Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When people gush and gush about certain books and say they’re heart wrenching, I decide I want to read it so badly, but my heart makes me hold off. I finally gave in and, wow, am I glad I did.
This story, this journey, started off with high school kids being best friends and falling in love, and you think it’s a great love. BUT … and there’s always a but, stuff happens. Life happens and it sucks. And this stuff, hurts and had me snot sobbing for most of the book.
This was part of Kyle and Nell’s turning point.
“And now we’re learning how to fall in love together. I don’t care what any one else says. I
love you. I’ll always love you, no matter what happens with us in the future. I love you now and
There are real life issues and they gut you. As it says in the summary, her first love dies… and it’s so tragic.
Kyle, during his last breaths can’t stop telling Nell that he loves her.
“You can’t Nell. Just… hold my hand. I love you”
Oh, boy. After his death, the pain and heartache. Jasinda writes these emotions so well. It made me feel like I lost someone. I could feel the pain so vividly. Her characters are well formed, more than, and the words are beautiful.
So, two years later we meet up with Nell again and see that she hasn’t healed, forgotten, or moved on. She’s still stuck in her pain and heartache. And with that pain comes serious issues that are dealt with. Again, Jasinda tackles these issues so well.
But Colton wants to help her, he feels a connection to her. She does also but does not want to admit it.
These are Colton’s words to her.
“I’m still trying to find the words to heal you,
To take your pain and make it all my own
So your beautiful eyes can smile,
So you can be at peace.
And now that Fate has intervened,
Conspired to draw us together,
I can’t resist the lure of your eyes,
The temptation of you beauty,
The siren song of you voice
Whispering my name
In the dark comfort between my sheets.
I can’t resist you, baby,
Because I’m falling still,
I’m falling into you.”
This story and these characters will leave an imprint under your skin. It’s a must read. It’s also the first book in a series, but can be read alone.
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.