Falling by Design

Falling by Design

by Valia Lind


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ISBN-13: 9781495967801
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. Falling by Design is her debut young adult novel. You can visit her online at www.valialind.blogspot.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.

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Falling by Design 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jenababy13 More than 1 year ago
Falling By Design is such a super cute read! I couldn't get enough of Grayson and Brooklynn's adorable love game. Brooklynn's senior year takes a turn for the worst when her childhood bully returns after being away for years. Or so she thinks it's for the worst. I loved watching Brooklynn break out of her shell, not run away and show the world what she's made of. I give her a ton of credit for standing up to her parents constantly and not backing down either. Plus her relationship with her best friends Chance and Dakota was just everything a friendship should be and I loved that. Then on the other side is Grayson Banks who is so much more than meets the eye and so much more than who Brooklynn thinks he is. The fact that he's got shaggy hair, baby blues, super tall, and loves photography was a total seller for me. Plus I love how he never played games with Brooklynn, he was always on her side and so selfless for her and that is a good guy in my book. This young adult romance is super light and fun read, yet at the same time touches on so many important parts of growing up in high school. If you're looking for a cute ya romance that'll have you smiling by the end definitely give this one a shot!
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Falling by Design by Valia Lind is a standalone young adult romance set during the senior year of Brooklyn and Grayson. Let me just say "awwww". This story was so sweet. Boy meets girl, boy is in third grade (or so), boy likes girl, boy tortures girl. Fast-forward to twelfth grade and Grayson is back in town after having moved away and Brooklyn is NOT happy. She remember how he humiliated her in elementary school and she will NOT forgive. Well, she does, but the story of getting there is funny and sweet and kinda cool. The fact that she wants to be a fashion designer and makes clothes, but never wears them (until later when she's brought out of her shell of protectiveness) is something different for me in books I've been reading. If you like light-hearted YA romance with a touch of angst and drama with a happy ever after ending then this is definitely a recommended book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it was fun, clean, and a quick read! For ages 12 and older :-)
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Let me start out by saying this story ROCKS! Meet Brooklynn and Grayson. Grayson was that annoying, pesky, immature, mean boy in elementary school that purposefully did things to embarrass Brooklyn and made her life miserable. Fast forward a few years--he's back. Grayson claims he's changed and wants a second chance, but Brooklyn has to protect herself. Grayson can't possibly think she'd forget how horrible he treated her, could he? And worse, is this only a trick to lure her in, then hurt her once more? The whole saying, "hurt me one, shame on you. hurt me twice, shame on me," kept going through my head the entire time I read Falling by Design, and I hoped Grayson had changed for real and wasn't just using Brooklyn. While he was adorable and sweet in his effort to earn the trust back, I didn't feel sorry for him when he'd get frustrated the Brooklyn wasn't returning the attention/affection. What did he expect? He'd been incredibly cruel to Brooklyn, and he needs to earn the trust back. I love how Valia crafted such a believable world where everything isn't perfect for her characters and how they jump out of the page and demand you become invested in them until the last sentence. Get it today. You'll love it!