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(Fading #3)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  3,786 ratings  ·  439 reviews
Sometimes it takes someone else to show us what we are truly capable of becoming.

Suffering from years of violent abuse, Ryan Campbell has learned how to keep people from getting too close. But when you shut yourself off, people get hurt along the way. Never caring much about others, Ryan creates a world in which he doesn’t have to feel.

When Ryan meets Candace Parker, all
Paperback, 457 pages
Published December 6th 2013 by E K Blair LLC
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First and foremost, it is highly advised that readers must read Fading first. Falling is told in Ryan Campbell POV. It mainly focuses on events which have occurred in Fading and deals with the traumatic event that Candace Parker experienced. In Falling, we learn of Ryan's past, secrets, and the burden of his guilt that he shoulders. Ryan's past is not pretty. He has lived his whole life feeling like nothing in the eyes of his drunken and abu
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Ryan's story in his POV.

I didn't finish this one. Absolutely no one is at fault but me. I'm impatient, hot-tempered, and snarky, and Ms. Blair's books are known to build up intensity, little by little. Again, this is an excellent book, but based on my personality I couldn't help but feel annoyance. I do want to applaud Ms. Blair for writing about a very delicate subject matter. Twice, in fact, and in a male POV. She absolutely nailed that part. I encourage all fans of the first two books to defi
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
After reading FADING, reading FALLING from Ryan's POV was a bonus. It was good to see Ryan's side of story as he was fighting too from his demons.
The ending i though would be same as FADING but from Ryan's POV, but E.K.Blair extended the ending in this book and its awesome.
I really really loved this ending.
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-reviewed

"I'm sure she can hear my heart pounding, but I need her to hear it. I need her to feel it as it thuds in my chest because I need her to hear me falling for her, 'cause that's what's happening here-I'm falling."

This may be a love story but it is full of heartache and broken pieces. Ryan and Candace have a long rough path to go down before they meet and mend each others souls.

I want to connect, I want everything that I've been afraid of…

Oh Ryan. The dear
It is truly daunting to write this review. I feel like it may be one of the toughest & yet most important one I've ever written. It is very intimidating to follow up this story with letters, that create words, that create sentences, that depict my thoughts. It's tough because I'm doing it in response to letters that create words, that create sentences, that depict this author's ability to put pen to a page and knock your world off its axis. This author weaves a literary miracle that has blessed ...more
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was very good. I liked it even more than in the previous books.
Although I knew that the story of this book. It was still interesting and good.

“You will never have to doubt your place in this world again because I swear I will spend forever making sure you’re right where you belong.”
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Falling (Fading #2) by EK Blair
5 stars!!!

“cause that’s what's happening here – I’m falling,. I never wanted to before, but with her, all I want to do is fall. Fall into her. Fall so deep inside of her heart so that I never have to be without her.”

This journey was an unexpected one, it started with the cover of Fading, a cover so dark that it drew me in…I was captivated by the simple lone figure and immediately bought the book, this was a cover that held an even greater meaning once the book had
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

5 Stars (and I wish I could give more!)

Sometimes a book reaches inside, grabs ahold of your heart, and will not let go. For me, this perfectly describes my experience with Fading, Freeing, and now Falling. Now that we are truly coming to the end of 2013, I will say without hesitation that this series of books gets my vote for favorite of the year. Nothing has touched, inspired, or impacted me more than these books and the characters that I came to care abou
P-the book nerd
Oct 18, 2014 rated it did not like it
This series was really annoying, the author had written about three topics that would draw your attention "rape, abuse, and coming out", I think she has only used those topics to get more readers, there is nothing that stands out in her novels, they are full of unrealistic, boring details, and All three books are telling the same freaking story with the same dialogues!!! From three views...
Unnecessarily long and slow at some parts, but over all, enjoyable.

Ryan is amazing and I love him.

My favorite couple remain being Jase and Mark. The're P E R F E C T.
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“I’m sure she can hear my heart pounding, but I need her to hear me. I need her to feel it as it thuds in my chest because I need her to hear me falling for her, ‘cause that’s what’s happening here – I’m falling. I never wanted to before, but with her, all I want to do is fall. Fall into her. Fall so deep inside of her heart so that I never have to be without her.”

Revisiting an ‘old friend’ is always an exercise of apprehensive excitement for me, Fading being one of those perfect boo
Elizabeth (Liz)
It can’t be any secret by this point that E.K. Blair’s Fading Series is my favorite of the year! Each story has a remarkable depth and richness of character, emotion, and a perfect sense of place and time. I always feel as if I can step into the story and become a part of it, and Falling was no exception.

Falling is Fading told from Ryan’s point of view, but don’t worry that you’ll be reading the same story over again. Falling truly told Ryan’s story and his perspective. It’s a completely differe
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
This one was included in the SILK anthology and as I read it, I kept thinking "Why does this story sound so familiar" and I realized it's simply a regurgitation of Fading except from Ryan's point of view. The book is LABORIOUSLY long - as the author literally regurgitates every.single.scene from Candace's book and puts them into this one. And, I'm pretty sure that the two don't line up. I'm not going back to reread Fading, but the time line of their relationship and how things occur is slightly ...more
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
6++++ Stars

Perfect conclusion to this series. I have so many emotions right now!

I can not tell you how many times I have sat down to write this review. This book is just so amazing there are no words to describe it to you. It is everything. You'd think that after reading the same story for the third time it would start to feel old and completely overdone. Absolutely not the case. If I wouldn't have known that it was the third POV of this story I would have never known even having read the other
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

**5 Emotional charged stars**

If you liked Fading then let me tell you, you are going to like Falling.  Yes I know the story and premise of the book is the same, but this book is so much more.  We got to see things we didn't see or even know about in Fading.  I thought I loved Ryan after reading Fading but let me tell you...I fell even more in love with him after reading his POV in Falling.  I thought Fading was an amazing book, but let m
Lucinda Claire
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: angsty, make-me-cry
I have read a few sequel books where the author gives the reader the same story from a different character’s POV, and I usually enjoy experiencing familiar scenes from the other character’s perspective. To merely say that Falling was different, however, is an understatement, really. Yes, it is Candice and Ryan’s story (Fading) from Ryan’s POV, but then again, it isn’t. Although some of the parts of the story are familiar if you’ve already read Fading, Falling is NOT the same story. It really and ...more
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!!!!! Love me some Ryan Campbell!!!

First, it is highly advised that readers read Fading first only to understand the story. I actually enjoyed Falling more than Fading but that is just me. Falling is told in Ryan's POV. It focuses on events which occurred in Fading. In Falling, we learn about Ryan's past, secrets, and the burden of his guilt that he, himself, suffers with. Ryan goes through the motions of trying to numb out the pain and emptiness with random sex with women. He never felt
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
HOLY SWEET BABY RYAN CAMPBELL.........................

To say that I loved Ryan's story is not true I mean I REALLY REALLY LOVED his story. E.K. has a way about her that keeps you reading well into the wee hours of the night. I mean I was totally blown away with Fading which was Candace's story but in that story we got to meet Jase who is Candace's best friend and Ryan who Candace likes but something tragic happened to Candace and she finds it hard to date but there is something about Ryan that k
Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
ARC kindly provided in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler free. 4.50 - 5 stars.

Falling (Fading #2) by E.K. Blair is told from Ryan’s POV. Essentially it’s the same story retold through Ryan's POV. This book does not feel rehashed since there is new material added and it’s from a diff POV. In Falling, we get to understand why Ryan is the way he is. This story feels fresh since Ryan’s POV added so much depth to this heartbreaking love story. I loved and getting in Ryan’s head and unde
Ugh... If an author isn't going to write an adequate love scene, then he/she shouldn't write one at all. Did this author just copy the first boring love scene & then paste it half a dozen times throughout the course of the novel? (These scenes are so repetitive & so damn boring that I found myself skimming them). Moreover, I wanted to see how the heroine progressed in the year(s) since being brutally raped. Has she been able to move past her sexual fears & hangups? Being able to do so is a VERY ...more
’ve read the first book, Fading which is written in Candace point of view, a while back. I never got the chance to read the book in Ryan’s point of view. And I must say I loved it so much. Ryan is such a selfless caring guy and he was so patient and loving towards Candace. He really melts my heart.

What is this story about.

This story is the same as in the first book but in my opinion you don’t have to read that one to read and understand this one. Although the story is the same, there is so much
Jennie Wurtz
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided for honest review*
I have had the privilege of beta reading for E.K. Blair for this series and it has truly been an honor to work with her. Due to personal commitments I was unable to work as much with her on this book and was so excited to receive the ARC. Let me tell you Falling (Book #2) is an absolute gem of a book. I do want to say that if you haven’t read Book #1 Fading, you really do need to read it first. Falling is told from Ryan’s POV but it’s important to first know the s
Blushing Reader
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Star rating: 5 stars!

Heat Rating: Simmering to Sizzle

I have been sitting, trying to write this review for a couple of days now. Why? Two reasons: 1. I am afraid if I write this review then the series will really be over and will have to let go of Ryan, Jase, Candace and Mark 2. I don't know how to write a review on a book (series, really) that touched me so profoundly that I can't talk about it without getting choked up. Not a bad problem to have really, unless you have a review blog :)

Falling i
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Finding love where once only was a horrible tragedy is the light of this story. Losing who you are as a person, to finding yourself through the eyes of someone that loves ALL of you unconditionally. Both characters having lived through different tragedies, still found their true selves through each other..
E.K Blair you can can evoke so many emotions with a simple sentence..I am not usually one to cry whilst reading and in all honesty I teared up twice..I know right? That good..
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First of all let me just say that this book cover is one of the most beautiful i have seen in a while.

I truly loved Fading and felt every shred of Candace’s pain and suffering, but Falling is Ryan’s side of there story and for some reason this book hit me deeper than the first.
I dont know whether it was because i knew the background to the story but to get it in Ryan’s words just tore me apart at times.

We get the same story as in Fading but we get so much more of Ryan’s back ground also, the pai
Lora Borzelleca
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS....this is the book I have been looking for since I started this series...I liked but was disappointed in the characters in the first two books. But Ryan...OHHHHHHHHH Ryan. How do I love this character :-) I loved how he loved Candace. He was so patient with her, and helped her out so much. I loved how honest he was with her (well excluding the fact of how he knew her but that was understandable), if she asked him a question about another girl or how his life was before he ...more
Chris- Bookaddict
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Falling is told in Ryan’s POV. We had Fading which told the story from Candace’s point of view, Freeing from Jase’s who is Candace’s gay best friend. Now we get Ryan’s POV.

If you read this series then you all know what happened in Fading. We know what happened in Freeing. So to sit here and do a review on something that has already been reviewed and read by thousands I am not going to do. Instead I am going to give my praise for this book to the amazing author who wrote this series.

E.K wrote
This was an exhausting read for me. Kind of took the story to a whole new level on handling someone in the condition that Candace is going through.

Ryan Campbell is the hero the rock of this book. I love how he was patient with Candace. I won't lie but I kind of found that I didn't really connect with Candace's character. Maybe it's cause as I was reading I tried to separate what happened to her to wishing that she would just like get over it. I know sorry for being blunt but at the time of read
Lin #Historical lover...❤️
I loved fading enough that reading the story from 3 different POVs was OK. But there are scenes that are not critical to the story that could have been told only once without losing anything but boredom. However the extra bits that you only get from entering Ryan's head made this book sooooo worth it!

I'm thoroughly enchanted with the end of Ryan and Candace's story that is only told here. This story is so beautiful. Survival against all odds.

I love that the author made each book bigger than ente
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 - I liked Ryan's POV. While we got some new aspects of the story, a lot of it is his POV of the same situations from Fading. It is a very emotional read. I liked seeing how Ryan dealt with the incident and the guilt he held - my heart hurt for him. The cover is fantastic. E.K. Blair is an always 1-click for me.
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