Fall into Forever

Fall into Forever

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by Beth Hyland

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"If you're a fan of the New Adult genre, then this book is a must read." – Dirty Girl Romance

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…  See more details below


"If you're a fan of the New Adult genre, then this book is a must read." – Dirty Girl Romance

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.

*** Genre: New Adult Romance. Due to mature situations, strong language and drug references, not suitable for readers under 18. ***

"Sexy, emotionally raw, and intense, FALL INTO FOREVER is one of the best New Adult books I've ever read. I loved everything about it." – Elyssa Patrick, author of Stay With Me

"I'm a sucker for a bad boy hero with a soft heart...his feelings for Ivy threw me over the edge!" – The Book Hookup

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Fall into Forever 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 1/2 REVIEW:   College can be hard enough, even without the added trauma of the past.  So when Ivy’s past pops up at her college is throws her into a tail spin.  And just when she thinks that she will spiral out of control a knight in not-so-shiny armor comes to her rescue.  The only problem is that he is everything she should never want.  Jon, might be well known on campus for all kinds of things.  But he really wants is a future, stability and maybe love.   Who would have ever though helping someone down from a tree would change his future.  I need to start by saying that I am not a huge new adult fan.  I have found few new adult books that I have liked.  So when I was asked to review Fall into Forever I was a little hesitant.  But I read the blurb, though it sounded really good so I decided to give it a try.  And I am glad I did.   I enjoyed Fall into Forever.   I think any fan of the new adult genre will enjoy Jon & Ivy’s story.    Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley & Aspendawn Books in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 
Anonymous 8 months ago
I really liked this 217 paged story. There is some angst. And I personally thought Ivy allowed him to get away with too much without much explanation. Other than that, I really liked the main characters. I HAVE to like the female lead to like the story. It ruins it for me if they're weak or whiny. I would def recommend.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. This is a true honest to God love story with a plethora of emotions thrown in. It all makes for one hell of an amazing story line. I fell instantly in love with Jon and Ivy the first time they met. There couldn't be two people more perfect for each other. Jon is hardened from a life of hurt and suffering but thanks to an amazing mother he also has a loving heart and soul waiting to be released and Ivy is the key. Ivy is a scared girl weak and frightened on the outside because of a past she can't quite completely remember but she's strong and over flowing with a caring and loving soul on the inside. And when she and Jon meet the conection is instantaneous like a lightening bolt shooting right through them. The chemistry between them is off the charts smokin hot. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
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Paperbook_Princess More than 1 year ago
First Thoughts: I was first drawn to this book because the cover is so sweet looking and the synopsis sounded really good. I was excited to read this book because its an NA book, but it didn’t sound like it was in your face smut (which as much as I love NA is rare) The Story: The story is just as I expected, it was super sweet and cute, there was heartbreak and love, and although there was sex, it was natural and wasn’t like forced on me to read. It was typical college normalcy. I loved it! The Characters: I loved Ivy and Jon, they were both super sweet, slightly awkward and not really sure of themselves. Although Jon had a harem of girls he was still pretty down to earth and not full of himself. Ivy was sweet and innocent and because of her past full of self doubt and baggage. I think the first meeting between Ivy and Jon was the sweetest and cutest thing every and I fell for them right then and there! Final Thoughts: I love NA books, I totally jumped on that train… but as everyone knows it is kind of a broad category and most believe that it is all about sex sex sex… well, Fall into Forever is EXACTLY what I think NA should be! Its collage students falling in love and finding themselves, it is sweet and romantic and everything you wish you experienced while in college. Thank you Beth Hyland for writing such an awesome NA book!
csingh More than 1 year ago
Talk about a new adult novel that packs a punch. I wasn't sure what to expect in this book beyond the pairing of the big man on campus and someone whose trying to avoid him at all costs. Of course when Jon and Ivy first met, there was that lightening bolt of instant attraction that I was immediately wary of, but my apprehension was unwarranted. Ivy and Jon are both too smart to let it take over and I absolutely loved that. I really wasn't expecting to have all my first impressions dispelled and to end up enjoying the book as much as I did. I debated on whether to rate the book 4. 4.5, or 5 stars. I must admit that Ivy and Jon's story lines are amazing. It's hard not to like Ivy and sympathize with what she's been through and what she's dealing with. Alright, I was enraged at points for the way those around her let her down and the way she was treated by others. I also love on the other hand, how protective Jon was of her, even when he didn't know what was going on. There were many things I really liked about this book beyond the story itself. I like how it's a new adult novel with a little bit of all the genres. There's a mystery, suspense, plenty of drama, action, and of course comedy and romance, two of my favorite genres. All that's missing is the paranormal. Of course having so much makes the book interesting, but as impressed as I was with the book, I walked away with unanswered questions.  I'm really hoping Beth Hyland will write either a sequel featuring Jon and Ivy or books featuring Cassidy, Ivy's room mate or any of the other girls Ivy befriends or meets. I'm not ready to let these characters go and I would love to get the answers to my questions. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet quick read. Loved the characters.
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Lisa-LostInLiterature More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars! Since we read this book together as a buddy book, we decided to review it together! Here are our thoughts on Fall in Forever. :) THE STORY: Becca: Fall into Forever was a cute but slightly predictable NA love story. Ivy is quiet, withdrawn and scarred from a tragic past. Jon is outrunning his own demons in a typical male way… parties and girls. They meet and are inexplicably drawn to one another. I see this as a usual format in NA writing. However, I was pleased that this story didn’t stray into the almost abrasive and raunchy zone that some NA has. This story had some very humorous parts (Ivy on the roof) and was kind of silly which I liked. It also had some very serious parts, Ivy deals with PTSD and I felt that Hyland did an excellent job dealing with this very real issue. I ultimately really liked both Ivy and Jon and was rooting for them! The end was a little cheesy and sappy for my taste, but I was happy with the outcome. Lisa: I definitely have to agree that this was very similar to many other NA books I’ve read recently. And maybe that’s partly because I’ve been on somewhat of a NA binge and I’m reading so many of them that they’re all kind of merging together. I did think it had standout, unique qualities that made it different from other NA stories too though. I also enjoyed the “Ivy on the Roof” parts, which definitely kept me giggling. Since I tend to like my characters flawed, this story really did work well for me. I would agree that the romance aspects were, at times, over-the-top on the cheese-o-meter. After a few eye-rolls I was able to move on and still enjoy the story. THE CHARACTERS: Lisa: Ivy was the perfectly-flawed type of character that I really enjoy reading about. She didn’t have the easiest past, which left her struggling to cope with PTSD that brought on migraines and other anxiety issues. I think the fact that this is such a real issue in teens these days, it really helped to strengthen the story in my eyes. Jon was the stereotypical hot, popular guy at school that worked at the local college radio station, giving him somewhat of a celebrity status amongst his fellow peers. He was tattooed, with gauged ears, messy hair, and didn’t mind getting into a fight for good cause. Your typical at-first-glance bad boy, with a heart of gold. The romance between Ivy and Jon did border on insta-love, which is one of my very biggest pet peeves in books, especially NA’s. At first sight they felt all the sparks and tried to deny their feelings, and so on. It was a bit much and I didn’t know if I would get past it. I’m so relieved that Beth Hyland took a step back and had the romance develop at a much more realistic level, rather than how I assumed it would go after their first meeting. Phew! Insta-love can really ruin a book for me, so I’m relieved it didn’t end up going that way as I had originally expected. Becca: I am in agreement with Lisa on these characters, I feel very much the same. I liked Ivy a lot, she was sweet and kind and just trying to start over and move on with her life. I really connected with her and hoped that she could overcome her fears and her past. Although Jon was kind of a typical tattooed bad boy, I liked him a lot too. I am always good with a strong guy who makes his girl feel safe and loved. Hyland did a good job of making them lovable characters with some unique qualities. OVERALL: Becca: Overall, I liked this book. It was sort of predictable and the characters were similar to others that I have read, but it definitely had some unique parts as well. I agree with Lisa in that I also thought it was heading down an insta-love path and was surprised that it took a turn and didn’t ultimately go that way. It gave Ivy and Jon a chance to build a more serious (and somewhat cheesy) bond. As far as NA goes, I did like this one. Even though it was a little redundant, it definitely had some redeeming qualities. I will always give props to Authors who insert real life issues into their books and Hyland does that very well in this book. Lisa: Simply put, Fall Into Forever was fun, full of the romance (and drama) that we all love, encompassing realistic and relatable characters, with a storyline sure to please. Aside from the sappy, over-the-top parts that I could have done without, I thought this story was really good, and I think most NA romance readers will really enjoy it. A great debut from Hyland. I’m definitely looking forward to what Hyland has in store for us next!
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NerdAlertBL More than 1 year ago
Fall Into Forever by Beth Hyland I was provided with an ARC of this book & offer here my honest and unbiased review of the same. Fall Into Forever, the debut novel from Beth Hyland is a sweet NA romance between Ivy and Jon, students at a Pacific State University. Ivy suffers from retrograde amnesia caused by the horrific car accident that took her high school boyfriend’s life - she isn’t able to remember what caused the crash or the events leading up to it. Jon is what could have been the stereotypical “Bad Boy” - tattoos, piercings, motorcycle, guitar but, before the end of Chapter 2 Hyland has begun to peel back the layers of the expected to reveal a much more interesting character  underneath - happily. Very often in romance novels and especially in the NA sub genre, the main characters are forced to reel from one emotional &/or physical trauma to another, pausing only for interludes of hot sex along the way; it’s hard on the characters, hell on developing any sort of emotional arc and strains the imagination of most readers. I was happy to read through the ups and downs of Ivy & Jon’s lives and their developing relationship with each other and realize that Hyland didn’t  take the stock route to romance. There are ups and downs, miscommunication, the perfectly normal (over)reactions to emotional triggers of your normal 20-somethings but these characters  learn from their mistakes, they actually grow up as we go through the book, they are human; imagine that. They learn to open up enough to fit together in the best ways, the ways that make each stronger and healthier without weakening or overburdening either one individually. I like the human touches that Hyland gives her characters; they do laundry, remember to change the sheets and clean the kitchen, Ivy (and another character) are “yarn-aholics” and more than a few characters either knit or crochet; and Ivy is even on Ravelry (me, too). It might be easy to overlook but this is also a cautionary tale of overexposure to and by social media. It’s nice to see that while Ivy eschews typical social media, she knows she’s safe on the best self-regulated social media site going with the rest of us fiber folks on Rav.
psee More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a sweet, relatively quick read, I suggest this book. Ivy is trying to get away from her past and someone who is trying to make her life miserable because of it. Freaking out that said past might be catching up with her, she escapes from a party and into the arms of Jon, the voice of a college late night radio spot, super hotty and favorite of the ladies.  For Jon, something is different about Ivy and she becomes more to him then just another hookup. They both has issues from their pasts which have shaped them and together they work through them. As is typical, Jon has his little screw up moment but it really was not all that horrible. Unlike most NA books, Ivy wasn't overly wishy/washy or dramatic.  The book was a quick read for me and I finished it in one day. I found myself excited to see how the relationship would develop and whether they would get any closure from their pasts. The best thing is that the book reads like a stand alone and you get a HEA without too much drama getting there. Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I really enjoyed this quick read. Loved the characters and great story line. I would recommend for sure.
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Great book! Will leave you with that feel good feeling! 217 pages but reads longer. Will definately on my favorite list and will reread!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me on my toes. Written very well.
Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
A Wonderful Tale of New Love and All It’s Possibilities with Lots of Smiles and Plenty of Angsts In Between! 4 Incredible, Ivy On The Roof Stars! The Review: This book was an amazing read! From the very first page, I was instantly sucked in with our main characters first meet, reading the entire night through to the exciting conclusion. I loved both the hero and heroine and the story was sweet and cute with just enough angst to keep me turning the pages. I'm a huge fan of the New Adult genre and this book is a perfect example of that genre. Characters/Story... Fall Into Forever starts out with our heroine, Ivy McAllister attending college away from home. She’s out with her roommate at a party, waiting in line to get in, when a fight breaks out between two guys, one of which instantly captures her eye with his good looks and strong personality. But we sense right away that Ivy is a bit broken and has secrets as she swears no matter how striking Jon Priestly is, she’s not going to get involved with a guy like that, a bad boy with good looks and tows a grey line. Ivy’s past is a haunting memory that's buried deep within her, one thats out of her grasp as she can’t recall the events of the tragic night that changed everything for her. She’s got secrets and a past she’s running from but she’s also strong and a true survivor. I loved Ivy’s character. She was sad but she was also fun and had a light in her that really shined. Jon Priestly has a well founded reputation. He has a sketchy past himself, titling him a hot, tatted up bad boy. He’s easy to look at, he’s charming, he’s a bit of a celebrity on campus and his personality just draws you right in, especially if you're of the female variety. He seems to have it all. But Jon’s got secrets of his own and he’s lived a hard life that’s taken him to some dark places... but he’s not a dark character. He has a light and fun personality for the most part and though some of it was a mask he rarely lowered, Ivy breaks through to the real Jon and the more we see of him, the more his reputation is contradicted and it was fun to sift through his many layers. When these two collide, spark are instant but both are reserved. I loved how they originally met and the following scenes are fun and exciting. Their story isn’t the insta-love I'm tired of reading in so many stories out there, but rather a slow, draw-me-in romance that’s beautiful as they find out who they are as individuals as well as who they can be with each other. There’s plenty of angst as Ivy tries to remember the night that haunts her, she’s also being harassed by cyber bullies and she shy’s away from anything that might break down her walls. Jon’s secrets come exploding to the surface after years of keeping them buried and it causes some serious brooding moments which were heart-wrenching and kept me glued to my ereader. Wish List... There were some things in this books that kept me from giving it a full five stars. There’s an incident with a girl being attacked that Ivy happens upon and though the scenes added a bit of heroism to Ivy’s character and gave some intense moments as well as sweet moments when Jon takes on the protector role, it didn’t lead to anything. I kind of expected it to coincide with Ivy’s stalker issues but it didn’t. In fact, when all this came to a head, the big build up to Ivy’s stalker kind of fell flat. But I will say one thing, I loved how the author handled the situation with Jon and what he said and how he acted when the confrontation with Ivy's' stalker happened. Though not overly dramatic, it was mature and made Jon even more swoon-worthy without him having to flex his muscles. I actually loved that part. The Wrap Up: This was a well rounded, sweet, fun, exciting read. I loved the story, I loved the characters and it was well written. Fall Into Forever was Beth Hyland’s debut novel and it was a wonderful start to what I'm sure will be a fantastic career. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more works by her. NOTE: A gifted copy was provided by author in exchange for an honest review. * Written for Craves the Angst Book Reviews*
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