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The Fall by Marie Force
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Was this story amazing?...YES! Did I love it?...not part of it. I rated it 5 stars because I am so glad I read it and it really got me... at least starting half way through the book, I cried and cried and I cried. I am not much of a crier either, I get choked up, maybe a tear in my eye, but not sob, I sobbed. I don't think I should go into much detail because it would just spoil it. There were many heartbreaking themes that affected friendships, family, and deep love.

The story begins with four best friends sharing a summer house in Newport, Rhode Island just like they do every year. They are all extremely successful, Parker is a divorce lawyer from a billionaire family, Chip is a doctor with a serious girlfriend, Smitty is a very rich stockbroker who started on the wrong side of the tracks and Ted (the main hero) is a pediatric oncologist with an amazing family. After Ted receives devastating news about one of his patients, he emotionally breaks down as he arrives in Newport. This is where he first sees Caroline and in 3 seconds he recognizes her as "the one". Ted and Caroline fall in love at first sight, the problem is that Caroline is Ted's best friend, Smitty's, girlfriend. Unfortunately, Smitty thinks Caroline is the one for him as well. Smitty is a gentle giant who is loved by all, but insecure about his past life and has been searching for his happy ever after. I really liked both Caroline and Ted, but I didn't like what they did and the choices that they made. I wasn't happy for them and felt they deserved all the consequences they created. It seemed like everyone was destroyed, this is where the book turned for me (for the good) and Grandy (Ted's grandma) made the difference in the events of the story.

There were a few other secondary love stories that were very sweet and added some good moments. I love Marie Force and I would highly recommend The Fall.

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message 1: by Jae (new)

Jae An intriguing story line... I'm not too sure about the sobbing part though.

Splage It definitely got to me.

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