Falling From the Skyby Sarina Bowen
Bad boy Hank "Hazardous" Lazarus used to have everything: a gorgeous girlfriend, a career as a freestyle snowboarder and a spot on the US Olympic team. Nine months ago, after a bad crash in the half pipe, he woke up in the hospital, unable to move his legs. Now/b>
She's the woman he doesn't remember. He's the man she can't forget.
Bad boy Hank "Hazardous" Lazarus used to have everything: a gorgeous girlfriend, a career as a freestyle snowboarder and a spot on the US Olympic team. Nine months ago, after a bad crash in the half pipe, he woke up in the hospital, unable to move his legs. Now he's landed there again, but gravity is not the culprit. With his family pressuring him to try a groundbreaking treatment, Hank self-medicates with too much tequila instead.
Doctor Callie Anders has the courage to restart a patient's heart with a thousand volts of electricity, yet she's afraid to risk her own. So she doesn't confess to her newest patient they they met just before the accident, an encounter that he doesn't remember. Even as their friendship develops, she won't admit that she regrets turning down his dinner invitation, or that her heart stutters every time those inked shoulders roll through the door of the therapy department.
With another Vermont winter coming again, Hank needs a hand out from under the avalanche of his disappointments. If only Callie were brave enough to take the job.
This book is a standalone novel, no cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary.
"One of the highlights of my 2014 reading year." -Jane Litte at DearAuthor.com
"4.5 stars. Hank and Callie are an inspiration to love stories everywhere. HOT." - RT (Romantic Times) Book Reviews
"What a book! I'm always looking for different, inspiring, more in my books and Sarina Bowen delivers every time." - The Bookish Babe
"Sexy and heartwarming, Falling From the Sky is a story of redemption, trust and falling in love." - Mandi Schreiner of SmexyBooks
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Sarina Bowen writes novels from her (often snowbound) home in northern New England. You can learn more at SarinaBowen.com.
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This is the second book in the Gravity Series by Sarina Bowen. I loved the first book so much and was stalking the release of this one, I was so incredibly grateful to the author for sending me a copy so that I could read it and review it. Now onto this book... We already met Dane and Willow in Coming In From and as much as that was hot from the starting gate, Falling From The Sky is different. You ever heard of the expression, where there's smoke there's fire? Well in this case: where there is steam, there is heat. This story had an awesome steamy buildup before the heat comes. And does it ever... come. (Ha! That pun was not intended but too good to edit out!) Hank Lazarus is a champion snow boarder. He lives for the risk and high flying feats until one day he gambles with gravity and loses. If he wasn't already at such a cross point in his life now the accident has thrust him into having to accept a new reality. It leaves him to figure out if romance can very well be part of that reality. Dr. Callie Anders is a doctor that is struggling emotionally. She is lonely, her very best friend is married with a family living on the other side of the country, while she hasn't attempted to date since splitting from her cheating ex. From the moment she spots Hank, the attraction is there, though she is sure of the fact that it can't be mutual. Moments later she is a witness to Hank's breaking moment and the next time she sees him, it's as a patient in the hospital she works as. Thus begins the fight of the pull of attraction they both feel. As much as I adored Hank (the lips, the voice... I mean *swoon*). Callie is the most surprising part of this story for me. While Hank deals with his physical healing, we see Callie having to do a lot of emotional healing on her path to finding her self confidence again. She's a strong educated doctor yet she's not so confident in her own romantic life. She doesn't seem to see how truly special she is, how beautiful she is, and how much she can be desired by a guy. Callie knows all too well about feeling like you aren't enough. While Callie proves to Hank that her feelings for him aren't shadowed by his injuries. Hank sets out to break down all of Callie's walls and show her exactly how much he loves and wants her in his life. Falling From The Sky gets 4.5 stars from me!
When I first started FALLING FROM THE SKY, I realized it was book 2 of a series. Thankfully it is done where you don't have to read book one to enjoy it. But I will say that after reading just a couple pages and seeing the characters from book one, I immediately went and bought it. Their story interested me so much. So if you are just hearing about this series for the first time, don't think that my review of this book will ruin the first one. I promise it won't. I first fell in love with Bowen's writing in THE YEAR WE FELL DOWN. It was absolutely amazing. The thing I loved most was the fact that the main characters were in wheelchairs. To me, this was an obstacle I haven't read before. And I know what you are probably thinking: Overkill with the wheelchair plot. I actually thought it would be too. Like the storylines would run parallel to each other. Not so. I was pleasantly surprised that the author took it somewhere different making them 2 totally different stories. Job well done. Romance is another thing this author knows how to write. I love her characters and I am smitten with the romance she tells. Now while I do favor the love story between Hartley and Corey (THE YEAR WE FELL DOWN) the most from Bowen's books, Hank and Callie come in a close second. Looking forward to reading more and more books by Bowen and cannot wait to see what fresh and entertaining stories she comes up with next. 5 Most Definitely Recommend Stars!
When Hank was first introduced to Callie, she barely registered on his radar, but their next encounter was entirely different. The first time around Hank felt like he was on top of the world, but in a blink of an eye every changes. A tragic accidents lands Hank into a wheel chair and Callie is in charge of the rehabilitation program Hank is taking part in. Hank and Callie’s relationship is not an easy one, but it will be up to both of them to make it work.
Hank is a snowboarder who becomes a paraplegic after an injury while gearing up for the Olympics. He's rich which enables him to use money to remodel his life, but no amount of money can take away all the struggles for him. Callie is a doctor, and has never been adventurous, wealthy or confident. She doesn't see herself for the exceptional person that she is. When their paths cross, they help each other to gain a new perspective. I thought this was a great original story. I love how he is still portrayed as every bit the desirable male of any other leading man. Issues that go along with spinal injuries come up which make the storyline more realistic. The author also seems very knowledgeable about winter sports, and a book is always better when the details make sense; so, I appreciate that. Falling from the Sky has good friendships and a sweet romance. I enjoyed reading it.