Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.
But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.
Fall With Me is another perfect example of why JLA is my absolute favourite author of all time. She knows how to connect her characters to her audience and in a way that is so natural it’s unbelievable. Each time a new installment in this series comes out I rush to Chapters and get mad excited when I see it on the shelf. I’m talking giddy, paired with screeching noises that make whoever I’m with pretend they aren’t with me. I can’t help it. I know what it’s going to feel like to delve back into that world to revisit characters from the previous books, and to meet our new power couple.
In this case we get the story of Roxy, the bartender we met back in Stay With Me who is harboring the guilt from an attack on her best friend Charlie that left him in a long-term care facility, and Reece, the guys she’s been in love with forever. He has his own guilt, having severed overseas to coming home to become a police officer, he’s seen a lot. And he knows he wants Roxy.
These two characters play off of each other so smoothly they either had me laughing or crying during most of the scenes.
It might be hard to believe, but the story is about more than just the two of them. Roxy’s relationship with her BFF Charlie is so important to her character and who she is, and as tragic as his part of the story is, it worked. And it was tragic. That flashback had me in tears.
Not only is this book about romance, but the level of suspense added by the serial stalker and all around creepy ass guy kept me on my toes the whole time, just waiting for the moment when he was going to strike. He was a fairly passive-aggressive stalker for the majority of the story, until BAM! Even though I caught on to who it probably was, JLA has this way of making me question and suspect just about everyone.
There were several conflicts that came up, but they were worked through by Roxy and Reece in such a way that it made it super easy to root for them. I could see how good they were for each other and they both deserved it so damn much.
JLA just has this way about her writing. It’s completely unique and I’ve quite honestly become addicted to it. I don’t think there will ever be one of her books that I don’t devour and love to pieces. She’s my go-to author because of her writing – I know I will never be disappointed, and that’s pretty amazing.
I gave Fall With Me five stars (it deserves FAR more) and would recommend it to anyone who has read and enjoyed ANY other JLA book ever, or fans of intense, epic love between two people with a suspenseful plot that keeps your heart racing the entire time.
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