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(Rise & Fall Duet #2)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  128 ratings  ·  83 reviews
I have one thing in my life more important than anything else.
Protecting my brother
Lincoln Hollingsworth is the beautiful distraction who stormed into our lives without so much as a hello.
I thought I hated him.
He’s determined to prove me wrong, earning pieces of my trust and my heart with every step.
But I should’ve paid attention.
While I was distracted, my past made a move
Published August 24th 2021
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Aug 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
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4 stars

After reading Rise, I couldn’t wait to get to the conclusion of Lexie and Lincoln’s story and Fall didn’t disappoint!

Lincoln is still dealing with his own work/business issues but now on top of that, Lexie is in her own kind of trouble. One of the things I loved most about Lincoln was how he always put Lexie and her brother Eric first. And my heart, Eric... he was truly one of the most special character I have ever read about.

Lexie and Lincoln's romance is sweet and true. This book had
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 What a ride Stars

OMG what a ride. This book had me all over the place with all the twists and turns Grahame Claire hit me with. Lexie and Eric's backstory broke my heart. It really helped me understand were Lexie was coming from and soften me a bit towards her. Lincoln was a shining star for me. I loved all the different sides to him. Lincoln had real growth in this book. Really both Lexie and Lincoln developed a lot as the story went on. I love how deep Lexie and Lincoln's relationship
Aug 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Grahame Claire definitely knows how to write a conclusion. Lincoln and Lexie had me so invested in their story I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. But I was definitely not prepared for the rollercoaster that their story took me on. 

This book had so much going on I couldn't put it down. A lot of surprising moments happened, which I won't get into and spoil anything, but they helped bring Lincoln and Lexie even closer together and made me love them even more
PP's Bookshelf
Aug 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Fall by Grahame Claire brings the emotional conclusion of Lincoln and Lexie's love story. It was quite a rollercoaster with so many emotional twists and swoonworthy feels.

You must read the first book of this duet, Rise before reading Fall. Brooding billionaire Lincoln is attracted to his siblings' good friend Lexie. She has rocked his world with her sassiness, her sweetness for her specially abled brother and her small but amazing dog food business. But Lexie is a closed book and she ke
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Fall by Grahame Claire is the second book in the Rise and Fall Series. This continues the story of Lincoln Hollingsworth and Lexie Logan, so you really should read the first book: 'Rise' before starting this one. We were left with a big cliffhanger in the first book but this picks up where we left off. Lincoln is used to actions and not words in addition to carrying the weight of his family. Lexie to is used to taking care of herself and protecting her special needs brother Eric. But Lincoln and ...more
Aug 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
The conclusion to Lincoln and Lexie's story was so beautifully put together. The road these two went on was so incredibly winding but when push comes to shove these two overcame to find something so beautiful ...more
Aug 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The conclusion to Lincoln and Lexie’s book was so good. I have been anticipating this one since the first book and Grahame Claire didn’t let me down. I adored Lincoln and his vulnerability when it came to Lexie and Seic. He is a man of little words and emotions but you could feel his emotions jump off the pages with the authors words. It was a journey that had a lot of ups and downs but when those walls were let down and we saw a glimpse of the man who had so much love to give I swooned. He is m ...more
Aug 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 stars

I really liked this one. I liked it a lot more than the first book because it gave me more answers.
I really liked our Hero in this. He was amazing especially with the heroine's brother. I melted with those two.
Overall the plot developed quickly and in the end this couple stole my heart.
I cannot wait to read more about this group.

Thank you to Social Butterfly pr and the author for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review
Aug 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Two special people open his eyes to a new kind of life.  

Lexie and Eric helped him when he was handcuffed and the FBI ready to bring him in for tax evasion and securities fraud.  Now it turns out that it's Lincoln's time to help Lexie and Eric from being taken by authorities.  It's interesting seeing Lincoln panic and forget what he has to do to help them.  Suddenly remembering David gets his call, his attorney Zegas, Teague and Pepper along with Beau.  He is so desperate that he even cal
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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Lincoln's a man who loves deeply, yet doesn't know how to articulate it with words. When things happen, his first instinct is to push Lexie and Eric away. Not because he doesn't love them, but because he does. Unfortunately for him, he has it all backwards. Fortunately for him, he has a family who will talk him out of his more ridiculous ideas (like pushing away the loves of his life), and who are as protective of him as he i
mary Baird
Sep 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fall starts with the tables turned for Lexie and Lincoln. Lexie finds herself as the one in handcuffs this time. She is being taken into custody for assault… the assault being the slap she gave her dad when he threatened taking Eric away from her. Lexi was fearful about Eric being alone without her. Even more so she feared where Eric would be staying if the authorities got involved. Fortunately Lexi had made previous arrangements for Beau to take care of Eric if she was unable to.

But Lincoln is
Aug 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Fall is an absolutely stunning conclusion to Grahame Claire’s Rise & Fall Duet! These authors never cease to amaze me with their talent and incredible ability to tell a story. It’s no secret that I adore their writing and have devoured every single word they written since their debut, It’s Not Over, but dare I say, I think their writing has evolved into something far better than just contemporary romance. “Found” family stories are my favorite so suffice it to say that the story of Lincoln, Lexi ...more
Aug 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Once I started reading book two in Graham Claire's Rise and Fall duet, Fall, I found that I really enjoyed finding out what happened to protagonists Lexie and Lincoln. Fall is only the second book that I've read by Graham and I definitely will continue to read her book. I enjoy the world and characters that she has created and honestly I can't wait for more books within this universe so I can see Lincoln's sister fall in love...
Graham Claire's Fall picked up right where book one, Rise, left us..
Trisha c
Aug 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Lexie is strong, self-assured and confident on the outside, but is broken, concerned and feels defeated on the inside. Lexie is always the protector and guardian of her brother, Eric.
Eric has downs syndrome. His childlike, positive outlook on life and effervescent personality, brings joy and happiness to everyone that surrounds him.
Eric is her only concern, to keep him safe and happy. One mistake she made can change the rest of their lives for the worst.
Lincoln Hollingsworth is a man who do
Aug 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book picks up where Rise left us and it was one heck of a cliffhanger, so I was dying to know what was in store for us. Lincoln and Lexie have this unique relationship where they love to get underneath each other’s skin, but now with Lexie facing a very difficult time will Lincoln help or walk away? They are both facing some serious problems but with the help of Lincoln’s family and Lexie’s friends they bond together to face it and help each other out. Although Lincoln likes to shoulder all ...more
Aug 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
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"Because I want to turn your might fall into a definitely. "
Need I say more?

This is the conclusion to Lincoln and Lexi's story -
Be prepared this one will tug at every one of those emotional strings

"She said you can't be that angry at someone you don't love. "

Lincoln, our stuffelluffagus, has met his match with Lexie.
Even as things in his life are spiraling out of control rapidly -
He can't stop himself from putting Lexi and Eric's needs first
Only it looks as though his inability to protect those
Sandi Thompson
Aug 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing

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Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2021
In Fall by Grahame Claire, Lexie and her brother Eric are a team. Lexie has always protected her special needs brother Eric although he is her older brother. Their parents were horrible, the mother would lock both children in dark closets for hours. The father was a criminal. When they both went to prison Lexie made a life for she and Eric. She started a dog treats business. That is how she met the Hollingsworths. Lincoln Hollingsw
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Aug 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Fall is the satisfying conclusion to the Rise and Fall Duet and a emotional visit to Lincoln and Lexie's world. Everyone is back, all their colorful friends and family, some great, some horrible. We learn a lot more about what made Lincoln and Lexie the people they are. We get a lot of answers too.

I enjoy these two oh-so-realistic characters. So many of us are just like them and get in our own way when it comes to happiness and our heart's desires. Lincoln is so damn stubborn, ok Lexie is too, a
Aug 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
I’m here to admit, I’m eating crow with this review. Upon reading Rise, book one in the duet, I was polite, but I made it clear that I didn’t know it was part of a duet, and I needed background from Teague’s books (the duet BEFORE this one) to help me understand some of the subtext to Lincoln and his family. I also didn’t care for Lexi…like, at all.

So I owe a great big mea culpa to the writers and tell them, and anyone else who’s reading reviews, that I thoroughly enjoyed Fall. It filled in man
Aug 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is the conclusion to the Rise and Fall duet and boy was it a good one! It picked up right where Rise left off. Man was that a cliffhanger. Lincoln is so much more that what he shows the outside world. His idea of showing your love through actions and not words is exactly what I do. Words can become empty promises when actions don't back them up. I express my love for people through my actions as well. There is so much depth to Lincoln. I love the side that comes out of him with Eric and Lex ...more
Kristie Galindo
Aug 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love the Shaken Series…you can help but fall in love with the chats of characters. This is a beautiful conclusion to Lexie, Lincoln and Eric’s story.

Lincoln is a man we want to hate but gosh darn it he so loving, protective and thoughtful. I feel he puts up the tough exterior to protective himself from showing emotions. Although he’s wealthy, he has some demons from his past that keep him from being happy/content.

Lexie has had a very tough life and some truths come out in this book. Unimagina
MJ Symmonds
Aug 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As with all of these authors other books I absolutely devoured Fall. This is the second book in the Rise and Fall Duet which should IMO be read along with Pepper and Teague's Crash and Burn Duet to get the full story of the Hollingsworth siblings.

This book just gave us so much more of Lincoln. We really get to see what makes him the way he is. Why he has a wall built and why those inside that wall will be protected with the full might that is Lincoln Hollingsworth. Now he's met his match in Lex
Aug 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully perfect!! This book was a stunning conclusion to Lincoln and Lexie’s story. I was excited to read this one as book 1 left us on a cliffhanger and I needed answers. I got those answers as well as all the emotions that came with them! This book had me not only gripped but it also had me in tears one moment to smiling the next and then back to having my heart breaking. Lincoln and Lexie’s chemistry is stunning in this book and once again Eric shines through as well as 2 cute and mischie ...more
Aug 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Back in July I read Rise (book 1), and I had mixed feelings about the story. I didn't vibe with Lincoln at the beginning of the book, and I was quite irritated with him. Yet as the story continued on, I was curious. I was drawn in. Lexie and Eric had me sticking around. Then the cliffhanger happened, and I found myself NEEDING to know what happened next.

And what happened next, had me loving the story. Seeing how Lincoln and Beau took care of Eric, and wrapped him up in love, friendship, and resp
Melanie R
Aug 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved the conclusion to Lexie and Lincoln’s romance. As expected, both Lexie and Lincoln’s legal troubles are resolved and Lexie’s parents cause trouble and try to get control of Eric back but they fail. Lincoln is such a sweetheart underneath his gruff exterior. He took in Muffy & Millie and then Lexie and Eric. I am not sure how the situation with the murder of Lincoln’s mom and his dad will be resolved but I can’t wait to find out in Beau’s books and see the three siblings happy. It is alwa ...more
Aug 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I totally fell for Lincoln in his & Lexie's part 2! The stoic rock with no emotions melts as Lincoln works on expanding his inner circle. And learn to trust his emotions as he steps up to help Lexie in her time of need. With the help of Beau and the comfort of Muffy & Millie, watching Lincoln's black and white world gain color and warmth was an excellent read.

When Lexie's despicable parents make a reappearance in their children's lives it leads to chaos! Even while Lincoln's life is starting to
Kari Hansen
Aug 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Although Lexie finds herself in quite the predicament once again her primary concern is her brother Eric. They have overcome a past that no one should have to endure and the only thing that got them through was each other. The one thing they have now that they didn’t have before is Lincoln and he shows them that they are no longer alone.

Lincoln is going through his own tribulations both personally and professionally as secrets are revealed that have him re-evaluating the events of the past. The
Elle P. Golden
Aug 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Simply wonderful.

I was anxious and on edge during the whole book, always waiting for something to go wrong. But this story had the perfect balance between wariness and sweetness.

For every thing that didn't work out, we had a beautiful scene, a warm and cozy interaction between Lincoln, Lexie and Eric.
Lincoln and Lexie were strong, driven and closed off. They didn't trust easily and little to no one had access to the inside of their tall and strongly-built walls.
Yet they were deeply loyal, they
Jodi Bigane
Aug 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
OMG can I say this was truly epic!!! I absolutely loved Lincoln and Lexie's story 💕! Fall was the 2nd book and it did not disappoint! I think it pretty much made me feel so many emotions I was cracked wide open. It was so well written that the story just grabs you and pulls you in. I was crying in the very beginning when Lexie was cuffed and had to leave Eric. Eric is so sweet that I fell in love with his character more in this book. It pained me so much what him and Lexie went through but it tu ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fall is the conclusion in the Rise & Fall duet so YOU HAVE TO READ Rise (Book 1) FIRST! This has been a hell of a ride that kept me on edge with all the twists coming in hot which is totally my happy place because dropping f-bombs is so much fun. Lexie & her brother haven't the easiest life whatsoever, and despite that, Eric (her brother) tried to steal the show more than once. Then we have Lincoln, who was amazing & totally had Lexie & Eric's back despite the fact that Lexie was trying to prete ...more
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Grahame Claire is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance.

A writer. A blogger. United by our love of stories and all things romance. There was definitely some insta-love. Hello? Books involved. A little courting. A lot of writing. The result...Grahame Claire.


Unashamed of our multiple book boyfriends. Especially the ones that rooted in our heads and wouldn’t leave us alone.

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