Never Stop Falling by Ashley Drew
Publication Date: March 1st 2016
Genres: New Adult
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Corinne Bennett lives in the moment. Whether she's skydiving out of an airplane, or setting off on the road to anywhere, she's ready to dive into the next adventure. That is, if best friend and always-by-the-book Nicholas Kelley doesn't put his foot down on her wild stunts first.
When Corinne gives in to her growing feelings for Nicholas the summer before their freshman year of college, she takes the ultimate risk, making this one adventure he has longed to explore with her.
But the moment they take that irrevocable leap, a shocking revelation blindsides Corinne, exposing her vulnerabilities, baring her fears, and shattering her beliefs about love. With their future—and more importantly, their friendship—now clouded in doubt, she must decide if love is really worth the risk.
Because when it comes to love, you never stop falling.
Corrine and Nick have been friends forever – almost since they were born. It’s now the summer after their high school graduation and Corrine has started to see Nick in a different way. She’s shocked to find out that he’s been pining for her for years and was just waiting for her to come to her senses. They finally kiss and plan to make this an on-going thing. They are at a party when their night comes to a screeching halt due to an emergency having to do with Corrine’s father. The event brings on heart-breaking realizations about Corrine’s parents relationship and her parents end up divorcing. Her mother moves back east to be with her family and Corrine goes with her. She shuts herself off emotionally and eventually pushes everyone away, including Nick.
Six years after that happens Corrine is finally back in her hometown to finally try and mend her relationship with her father. It’s an uphill battle but Corrine is engaged to be married and she really wants to be on good terms with her dad at the wedding. Corrine sees Nick and is a bit surprised at the feelings she still has for him after all the years that have passed. Nick is engaged as well and they are both happy, or are they?
This was a tough story to read at times as my heart was hurting for both characters and what they were going through. I wanted so badly for them to be together but for them to finally do that they needed to hurt people they love and that was really hard for me to read. I do think that the author did a good job of resolving that issue and was of course happy to read an HEA.
Corrine made me mad at during the course of the book. I understood why she pushed away those she loved – if she pushed away first then they couldn’t hurt her. I got it, I did, I just didn’t like it. The way she treated her supposed best friends pissed me off and it was hard for me to forgive her.
Nick was awesome. He was a wonderful young adult and then an incredible man. He was kind and giving, forgiving, and had a strong sense of right and wrong. He couldn’t, however, ignore his feelings for Corrine and because he was so wonderful I wanted him to be happy. If that was with Corrine then I’m all in. 🙂
Overall it was a good story that had me on an emotional rollercoaster.
Rating: 3.75 out of 5