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Sherry Johnson is young, beautiful, bright and athletic. She has everything going for her, except for one thing. She is addicted to love. Her life is a vicious circle of nightly trysts and morning regrets. Her addiction got her kicked out of college, cost her the love of her life and has left her in complete despair. But still Sherry keeps falling in love. And falling. And ...more
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Published August 9th 2012 by Stephen Bradlee
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Jill
Apr 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Wow, what a totally unexpected read. This is the story of an abused and neglected woman who spiralled into a sex addiction. All I have to say is ,sex addiction is no joke.
Not my usual sort of read, as in the book is very serious,and a view into a condition that I had never taken seriously before. I sure think of it differently now.
A compelling read, I couldn't put it down, and for those of you out there that are after something a bit different I would recommend it.
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When I started this story I had an idea of what it would be about, or at least I thought I did. I made an assumption that it would somehow be lighthearted and the typical erotic romance with the typical ending. God have I ever been so wrong. I won't do the displeasure of adding all the fun and crazy gifs to such a serious book,
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Fungi From Yuggoth
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Fungi From Yuggoth by: Stephen Bradlee
Review of Falling in Love by Stephen Bradlee
5 Stars

5 Stars is not sufficient to rate a book which rips at the heartstrings, breaks the reader’s heart over and over, and yet-despite witnessing the protagonist hit bottom so many times-leaves us with hope that yes, there can be good come out of wrong, that there may be joy in the morning, that just maybe there is hope in each of our lives if we will but persevere to find it.

This book will make you weep till you think you can weep no more, but it wi
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Gayle Pace
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Meet the Author

Stephen Bradlee is a pen name for a Hollywood film executive. He has ghostwritten celebrity autobiographies and has worked primarily as a script doctor. He is married and lives with his wife, their daughter and their dog.

BLURB: Sherry Johnson is a young, beautiful, bright and athletic girl. She has everything going for her, except one thing.

She is addicted to love. Her life is a vicious circle of nightly trysts and morning regrets. Her addiction got her kicked out of college, cost
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Shalini Ayre
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
How can a beautiful, smart young woman have an addiction? Easy. With a troubled, abusive childhood, absent mother and lack of self-worth, it's practically inevitable.

Addicted to love, Sherry Johnson's life consists of nightly trysts and regretful mornings. Each night she tries to quell her wants but gives into the humiliation of another one night stand sometimes going with multiple partners. When she decides to find her mother in California, Sherry starts the journey via New York, seeking her mo
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Dianne
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
With brutal frankness, Falling in Love takes you deep into the painful world of a young woman who uses mindless, drunken sex as a release valve on her own self-hatred. Sherry was abandoned by her mother and left in the hands of her cold aunt and abusive uncle. As a teen she NEEDED to excel in everything, to feel some false semblance of self-worth. When, in one disastrous moment, fate took what she thought was the most important achievement in her young life away, she spiraled down into an abyss ...more
Jackie
Mar 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Falling in Love is a story about just what the title tells you with a few exceptions. Sherry falls in love a lot. She also hates herself most of the time afterward. Her self-esteem is in the bottom of the barrel and uses sex as a filler for the intimate connects she thinks will validate her as a person. This is one of the reasons why her relationships continually fail. While in love with one man she goes out and gets drunk and sleeps with another or many other men. Her compulsion is self-destruc ...more
Jim
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When author Stephen Bradlee queried me to see if I would be interested in reviewing Falling in Love, I was a bit hesitant. The premise of the story sounded intriguing, but I was concerned that a story about a young woman who was addicted to sex might turn out to be hardcore erotica, which isn't one of my genres. My concern was unwarranted, however. The real story was the tragedy of Sherry Johnson, abused, abandoned, and unloved as a child, who grew up in a vicious cycle of fear and self-loathing ...more
Ana♥
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*RECEIVED THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW FROM AUTHOR*

The moment I started this book, I was hooked. Falling In Love starts of kind of slow, Stephen is showing you the ropes of Sherry's tangled life. Leading you in slowly, as to not throw you into the world of sex addiction. After a few chapters, you get a feel for Sherry and what she's all about.

Following Sherry's story is an addiction all its own. I couldn't put the book down for the life of me. Sherry's story pulls at you until its
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Bex 'n' Books
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Written by Bex 'n' Books reviewer Kati.

From the word go, I was intrigued with this book, Falling in Love, as it is based on a true story. This story pulls you in and takes you on this journey with Sherry, the cravings of love and how she sought it out.

It is not an easy ride for the character and you can't help but to feel Sherry's pain as she seeks the love she was denied growing up. Then she meets Paul and she believes it is love, but her addiction to sex destroys their love and again she is al
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Charlotte Lynn
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Falling in love is based on a true story of a young girls battle with addiction.

After being abandoned by her mother, left to live with her uncaring aunt and abuser uncle , Sherry Johnson starts searching for love. That search got her kicked out of college and cost her many good relationships.
Eventually Sherry moves to New York City and joins a support group. With the help of this group her confidence grows, she makes friends who like her for who she is and fights her addictions. She even starts
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Sharon Xuereb
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*Copy provided by Author in exchange for an honest review*

See full review at Sharon's Book Nook!

Falling In Love is a heartbreaking, yet inspiring story of a brave woman trying to overcome her battle with sexual addiction.

Simply stated, this is brilliant!

As ‘Falling In Love’ is based on a true story I liked how we see the process of the writer interviewing the person whose life experience this belongs to. Stephen Bradlee’s writing style captures the story beautifully and you feel every emotion th
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NovelJunkies
Nov 13, 2012 rated it really liked it

Rating: 4.6 Stars

"What was the worst moment of your life"
"There are too many"

Sherry Johnson is a big mess right from the beginning. A troubled childhood, unloved by her family, battling with an alcohol addiction, and top it with a sexual addiction....that makes for an eventful novel. One can not help but sympathize with Sherry. Her inner demons and her good intentions battle one another throughout most of the novel.

Every time she acts out, Sherry falls deeper into her own depression. It is not u
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Valentina
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sexual addiction is not something that is written about too much, especially when the sufferer is a woman, so this book definitely caught my interest when I read the synopsis. It was a fascinating look at a true story.
Something that immediately impressed itself upon me is that the story, despite its subject matter is not erotic. If you’re expecting Fifty Shades of Grey, this is the wrong story for you. No, the sexuality in the book is dealt coldly, giving it almost a clinical feel, which is exac
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Pereza
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sherry has an addiction…to sex. In this, we learn how she tries to cope with and overcome her addiction and all of the relationships it has destroyed. She has a very troubled past and is desperate to find her mother in the hopes that she can answer some of her questions as to why she is the way she it.

The author gives a first person account of what it’s like. This was a well written account based on a true story. Sex addiction probably goes undiagnosed for many people. If anyone suffers from se
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WiLoveBooks
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was addicted to this book. When I couldn't read it, I was thinking about it. Sherry knows that her behaviors are self-destructive, but she really can't help it. She wants to stop. Each time she tells herself it will be the last. She thinks maybe if she humiliates herself enough, it will prevent her from doing it again. It is heartbreaking. We are told what her actions are, but they are not really described, so it is not graphic. The focus is on how her actions affect her as opposed to the acti ...more
Deborah Warner
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sherry Johnson is young, beautiful, bright and athletic.

She has everything going for her, except for one thing.
She is addicted to love. Her life is a vicious circle of nightly trysts and morning regrets. Her addiction got her kicked out of college, cost her the love of her life and has left her in complete despair. But still Sherry keeps falling in love. And falling. And falling. Finally, as Sherry struggles to pull herself up from a bottomless abyss, she realizes that she will have to learn t
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Julie Rimpula
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
** I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. **

When the author emailed me and offered me to review this ebook, I was hesitant at first. Looking at the cover, I thought it was an adult erotic novel. But the blurb caught my interest and I decided to check it out on Goodreads. I saw that it gathered a lot of good reviews and was intrigued. I accepted his review request and I'm glad I did.

Falling in Love is a true story of a woman with sexual addiction and
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Teena in Toronto
Sherry Johnson hasn't had a nice life. Her father died when she was a baby and her mother abandoned her to be raised by her mother's unaffectionate sister and too affectionate brother. The last time she talked with her mother, she was ten and her mother said she'd call her again soon ... but never did. Sherry spends her life searching for the love she never had.

Her pattern is to get hammered and sleep with men, which she regrets the next day when she wakes up hungover and naked in a strange bed
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Jamie
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book about life as a sex addict. Gave me an insight to the struggles of an addict.
Cherie
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stephen Bradlee is the pen name for a Hollywood film executive. He has ghostwritten celebrity autobiographies and has worked as a script doctor. He is married and lives with his wife, their daughter and their dog.