A wonderfully written story with two very emotionally charged characters ~ Guilty Pleasures
When you’ve been burned, the heat of the moment is the scariest place to be.
Six months after a sexual assault, Anna Jameson has decided enough is enough. She’s sick of being a victim, of letting the experience have power over her. She wants her fear of physical intimacy gone, as in now.
In the quest to reclaim her sexuality, she needs a man. A man she trusts absolutely. A man like her best friend, Finn.
Finn Shaw is all about taking risks. He does it every week on his extreme sports TV show. But there’s one boundary he’s never pushed, and that’s his friendship with Anna. When his hyper-intellectual family kicked him to the curb over his dyslexia, Anna stuck by him.
Her request to become friends with benefits throws him for a loop. He can’t deny her anything, but this is a whole different ball game. Once they’re skin to skin, there will be no hiding the fact that he’s loved her for years.
When their chemistry burns out of control, Finn decides he’s the one who’s had enough. It’s time to break out of the friend box—and show Anna that risking her heart is a risk well worth taking. Even if it costs him her friendship.
Warning: This book contains a strong-willed heroine who knows what she wants, a daredevil hero intent on showing her how much more she could have, sexy love scenes that’ll melt your heart, and a grand gesture you’ll need a tissue for.
This is definitely a different kind of review for me so please bare with me. It is really important to me that I give this book a fair shake, but at the same time my main concern is to provide you guys with a completely honest review. So here goes…
This was a wonderfully written story with two very emotionally charged characters. There is no doubt what-so-ever that Ms. Ashenden is a talented author and knows her way around a book. I fell in love with Finn and stayed that way throughout the entire book.
That being said, Falling for Finn is a little difficult for me to review because I never came to like the heroine, Anna. I felt for her and I can’t begin to understand how a sexual assault could make a woman feel. That concept of the story was very well written and it was obvious that this author put a lot of thought into her heroine. I just couldn’t deal with how long it took Anna to drop her guard with Finn
My heart broke for Finn over and over again when Anna would use what he gave to her then discard him every time. I just couldn’t get past feeling that she was extremely selfish. Now, before you start disagreeing with me, please understand one thing. This review is strictly my own opinion and I do not expect everyone to agree with me. And I am sure that the author didn’t intend for everyone to feel the way I do about Anna. It’s not very often I come across such an amazing story but feel such a diconnect to one of the main characters.
Despite my feelings towards Anna, this book was good enough to keep me interested till the very end and I’m glad I finished it.
Although I have some issues with Falling for Finn I think that Jackie Ashenden can definitely write a wonderful story, and I absolutely plan on reading more from her.