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When the Stars Fall

(Lost Stars #1)

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Growing up, Jude McCallister was the bane of my existence.
My best friend. Fiercest ally. The most annoying boy in the world.
At eighteen, the boy I loved to hate became the man I couldn’t live without.

We were young. Madly in love. Invincible.
Strong enough to weather any storm.
Cocky enough to believe that no amount of time or distance could destroy us.

When Jude finally ret
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Paperback, 434 pages
Published October 17th 2020 by Independently published
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'WHEN THE STARS FALL' is the first full length romance book in new to me author Emery Roses's 'Lost Stars' series. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

These types of books are the ones I chase, childhood sweethearts, to being torn apart by the impacts of war. God this book gave my heart a hammering, the angst, and all the feels played havoc on my emotions. As soon as I started this I was hooked, books lik
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Nova B
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
She deserved better. He was sure not it.
Jen
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my heart. My poor heart. Such an incredible inspirational romance with all the feels. I adore Emery Rose's books and this one is by far my favorite. Do not miss When the Stars Fall!! Jude and Lila's story was absolutely brilliant and I loved everything about it. All the stars in the sky stars!!!
Heather 'Confessions Of A Bibliophile' Creighton



✨💫ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕤 𝕠𝕗 𝕒 𝔹𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕖 ℝ𝕖𝕧𝕚𝕖𝕨💫✨

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½ Overall Rating: When the Stars Fall, book one in the Lost Stars Series by Emery Rose is a heartwrenching, heartbreakingly beautiful, slow burn, contemporary romance about a first love that endures a lifetime of trials and tribulations. Oh, my heart.💔💔💔 This book broke me down yall. I’ve read a couple of Rose’s books at this point and let me tell you, the woman knows how to write that leave you on the edge of your seat, beginning for a HEA type of

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hooked_on_books
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing

★★★𝑅𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑒𝑤★★★
(𝑨𝑹𝑪 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒚 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘.)
𝑅𝐴𝑇𝐼𝑁𝐺:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒇𝒂𝒍𝒍, 𝑱𝒖𝒅𝒆?”
“𝑰’𝒍𝒍 𝒑𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒌𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒚𝒐𝒖,”

I can't begin to tell you how beautiful and mesmerizing this book was. 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝑭𝒂𝒍𝒍 is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking books I've ever read.

Lila and Jude met when they were 9 years old. They quickly became best friends but it was obvious that they had deeper feelings for each other. Lila was a very strong and brave gir
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Maddie (Bookaholic_Dreamer)
HEARTBREAKING, GUT WRENCHING, SOUL SHATTERING, INTENSE, SLOW BURNING, PASSIONATE, DEVASTATED and so much more.
This book, Jude and Lila’s story, the emotions and feelings from it, them. The best way to describe it was as if I had been hit by a freight train. Powerful and hard. I never wanted it to end.

Lila and Jude’s story was everything I didn’t know I wanted and more. Watching their friendship grow and blossom in love was so beautiful and riveting. The words behind their endless passion for o
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booksandbubbs
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"What happens when the stars fall, Jude?" "I'll put them back in the sky for you."

It's hard for me to express just how much this book wrecked me in all of the best possible ways. When the Stars Fall is a heart wrenching and gritty second chance story that manages to balance to heart ache with humor and optimism. Jude and Lila (aka Rebel) hooked me from the very first moment as they meet early on in their childhood. Lila was such a strong and feisty heroine with such great vulnerability. I connec
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Joy
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
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AJ
4.5 stars

Oh, my heart! What an emotional, angsty, gutwrenching read! But wow, what a love story – messy, complicated and passionate, it’s a beautifully written story of true love, second chances, forgiveness and redemption that completely captured my heart, and I finished it in the early hours of this morning, unable to put it down.

“What happens when the stars fall, Jude?”
“I’ll put them back in the sky for you,” he said, sounding so confident …. “I’d do anything for you, Lila.”

Lila and Jude
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Giulia (g_bookishlife)
“The stars are still in the sky, baby. Just open your eyes and look up. On the darkest nights, they shine the brightest. And one day soon you’ll see that you never really needed me to put them back in the sky for you.”

Oh. My. Heart! My freaking HEART!!! Ok Giulia, take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. In. Out.
I’m going to be honest, I’m still a sobbing mess, I have a massive book hangover and I’m not even sure if anything I’m going to say will do justice to this story but I’ll try to do m
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'When Stars Fall' is a Standalone by the best-selling author Emery Rose. Told in dual Perspectives , this book was one hell of an emotional ride!

I am a sucker for Second chance Romances between childhood friends and this author seemed to hit right on that. The book revolves around the story of Jude and Lila who have been friends forever. They were each other's rocks and there was nothing Jude wouldn't do for Lila.

The story spans across man
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M
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's said that we have three great loves in our lives. Our first love is young love; idealistic love. It's the love of fairytales and infatuation. Our second love is the hard love. It's the emotional rollercoaster, filled with drama and ups and downs. The kind of love that hurts us deeply and teaches us hard lessons. The one where we grow. Then lastly, our third love comes along. This is the love that lasts. It's the one that knocks us off our feet. The love that looks nothing like the prior two ...more
Elizabeth
Oct 20, 2020 marked it as nope-nope-nope
Same ol, manwhore hero and a heroine who is untouched. When will female authors stop this sexist crap.

An author who has the below frame of mind will never write a book I like, and I assume this will be the case for a lot of you so just move her to the never read list lol


"Yeah, yeah, just sex. Apparently guys could separate the emotional from the physical but I had no idea how that was possible."

Women are perfectly capable of having sex that is just physical. We have millions of books that explor
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OHHH GAWDDD!!!

5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
OHHH GAWDDD!!! This book had me in pieces, I don’t know what it is about Emery’s words but they always seem to delve into my soul.

My heart cracked, shattered and exploded for this love story, it was so heartbreakingly beautiful. Jude and Lila were destined to be together since they were kids but life and life choices just kept getting in the way. I hate that they were so stubborn with each other because I was dying for them to just throw cation to the wind and forgive
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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“What happens when the stars fall, Jude?”
“I’ll put them back in the sky for you…”


When the Stars Fall by Emery Rose is one of the most beautiful, angsty and heart-breaking romances we’ve read in a while. It felt all-encompassing, from childhood to adulthood we came to know and love Jude and Lila and Brody to an extent, as they grew and faced the highs and lows in life; love, loss and tragedy. Emery Rose is a wonderful storyteller, the writing was flawless and the vivid imagery intense and pas
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Marcella
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
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I used to think our love was strong enough to survive anything. Even a combat zone. I was wrong.

Blurb

Growing up, Jude McCallister was the bane of my existence.
My best friend. Fiercest ally. The most annoying boy in the world.
At eighteen, the boy I loved to hate became the man I couldn’t live without.

We were young. Madly in love. Invincible.
Strong enough to weather any storm.
Cocky enough to believe that no amount of time or distance could destroy us.

When Jude finally returned home from overs
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Mari
Oct 20, 2020 rated it liked it
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Annie Brewer
I loved this childhood friends to lovers story!! It was such a heartbreaking journey but worth it in the end.

Jude and Lila met when they were 9 years old. Their lives took them through adolescence to adulthood and it wasn’t an easy road for either of them. They both suffered loss and pain, together and apart. So much happened, which I won’t go into detail but it made them grow as individuals and eventually as a couple (a few times throughout the story).

Emery Rose always writes beautifully tortu
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Larissa Rye
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Once again Emery slams us with this emotional heartfelt read. So many emotions. I’m not usually a fan of the flashbacks but I like that this book started as they were growing up & then where it wrong & then where they are now.

I have to say I loved Jude from ages 9-13 than I didn’t like him again till 18. He was your typical teenage boy & maybe that’s why he annoyed me haha. You couldn’t help but feel for him throughout the rest of the book. My heart was breaking for him especially after everyth
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Anna
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis: Growing up, Lila Turner and Jude McCallister were best friends. Then they were lovers and then it all fell apart. Their relationship has spanned years and pain and trauma, and now that they might have a third chance at things, can they make it work?

Review: First things first, this book is so angsty and so beautiful. I had to sit down and devour this book once I got started and even then, I couldn't put it down once it was over. I think I’m still reeling from this book. Secondly, this i
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Jenifer Briggs
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"I was Odysseus. Her Odysseus. After all these long years of being shipwrecked, of fighting monsters and demons and losing battles, I had finally found my way home again. Only this time it was home to stay."

Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness this book was beautiful. Poetic. Deeply poignant. Heartbreaking. Filled with the highs and lows love and life brings, as well as the devastation of the effects of the war and what PTSD does to a persons psyche and those close go them. There must have been someon
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Once Jude and Lila were best friends, then more, so much more. But when he came back from deployment, he wasn't the same Jude she loved. He suffered from PTSD, he started drinking, and he was so distant, she didn't know what to do. Then he walked away. And a lot has happened in the 6 years since he's been gone. Now he's back, though, and wants his chance at redemption, forgiveness, and time to work his way back into her heart.



The
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Dawn Nicole Costiera
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!!!
A Top Pick of 2020!!!
EPIC EPIC EPIC LOVE STORY! That spans over 20 years...
Emery Rose has made me an instant fan with When The Stars Fall. It is everything I could ever ask for in a book. I am blown away by her masterful story telling!! Her carefully constructed attention to all her characters and plot are exemplary. Each and every member of the Macallister family is multilayer and fascinating.
I love how Emery gives us bits and pieces into who they are and what makes t
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Angela DeMarco
A TOP Read of 2020

”What happens when the stars fall, Jude?” I'll put them back in the sky for you.”
My heart melted every time Jude said these words to Lila.

When the Stars Fall (Lost Stars #1) by Emery Rose is my first time reading her work, it definitely will not be my last! She has made me a fan of hers! I can't express how much this book gutted me, but in a good way. When the Stars Fall is a heart wrenching, friends to lovers, and second chance story. For me, it was Pure Perfection! I was th
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Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
Be still my heart, I was emerged into Jude and Lila's world from the very beginning and unable to pull myself out until the very last page. Broken up into three parts, this angsty, emotional, coming of age story was unputdownable. 

Lila meets the entire McCallister family at the age of nine. This includes Jude who is more like a pebble in her shoe, but also who turns into one of her best friends. Isn't that the way it goes when you are young and naive in the ways of the world of boys and girls. T
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4.50 stars

Lila and Jude met when they were 9years old and they became became friends fast. And you just knew that their feelings went deeper.
Jude always wanted to be a marine and serve his country. And that's what he did protecting the people he loved.

Now five years later he is back in town and wanting to be with the women he loved, but it's not that easy. The things he saw and the things he loved through he just wasn't the same. So he let the love of his life go.

𝑰 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔
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Tamara Boone
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emery Rose really outdid herself with this exquisitely written magnum opus. When the Stars Fall is such an emotionally beautifully written story about an everlasting love that spans decades. The connection that Jude and Lila share is something that I believe we all silently yearn for. As with all things in life worth having, relationships are not easy and Jude and Lila’s is no different. Their love ripped my heart out at times, made me cried enough that I had to replenish my stock of tissues, an ...more
Tracey Vuolo
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When the Stars Fall broke my heart in so many ways, but the breathtaking way that Emery pieced it back together made me fall in love with this couple even more. Jude has a heart of gold and his protective, loving personality had me swooning so hard. Lila is sassy and fierce and gives her entire soul to Jude because to her he puts the stars in the sky and in her eyes. They start out as best friends, but you know their love was written in the stars. Their devotion to each other is spectacular unti ...more
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“What happens when the stars fall, Jude?”
“I’ll put them back in the sky for you,” he said, sounding so confident ... “I’d do anything for you, Lila.”
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