Sunday, April 23, 2017

How We Fall by Melissa Toppen

Title: How We Fall
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 21, 2017
It’s not always about how we fall- it’s about where we end up once we land.
I remember the very first time I laid eyes on Cole Lincoln. It still feels like yesterday when he stumbled into my life with his messy brown hair and dark eyes. Even though I was only ten years old at the time, I knew right then and there that he was going to change everything.
From that point on Cole and I were always together—inseparable—and I naively believed we’d be best friends forever. But forever didn’t last nearly as long as I expected.
We grew up and grew apart, life driving the distance between us, but my love for Cole never faltered. Even long after he moved away, leaving me and our little town behind, I still carried a piece of him with me every single day. Because Cole wasn’t just my childhood best friend- the boy who knew me better than anyone else in the whole world. He was also my first love- a part of my very core.
When a tragic death brings us face to face again after six years, every single memory comes rushing to the surface. Only this is not the boy I fell in love with all those years ago. The man before me is hardened, intimidating, and so damn sexy I practically melt when those dark eyes meet mine for the first time in six years.
And like the first time he walked into my life, I know with complete certainty that everything is about to change.

Melissa Toppen’s How We Fall was one of those books that just wrapped itself around my heart and didn’t let go until the very end.  Childhood friends Cole Lincoln and Melanie Anderson’s angst driven romance captured my attention and made my heart beat rapidly as Toppen told her second chance best friends to lovers romance.  

Toppen paired wonderfully sweet memories with current day steamy heat as the brought Cole and Melanie together again.  Their timid, shy childhood love was so sweet to read. I loved being able to get glimpses into their past, their bond and their love.  I swear I won’t be able to ever just see a waffle as a waffle ever again.  Toppen was really able to bring that childhood love to fruition by pulling Melanie’s heart strings and making her relive all the reasons she fell in love with Cole as a child. Their ease with each other and banter truly warmed my heart.  Cole was just one of those book boyfriends you can’t help but love.  Childlike in ways, extremely masculine and alpha in others, Toppen wrote one boyfriend you can’t turn away from.  Together these two will invade your heart making it so easy to fall for them as a couple.  

How We Fall is one of the best friends to lovers, second chance romance stories I’ve read this year.  Toppen has once again claimed a spot on my gotta one click list.  If you love a sweet romance with a ton of heart, memories and hope, then look no further than How We Fall.  

“This book was EVERYTHING. Melissa wrote such a beautiful story.” - Reader Review
“I enjoyed it and would definitely read a Melissa Toppen book again.” - MJ’s Book Blog and Reviews
“I'm In Heaven On EARTH!!!!!!!” - Reader Review 
Melissa Toppen is a Reader's Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Romance Author of New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic and Romantic Suspense. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read. Melissa was born and raised in a small town in Ohio and now resides in Cincinnati with her husband and two children, where she writes full time. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Melissa loves going to concerts and is obsessed with the T.V. shows Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time and Outlander.

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