{Review} Fall with Me by Julie Particka

April 29, 2014 New Adult, Reviews 10 ★★★

{Review} Fall with Me by Julie PartickaFall With Me by Julie Particka
Pages: 200
Published by Entangled Embrace, Macmillan on April 28, 2014
Genres: contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
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A new adult novel from Entangled's Embrace imprint...Love is patient. Revenge is sweet.In the game of love…Dumped by her college boyfriend for her best friend, the last thing Jenna Brandt needs to deal with is working beside her backstabbing-BFF's hotter-than-hot brother. But when he offers her a chance to get some revenge on her ex, she can hardly say no--even if spending more time with Sutton puts her heart in jeopardy all over again.Someone's going to get hurt…

Sutton Bell has had a thing for Jenna since they were in high school, but after one screwed-up night, she didn’t want anything to do with him. Now, with just the summer before he leaves to begin his new career, Sutton’s determined to convince Jenna he’s not the player he used to be. But saving his sister from making an awful mistake may mean losing Jenna for good.

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NA Review My ThoughtsFall with Me was an enjoyable read. It is a fairly short book, at around 200 pages so you can easily read it in one sitting. There were many cute scenes. I loved the dates that Jenna and Sutton went on. The paint-balling date was great. I loved the dynamic between the two of them. Even when they were “pretending” for the sake of their revenge it seemed so real to me.

I felt so bad for Jenna. I can’t imagine having a friend or a boyfriend that would do that to me.For me, the whole story was about the romance between Jenna and Sutton. To be honest, I didn’t care much about jerk ex-bf or jerk bff. Anyone that would treat me that way is not cool in my book. So I was fine with whatever revenge they wanted to get. And watching them fall for each other along the way was just icing on the cake.

I will admit that I did see the Lacey thing coming a mile away, but even with her explanation, I found it hard to forgive her. And her ex boyfriend is the biggest jerk-wad on the planet. Holy cow. I wanted to punch him so bad. Pretty much any time he was in a scene. Sutton is so different than him. I thought it was crazy that he was even considering that they were similar. At All! Yes, ok Sutton slept with a bunch of girls in Chicago and had more than a few one night stands, but that is completely different than constantly cheating on your girlfriends. Sutton is adorable and loyal and so thoughtful. I felt bad that he was so down on himself. It was clear that he is smitten with Jenna, and I was a bit smitten with him too. I loved that his mom was the one to set him straight at one point as well. It was great.

Fall With Me is not only a lovely romance, but it is also a sort of liberation of Jenna. It was great to see her become herself again throughout the course of the story. She was so upset at the start, but throughout the book she was described as spunky and strong in her past, and by the end of the book I was really happy to say that I saw her become that strong young woman again. Her character development was just as much of a star of the story as was the romance between Jenna and Sutton.  While I could have done without the focus on the jerky ex, I did really love Jenna and Sutton.

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About Julie Particka

Julie Particka was told to get serious about her future in Junior High. Several years after getting a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, she realized being serious was over-rated and went back to her first love–writing. Now rather than spending her days in the drudgery of the lab or teaching science to high school students, she disappears into worlds of her own creation where monsters sometimes roam, but true love still conquers all.

She can most often be located in the Detroit area with her favorite minions (the ones who know her as Mom) where she is currently hatching a plot for world domination. It involves cookies for everyone, so she’s pretty sure there’s no way it can fail…except the minions keep eating the cookies.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

10 Responses to “{Review} Fall with Me by Julie Particka”

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      I hope you enjoy it Cherie. Let me know what you think if you get a chance to read it. I haven’t seen too many reviews for this one and I would love to talk about it with someone 🙂

      • Cherie Colyer

        Hi Michelle. I just finished Fall with Me. It was an enjoyable read. Very different from my norm, which is paranormal. So for me, a fun romance is always a nice break. I did guess a few things early on, but because I liked Jenna and Sutton, I didn’t mind. Totally agree with you about the jerk ex and bff. I don’t want to give away spoils, so I’ll just say I was also fine with the revenge plan. Although, looking from the outside in, I did see that as having the potential to backfire. Thanks again for your thoughtful review. Without it, I wouldn’t have know about this book.

  1. kindlemom1

    I love these cute heartwarming reads that you can read in one sitting. I definitely think I will put this one in my TBR pile.

  2. Michelle

    Glad to read that this is a good read because I spotted this title in Entangled Pub’s Steal & Deals section and got it without thinking much. Oh, I’m so getting ready to punch the daylight out of the cheating ex-bf! Great review!

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