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The Consequence of Falling

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  6,089 ratings  ·  745 reviews
The list of things I hate is short. Not even my soon-to-be ex-husband is on that list. Nope. I save only the worst of the worst, the crème de la crème, the absolute I cannot even for this list . . .

1. Black coffee
2. Rude people
3. Nathaniel Bradley

Which is why when my father informs me that he’s making Nathaniel Bradley his new business partner, and in turn, my boss, I flip
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published January 12th 2019
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 ”You’re Everything I’ve Ever Wanted” Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Presley Rose is a New York socialite whose family owns a successful brewery business that everyone always assumed she'd one day take over since she's an only child. Most of her life she's done what's expected of her. She attended college and married what she thought was the perfect guy on paper. The safe choice. Now after an unhealthy, failed marriage, she's left to pick up the pieces. She feels like her life is falling a
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I LOVE "enemies to lovers" stories and this was a very quick and fun read. I really liked it. <3

If you enjoyed Ms.Contreras previous works, I think you'll like this story too.

Ps. "Hearts" series are still my favorites but I very much enjoyed Nathaniel & Presley's journey. ;)

*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. ❤❤❤


The list of things I hate is short. Not even my soon-to-be ex-husband is on that list. Nope. I save only the worst of the worst, the crème d
✰ Liz ✰
"Forever ever."

The Consequence of Falling is a Contemporary Romance with complex characters, passion, and tender romance. Presley Rose has lived a privileged life. Her father, a successful businessman, and her mother, a professional socialite, have done there best to give her everything her heart desires. But when their marriage falls apart, Presley is forever changed. Her father hires a young man named Nathaniel Bradley as his apprentice and occasional driver for his young daughter. Nathani
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The thing about falling was that it didn't happen the way everyone imagined it. Sometimes it happened slowly, over time, and other times you find yourself sitting there waiting for the other person to catch up

’THE CONSEQUENCE OF FALLING’ Is a full length ‘romance’ novel by author ‘Claire Contreras’ Spoken in Dual POV's

The day fifteen year old high schooler Presley receives the news that her beloved parents are getting separated is also the day when she first meets eighteen
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
❤️4 stars ❤️

The Consequence of Falling is a sweet,steamy and emotional story.I was hooked and intrigued from the first pages.I liked the romance and the characters.The writing is flawless and the story fast paced!


I enjoyed Nathaniel and Presley .They have a great banter, they were funny,intense and flirty.From their very first meeting you can feel the tension between them!Presley most of the time was so funny but there were moments she was getting in my nerves but this was not entirely bad.Natha
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
➳A second chance novel that will have you wanting more of Claire's writing and her way of emotionally captivating her audience...

➳Claire is known as an author who knows how to properly write a romance novel that will captivate your heart completely. No matter what the story line may be, she knows how to slowly and surely gravitate you to the next page making you want to read more. There is no denying this romance novel is an exception since there is so much to look towards to when it comes d
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This isn't just a love story, it's a love journey. It takes through the life and experience known as bad timing. The not feeling enough to be the one. Not only did I love this book but it saved me. Pulled me from my book funk and reminded me they're are too many beautiful love stories to read to dwell on one. The angst, heart wrenching moments, me throwing my kindle in frustration, and hurting for two souls that are too stubborn to see what we can all clearly see...

The way it all plays out for m
Olga therebelreader
Loved it! It was delightful and fun and pretty predictable (but in a good way). There was a real chemistry between Nathaniel and Presley and the author did a brilliant job at building up their relationship. I loved seeing the two each learning to value the other and seeing them go from tolerance to acceptance to cherishing one another. I loved their relationship and their banter and how darn cute they were together.

The Consequence of Falling is a funny, sexy enemies-to-lovers story that made me
Anne OK
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-reads
2.5 Stars

This was, by far, my least favorite book written by Contreras. I was really excited when it was announced that she had a new book releasing and I love both the title and the book cover. I wanted to love both Nathaniel and Presley, as well, but I really never warmed up to either. It was mostly a so-so read from start to finish. And that's a shame because the story definitely had great potential to be something special, but it just didn't seem to meet the criteria. Too much slinging hate-
3.75 stars.
Cute enemies to lovers story with a little sadness.
I liked it well enough but it never quite hit its potential IMO.
My first read by Claire Contreras.
I have had the Heart's series unread on my kindle for rather a long time now. I really need to start reading it soon as I believe this book was a spinoff story.

One thing I did learn throughout my life was that the weight of unspoken words always felt heavier than the burden of the consequences they carried. And so, I spoke.......
Alex ♈
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Forever ever' Stars!

Loooooooooved every second! This enemies-to-lovers love story was everything I hoped for. Claire Contreras writing is amazing, her characters well developed and engaging and the romance was emotional and oh-so-sexy! I got hooked on the very first page (and the very first meeting between Presley and Nathaniel) and I loved The Consequence of Falling till the very end.

Presley and Nathaniel are a wonderful couple, I loved the building of their love story, all the characters i
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

“You have no idea how long I’ve wanted you.”

If you want your next romance novel to captivate you from the very beginning and utterly consume your heart and soul, then I urge you to read The Consequence of Falling by Claire Contreras; it was sweet, steamy, and emotional. I just cannot get enough of stories which are written the way I love, intelligent, witty and the ability to set a scene so vividly. Claire’s carefully constructed words made me feel like I was living this journey alon
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yay! My first FIVE STAR book this year and first TOP FAVE of 2019!
I haven't read a Claire Contreras book in some time and when this one popped up on my kindle, I was both surprised and delighted to dive right in. It came in at the perfect time that I was looking for something sweet and romantic and utterly blissful, and that's how I felt the entire time I was reading it. I just love the enemies to lovers troupe *le sigh*
Presley and Nathaniel knew each other when they were young, Presley being th
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
“You couldn’t possibly have been in love with me forever.”
“I was. I was just waiting for you to catch up.”

They say there’s a fine line between love and hate. When it comes to Presley Rose and Nathaniel Bradley, this couldn’t ring any truer. These two bickered like there’s no tomorrow, disagreed on almost every single thing you can think of, and fought over the most ridiculous situations. But at the end of the day, that ball of pent up energy brewing between them turned into something
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was so sweet. ❤
This book was so cute and sweet and funny and it even made me cry. I really enjoyed this!
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
Dnf at 60%

Such a way to start a new year 🤦🏻‍♀️

If you think this story is about “enemies to lover”, prepare yourself for huge disappointment!! It was far from it.

From the beginning Presley throws herself at Nathaniel and he doesn’t hide that he wants her. Sorry, but that's not the way you should write this. Saying “I hate you” doesn’t mean that this relationship based on hatred. The attraction should be below the surface and not be thrown on us so fast.

The characters were shallow, the story was
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing


Claire Contreras has written one of my favorite novels of hers. It was filled with angst, the hate/love tension in an enemies to lovers romance, and the added bonus of a secondary plot of the heroine and her father. I absolutely fell in love with her words and this story.

Nathaniel and Presley are magic. Claire takes us through the many years that these two have circled each other in similar social circles. Each moment builds up the animosity and hate betw
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If ever a couple need to be put in a bag and given a good shake, Presley Rose and Nathaniel Bradley are that couple. I wanted to bang their heads together. Tell them to wake up and smell the coffee and slap them around the face with a wet fish!

A very angry and very wet (from the rain, get your mind out of the gutter) Presley meets Nathaniel when she is 15. She is a fire burning ball of rage at her parents which earns her the name of Princess from Nathaniel. They clash, big time. She hates him wi
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: I appreciate the message that is in this book of enjoying your loved ones while you have them, and I also liked the overall premise of the book. I did struggle with the h from the start, because her bratty behavior was not something I appreciated. I understand that we are supposed to see a lot of growth with her character by the end, and I did, but I felt like she was borderline doormat status with her father and she was too bratty with the H through too much of the bo
Luna Sol
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the banter, sexiness and chemistry in this enemies to lovers stories by the talented Claire Contreras. Nathaniel and Presley's story spans years...they flirt, they will make you laugh and they will make you swoon. I also loved the very special appearances of some beloved characters from another series. This standalone is not to be missed! ...more
Francesca Alford
Jan 14, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was so disappointed with this book after looking forward to it for so long. I almost DNF at 50%, however persevered then regretted not giving up on it!

I didn't like either of the main characters, neither had any redeeming qualities and quite frankly there was no chemistry between them. They spoke to each other like bratty children the entire way through and acted in the same manner.

In several parts of the book I felt like I had completely missed something and kept flicking back on my Kindle
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this enemies to lovers story and read it in one day. Nate and Presley have such a great relationship with witty banter and intense chemistry. Every time Nate opened his mouth, either calling her Princess or Sweetheart, or coming at her with a sarcastic comment I swooned. He was a jerk at times but one I loved. And when he showed his tender, sweet side I was a goner. This story is full of tension and angst but also has such romantic parts as well. Any fan of Claire’s will love this story ...more
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Presley Rose thought her life had a plan, at least she thought it did until her junior year of high school when her world changed completely. Presley and Nathaniel don't have the best first meeting, he think she's a spoiled brat, she thinks he's the child her father always wanted. Those first impressions stick with them as the years go by, with Nathaniel continuing to call her princess even as he becomes a partner in her father's business and techn
Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Reviewer✦

The Consequence of Falling was an angsty enemies-to-lovers romance! Claire Contreras knows how to write emotional, butterflies in your stomach, stabbing in the heart stories!!

Nathaniel Bradley was determined. Sexy with tats, he came from nothing and he built his business from the ground up. Thanks in part to his relationship with Presley's father, Winston he becomes a very successful man.

Presley Rose was one of those heroines you hate and love. In the beginning she was spoiled, entitled
Jul 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-ebooks
This book was quite unpleasant to read and my biggest issue is with the execution.

I love office romances and enemies-to-lovers tropes, the cover was nice and the blurb as well, so I approached it favorably; very soon I perceived the narrative as substandard compared to the average romance novel I use to read, be it self or traditionally published: too many stilted sentences, a repetitive vocabulary, short periods, lack of structure, jarring transitions from scene to scene, some plot holes and a
Tianna✸loves books✸

Honestly it’s not bad but I’m bored.

I seriously don’t know what’s going on with this book.
Presley meets Nathaniel who is her father’s employee. They immediately judge each other at the very first meeting. Then they keep on meeting. First high school, then college, then her wedding day, then finally when she is divorcing her husband.

Presley was weird but Nathaniel was not any good himself. When Presley wanted him to kiss him in college, he didn’t kissed her. But then he kisses her at her wed
I am so pissed right now.
Why? Because this book had so so sooo much potential and it felt short. Why again? I didn't like neither the hero or the heroine. Childish both of them, playing love hate game too long.
Such a shame, cus it could have been a great book
Claire knocked it out of the ballpark with The Consequence of Falling. When Presley Rose newly divorced from a politician moves into her dads building to help care for him and run a portion of the family brewing business she is knocked off her axis by her nemesis Nathaniel Bradley.

Nathaniel is the type of hero I love in my books. He’s charming, Loyal, and captivating. Oh yeah he has some alpha male tendencies, but not over the top. Presley is a great heroine, she was fun, snarky, and just wante
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Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author who traded her psychology degree to write fiction. Don’t worry, she still uses her knowledge on every single one of her characters.

She’s a breast cancer survivor (x2), who was born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida, and currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two adorable boys, and French bulldog.

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