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Falling For Her

(The Callahans #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  541 ratings  ·  151 reviews
Jake Callahan. Prince of the popular crowd.

My mortal enemy.

Gorgeous. All the girls want him.

Quarterback. All the boys want to be his friend. He’s the most popular boy in the senior class.

And he hates me.

Or so I thought.

What I mistook for hatred turns out to be…interest. There’s that thin line, right? It makes me crazy. I can’t stand it. Attraction, chemistry, whatever
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published June 2nd 2020
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2.75 stars ✧

this was a light read with some cute moments, a lot of football and homecoming talk, and you know, your typical teenage drama. but the whole time i was reading this i was like

for those who know me, i read a lot of NA/YA books cuz they're a guilty pleasure of mine but i don't know why i keep doing this to myself. maybe its cuz i grew up with gossip girl, 90210 and 2000s teen rom-com movies and i feel nostalgic???

... yeah.

but i have reached my peak folks. the drama here was kind of
Melanie (mells_view)
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
The popular quarterback + the secretly sassy girl who is more than happy to exist below the radar. If you think this sounds like the formula to an amazingly angsty and sweet mature YA romance, then you’d be right.

Monica Murphy takes us back to The Callahan’s world and feeds us a perfectly crafted dish of high school angst and romance. Jake and Hannah shouldn’t fit so perfectly, but they do. She is the calm to his raging storm. He brings her out of her bubble. They both make each other beyond hap
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by Valentine PR)


Hannah Walsh is a high school senior that's smart, quiet, and usually remains in the background. She keeps to herself and has a small group of close friends, but is invisible to the in crowd. They don't even notice her, or so she thought. Then the most popular boy in school seems to take an interest in her. Jake Callahan is heartbreakingly gorgeous, and the star quarterback of their varsity football team. He's practically the king of the school, but alwa
Monica Murphy
May 11, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-this
LIVE and FREE on Kindle Unlimited! This high school bully romance is a complete standalone! Drew + Fable fans, this is their son Jake's story!









Are you ready for Jake Callahan's story? 😍
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4 "Come at me, bro!" stars***


After reading "Close to me", the first book in the series, i fell in love with the Callahan kids and i couldn't resist to Jake's story...
I'm very intrigued by this family and i want more and more...

"You have issues."
"I do... One in particular. You."

Well, Jake is Mr. Popular quarterback of the school and everyone wants a piece of him, especially women.
Since he was burned on the romance department, he and his friends are deciding that he has
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: June 2, 2020
Actual Rating: 4 stars

Young Adult | High School Romance

Falling for Her is the second book in the Callahans series and can be read as a standalone. This is a young adult, high school romance with an opposites-attract trope (even though it starts with complete disdain for each other in the beginning). I really enjoyed this one! Monica Murphy has brought us another read filled with excellent character chemistry and a great plot. While I have seen this plot type used
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
I have too many wonderful things to say about this book. I am usually not a big fan of this genre, but it is written so well that it is just a fantastic read. Jake Callahan is the star quarterback at his high school and is going through some things like everyone else in his age group. He has so many expectations piled on that he feels pressure from his friends and family. The poor boy has so much running through his brain and the stress is slowly eating away at him. Enter quiet, smart Hannah. Sh ...more
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle


Super cute. Mature-ish YA. I really liked Hannah, but Jake took some warming up to.

Definitely worth a read.
Lindsey Domokur of Crazy Reader Chicks
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
You know when you are 60% into a book and so in love with it that you run and order the paperback just to feel it in your hands? That’s where I was with this one. I don’t normally love high school drama romance, but Monica does it in a way that I love and I don’t want to throw my kindle. There is definitely drama, but Jake is such an amazing guy that I was in love with him chapter one.

I loved spunky Hannah as well. This story is totally relatable to me because it was so similar to my high school
♂️Must Have Book Boyfriends ♂️
OMFG. I FREAKING LOVED THIS BOOK! You guys know my struggle reading this year! I couldn't put this one down! I read it in less than 24 hours, which is sayin' something!

The tension! The FEELS! It was a page turner for me! These two are so freaking...ughhh!!! My heart! I SWOONED SO DAMN HARD READING THIS BOOK! Jake is TO DIE FOR! Like the kind of book boyfriend that will stand up for the girl he is into! SWOONS!!! 😍

Anyway, this is the FIRST book I read by Monica Murphy, and it won't be the last!
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

I don't know how Monica Murphy does it. She is a romancelandia genie and every story that she puts out is better than the last. I thought that it couldn't get any better than Close to Me but I was wrong. It gets so much better. Falling For Her rocked my socks off.

Monica Murphy's writing always puts a smile on my face. She is one of my favorite storytellers because of the way
✨ Lucy ✨
Jun 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I had great expectation for this one, especially after loving the first book of this series and the previous series about Jake's parents .But I have to say I'm a bit disappointed .
This book started really good , it kept my attention until it didn't anymore. I hate when the process of going from strangers to lovers is so much speed up and without much of a fight from the girls part .
I didn't see the chemistry .
I didn't like how Jake's problem wasn't so much considered like it should have.
I didn't
Anne OK
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am enjoying The Callahans series -- the second generation. And I loved Fable and Drew, their parents. The second book features seventeen-year-old Jake, who's following in his dad's footsteps and is a star on the football field (and everywhere else as well). Jake is a bit of a mess and has an anger management problem. Then he connects with a girl from the unpopular crowd who's not only a brainiac but a gifted artist, too. I loved Hannah immediately. She hasn't had an easy life and yet is friend ...more
* A review copy was provided by the author *

~ 3.75 Hannah Banana Stars ~

Well…..I don’t know how to really express my feelings about this book.

On one hand I really enjoyed the storyline, but on the other hand I really don’t know how I feel about Jake (Hero). Truthfully Hannah made this book for me. I loved her character so much!!!

I have always been a fan of the high school bully romance story and I think that is why I enjoyed this story.

But as for Jake….I had a hard time connecting with his per
Rhonda Ziglar
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 GIDDY STARS!! I am so freaking giddy right know those book that give you the perfect feeling of high school...this is it. I loved seeing Jake and Hannah's Story play out. Their story had all the feels with lots of high school drama for a page turning book. You definitely need this Book.
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Loved Jake and Hannah!!!
May 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
When I first started the reading this book, I didn't realize it was the second book in a series. Don't worry. They are all standalones so it wasn't necessary to read the first book and I followed the storyline just fine (but I will go back and read about the oldest sister). What I did love was that I got to see a little glimpse into my favorite past characters of Monica Murphy's, Drew and Fable. This Callahan series is about their family. They are all grown up and living in a small town in Calif ...more
Jeeves Reads Romance
Drama-filled slow burn

Sometimes I read high school romances and LOVE them. Sometimes I read them and realize I am too old to handle all of the DRAMA. This is the second kind. It’s long, it’s angsty, and it’s got drama from start to finish. If that’s how you like your romance, then I see no reason why you won’t love this. The writing is solid, the heroine is great, and the slow burn romance really worked for me. Unfortunately, I didn't love the hero and that lead to a disconnect from the story. T
Elizabeth Sherrell (Elizabeth’s Pretty Little Reads)
4.5 STARS!

“My skin tingles from where his lips touched me, and I instantly want more. More kissing. More touching. More Jake.”

Jake + Hannah’s story had my heart smiling! Falling For Her was the perfect mix of sweetness, angst, and teen drama. Plus, I’m a total goner for the whole “hot jock falls for the under the radar girl.”

I adored their entire first meeting. Hannah was so NOT impressed by him, and I was here for it! To be honest, Jake took a bit for me to warm up to, too. He was a broody
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: beta-read
Want an easy-to-read YA romance that will take you right back to High School?? THIS is your book! It was so easy to picture these characters in the halls, classes, on the football field, experiencing their first parties and crushing on their peers. The setting and details of the scenes were spot on, and it was like reliving a part of my past.

But, what I really loved about this book were Jake and Hannah's characters. The apprehensive approach Jake took when initially "meeting" Hannah was just SO
Tania's Book Blog
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hannah and Jake were a great read. They were so opposite that they were perfect for each other. She was quiet, kept to herself and considered to be a nerd. Jake was popular, quarterback and came from money but yet he was humble and so was his family. He never noticed Hannah until their senior year of high school when his friends dared him to talk to her. She flat out rejected him and he was intrigued by the beautiful quiet girl. Hannah was no doormat; she was quiet and studious but she was also ...more
Jen Zingaro
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports, ya
This story is everything that I adore in a YA read. High school romances are some of my favorites and this one rates right up there.
I absolutely adore troubled characters. Despite Jake's fairy tale upbringing, he is struggling with some issues. Along comes Hannah who is not going to fall for any of his charms or bullsh*t.
The two of them work so well.
The jock that falls for the girl that doesn't run in his social circle. One of my favorite story lines.
It brings me back to the days of first lov
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sweet slow burn romance that I devoured. When Jake thinks he’s doing Hannah a solid by asking her to wear his jersey he wasn’t prepared at her reply lol. Jake is the popular jock and Hannah is the shy girl who is not in the in crowd nor does she want to be. She is who she is and her genuineness and honesty appealed to Jake in a way he never thought would
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
There are quite a few unanswered questions so I feel like I just read a really long novella. I love seeing Drew and Fable's kids growing up.
Jun 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
First of all, Jake’s friends are a bunch of idiots and I cant help but feel their school condition is so toxic. I hate reading about them.

But I loved Hannah and Jake's story. Their witty banter is so addicting and fun to read. Jake was the typical conceited quarterback who broods on the outside and so incredible sweet when it came to Hannah. Hannah is a sweet, quiet and innocent girl. Basically the opposite of Jake. Even though Hannah gets so insecure sometimes.
Kate ✨ is a dreamer
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
2 stars

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Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, but it doesn’t influence my opinion of the book nor the contents of this review in any way.

Review includes light spoilers.

I’ve been reading Monica Murphy on and off for about five years now. I’ve enjoyed several of her books… and others have fallen a bit flat for me. Including this one, Falling for Her. I had the hardest time with this boo
Amy Dickinson
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Falling for Her, Monica Murphy’s current book, is my entree into her world. I start this review with this comment because I didn’t read the series that lead into this book, One Week Girlfriend et al. As I was reading this book, it was clear that I was missing out, BUT it didn’t do anything to deter from the essence of this story. In other words, Falling for Her is a complete standalone about two opposites attracting and their journey forward when the complications of high
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2020-books
I've said it once and I'll say it again: there is nothing quite like Callahan love! Monica Murphy was clearly born to write about this family and I have been hooked since One Week Girlfriend. Now that we are on the 2nd generation, the heartache is just as raw as Jake finds his way through all the crazy that is both his life and the last year of high school.

Murphy clearly has her finger on the pulse of what it's like to go through those angsty HS years. I love how she doesn't demean her character
Sandy S
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
FALLING FOR HER is the second instalment in Monica Murphy’s contemporary, young adult THE CALLAHANS romance series focusing on the Callahan siblings- a spin off from the author’s ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND series. This is high school students, quarterback Jake Callahan, and Hannah Walsh’s storyline. FALLING FOR HER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary.

Told from four first person perspectives (Jake, Hanna
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title: Falling For Her
Author: Monica Murphy
Genre: YA Sports Romance
My Rating: 5 Extra Caramel Macchiato Stars!
Swooning Level: We’re talking Taco Bell Fire sauce-kinda hot here!

”Maybe I’d even kiss that mouth. Bet she’d tell me to go to hell if I tried.”

Opposites attract in this sweet & steamy YA romance by Monica Murphy! Falling For Her, the second installment in The Callahans series, follows Jake & Hannah as they navigate their feelings while battling outside forces that would rather not see
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The Callahans (4 books)
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