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How We Fall

Narrated by: Clarke Bellflower
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

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 10 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.

©2017 Melissa Toppen (P)2017 Melissa Toppen

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  • Nina DuBois
  • 18-12-18

Friends to Lovers

The beginning started off pretty good, especially since I'm a sucker for a friends to lovers romance. Their friendship as kids is skimmed through bringing us to the present with both of them having flashbacks here and there. I didn't dislike this, but I didn't necessarily love it either.

My issue with this book was the fact the only air they truly cleared up was the fact that neither of them realized that they were both in love with each other. Cole apologizes for being the typical douche who dates the girl he's in love with best friend and the reason why they were no longer close. Melanie ups and leaves her boyfriend of two years to get with Cole the first chance she gets. I don't feel like she felt all that bad and just justified everything because she didn't love Nate and he didn't put her first over his work. She only admitted everything when Nate called her out on her feelings. Cole and Melanie fall into insta-love that it was too much for me to take. I understand you guys have always loved each other, but I really wanted them to explore what could be slowly and getting to know each other all over again.

Clarke Bellflower was nice to listen to as the voice of Melanie, but I would have preferred duel narrators to voice Cole. It wasn't all that easy listening to Clarke voice Cole and I often got mixed up as to who's pov I was listening to. That's really the only thing that annoyed me about the narration. It really killed Cole's pov for me.

I really wanted to like this book and thought that I liked more than I did until I started writing this review and realized there were things that I really bothered me about this book. I can completely understand why so many people love this book, but idk it just missed the mark for me personally.

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  • bookcrazy_heather
  • 05-07-18

Super Sweet

This story between Cole and Melanie was so sweet. Best friends growing up to miscommunication as teens to finding their way back together. Life came full circle for these two.

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  • Annie
  • 04-01-18

Great story

Enjoyed the book. Normally I read the book first, but I listen to this book first.

I did not enjoy the dual POV narrated by a woman only.