Title: Break My Fall
Author: Chloe Walsh
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 14, 2014
I was drunk but not drunk enough not to notice him. Good Lord, he was beautiful. Did boys like him really exist? I thought I might be imagining him. “You wanna have a shot with me sweetheart?” he smiled crookedly and lifted the bottle up. The huskiness of his voice made me him sound dangerous, yet he was soft spoken…an enigma.
When eighteen year old Lee Bennett moves in with her childhood friend Camryn, the last person she thought she’d meet was Kyle Carter. Kyle is everything Lee’s been warned to stay away from, yet everything she’s drawn to. His boldness, flirtatious nature and jaw dropping good looks have Lee’s head in a spin, and she cant seem to stay away.
But the secrets of her past still haunt her, which makes her attraction to Kyle all the more scary…
Kyle Carter can’t keep his eyes off his hot new roommate, or his hands. Lee is fresh and innocent, and everything Kyle knows he can’t have. But that doesn’t stop him from wanting her.The pressure of living together combined with the sizzling chemistry fuels an unstoppable liaison.
Both know they shouldn’t be together, yet can’t bear to be apart. They fall into a twisted affair of love, passion and deceit. Kyle’s on/off girlfriend, Rachel has a hold on Kyle. She hold a dark secret of his past over him, that threatens to tear apart his relationship with Lee apart. The first girl he cared about. Lies, deceit, passion and first love fuel together in their tumultuous relationship.
Can Kyle break free from the bonds that hold him to Rachel? Can Lee forgive the indiscretion and lies. And will Kyle Carter be the man who can break her fall?
Break my fall for me was: MEH. No comment.
It was hard to get into this book at first and I’m sad to say that because this series has been on my TBR shelf for quite some time now. But any-who I’m a soul survivor so I stuck it out.
This book is told in two different perspectives which I’m slowly becoming grudgingly used to. Believe it or not I never cared for it before because I don’t like the fact that I have to listen to two different voices.
Right off, we meet the female protagonist, Lee. She’s average, shy, reserved, and sheltered. In the beginning it’s obvious she’s running away from something so intrigued, I continued to read on. Lee seems likable enough but not one of my most favorite protagonists EVA.
Next we meet Kyle. He’s four years older than her and is a ‘business man.’ I kept hanging on, waiting anxiously for when these two met. I expected to have my heart beating widely in my chest for that first moment they laid their eyes on each other but then they met, he opened his mouth and then it was just like:
Really? I mean really? That’s it?
And it just went downhill from there for me. The only thing that kept me going was the fact that I was curious to see when these two characters would finally get together because it was like the author was set on keeping them apart for good. I got sick of the petty, ‘get together, ‘break up,’ ‘get together,’ break up.’
I bought the Kindle ebook edition and it was hard to concentrate on the book when there were so many spelling errors. There weren’t a TON but it was annoying nether less. At times I just dutifully swiped through the pages on my Kindle to get to the good stuff and times some parts just got so annoying I has to take a moment to compose myself, breath deep, and continue.
Lee wasn’t a very likable character to me. I found her flat and very hard to relate to. I wanted to throw this book down (figuratively speaking since I was reading it on my Kindle) The point of reading, for me, is to experience a rich and vibrant new world full of lovable characters that I fall in love with so much I wish they were real. but no such luck here….
Lee’s best friend Cam was okay, but she was written off to me as a party girl/whore which to me… was again:
This quote right here literally had me rolling my eyeballs high in the air.
“Our lips attacked the others viciously.”
I have no words….
The plot was okay but I wasn’t like OMG LOCK YOURSELF IN YOUR ROOM SO YOU CAN KEEP READING good. I mean it was very draggy and boring. I did find myself intruiged because apparently Kyle has this big bad secret he doesn’t want Lee to know about. Other than that there isn’t much suspense mystery or snarkiness that I’m a fan of.
The romance was okay but it was very cliched and stale.
I’m going to give the next book a try because I’m a soul survivor and I’m curious to see what happens with her and Kyle’s relationship. Believe me, this is the only reason I’m hanging on to the series but only by my pinky. Plus because of the fact that I don’t like to start something and not go through with it.
When I’m reading I want the words to jump at me off the page like I’m in an IMAX theatre. The basic writing made it very hard connect with the characters which is a leading cause of why I couldn’t enjoy this book as much as I thought I would have. It was a big let down because this series has been only TBR list since for EVA! BUT I bought it before I ended this book so now I’m kind of obligated to read it because I don’t want it to be all just a waste of money.
I just hope and pray the second one is better than the first because ‘Break my Fall’ just didn’t cut it for me.
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Meet The Author:
Chloe Walsh was born and raised in the south of Ireland.
She loves reading steamy romance, and writing is her hobby.
When she’s not chasing around after her two children and husband, she can be found cooped up in her room under her stairs, scribbling away.
She released her first novel Break My Fall in February 2014, and was astounded with its success.
She followed it quickly with Fall To Pieces, the second book from The Broken Series, in April 2014.
Fall On Me, the third book from The Broken Series, was released in August 2014.
Forever We Fall, the fourth and final book from The Broken Series, was released on October 11th 2014. Feel free to contact her on her facebook page.