Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Review ~ Fall into Forever by Beth Hyland

Fall into Foreverebook received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: 8th March 2014

A girl with a past she can't remember. A guy with a past he can't forget. 

Ivy McAllister had it all. Perfect boyfriend. Perfect life. Perfect future. Or so they tell her. Because one night, on a dark country road, a fiery crash changed everything…and Ivy can’t remember what happened. 

Now, two years later, at a new college far from home, she tries to regain control of her life, but her plans don’t include a tattooed, motorcycle-riding, indie music-obsessed guy with his own sorority girl fan club. 

Jon Priestly is the hottest guy at Pacific State University. Just ask his groupies. But with a dark past he must keep hidden, he shuts himself off emotionally and trusts no one. That is…until he meets a broken girl with haunting green eyes and secrets of her own. 

Ivy shouldn’t be attracted to Jon. They’re wrong for each other in every possible way. Yet as they spend time together, something about him—everything about him—feels so right. 
But when threats from her past make her question what little she does remember, Ivy must decide whether to run again or trust the one person she can’t live without. 

*** Due to mature situations, strong language and drug references, this is not intended for readers under 18. ***

My Opinion

When I started this book my first thought was "uh oh here we go again." Ivy's situation made me scoff slightly and I wasn't sure I was going to like this book as Ivy didn't appear very strong in the beginning. However, this book grew on me with every page I turned and by the end I had fallen in love with the characters and their story.

The first day I couldn't stop reading this, I got to 68% before calling it a night as I needed to sleep but had to pick it back up the next morning straight away. I loved the playful side to Jon and Ivy's relationship and some of their comments put a smile on my face. I also liked how there was a deeper level of emotion there too though and they helped each other through. Jon definitely grew on me as he became less of an asshole--I just couldn't figure him out in the beginning. He seemed like the tough/bad boy but turned out to be a really sweet guy who you can't help but like.

As well as this, I found myself constantly turning pages as I wanted to find out what the characters secrets were. I had my suspicions about Ivy and Jon-which turned out to be correct-but the not knowing kept me reading. I would have liked the reveals to be developed a little better as I felt they were a bit abrupt and left until the last second possible, but it was still worth the wait.

There were many elements to this book: the relationship, Ivy's threat from the past, the attacks, Ivy's past, Jon's past, Jon's father and a few others and some were developed well but others I found lacked in certain areas. For example, the one that stood out to me most was the attacks. When they started I was say on the edge of my seat, scared for Ivy. I had my assumptions about what it was for but that turned out to be wrong as the case disappeared. There was never a reason for why it was happening and although I can understand it was used to push Jon and Ivy closer together I felt it needed a little more detail to make it more plausible. It was tense and dramatic but it needed the loose ends to be tied up which happened with a few other aspects of the book.

Overall though, this book was an interesting and engaging read that I couldn't put down. I liked the characters and Ivy's growth was crafted well so that you could feel for her--she was likeable. I also liked the romance which had its make-you-smile-moments and others that tugged at you heartstrings. It was an enjoyable read.

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