I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Never Stop Falling by Ashley Drew
Published by Ashley Drew on March 1st 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Buy on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks
She didn't expect to fall for her best friend.
He was always waiting to catch her.
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 most 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.
“If we allowed guilt and sorrow to dictate our lives, there’d be no point in living. People would never heal, life would never move forward, and our stories would never be told. We shouldn’t forget the adversities of our past or the pain of others, but we also can’t forget to live.”
Corinne Bennett learns this lesson after much trial and tribulation. As a teenager, Corinne led a life without fear. She’d skydive, look for new adventures, and was up for anything. No matter what dare she encountered, Corinne always dragged her best friend Nick along for the ride. Until Corinne is blindsided by a shocking revelation. One, even Nick couldn’t console her from. Told from the dual perspective of Corinne and Nick, author Ashley Drew takes us through the story of Nick and Corinne, and how a disaster tore them apart.
When I began Never Stop Falling, I never expected to get sucked in the way I did. I just figured I’d read it for an hour, and then a little bit over the course of the next few days. Considering I’m currently reading Victoria Aveyard’s Glass Sword, that idea didn’t seem unreasonable. Boy was I in for a surprise! After reading the book for a spell, I looked up and noticed an hour and a half had flown by, and not even hunger pains were enough to put the book down. It was that good! The next thing I know I’m done with the book, and all of the feelings it evoked in me continue to swarm my mind.
Corinne and Nick’s friendship is based on 18 yeas of shared childhood memories and love. A love I knew from the get-go made them perfect for each other, but a love I wondered if it would ever be realized. Drew has written a realistic book about romance. One where no matter how perfect a couple may be, that doesn’t mean they’ll end up together. Over the course of six years Nick and Corinne have lived lives of their own. These two characters are so well-written, that they both work well as individual characters. So much so, that if they ended up with other people wouldn’t have been a surprise. Whenever I thought the novel would follow the tried and true romance roadmap, it ended up surprising me. This left me on the edge of my seat, and completely unable to put the book down.