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Falling into You

(Falling #1)

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I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.

Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.

Colton didn't teach me how to live. He didn't heal the pain. He didn't make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventuall
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Published March 14th 2013 by Jasinda Wilder
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Andrea Corley It's got some pretty graphic sexual action going on, so I don't think I would want my already hormonal teenager picking this up from the school librar…moreIt's got some pretty graphic sexual action going on, so I don't think I would want my already hormonal teenager picking this up from the school library! It would give them WAY too many ideas! Heck...I think it gave ME ideas!(less)
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Aestas Book Blog
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars

A dark, emotional read filled with pain and loss but also love and hope. It reminds you how precious life is and how, even in the darkest of times, hope can always shine though.

You know how sometimes you come across a book where you read the blurb and it just makes you want to drop everything in your life so you can read it? This book did that to me. From the moment I heard about it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

The dedication set the tone for the story. Heavy. Emotional. Hitting
~ Becs ~
Oh. Mon. Dieu!!

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This was such a rollercoaster of a book as you run the gamut of so many emotions. It takes you from sappy happy right down to the depths of despair and then guides you slowly back to happiness but not without an deeply anguished journey first.

I guess, if you’re reading my review, then you’ve read the blurb above. As you read the first part of the novel about Nell and Kyle and their budding high school romance you know that something terrible is just around the corner and, as y
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle first.

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Nell Hawthorne and Kyle Calloway have been best friends since the day they were born. They are neighbors, born in the same hospital two days apart, and basically grew up together. Now they are both 16. They both feel more than friendship towards each other, so they start to date. They go from a best friend love, to a romantic love.

And now we’re learning how to fall in love together. I don’t care
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★1/2! Falling into You. Poignant, beautiful & intense story of love, loss, grief, guilt, healing & second chances!
Anyone who has ever lost a loved one still a teenager or child knows that gaping void. Yet this story is a reminder that life oftentimes has a way of turning out OK not because of everything that happened, but in spite of it!

Story is alternating between Nell’s and later Colton’s POV (in first person).

“I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway
Katrina Passick Lumsden
So. This is NA smut. Not YA smut (which might be illegal? I don't know), not mommy smut. NA smut.

I had thought it was going to be a New Adult story with some steamy scenes, but alas, this book consists of a slew of hastily written, badly paced plot devices weaved awkwardly between sex scenes. The strangest thing is that, even though the sex scenes were (I thought) fairly well-written, they seemed rushed, too. Was the entire thing rushed? Well, we're talking about four or five years and numerous
♡Karlyn P♡
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: genre-newadult

INTO YOU is a dark, steamy, sexy NA romance that aims for heart, punches you in the gut, and then, finally, lifts your spirits sky high.

The very first sentence sets the powerful tone for the entire book:
"I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first."
It only took reading that single sentence to convince me to read this book, as I couldn't help but wonder about the brothers and what went wrong. And, what went right.

This is Nell's story, but

10+ Stars!!

I've been trying to pull myself together since i finished reading this book about three and a half hrs ago...and NO LUCK!! I'm not really great at reviews but here it is..

Nell and Kyle:

Oh it is a beautiful, verge-of-innocence, experiencing love for the first time experience for these two. Best friends, who discover that there can be something more between them, and you really feel the connection here with these two! Unfortunately something horrific happens and Kyle is ripped away
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Reread 2/6/2016...just as good as the first time!

"I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first."

With a first line like that, you know this is going to be a tough, gritty, dark book and it definitely is.

Nell grew up with Kyle and they did everything together. It helped that they were neighbors, their mothers were friends and they were born only two days apart. When Nell can finally date, Kyle's best friend asks her out. Unfortunate
It's just me Shelly B
"I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first.”

This book was the absolute saddest "f"ing book I've ever READ!!!! Let me repeat myself.......THE SADDEST book I've EVER read!!!!! This book is going to be very hard for me to review because honestly, I don't like sad ALL!!! So I'm going to start with a general description and then I will get to my feelings on this book.

This book is about Colton and Nell. In the beginning Nell was young
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I'm a wreck, I have just been torn down and stripped of all emotions.
I can't even begin to describe how much I loved this book. It went above & beyond any expectation I had.
It is absolutely one of the best books that I've read this year, Jasinda Wilder is brilliant and her writing is just incredible. This book made me feel every word, every touch, every gut wrenching emotion in this story. From the first page to the last sentence.

Falling into You is a beautiful yet Heartbreaking story about a g
Tough Critic Book Reviews
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it

Falling Into You will turn you into a sobbing, makeup-less insomniac…with unkempt eyebrows, and snot.

We are told from the start that Kyle dies (Stop yelling at me, it’s in the synopsis). No alluding, no inference; it’s black and white…he dies. No beating around the bush; the bush gets its ass kicked!

You’re sad before you even open the book. Then you actually get to know the characters. You fall in love with the characters. Let the free fall
Lise *friends don't flag*
Damn… I love this author. Jasinda Wilder’s writing can draw out every deep-seated emotion and feeling I ever knew existed within me and make it all so painfully beautiful as well as thrilling.
This story starts out with childhood best friends to lovers; Kyle and Nell and their story is so sweet and tragically cut short.

Nell deals with her guilt and sadness in self-destructive ways and it is not until years later when Kyle’s older brother, Colton comes into her life, does she start to heal and for
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*Audiobook edition*

I DNFed this audiobook at 86%, which was AMPLE time to make up my mind about it.

I bought this book because one of my very few local friends that reads romance was raving about this book.

I should have known better.

I should have known from all of the dozens of gif-y reviews that this book wouldn't be very good, but this was still a let down. Falling into You was like a checklist for everything annoying about romance.

The beginning was very YA, and very irritating. First of al
3 1/2 to 4 stars

This story was good and I enjoyed it–over-the-top angst and all–but my expectations were set a little too high due to all the hype. Happens.
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“We’re both haunted by the specters of our pasts, but we have to move on sometime and force the voice of our guilt to be silent.”

It’s been three days since I finished reading this book and I am still thinking about it, obsessing about it, catching myself re-reading passages, highlighting new ones. I can honestly say that I never expected to be blown away this completely and I most certainly did not expect to find a new favourite. This story will make you feel so many emotions you won
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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5 heart and Soul Wrenching Stars

This book BROKE ME!!
I haven't cried whilst reading a book in a long long time... This book had me sobbing at work! Mascara running Sobbing!
This was the most beautifully written book. A very emotional read, a book that will GUTT you but stay with you for a very long time...

Nell Hawthorne had a best friend name kyle Calloway.. Childhood. Friends turned into first loves... Great love.. Love that binds you together till the end...

Until the end is TOO SOON...
One storm
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tops, ugly-baby-cries
I rarely do this. In fact I've only ever given 2 other books my star rating, but this will be the third for me.

Author provided ARC copy for an honest review.

I am completely by this book!

Every emotion I've ever felt was brought forth and it was beyond welcome!

Nell and Kyle's story from the beginning was this beautiful portrayal of young love and all the firsts that people experience.

And then,

Two years, a proposal and a fallen tree are the end of one chapter in Nell's life and the beginnin
Norah Una Sumner

It really could happen to anyone!

Jasinda Wilder did a great job of including those 3 "normal" scenes in this short book about sex... Wait, what do you mean there are other things in this book except for the sex scenes? Oh, now I remember... you must be talking about that underage illegal drinking scene that happened. No? Is it maybe the countless number of scenes in which the main character bites her lip? Not that one either? Then you must be talking about that scene in which we miraculously fin
Smitten's Book Blog

Wow wow, freakin' wow! Oh my life! That was amazing. Intense. Awesome. So inspiring!

I was asked to review this book by the author and I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. Well, actually, that's a lie... I absolutely adored Jasinda Wilder's Wounded, so I knew I liked her writing style and I knew she had the ability to strike a chord in me. But, still... I'm mega excited to say that Falling Into You met my expectations, exceeded them, and some!

"I can tell you what I see. I can t
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
4.5 stars. Almost perfect.

This was a beautiful story of love, loss, guilt, sacrifice, and healing.

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Best friends, then lovers, Kyle and Nell were a match everyone saw coming.

I loved Kyle and Nell's relationship. It was so real. They were just kids, only 16, just discovering what love and lust really meant. Kyle was so sweet, and romantic, but this wasn't an idealized version first love, it was all very real.

"I know we are young. . . . . And I know most people would say we're just kids, or
“Better crazy than broken.” I wasn’t sure where that came from, hadn’t thought it or meant to say it.
“You’re not broken. You’re hurting.”

Falling Into You is a beautiful story about a golden son and the troubled son and the girl who wound up loving them both. Circumstance brought them together in different times, one in happy times, the other, in broken times.

Nell Hawthorne

Kyle Calloway

Kyle and Nell grew up together. Best friends since birth. Once Nell turns 16 and is allowed to st
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"I'm not just falling in love with you, Nell. I'm falling into you. You're an ocean, and I'm falling in, drowning in the depths of who you are. Like you said, it's scary in a way, but it's also the most amazing thing I've ever experienced. You are the most amazing thing I've ever experienced."

Damn, I love this book! Not like in a "it's really great" or "I was pleasantly surprised" kind of way. No, I love this book! Colt and Nell are both hurting, scarred and in need of a safe haven. The simp
Jacqueline's Reads
NOW FREEEE - and AUDIO is $1.99

5 Stars!!!!!!

I’m not just falling in love with you, Nell.

I’m falling into you.

Falling Into You is a Fabulous. Fantastic. Swoon-Worthy. Emotional. Incredible. READ!!!

I want to kick myself in the butt for waiting so long before I picked up this book. One of the reasons why I waited so long was because I wasn’t a fan of the blurb. Even though lately I have been liking depressing reads, I just didn’t want to get into the whole brother-death t
*ARC given to blog for honest review*

5+++ “Oh god, oh god…ohmigod Kisses! One of the best books I’ve read this year and a new addition to my favorite books of all time.

Gutted. Floored. Emotionally wrung dry. And ya know what? I’d read it all over again in a heartbeat. How does an author literally break my heart and I can sit here and say I loved every second of it? Because it was one of the most beautifully written books I have ever read.

Falling Into You topped the charts for me – you can’t rea
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a beautiful and heart breaking story about loss and let go. The journey of Nell to mourn and grief for Kyle is really depressing.

After she met Colton, her journey to accept and let go is endearing. With some music reference and Colton's strong and sweet encourgement, I am happy to see Nell finally let go of her past.

The chemistry between Nell and Colton is a bit rush. I want to see Nell to push Colton more before she finally falled into his charm.

The twist at the ending is not necessa
Tammy  Zautner
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
6 Stars

"I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first."

Um, wow! I am a bit speechless right now. I did not read the blurb for this book. Jasinda asked Kim and I to read and review, the cover looked awesome so I said ok and just dived right in. Glad I had no clue what the book was about because at about 26% Jasinda rocked my world and handed me my shredded heart on a silver platter. If I had known what I knew at that point beforehand I don’t th
• Lisa •
5 soul bearing, heart breaking stars.

"I'm not just falling in love with you, Nell. I'm falling into you. You're an ocean, and I'm falling in, drowning in the depths of who you are."

Jasinda Wilder, knows how to write emotion - gritty, sad, heart achingly moving emotion. I was glued to the pages, I could not put this story down, this was an unforgettable reading experience. This book should come with a warning ~ or free tissues! There was lots of Lisa tears. I was a big, messy pile of girly emoti
Dilek VT
I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first.

This is a tough book to read. Beautiful, nevertheless...

Nell and Kyle are best friends. Then, they fall in love with each other when they are 16.

First true love. First everything…

I know we’re young. And I know most people would say we’re just kids, or to young too know what love is. But screw that. I’ve known you my whole entire life. We have shared everything together. Every important th
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.75 Stars

Fermented grief is far more potent.

HOLY SHIT! Man, this was just what I needed. I was so emotionally invested in Nell’s story, that I could not put this down and easily read this in one sitting. It’s emotional stories like this that make reading so much fun. Fuck. I was a blubbering mess by a third of the way through. It’s not really spoiler-ish considering you know someone important is going to die. I knew I was going to be a hot mess, but waiting for the axe to fall was excrucia
Kim Person
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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BEYOND 5 stars I mean WAY WAY WAY beyond!! So beautifully written and so emotionally powerful it will leave you thinking of it for days, yes I mean DAYS, after you finish reading it. When Jasinda offered an ARC of Falling Into You ~ in typical Kim fashion I was so.................

The story begins we are introduced to Nell and her BFF, Kyle, they literally have known one another since birth. They have shared everything together and eventually Nell learns that Kyle's feelings for her are more than
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NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL and international bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include ALPHA, STRIPPED, WOUNDED, and the #1 Amazon and international bestseller FALLING INTO YOU. You can find her on her farm in Northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, ...more

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