Review – How We Fall by Melissa Toppen

Ms. Toppen has created a story that will have you totally immersed in a beautiful, at times sad, tale about true love, soul mates and destiny. Her writing makes you feel every emotion Cole and Melanie feel, every single one. Cole and Melanie’s story is one that proves sometimes you meet your soul mate but it’s not the right time, that you have to grow and learn, but eventually you find each other again and get your happily ever after!  How We Fall took over the #1 spot of my favorite reads of 2017. ~ DiDi, Guilty Pleasures 
 
 
 
It’s not always about how we fall- it’s about where we end up once we land.
 
I remember the very first time I laid eyes on Cole Lincoln. It still feels like yesterday when he stumbled into my life with his messy brown hair and dark eyes. Even though I was only ten years old at the time, I knew right then and there that he was going to change everything.
 
From that point on Cole and I were always together—inseparable—and I naively believed we’d be best friends forever. But forever didn’t last nearly as long as I expected.
 
We grew up and grew apart, life driving the distance between us, but my love for Cole never faltered. Even long after he moved away, leaving me and our little town behind, I still carried a piece of him with me every single day. Because Cole wasn’t just my childhood best friend- the boy who knew me better than anyone else in the whole world. He was also my first love- a part of my very core.
 
When a tragic death brings us face to face again after six years, every single memory comes rushing to the surface. Only this is not the boy I fell in love with all those years ago. The man before me is hardened, intimidating, and so damn sexy I practically melt when those dark eyes meet mine for the first time in six years.
 
And like the first time he walked into my life, I know with complete certainty that everything is about to change.
 
How We Fall is a STANDALONE Contemporary Romance.

Like many of you, I’m a voracious reader and I only read romance, that being said I am totally baffled by the fact I have never read anything by Melissa Toppen before! When I read the blurb for How We Fall it captivated me so I instantly signed up for the Review Tour. When I received the ARC I read the first paragraph, stopped and went to refresh my tea and grab a snack because I knew I would not want to put the book down until I read the very last word. Ms. Toppen did not disappoint! How We Fall has it all – readers will laugh, cry, gasp, be shocked and need a bottle of water to cool off!

This is second chance romance-ish, I say it like that because it’s not a typical second chance romance one where the hero and heroine see each other again and start right back up. It’s an emotional story of two childhood best friends that never crossed the line to boyfriend/girlfriend, who grow apart for various reasons and misunderstandings then are reunited due to a tragedy. After a six year absence Cole’s returned to town for a funeral. Melanie never left town, she thought she was prepared to see Cole when he returned…she wasn’t. Upon seeing each other for the first time all their old feelings and emotions came rushing back – the good, the bad and the ugly.

I don’t want to give too much on the story because I feel this is a story that needs to be read without knowing much about it when you begin, allowing the reader to feel all of the emotions that Cole and Melanie do. What I will tell you is that Ms. Toppen has created a story that will have you totally immersed in a beautiful, at times sad, tale about true love, soul mates and destiny. Her writing makes you feel every emotion Cole and Melanie feel, every single one. Cole and Melanie’s story is one that proves sometimes you meet your soul mate but it’s not the right time, that we have to grow and learn, but eventually you find each other again and get your happily ever after!  How We Fall took over the #1 spot of my favorite reads of 2017.

Review copy provided by the author for a voluntary review. 

 
Melissa Toppen is a Reader’s Choice Award Winning and
Bestselling Romance Author of New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic and Romantic
Suspense. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself
in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in
that direction; writing what she loves to read.


Melissa was born and raised in a small town in Ohio
and now resides in Cincinnati with her husband and two children, where she
writes full time.


In addition to spending time with family and friends, Melissa loves going to
concerts and is obsessed with the T.V. shows Game of Thrones, The Walking
Dead, Once Upon a Time and Outlander.


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