Julia Evans has always put others ahead of herself--her high school math students, her troubled best friend, and her ex. But with New Year's approaching, she buys a round trip ticket to Brazil. For one week, she can put her needs first. She can meet a stranger in the hotel pool at midnight and dance all night on the beach.
Screenwriter Blake Williams has to keep moving before Oz's latest scandal catches up to him. But the dark-haired beauty with a backpack and an adventurous streak is messing with his plans. He can't seem to walk away from her. But secrets have a way of coming out, and when the week is up, Julia and Blake will have to decide if they're jumping into the biggest adventure of all or playing it safe.
AVAILABLE: November 16, 2015
Rebecca Brooks is a new author to me. And I am so glad I stumbled across How to Fall by her. This book just clicked with me. I loved the story, characters, setting... it all just worked for me. Julia Evans needs a break from her life. She puts to much of herself into her work and making sure her best friend is okay (all for the sacrifice of herself). She needs to discover what she wants out of life. So she does the first impulsive thing for just herself: books a week trip to Brazil. She can be anyone she wants amongst strangers... But she may just discover herself. Blake Williams is running from his life. After a (very) public breakup with his ex, Blake decides to take an extended vacation. Brazil is just a stop on travels and is intending to head to Argentina when Julia walks into the hostel where he is staying, but all his intentions go out the window when he sees her. They decide to spend the week together and enjoy each other's company and experience all the Brazil has to offer. But after the week is up will they be able to trust their feelings and the realities of their "real" lives or will they just go their separate ways...? How to Fall is a story about learning to trust your instincts and taking risks. Loved it!!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**