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One Day to Fall

(One Day to Forever #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Of all the taxis in all of Cape Town, Sophia Roux had to stumble into his.

She should be at her “perfect” sister’s bedside, awaiting the arrival of the newest member of her family. But the thought of spending hours at the hospital with her suffocating relatives has Sophia hailing the first taxi she sees. Only to realise too late that the man at the wheel of her getaway
Published August 12th 2019 by Carina Press
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K.J. Charles
Therese Beharrie is a master of the close-study romance. Her books tend to lay out knotted-up people and unpick them in tight focus, and this is a particularly strong example: it takes place over something like 36 hours, and shows two people with a lot of problems uncramping themselves from rigid positions and clearing up their feelings up to the point where they're able to face falling in love. This means that the book very much takes us to a relationship beginning, rather than an end point, bu ...more
Talia Hibbert
“I’m sorry.”
“Finally. The apology I deserve.” There was a beat. “I do not accept.”

You have been missing ONE DAY TO FALL all your life if you are a fan of:

- Badass, unapologetic heroines
- Grumpy but secretly angelic heroes
- Biting humour and casually awesome social commentary
- Rom-com-style shenanigans paired with sob-inducing events and emotions

I still can’t quite grasp that this book takes place in a single day, even though it is literally called ONE Day to Fall and it is part of the ONE Day to
2019 Ripped Bodice Summer Bingo: Heroine Smells Like a Flower

A review:

Disclaimer: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Ivy Deluca
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: _arc-reads
Sophia Roux is in the hospital, awaiting the birth of her perfect older sister Angie’s perfect baby when she realizes she has to get out. Right now. When she runs out of the hospital, she ends up in the cab of one Parker Jones, who is running away from some of his own emotionally fraught baggage. Let me tell you, ALOT happens. Paradigm shifts galore, and yes romance. Now, this is a more emotional type of tale, so the way I deal with that is humor, so buckle up buttercup, it’s review in the form ...more
Caitlyn Lynch
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemp-romance
I absolutely loved A Wedding One Christmas, the first in this series about the Roux sisters, so I was excited to pick up One Day To Fall to review as well. It’s a different kind of book to the first; while Angie and Ezra’s first meeting and subsequent day together read like a delightful romantic comedy, Angie’s sister Sophia is a much more prickly customer, and her love interest Parker is in a very difficult headspace as well after just learning his mother has early-onset dementia. The timing is ...more
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
Excuse me. Why is now the first time I'm hearing about this book SET IN MY HOME COUNTRY?! ...more
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, library, read-2019
Originally posted on For What It's Worth on 9/5/19

Tightly focused stories where where the characters are mostly stuck in their own head with their baggage are not usually my jam but Beharrie handled Sophie & Parker's story so well.

They are both stubborn and ornery, but both are caretakers and the years of watching out for their families have taken there toll.

Sophie's, somewhat estranged, sister is in the hospital to have a baby while Parker's mom has ju
Leigh Kramer
CW: past death of parent (brain tumor), grief, parent diagnosed with dementia, past parental abandonment, references to labor/delivery

I just want to gush about this book! It made me smile throughout and there’s a lovely sense of humor, even as the characters dealt with hard things.

Parker and Sophia have magnificent tension, from the moment they run into each other at the hospital. The barbs turn into banter which then turns into conversation over the course of 24 hours together. I don’t think th
nick (the infinite limits of love)

One Day to Fall was another incredible and emotionally-satisfying love story from one of my favorite authors. I always seem to say this about Therese Beharrie's books, but damn can this woman get me attached to the characters and their one-day romances so fast. You can't even tell that One Day to Fall takes place in one day because there is so much going on in terms of events and character growths. Truly, this was an exceptional book and I'm going to want all of you to pick it up.

I've never
FTC - I bought this book.

Content Warnings - childbirth, death of a Father (prior to the start of the book), parent with a long term illness, dead-beat Dad.

I picked this up because I loved the cover. Yes, I know that that goes against that old saying but I do it all the time. This cover looked cute, light and lots of fun - this is not that book. This book is dripping with angst, tension and humour and I simply could not put it down.

This book takes place over a day. I need to keep repeating this a
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a beautiful book that had me happy reading throughout. Yes, there were emotional points and it dealt with grief, acceptance of oneself, and some family drama. But it still had me smiling because who doesn't love two grumps falling in love over one day?

Sophia is a grumpy, sarcastic, blunt woman who has been dragged to the hospital as her eldest sister has gone into labour and there is some resentment there both to her eldest sister, but also her mom and younger sister which eventually le
Maggie Boyd
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One Day to Fall is a cute, sweet contemporary romance that perfectly captures those first precious hours of meeting someone special.

Sophia Roux is already tense and fractious when the accident occurs. An early morning visit to the hospital waiting room to sit for hours as her older sister Angela goes through labor is not her idea of a good time. She had escaped under the pretext of getting snacks for her other sister Zoe and some water for her mom when a man barrels into her and knocks her flat,
I requested this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review at the same time that I requested Therese Beharrie’s Island Fling with the Tycoon. I’m so glad I was given both books. I follow Beharrie on Twitter, where she is funny and smart. One Day to Fall is so good. It’s out on August 12.

Sophia is at the hospital with her mother and younger sister while her older sister is in labor. Parker is at the same hospital where his mother has been treated for injuries after being hit by a car. Sophi
Honestly, I was kind of bored. There was nothing wrong with the story and Beharrie writes great romance from what I can tell but I didn't connect with the female lead or her family. Parker and his mom, however, could have been the whole book for me. I will give her work another chance but this one wasn't my jam.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy.
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
I dunno how you write a slow burn when they fall in love in one day but WHOOBOY does Therese nail that. Tropetastic enemies to lovers, with a prickly heroine & a soft-hearted, pricklier-than-he-can-seem hero.
Tiffany Tyler
I made it to 18% and gave up. The book was slow and the main female character was a tad “too much” and annoying for my taste so I decided to move on to another book.
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not many authors can write a believable romance that mostly takes place on one day, but Therese Beharrie can. And she does it so beautifully. It's intimate and emotional and oh so good. ...more
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I have very mixed feelings about this book. I love a heroine who is confident and not afraid to say what she thinks, and ditto for a hero. I thought it was really admirable the way both the main characters in this book, Parker and Sophia, were not afraid to tell each other difficult truths. I also admired the way that the difficult family dynamics for both characters were part of the novel. I am tired of seeing perfect families or completely dysfunctional and cruel ones in romances. I also felt ...more
Jessica (the naptime writer)
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
🗺 Q: where’s the first place you want to travel to when coronavirus is no longer a big concern?

Sophia Roux & Parker Jones fall in love in ONE DAY in Therese Beharrie’s aptly named One Day to Fall, & the way that it’s done—the emotional & physical moments, the big revelations & the small—feels believable to me.

But things between Sophia & Parker don’t start off on the right foot, as they crash into each other at the hospital where they’re both waiting out tense family moments & wading through deep
N.G. Peltier
CW: parent diagnosed with dementia. Mention of death of a parent

How to express my absolute love for Sophia the snarky, blunt,, heroine???? I loved her and the not quite meet cute when she literally ran into the hero Parker had my loling.

She was so pissed when they bumped into each other so i call it not a meet cute cuz they were both like what the hell watch where you're going this is your fault. I cackled all the way through that and the taxi ride where they meet again.

Sophia runs away from de
4.5 stars

ARC supplied by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Sophia and Parker unexpectedly and kind of literally run into one another at a hospital while they are both dealing with some difficult emotions. They keep running into one another over the course of the day as an attraction blooms between them. Sophia is a bit of a prickly heroine who likes to keep people at a distance. Meanwhile, Parker has spent years of his life not thinking beyond the survival of himself and his mother.
K. Lincoln
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars, actually.

Regular romance readers should not have a problem with the suspension of disbelief required to go along with the very long day pictured here wherein both hero and heroine (Parker and Sophia) have time to go back and forth from each other's apartments, touristy Cape Town areas, and the hospital multiple times. Just go along with it. Seriously, don't question it.

Because if you do go along with it, you're in for a lovely and emotionally deep romance that somehow draws out the ro
Sera Taíno
One Day to Fall is the second novel about the Roux sisters set in South Africa, though in the interest of full disclosure, I did not read the first novel. This is an oversight I hope to rectify, as this novel was a pleasure to read.

Beharrie's romance takes place in the course of an intense and emotional day. There aren't many circadian novels, and the ones that come to mind are not romances, such as Michael Cunningham's The Hours, Saturday by Ian McEwan and Christopher Irshwood's A Single Man, s
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sophia and Parker meet because they're both at the hospital visiting family. Sophia is there for her sister, who is giving birth. Parker is there for his mother, who was just in an accident and was diagnosed with dementia. Sophia asks for a ride from valet driver Parker, and they end up spending the entire day together and falling in love. Given the single day setting, this requires some suspension of disbelief, but it was a cute romance! It was a lot heavier than I expected, too. The characters ...more
Rhoda Baxter
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sophia is feeling suffocated by her family who keep comparing her to her 'perfect' big sister. The idea of sitting in a hospital waiting room for hours is too much to bear, so she runs away.
Parker is also running away from the same hospital. In his case, it's from his mother's diagnosis. Sophia jumps into his taxi and despite himself he cares that she might not be safe.
Eventually, they make a pact to have this one day to run away from their problems. One day to forget it all and have fun. One d
Lynn Brooks
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
One Day to Fall is the second book in Therese Beharrie's One Day To Forever series and centers around a freelance journalist with a side job driving for a car service along with a human resources pro. On an emotional day for them both, they find themselves colliding and hanging on for dear life as they each undergo deep introspection of who and what they are.

Parker Jones has been hit with a bombshell that is going to change his life forever and he's not sure how to process it all. He's in a surl
Felicia Grossman
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a lovely, lovely book, with this remarkable balance of serious, emotional topics and fun, adorable dating high-jinks. Sophia and Parker had wonderful banter and chemistry and watching them figure each other out and let each other in was magical. And there were hot together. Totally hot.

However, what was especially poignant and special about this book where the complex family dynamics and stories, both Sophia's and Parker's. We got to see families who loved each other but often either di
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: laugh-out-loud, 2019
picked this up on a whim, after the recommendation i found on talia hibbert's (another gifted author!) facebook group, despite its terribly saccharine stock image cover.

as the title suggests most of the story unfolds within a day where two struggling, bitter, snarky and prickly strangers meet and then quickly become more than strangers. it's a terrific character study and really introspective in its writing and dialogue. the romance is also the slow-burn kind. 'One day to fall' sucker-punched m
Jenni Fletcher
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy stories set in a short space of time, in this case (as the title suggests) one day. They make me think of romances like Before Sunset, which have a lot of dialogue and have to be character-driven, which this definitely is. Both of the main characters change a lot, starting off arguing (understandably, given the circumstances in which they meet) and then gradually opening up to each other while dealing with a lot of big emotional (mainly family and health based) issues. Emotionally ...more
Isabella ~Mikku-chan~
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full RTC closer to the release day

Such an emotional yet amazing book.
I was so charmed by Sophia and Parker and rooted so deeply for them. Their banter is superb and I've felt so seen by Sophia's struggling I was actually crying. 😭

The book is loaded with lots of heavy topics so please consider the CWs before you start reading it:

- on page talk of dementia
- absentee parent
- death of a patent (brain tumor)
- one page talk about a side character being in labor/giving birth
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