I’m just here wondering what the hell I’ve been doing with my life because this was the bomb! I recommend that you go into this book blind. Just don’t bother reading the blurb and if you can, avoid reading the reviews lest they spoil it for you. Just trust me when I say, READ IT!.
We start off with Bay in the present before were thrown back into the past to her last year of high school, where she’s spent the past 3 years all but invisible and socially awkward. Her refuge is in music; well. the behind the scenes of it.
When she finds herself hounded by her neighbour, who is the instigator of most her high school misery stories, and now turned friendly, she is suspicious and very resisted to having any form of relationship with him. But Dare is persistent. He is drawn to her by something. Tight end golden boy has the hallmarks of a happy life. But with his unstable homelife, which he has fought tooth and nail to hide from everyone, he is barely staying afloat. The noise in his head and the ache in his chest seems to only settle at the sound of Bay’s voice. Despite her protests and reluctance to entertain him, he will not give up his own piece of peace. Finally, his persistence pays off. Friendship blooms which later turns into love that neither of them anticipated.
Normally I don’t like slow burns. I’m too impatient for that. But I was here for this story.
The delicious, sweet and torture angst of watching them falling for each other knowing that there’s an emotional cliff headed their way was the stuff wet dreams I made of (I think!).
I really wish Dare’s home life was emphases a bit more. I would have loved to live his trauma with him. You know what I mean. In the story. Also I don’t know how his friends could have parties at his house so many times and not questioned his home life having seen how he was living. The deadbolts should have spiked interest enough to questions some things.
Anyway, while I can’t believe I waited this long to actually read this book, I’m also super glad I did because I don’t have to lose my mind while waiting for the next book because