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Claire Ross has never been good enough. Not for the girls in the elite group of dancers in her class and certainly not for the approval of her ballet teacher, Mr. Robins. She definitely doesn’t like what she sees in the mirror. Simply put, she doesn’t love herself, so how could she possibly love someone else?

After twelve years of friendship, Sebastian Reyes’ adoring gaze h
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Published April 1st 2016 by J.B. McGee
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*****3.5 STARS*****
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I love JB McGee and loved her THIS series when I read it about three years ago. This story’s heroine was kind of similar to Gabby from the series I read previously, but she also ended up frustrating me throughout the book. Claire is a sixteen-year-old ballerina who has been dancing since she was five. She is the only one in her dance class that doesn’t come from money, and she also doesn’t have a waif-like figure. Poor Claire is often ridicu
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Heartfall by JB McGee
3 stars!!!

“If you made me weak, I never want to be strong.”


I have to start by saying I am a huge JB McGee fan, I have loved her other books and she always manages to evoke every single emotion out of me without fail and this book was no different. At times I had tears rolling down my face, I was a mess, I was cursing the author because she had done it again but after putting me through the emotional wringer and while trying to mend my broken heart, for me this book lost
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Melissa Crump
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**I was provided an ARC in exchange for my honest review.**

If I could give this book 10 stars I would! Where do I begin? This book is so many things. It's breathtakingly beautiful and heart breaking at the same time. It tugs at your heart. For anyone that's ever been bullied you feel the struggle and identify with the pain, the shame, the seclusion, the desire to feel invisible, the feeling of being anything but beautiful.

This story is so much more than bullying. It's second chances, first love,
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Georgette
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When an author tells you they are going to break you but put you back together, I take that as a personal challenge. I saw an author friend post about this book and i just had to insinuate myself in the middle and get a piece of this action.
And i don't regret it....at all.
Heartfall did tear my heart out.
The young love story of Claire and Sebastian was one for the classics. He lifted her up, both physically and emotionally. But we all know, all good things must come to an end sometimes. Oh, th
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Julie

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This is the first book that I've read about ballet and even though I had no idea what anything associated with ballet was before I cracked this one open, it was pretty good! This is also the first book that I've read by J.B. McGee.

From the very first page, this book reminded me of Center Stage. It's really nothing like that movie and Heartfall probably reminded me of it because it's the only other thing I've ever read or watched that was about ballet and the life of someone who participates in i
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Hope Sheesley
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There are very few books that truly leave me speechless after I put them down, but this one did exactly that. It. Blew. Me. Away. (and I don't say that often) I finished it this morning but have been pulling my thoughts together to give it the review it so deserves. It was profound and truly unforgettable.

This is a heartbreakingly beautiful story that had me in it's grip from the first page. I didn't want to put it down even if it meant getting only a few hours of sleep or leaving my house in s
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Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow.wow.wow

I read this book a few days ago and I still feel all the effects it has left me with. This is a YA coming to age story. Claire has grown up the outcast, always being bullied and ridiculed. She's a dancer, and no matter how good she may be she doubts everything about herself. Sebastian and Claire have known each other since they were kids and stated dancing. Sebastian is everything a girl could dream up for a perfect boyfriend. As they cross the line from friends to lovers both there l
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Karen
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Those that know me will tell you I have a tendancy to be very critical and sometimes a little too brutally honest. I also tend to be someone that doesn't read reviews when selecting a book. I like to look at it with fresh eyes and make my own decision and hate nothing more than a review that gives too much away. As such my reviews will tend to fall into mainly two categories, dire where I would recommend you do not waste money or a five star where I love the book and want others to read it to te ...more
Up All Night Book Addict
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016, reviews
If you fall my reviews, you know that I am not one for sweet and lovey. I usually prefer the dark, down and dirty, make your head spin type of books. Every so often I come across a book that is a much lighter read than what I would normally choose. I am very picky with these lighter books. I made another great choice!

J.B. writes with such heart and passion. Her characters are so unique and likable. I found myself invested in Claire's journey. I felt it was up to me to wish her the happily ever a
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Rachael Duncan
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Heartfall by J.B. McGee is a beautiful, heartbreaking story of when fate intervenes to give second chances.

Claire is a relatable character who made my heart shatter into a million pieces. Her perception of herself, no matter how skewed, was so real, so raw, that I could feel her pain and internal suffering. Her only solace is through Sebastian, a boy she’s known almost her whole life.

Sebastian is what every boyfriend should be. He’s attentive, affectionate, caring, and kind. He made me smile an
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A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
A few years ago I read a book by J.B. McGee called Skipping Stones. That book put my emotions through the wringer, but I loved every single second of it. When I saw her newest offering, Heartfall, I knew I simply had to have it. I love having my emotions toyed with at the hands of talented authors.

This book starts off as pretty tame YA and ends up with some hot and steamy New Adult romance, a crossover if you will. Every second I was guessing as to where this story would end up. As soon as I tho
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Chris- Bookaddict
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Truly amazing story!! J.B. sure knows how to write a story and make you feel. Full review to come.
Lustful Literature
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing

**Beth's Review 5+STARS**

Heartfall

This was my first JB McGee book I have read and what a book to read first. I cannot believe I have not read anything by this author yet and kicking myself for not picking something up before now. But at the same time I am grinning from ear to ear and giddy about the fact that this book was the book to be my first JB McGee book. When I find a new author to read and fall in love with their writing immediately, I always find myself holding that very first book in a very sp
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Three Chicks
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes


Wow! Just wow! Those were the words that fell out of my mouth after reading the final words of this amazing story. I was completely amazed and completely hungover from this book. From the moment I started reading it, I did not want to put it down. I was a beautiful, emotional and touching story about second chances, fate and learning to love yourself. JB McGee managed to completely break my heart with Heartfall but in the end she put it all back together again.

Heartfa
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Mary Wasowski
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I'll love you a second past forever" One quote that will probably stay with me forever.

Heartfall is J.B. McGee's best work. I had mentally prepared myself what this book would do to my heart before I began reading. I usually try not read comments or spoilers, especially for a highly anticipated book, but I could not help myself. To say I was excited really didn't describe it, and then J.B. offers to send me an ARC! Um...yes, please. Any book you read by J.B. McGee, you are investing 100% your
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this was a breathtaking, beautifully written story, J.B. McGee!! I don't think my review will do it justice, but I will try.

Claire Ross faces the problems many of our young ones face nowadays: bullying, self-worth issues, betrayal and trying to get up every time she's knocked down. For being a teenager, Claire's attitude and thinking is that of a mature adult, always worrying how she’d be able to continue to chase her dream of being a ballet dancer. I loved her determination to not let life
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Nadwa
[I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review]

I don’t understand how a single (not to mention, a standalone) novel can leave you this awestruck. Splintering your heart into a million pieces and turning you into a bawling, sobbing mess halfway through the book then mending the pieces back together and leaving you with a hell of a plot twist at the end.

The impact this book had on me was incredible. I did not expect my first author/publisher-provided copy of a book to be this mind-blowin
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Danielle
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING STORY!! I have read and loved JB McGee's other books but this one is by far the best!

Claire and Sebastian had a phenomenal love. They had known each other since they were 4 years old and had watched the other bloom into a beautiful young adult. They connected over their mutual love of ballet. Their love and bond to each other was undeniable. And when it ended it was completely gut-wrenching "I'll love you a second past forever. No one will ever be what you are to me."

But when Claire lat
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Amanda Lee Disheveled Book Blog
This book was amazing! I went into it not sure what to expect but after only a few pages I was hooked and I couldn’t put it down. I wanted so much for Claire and I loved Sebastian he was so sweet and perfect, he and Claire fit so well.

There is so much that I want to say but I feel like I would give way too much about the story and what happens. All I can say is that even though it broke my heart it fixed it and I would read it again no matter the hurt and sadness I felt, there was light and the
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Brandy Dorsch
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love J.B. but I had no intention of reviewing this book. It's not that I didn't want to but I have a lot going on and I didn't know if I would be able to get to it.


**SPOILERS**

(I don't normally do spoilers but this may allude to some things)


I connected with Claire from the beginning. I felt her pain when her friend chose the "mean girls" over her. I have lost so many "friends" over the years who chose a moment of cool over a lifetime of true. It is a sad testament to life when true friendship
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Reading in Black & White
It has been awhile since I've read a book in the young adult (YA)/coming-of-age genre and Heartfall was a pretty nice reminder of what makes these books special. Part one was pure perfection. It accurately described the feelings associated with being bullied and the toll it can take on one's self-esteem. Part one also nostalgically puts the reader back in time when they first fell in love and then subsequently the first heartbreak.

But, when part one ended the disconnect began. It became like a
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Michelle Bishop
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow....this book is awesome! This book will break your heart & then put it back together. The feeling roll coaster this book will take you on will be.... happy, sad, broken hearted, put the book down mad & so many more....but so worth it! Clarie is such a strong person...who has to fight so hard when the odds are against you, she lost so much & has to make selfless choices. I admire her strength. Soul are crushed...Soul connected. Second chances are worth fighting for. J.B amazing jo ...more
Brandi
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!! Half way in I'm crying like a fool. I loved how the whole story connected. That epilogue!! Holy cow! In this story we have Sebastian and Claire. 2 ballet dancers who've known each other their whole lives and finally connect. She's bullied by the mean girls and her teacher has messed with her head about her self image. Sebastian is her savior. Together they fall in love. This is their journey toward love. I don't want to give too much away. Some points had me wondering why he ...more
Laura Watson
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. WOW what an amazing book I could not put it down! This was an emotional roller coaster of epic proportions. It was beautifully written. This was my first read by J B McGee and it will not be my last. I was completely blown away. She ripped my heart out only to put it back together. I highly recommend this book!
Heather Gonsoulin
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Four and a half stars for this very angsty book that will put you through all the feels. There are clever twists and turns and a few WTAF moments. I had to read the epilogue twice to try to flush it all out. Great read!
Brooke
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great story. It made me happy, sad, mad...all of the above. lol Teen love is so strong and pulls at the heart strings. I've been there done that, so I understand how it can be. Great read for anyone who likes young romance. It's a good story line, and I think it's relatable to a lot of people.
BethyMac
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW What a phenomenal 5+ star read

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This was my first JB McGee book to read and what a book to read first. I cannot believe I have not read anything by this author yet and kicking myself for not picking something up before now. But at the same time I am grinning from ear to ear and giddy about the fact that this book was the book to be my first JB McGee. When I find a new author to read and fall in love with their writing immediately, I always find myself holding that very first book in a very s
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Melissa Mendoza
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Title:Heartfall
Author:J.B McGee
Series:
Publisher:J.B. McGee
Reviewer:Melissa
Release Date:April 1, 2016
Genre(s):YA Romance
Page Count:303
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Claire Ross has never been good enough. Not for the girls in the elite group of dancers in her class and certainly not for the approval of her ballet teacher, Mr. Robins. She definitely doesn’t like what she sees in the mirror. Simply put, she doesn’t love herself, so how could she possibly love someone els
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Becky Rendon
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let me preface this review by saying, I usually avoid blurbs right before I read a book. I sign up to do tons of reviews. I buy books like they are going out of style and grab free ones that sound good because why not! So if the book is on my kindle it is because I already wanted to read it, right? So I didn't re-read the blurb right before reading this book.

Heartfall- the title alone made me wary and I knew that it would be rough. If I had read the blurb, I would have been more prepared...maybe
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