Falling Is Like This

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Tabloid-writer Harper Rostov breaks up with her boyfriend only to fall into the arms of Nick Cavallaro?-certified punk-rock God  who is considered a genius by fans and critics alike. Harper?s newly single heart gets an overdose of chemistry from the Hitchhiker?s Revenge guitarist as she falls for his intoxicating charisma.

            Over the course of a single week, Harper is swept up in their sexual energy and the allure of the band.  ...

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Overview

Tabloid-writer Harper Rostov breaks up with her boyfriend only to fall into the arms of Nick Cavallaro—-certified punk-rock God  who is considered a genius by fans and critics alike. Harper’s newly single heart gets an overdose of chemistry from the Hitchhiker’s Revenge guitarist as she falls for his intoxicating charisma.

            Over the course of a single week, Harper is swept up in their sexual energy and the allure of the band.  But soon she can’t help wondering if what she thought she wanted—-what she left her sweet, caring boyfriend for—-is everything she’d hoped it would be.  Plotted with precise timing and set against an incredibly vivid portrait of the ever-changing East Village, Falling Is Like This is a comedic and touching account of the whirlwind affair with a rock star every girl dreams about.

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Publishers Weekly
Despite a vivid backdrop and some colorful supporting characters, Rockland's debut can't overcome the triteness of its heroine. All Harper Rostov knows is that she wants to be a music writer, and soon the 23-year-old has quit her job at a celebrity tabloid, broken up with her video game-addict boyfriend, and nearly moved out of their East Village apartment. But before the reality of moving back with her parents in New Jersey sinks in, she happens to run into Nick, her longtime crush and the guitarist of her favorite band, Hitchhikers Revenge. Nick's attentions are especially flattering, but she eventually has to choose between a new adventure with Nick and the band and putting her old life back together, which includes the depressed, unstable sister who needs her. The tour of dive bars and dingy studios ought to make the protagonists come alive, but the more Rockland attempts to elevate Harper's complaints to the status of profundities, the less endearing Harper becomes. An unsatisfying ending caps this muted rock and roll novel. (May)
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“Say hello to a new rock star in women’s fiction . . . one of the best novels I’ve read in a long while.”

—- Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author

“A fun read for any woman who’s wondered what it would be like to date that guy in the punk band you worshiped as a teenager.”

—Stephanie Kuehnert, author of I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone

“I was drawn in completely right away. . . . The story is full of real emotion and life.”

—-Greg Attonito, lead singer of The Bouncing Souls

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312576004
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 5.66 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Rockland

Kate Rockland is a frequent contributor to The New York Times style section and has also written for Playboy, Rolling Stone, Spin, and others. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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    Posted February 27, 2013

    Warning

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    Posted April 23, 2013

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    I did

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Lacks substance

    I was not a fan of this book. The writing, plot, and characters did not keep me engaged. I did finish the book and it was very unsatisfying. I have read better quick love stories than this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2010

    Kate Rockland is a great writer!

    What a wonerfully captivating story. I adore this book! It is wonderful! From the very first page to the very last page. I was totally swept up in the world of Harper and I read this book in two days. I could barely put it down. It is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Rockland really knows how to keep the writing fresh and wiity through out the whole book. I will be re-reading this book soon and I cant wait for her to write another book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2010

    Really fun, funny read....great characters!

    Really enjoyed this book....it's full of distinctive personalities! At times, I laughed out loud. Excellent beach read...a guilty pleasure!

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