Six years ago, in the dead of night, I woke up to a cold bed and an even colder future without her.

I would’ve followed her anywhere and she left.

I thought I’d moved on and left all she meant to me behind. But a first love is never easy to forget. Even harder when I once felt our love is inevitable–inescapable. And I’ve been proven right once again.

One night brings us back together and derails our lives. We’re sent on a collision course with a future apart and even scarier–a future together. I’m back basking in the warm glow of her gaze and burning with the unquenchable fire of her touch.

We’ve walked this path before and our shattered hearts have been pieced back together. As easy as it would be to run again, I can’t stop wanting her.

This is our final chance to have what we’ve always wanted–each other. Or it’ll be our ruin.

The final book in the Fulton U universe sports romance, Falling trilogy.

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Series: Falling Trilogy #3

My Rating:★★★

What a roller-coaster this trilogy was and I’m so glad it picked it to pop my Maya Hughes cherry. The story was messy, filled with heartache, betrayal and childhood trauma. It was also infuriating because of the miscommunication. Basically, I felt all the feels. ALL OF THEM!!

We start of where we left off with The Sin of Kissing You and get a glimpse of the immediate aftermath of the note and the guitar Keyton finally sent to Bay, before we jump six years into the future. Bay is living her dream to the fullest with a loyal following, while Keyton is living somewhat of his dream when a chance encounter brings them back into each other’s lives.  The passing of so much time, coupled with their history, neither of them is the same.

I felt for Dare throughout this trilogy. He was dealt a really shitty hand in life; forever grinding and trying, seemingly climbing one obstacle after another and never really catching a break. Even in this book after he finally got his professional career going, even then it wasn’t full in. Bay of the other hand, I have a love-hate relationship with. I loved her innocent in The Art of Falling for You, but honestly it went downhill in The Sin of Kissing You. She was selfish and I thought she was written too perfectly. Never did any wrong. Even in this book after the shit she pulled in book two, while I loved the role reversal in this one between the hunter and the prey, I do wish Dare/Keyton wouldn’t have given in so easily and made her work a lot harder for him. His sense of self-worth could have done with some polishing up and being let to grow out of his old ways rather than continue to compromise his future for Bay once again, despite what it cost him last time. How Bay reacted when Keyton went to see Monica I thought was a bit hypocritical considering he did exactly what she did to him at the end of book two.

It was an epic conclusion to an amazing story but I have to say it felt like there were some details that could have done with being fully incorporated into the story. But I suspect it’s the 6 years gap between their seeing each other that caused what feels like some missing details. What happened to Dare when Bay left? How did he end up in the team after he was leg go in book two? How  did he deal with that? What happened with his dad after his teammate got involved etc. Similar, Bay breaking the news to her mother about her career choice and what she did for 6 years feels like things that should have been elaborated and made part of the story. Merely mentioning that they happened just wasn’t enough for me.

 

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