Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ARC Review: Fall to You by Lexi Ryan

Title: Fall to You (Here and Now #2)
Author: Lexi Ryan
Publication date: June 2nd 2014
Source: Received from the author (Thanks, Lexi, Chris and Julie!) <3 p="">Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

Torn between two men…

When I woke up after the accident, I couldn’t remember anything from the last year—including my relationship with Max Hallowell or anything about Nate Crane. Now my memories are returning, but instead of answering my questions, they’re leaving me with more.

The man who broke my heart and wants to be my future…

Max is all I ever wanted, and now he wants to marry me. He’ll do everything he can to fill my life with love, family, and security. I need those things now more than ever. But can I trust him?

The man who stole my heart and wants to let me go…

Nate never made me promises, and I never asked him to. I’d been on the rebound, looking for a distraction, and he made me feel beautiful and wanted when I needed to feel those things most. He says he has to let me go, but what if I can’t let go of him?

With every revelation and every passing day, I feel more like Alice down the rabbit hole. I’m falling. Who will catch me?

(Image and summary taken from Goodreads.)


I have a lot feelings that can only properly be expressed through gifs (and not necessarily in this order because with Lexi Ryan, you never really know)...

Short-lived joy.
Lots of barely contained anger.
Nail-biting anticipation... (and I don't even bite my nails!)
And... death. Not a feeling? Well, it is now!

Fall to You is Lexi Ryan's best and worst book, so far. I wanted it to go on forever but I also wanted it to end, it was a very confusing moment in my life and I still haven't decide what I really feel about it. I was super excited to finally be reading the sequel to the most awesomely cliff-hangery book I have ever read but as I got deeper and deeper into the book, I became more susceptible to Lexi Ryan's signature booby traps and I fell for them... like always.

What I really enjoyed about Fall to You was that we are given the chance to see into Hanna's past (3 months prior to the accident) and we finally get the scoop as to what really happened those past months. A lot of questions were answered, and I do mean a lot. I was glad the Lexi Ryan was able to integrate all those answers into the story so smoothly. What I liked even more was that even though we did get glimpses of those past moments in Lost in Me, they didn't feel repetitive or boring, they were actually really enlightening and... hot.

*fans self*
Seeing Hanna grow as a woman was an amazing experience. She used to be a timid girl who was insecure of herself but her surviving all the crap that happened to her, left her in a better condition than before. And yes, I am totally girl-crushing on her. Hanna's quest for the truth wasn't an easy one, between recovering her memories, trying to fight her feelings for Max, and pining for Nate, she had a lot on her plate. I wanted to make her life easier by taking Nate for myself but I didn't think that my help would have been appreciated. It was great seeing Hanna finally putting on her big girl panties and getting the answers she needed. But while most of her questions had already been answered, new ones also arose and a couple of old ones still remained. We're just as in the dark as Hanna and I fully expect all these holes to be filled in All for This (I made a dirty reference, hehe).

Are you #TeamNate or #TeamMax? Don't bother answering that question, Lexi Ryan will just mind eff the crap out of your heart and brain. I thought that I was a firm #TeamNate member but when I read Fall to You? I was left confused and divided. Max really stepped up in this one and I was completely amazed by Lexi Ryan's ability to completely twist things and manipulate your feelings. I bet she was plotting this the whole time... I wanted more of Nate. Not that he was scarce in this book but most of his scenes were in the past and I just wanted present Nate. Please. Or not. All I can say it that Lexi Ryan will rip your heart out, stomp all over it and hand it back to you with the most innocently evil smile ever. I have never been so conflicted in my life...

God, please don't make me choose!!
I loved the different roles that each character had to play. She-who-will-not-be-named is still a bitch but let's face it, we crave the drama. Lizzie? Still a friggin' badass who never fails to make me laugh. Cally and Will? I'm still jealous of them because Will... *cries* But seriously, the old cast is there but ten times more awesome and entertaining. Love them. Love. Them.

People must already be tired of me saying how great Lexi Ryan's books are but I am completely 100% positively sure that Fall to You is her best book (so far). It's like she was saving up all her awesome author skills just to give us this book because it is sooo good. As soon as I got my copy, I forgot all about sleeping and just read on and never stopped. Lexi Ryan has this magical way of drawing capturing your attention and keeping you so enthralled that you'll never want to look away and she worked that magic in full force for Fall to You.

*applauds Lexi for her geniusness*

But let me just aY... that ending?

Joker couldn't have said it any better.

Me before reading Fall to You:

*happy dances*

Me after reading Fall to You:

I need something stronger!!
It's safe to say that I am not the same person as I was when I started reading Fall to You. I legit feel like I can survive anything now: the zombie apocalypse, the rising of Atlantis, the return of the dinosaurs, my mom having another kid... because Fall to You broke me. I bet Lexi Ryan meticulously picked out her biggest and baddest weapon that would hurt the most so that she could completely beat us up emotionally. But oh my god, I must be crazy because nothing short of another Sharknado can stop me from reading more of her books. They just hurt so good.

And since I cannot go after Lexi Ryan in real life since I need her alive to write the last book, All for This. Lexi, just know that I am...



  1. LOUISSE! *huuuuugs* I TOTALLY FEEL YOU!

    I was just so confused. Actually, I also pulled out an all-nighter and when I finished it, I was just so exhausted. I felt like all my emotions were used. I felt sort of betrayed too :( It was just so shattering. I am still Team Nate because I love that guy to bits but Max, oh Max... Max redeemed himself. The plot twist? I didn't expect that. Lexi was so calculated and manipulative with her chosen words.

    I felt bad for Hanna but I also got infuriated by her. I questioned her time and time again. She was still lost in herself. Lexi was able to answer some of the questions but she did unleashed more questions... I sent Lexi an email, a pure unadulterated ranting, TBH. Back to Hanna, I understood her dilemma and I never wished to be in her position, EVER. Yet that bombastic cliff-hanger ending (AGAIN) was a total WHAT THE FUGDING CHOCOLAVA CAKE?! I literally kept on swiping the page... just: What. Was. That. *looks side-to-side, I'm so perplexed*

    Oh BTW, I love this:
    "I wanted to make her life easier by taking Nate for myself but I didn't think that my help would have been appreciated."
    <3 <3 <3

    BRAVO. Even if it felt like my heart was ripped out, twisted, broken, stomped on, lit and ashed upon. And had given me a complex. :|
    I couldn't wait for the final book. #TEAMNATEFOREVER!

    PS. I love Liz too ;) And Sam. =))
    Oh and Cally and Will.... OMG. HAPPINESS! <3

  2. JAAAAAS. OMG, my Lexi Ryan fangirl sister. LOL (Holy mother fudger, that is a long comment. HAHA) But yeahp, I completely feel you. Lexi Ryan took all our trust and threw it back at our faces because all those plot twists and that friggin' ending? UGHH. I have half the mind of hunting Lexi down just to get the last book. Neeeed. NEED.

    I understand that bit about Hanna though. You can totally see how indecisive she was because let's face it, she loved both of them. And thanks for Lexi's EVIL, EVIL plot twist things became a bit clearer. But hey, if ever she gets confused again, my offer of taking Nate off her hands is definitely still on the table. Hehe Especially since Will is taken... *cries*

    In the end, I just felt betrayed and heartbroken but also kind of happy...? Actually, I was just a confused bundle of emotions. After I read the book, I needed someone to hold me. I still do. Haha! Thanks for reading, Jas!! <3 Mwah.