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Waterfall Effect

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,044 ratings  ·  450 reviews
From RT Book Reviews New Adult Award Winner, K.K. Allen comes a new and suspenseful small town mountain romance.

Lost in the shadows of a tragedy that stripped Aurora June of everything she once loved, she’s back in the small town of Balsam Grove, North Carolina, ready to face all she’s kept locked away for seven years. Or so she thinks.

As one of the victims of a string of
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Published February 28th 2018
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Five Massive Stars

THIS. BOOK. 💙 FUUUUKKK!! #CrackBook alert!!! It was phenomenal. I’ve loved all of these author’s books and honestly I can’t pick a favorite since all of them are just so fucking good. I’m a sucker for second chance romance and when you add a bit of suspense & mystery...speechless. Brilliant. 💙💚
Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
"You're my life."


I received an ARC for this a while ago, and because my reading schedule fell back - I couldn't actually get to it as fast as I wanted to. I had high hopes for Waterfall Effect and while it was a good read. It was just that for me. okay. I liked the premise of the story and there were some heavy themes in this book to be dealt with but I couldn't get myself to see anything spectacular about it.


Keeping it short.
What I think really got me was the fact that
Missy Ann
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I need a one-way ticket to Balsam Grove!

I lost count of the number of times my mouth fell open while reading this riveting romance. The best books are the ones that make you feel instead of just reading the story. K.k. Allen doesn’t waste anytime attacking the heart while forcing you to turn the page to find out what direction the story is going. I took longer to read this book than I usually do because I did NOT want it to end. The secondary characters will win your love just as quick as Aurora
Lisa Sylva (The Book Bistro)
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve Fallen In Love With My Own Waterfall Eyes!

K.K. Allen leaves me speechless! This story is unbelievable and jaw dropping leaving you wondering the whole time. My brain was in constant “thinking mode” throughout this whole book. I definitely put this book in the Romantic Suspense genre, it’s just so so good. The author gives you so much in this book, she gives you a beautiful love story with a big “are you kidding me” bonus to it. Needless to say, putting down this book to do things in my real
Angie Crabtree-Liezel and Angie's Book Blog
This book was so beautiful yet dark at times. It’s a masterpiece and I’m so honored to have been chosen to read it.

This is my first book by Ms. Allen and I’m sitting here questioning myself why I waited so long to read her. I could not put this book down. I started it yesterday evening and stayed up until late last night reading until my eyes were too tired. I dreamt about this book. I woke up with it being the first thing on my mind. I couldn’t stop thinking about it until I finished it today
Joelle ★My Book Angel Blog★
KK Allen’s work never ceases to amaze me, but this! Waterfall Effect will have your mind spinning, your emotions running wild, and keep you guessing until the very end of the book. This novel is one wild ride you’ll never want to exit.

There’s so much beauty in this novel. KK Allen is immensely descriptive when it comes to where this novel takes place. You literally can visualize the waterfalls, hear the crunch of the leaves, and listen to the wildlife in the woods in the small mounta
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
* Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *
Where do I even begin? I feel as if there are no words to properly describe the abundance of feelings that I experienced while devouring this addictively captivating read. This is the kind of story that will engulf you so deeply that it will be nearly impossible to put down.

Waterfall Effect by K.K. Allen is a beautifully written and hauntingly emotional tale that will capture any reader whole body and soul. This is a story filled with suspense, f
Natasha is a Book Junkie
"I should never have let him let me go."

A second chance romance set against the vibrant but treacherous backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, and brought to life through K.K. Allen’s stunning, lyrical prose, this book had everything I was looking for in a story—suspense, mystery, love everlasting—and I found myself consumed by every word, every feeling, every single thrill. A tale of small town secrets, of young love lost and found, infused with intense emotion, an
Jeannine Colette
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I usually become so obsessed with a book that I read in a flash because I need to know what happenes next. Sometimes, this causes me to skip parts of the book because my eyes are flying through the pages.
This was not the case with Waterfall Effect. This book is so rich with imagery, dialogue, internal conflict and PASSION that I needed to take it slow. Every word, every scene, every breath of the characters was felt in KK Allen's gorgeous writing. It was almost like making love. Waterfall Effec
Okay first of all I just wanna take a second and admire that beautiful cover. It's just absolutely stunning, simply just wow...

Though I've gotta admit I was a bit disappointed in the book itself. When I read the blurb I was so excited, a suspense with a touch of romance, what's not to like? And I mean technically yes there was romance and suspense even a couple of humorous parts, but it kinda fell a little flat in my opinion.

I've always been a really fast reader and it took me weeks to finish t
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Waterfall Effect is a fantastic book! If every book by this author is as fantastic as this one, I’ve been missing out. KK Allen is an author I’ve wanted to try for a long time now. After seeing the gorgeous cover of Waterfall Effect, I had to read this book. I loved it! I loved every chapter, from the cover until ‘The End’. The epilogue was perfect. I was hooked after reading the prologue. Waterfall Effect is a second chance love story that is emotional, beautiful and a little suspenseful.

Jessica *The Lovely Books*
“Even heroes have their weaknesses.”

K. K. Allen has quickly become an author where I don’t even have to read the synopsis to know I’ll fall in love with the beautiful way she has with words. After Up in the Treehouse, I said I’d follow her anywhere. And here we are with Waterfall Effect—a story that’s about forgiveness, redemption, and love. It’s always about love. Then there’s me—the one whose fallen so deeply, I don’t know how to get back up. Do I even want to? Regardless, THIS IS A STORY you
K.K. Allen
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

“I wanted to fall. To let his rapids carry me and take me over the edge. I wanted to live in his waterfall. Not drown in his cascade.”



Dylan Allen
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Waterfall Effect is suspenseful, gripping and yet at the same time, romantic and lush. It transcends genre and trope and shows off Ms. Allen's vivid imagination and her beautiful, fluid prose. 5 stars! ...more
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Check out my full review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog.

I was lucky enough to meet my birthday buddy, K.K. Allen, in February at Holidays with the Belles in Dallas. At the time I still hadn’t read any of K.K’s books yet, despite her sitting on my TBR list for over two years (sorry!). After meeting and LOVING her, I figured it was time to get it in gear. I really want to read Up in the Treehouse and even got a copy signed by her, but I decided I would change things up and start with her m
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to receive an ARC of this book! K.K. Allen is one of my favorite authors and this suspenseful romance did not disappoint. This story is set in a small mountain town over several years time. The depth of the main characters is a slow unraveling that is both wonderful and unnerving to uncover. The connection and history between Jaxon & Aurora was beautifully written even amidst the tragic and horrific past events involving Aurora, her father and their quaint small mountain town. W ...more
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it
3 stars

Brief Review:
I honestly found this book to be very okay-ish. Being a first time reader of Allen, I can't say I'm impressed much by her writing, and I spent half the ending skimming through it. So definitely nothing brilliant or eye catching.

OK let me get back to being myself
When I say that I did not enjoy this book, I really meant it. I picked this book up because of the cover- that cover is really fucking gorgeous, and I'm not even going to disagree if you call me shallow. But then the s
Anne OK
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
Who would have known that the things I shut out to survive were the same things that could bring me back to life? Because that’s how I’ve felt since coming back here. Like I’ve been waking up, trading darkness for light.

I’ve read several books by this author, among them the Stolen Melody duet and Up In the Treehouse, enjoying the uniqueness of each one. When I saw the stunning cover for Waterfall Effect and realized the author was K.K. Allen, I felt certain that I was in for another great treat.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is my first read by this author and it certainly won’t be my last as I loved this story.

After an unbelievable ordeal Aurora June left everything she knew to try and move on. However years later she’s back in town to deal with her past. Unfortunately the town isn’t very welcoming.
Jaxon loved Aurora and then she left. Now she’s back. His feelings for her didn’t go away so can they be rekindled.

The story is told in the past and present with two points of view. Aurora and Jaxon are two great
talon smith
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wasn’t completely sure what to expect going into this book. I didn’t read the blurb but the cover was so alluring to me I just had to have it. I needed it. Plus, I have enjoyed many of Allen’s other books, so I knew I would at least like this one. But when I finished the book I was completely satisfied, way more satisfied than I even thought I would be. And by saying that I have to add this: Not knowing what this book was about- intensified my experience in the greatest way.

“Jaxon has alwa
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

descriptionYou came into my life like the fastest river, unsure of where you would end up. And then you leapt- from that rock at Hollow Falls when you were fifteen years old. You leapt and you crashed into my world. Even then, I saw you. I didn’t realize what it meant- I wouldn’t allow myself to figure it out- but I could feel it.

There are some books that keep you awake until the wee hours of the morning and when you turn the last page of the book the first thought that comes to your mind is — "This w
I was meaning to read KK Allen's books for some time now...I really don't know why I choose this one as first one...maybe it's beautiful cover or maybe I wanted to check out what is about and then just got hooked...

This is certainly emotional second chance read with some unexpected twist.
Interesting plot line & amazing writing
But I didn't really fall in love with characters
3,5 stars
Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another KK Allen hit. But come on, we already knew that. This book is a massive, suspenseful, love story. K.K. Allen brings this story and these characters alive with her beautifully crafted words. Words that make you feel so many emotions on so many levels. The suspense in this story, the kind that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. The kind that makes you question who can you trust. It all comes together perfectly with this authors need to craft a perfect story.

This is a secon
Vivi Chatzikiriakou
"When a storyline takes the reader's mind along with its flow then it's a great story to be read! Waterfall Effect by K.K. Allen is like a strong current drifting the reader into its deeply emotional havoc."

"I received a complimentary copy of this book and have volunteered to leave a review."

Book rates: 5+stars
Plot: 5+stars
Characters: 5+starts
Writing: 5+stars
Pacing: 5+stars
Cover: 5+stars

(I'm in a loss of the right words and I feel this review is going to be a disaster...)
K.K. Allen is an aut
Stephanie Rose
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My heart was in my throat for most of Waterfall Effect for so many different reasons. The love Aurora and Jaxon shared was palpable even after so many years apart and my heart broke for them both. I flipped the pages on the edge of my seat, not knowing where the story would go next and worried and suspicious of everyone. When I thought I had it figured out, I totally didn’t and I’m in awe of KK Allen’s beautiful writing and and storytelling. Five “waterfall eyes” stars!
Kellen Rhodes
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book grips you. Thrills you. And makes you anticipate every move.

As a contemporary romance, the pulls of first time love turns this thriller into a book well written and packed with so many emotions. The angst draws you in, making you want the happily ever after for the characters as well as the town the story is placed in.

The details throughout the entire story made it feel as if you were a part of the scene. Either as the character who’s speaking, or as a bystander watching from the outs
Reading with 2 book lovers
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this is such an amazing read, I've waited so long that I did a little dance when I seen it was live!
this second chance romance is well written, gives you so many emotions, has a heap of passion and is intriguing right till the end, ideas hooked from the first chapter to the last.
"My Aurora. No Distractions. Just us."
Aurora and Jaxon make such an amazing couple in this small town mountain book.
If you love waterfalls you will love this book.
Ms Allen kept me on the edge of my seat with suspense to
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 5++ Waterfall Eyes stars

My first ever K. K. Allen read and guys I'm completely sold on her books! For real, I had already heard so many good things from some of my friends from Instagram so I was super excited to finally dive into her words and this book sounded so good I had to read it.

I'm not even a little disappointed with it, I'm actually kind of surprised at how much I loved this book and the blend of romance and suspense in it. Seriously, I just loved it and I'm dying to pick up al
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Cranky Stars

K.K. Allen had me clutching my imaginary pearls with this one. Sweet puppies I didn’t see that coming at all. I sat on this review for all of 15 minutes before I decided it’s best to get my thoughts out now. Much more fun that way! Am I right?

Aurora will always live with the stigma of her father’s illness looming over her. She’s the daughter of a paranoid schizophrenic who’s done some unspeakable things even to Aurora. When we see her again she is returning to Balsam Falls. A town
Genevieve || GCK's Book Review Blog ||

More than 5 star <3

I wanted to live in their waterfall! <3 This story was EVERYTHING!!!

It is a wonderful story about love, trust, secrets and survival. I loved K.K. Allen’s released books so far, but out of all her books, Waterfall Effect is my favorite. I am really fortunate to have a chance to read it. It stole and broken my heart, and then put together its pieces perfectly.

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K.K. Allen is the USA TODAY Bestselling and award-winning contemporary romance author of sweet, sexy, and inspiring stories that evoke emotion at every turn.

K.K.'s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief. And she continues to take reader’s emotions on an epic ride every single time with real, layered, comin

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