Falling Fast: A Falling Fast Novel

Falling Fast: A Falling Fast Novel

by Tina Wainscott

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ISBN-13: 9781101885789
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Series: Falling Fast , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 271,475
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tina Wainscott is the USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books with romantic thrills and suspenseful chills. A happy ending is a must, but the road to it is full of ravines and shaky bridges. In her Falling Fast series, each couple must overcome rocky pasts to find love. In her Justiss Alliance series, five Navy SEALs take the fall for a covert mission gone wrong and join a private agency that exacts justice outside the law. As Jaime Rush, Tina is the author of the Hidden series, featuring humans with the essence of dragons, angels, and magic, and the award-winning Offspring series, about psychic abilities and government conspiracies.

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Falling Fast: A Falling Fast Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing like Wainscott's writing style in the Wild series, these characters are unremarkable and dull. There is great potential in the conflict but Mia is just silly and immature, Raleigh is repetitive and 1-dimensional. Terribly slow and uninspired, I was secretly hoping there wouldn't be a hea, just to make things interesting...
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
With "Falling Fast" you have to deal with a book full of terrible secrets, moments which definetly cause tears and lots and lots of emotions. As a fan of Colleen Hoover(who is mentioned in the blurb), this book really attracted me which is why I was very happy to be able to read this book before the official publication. A comparison with this author means a lot when you know Colleen's book. So I got even more exited. Right from the beginning you are confronted with the two protagonists whose lives are intertwined in a very dramatic way. The more they interact, the more you are able to build up a connection with the characters as their story is described in a lively and also touching way. I love the way how everyhing around them seems to actually work against Mia and Raleigh, but you are still sitting in front of the book hoping for a HEA-just because they deserve it...really deserve it! Together with the other characters like the family of them(especially Cole and Grannie Nancy), it's easy to bound with the story. All these things sound like a clear 5-Stars-Read. The story itself really is worth 5 Stars. There were just some things which made me at the end decide otherwise like for example the point of view which at some points changed in a strange way, some scenes in which I definetly expected a different reaction or some scenes which felt like the copy of a scene which already exists in the book. There is actually nothing more to "critizise", because I can say for sure, that I enjoyed reading this book. Also the ending which wasn't like a big surprise, but still touching and emotional!
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Emotional, touching and poignant story, where love wins, through all the possible hardship in life. It is hard to comprehend all the adversity, trouble, and misfortune both Raleigh and Mia have gone through in their lives. But every time life has won, and through it all, they have begun to be the outstanding, solid, good people that they are. The characters are complex, and deep, they carry the worry of the world, and responsibility on their shoulders. There are not many lucky breaks in their lives, and every time you think that things are going to turn out better, something else goes wrong again. The story has lots of drama, tragedy, angst, and heartbreak. But it also have second and third chances in love and life, moments of pure bliss and joy, adoration and love. The ease, calm, security, and happiness Mia and Raleigh have within each other is beautiful and alluring. Get your tissues ready, it is an emotional roller-coaster ~ Four Spoons
gaele More than 1 year ago
A second chance at romance is the premise of this story: a car accident had left Mia, a wealthy teen visiting the area for the summer, disfigured.  Raleigh is the boy from the wrong side of the tracks: never quite enough, and certainly not right for the girl whose life he ruined.  The premise is a good one: there is a solid redemption / growth trajectory for both of the characters, from both the accident and its  aftermath and their own lives. Despite having everything, Mia has lived with cancer for years. Raleigh had a drunk and abusive father  that led him to leave home at 15.  Neither one has, since that summer before the accident, had a relationship that felt so ‘right’.   The potential for a lovely story, gripping and emotional, with plenty of back and forth was high.  Insets/flashbacks from that first summer would have added to the depth and draw.  All of this was flattened in the arc and pacing.  With easy forgiveness of Raleigh from Mia, the  story had no poll: there was no real groveling or amends made stretching my suspension of disbelief beyond the breaking point. Then, add to that odd choice, the pacing that is painfully slow as they are thrown together because of a joint bequest.  I just had real problems getting into the story as it unfolded and progressed, and the lack of my ability to believe in the storyline had me frustrated more often  than not.  Characters were portrayed with a decent amount of depth and interest, and their backstories (particularly Raleigh’s) were full of emotional moments without delving into pathos.  I expected a bit more drama and angst, but it was, again, flattened by the odd plotting  choices – there should have been more of a lead in to Mia’s forgiveness, and the entire story had me feeling as if she held the power in the relationship without actually understanding or knowing what to do with it.   I’m wondering if the all-too-quick forgiveness will  fracture with more time, but only the next book will tell that tale.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
Hmm... This was an unexpected surprise. It seemed like your standard second chance romance yet it turned out to be more than that. Raleigh and Mia's relationship has been on hold for seven years. Seven really long years. The circumstances of their parting were devastating to both, I think more for Raleigh than Mia. Don't get me wrong. Breakups, whether by choice or by force, are hard. But where Mia seemed to grow exponentially, even if it was an extremely sheltered way of growing, Raleigh growth was stunted by the guilt he carried. And I understood that. Not because I've been in his shoes but because his guilt was palpable. The way Mia and Raleigh connected, even if it wasn't intentional at first, was instantaneous and worth reading about. It made it obvious to me that their love wasn't just a summer fling or teenage infatuation mistaken for love. Their love was real and lasting. The question was, would they be able to move forward together despite their past and the emotional toll it took on them. Their past isn't revealed in flashbacks (warning for those of you looking for them) but told by them in the present tense. It was kind of maddening at first to be told instead of shown, I'm not gonna lie about that. As a reader, I'm accustomed to seeing the past, not being told the past. But the choice to write it that way gave this story a unique take so unlike other second chance romances I've read so far. Now, readers, I will tell you that this is a slow paced story. It isn't dark, erotic, angst riddled, or vengeful. There is one expected turn of events that occurs but it does nothing to move the pace along. However, the slow pace serves a purpose. I know not everyone will agree with me on that but it really does. If this story were faster, I think I'd feel rushed toward an expected conclusion that would mostly be void of emotion, resolution, and growth. The pace Ms. Wainscott set is perfect for Mia and Raleigh. I loved getting to know them in the present while getting to their past at the same time. The depth of their feelings for one another and for the night that tore them apart burned through the pages. Like I said, this story took me by surprise. Between the plot, the characters, the situations, and the emotions, Ms. Wainscott wrote a wonderful story of what it means to love despite circumstances and what others say. (Received from NetGalley via Tasty Book Tours for an honest review)
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
As I was reading this I kept thinking that these two just can’t catch a break. But the interesting thing was the difference in attitude that all the hardships they’ve encountered have given them. Now granted Raleigh’s past has a darker tone, but they both have dealt with their own struggles. And while both of them have grown into great people – kind, caring, giving, loving … the difference is that Raleigh doesn’t expect life to do anything but to continue to push him down. But that definitely has something to do with the types of things he’s dealt with. The fact that he’s survived to be such a good and well-loved person, shows a definitely depth of character. Mia’s also had her share of struggles but she’s learned to embrace life a little more easily. She could easily have given up at any moment or at least turned bitter, but she’s definitely taken the higher road. I loved these two together and the entire book gave me a warm and squishy, even while I was upset at the newest curveball life had thrown at them. Just plain heart-warming (and a little heart-breaking), Falling Fast is one of those delightful feel good reads that leave you smiling at the end … and I can’t wait to see what’s Waincott’s bringing next! (Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Good plot.
IreneC More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars Falling Fast was a very heartwarming and enjoyable read. I was drawn into the book from the beginning and I couldn't put it down.  Loved seeing Raleigh and Mia together, you could feel how much they loved each other and how hurt they both were over the years they lost by their forced separation.  Overall this was a touching and heartfelt read, highly recommend Falling Fast.
psee More than 1 year ago
Solid 4 Star Read I am a sucker for second chance romances and this book fits the bill. Raleigh, the bad boy from the wrong side of town spends an incredible summer with Mia, a girl who is far to good for him. The summer ends in a fiery crash that puts Mia in the hospital and Raleigh in jail. Fast forward seven years and this is where Mia and Raleigh's story picks up. Mia finds herself heading back to the small town where she first fell in love. Because of her issues dealing with the crash and the resulting disfigurement from it, Mia had not been back, even to visit her grandmother that she loved. Now with her grandma's passing she not only heads back to town but finds herself having to work side by side Raleigh, partly due to her grandma's wishes. It doesn't take long for both to realize that the fire still burns between these two, no pun intended. The question is whether they can pursue something when both have lives heading in opposite directions. I really enjoyed this book. It was a sweet read that had you feeling for both the hero and the heroine. There isn't any over the top drama dragged out between them but because of their history their future is put to the test a few time. Side characters like Raleigh's little brother and his friend Pax help to round out the story. An enjoyable well written book that is worth the read. Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Couldn't stop! Had to finish it in one sitting! Such a heartwarming story of hope and perseverance. I loved the characters, Raleigh was such a strong male character, who was manly while having the ability to show his heart, and Mia was a strong female character, she's a survivor through and through; keeping a smile on her face through some very difficult times. Both characters using intelligence instead of falling into the traps set before them. Reading about the reconnecting of their relationship made me feel the true depth of the character's souls, and made rooting for them the only possible course. Excellent, soulful characters with lots of depth. The chemistry between Mia and Raleigh was tangible, what they go through together is no easy task, and I think they handled what was thrown at them beautifully. The story had some heartbreaking moments, and my anticipation for a happy ending was at a high level through the entire course of reading this book, and Raleigh and Mia's stories were intriguing and a worth while read. This book was about so much more then just Raleigh and Mia's reconnecting, and the surprises were an interesting read that I hadn't expected. I'm really looking forward to the next books in the series, I think Pax is in for a rude awakening about his family; his brother in particular, and absolutely hope we get more from Mia and Raleigh. Excellent book, Amazing new series, and lots of heart and hope!
disneytothemax More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book!!! Poor Mia had cancer when she was younger. She had a hard life and then she meets Raleigh (a bad boy) and they wind up in an accident. Mia suffered a good amount of burns in this accident and never saw Raleigh after that. Fast forward...Mia comes to town because her grandma dies and guess who is at the funeral? Her heart skips a beat or two when she sees Raleigh. They meet up and their supposedly teenage fling is alive and well in adulthood! These two go through so much to be together and poor Raleigh, he can't catch a break! This was such a sweet love story and drama and suspense!! 
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Wow! I'm not sure what I expected from this book but I must say I was totally blown away! It was a great mix of a sweet second chance love story and suspense. This is one that was impossible for me to put down right from the beginning. Raleigh and Mia were great characters and the way the author deals with their past and getting them beyond it was great. Raleigh's relationship with Cody, his much younger brother, is so touching you just know his heart is huge. I definitely recommend this one to everyone!
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This is a great second chance story it was a very touching read with some major issues. Mia goes through so much at a very young age. My heart really went out to her. She has over protective parents that have a hard time letting her grow up. That is understandable with all that she has gone through. All Mia wants is to be treated normal to forget what her life has been like up to now. Raleigh gave her that but as we all know things can turn on a dime. Raleigh has faced years of guilty for his part. They had no closure with her parent budding in and keeping them apart. When Mia aunt dies she comes back town her parents do everything they can to keep them apart. Mia said she just needs closure. The last words of a will might just do that. Two people, who just want to get over the pain of their first love, just to be normal people. Who are they kidding not me they are still very attracted to each other. Mia is a wonderful sweet lady who handle some things badly. She always puts others first when she could have pulled into herself she lives life to the fullest. She has always wanted the chance to tell Raleigh that it wasn’t his fault. It has been years, it is hard after all this time to face the one man she has always loved. She has spent most of her life in some kind of treatment , she has scares she hides well but the deepest ones I think are in her heart. Raleigh I loved with his bad boy past which isn’t true he is just a wonderful loving man who I adored. He has had a hard life born on the wrong side wanting the beautiful lady he has always loved. He found out more about her after the fact which has made him love her more. With her parents in the way he has never been able to tell her he is sorry. He has spent so many hours with her aunt, now that she has past he feels lost. With Mia return to town he is having a hard time staying away from her. Mia aunt has put a twist on things now they must come face to face and deal with the past. The author gives a well told story that will touch you heart of young love, and a second chance at getting it right. She throws in some murder which could put Raleigh back in jail. Their second chance might be over before it even begins. For me I loved this story I did feel the pace was a little slow, I did find it to be a wonderful read with lots of humor. You are so going to love the will Mia aunt wrote, oh and when the parents walk in on a very touching scene. I totally loved it. I did not like Mia mother which the author wanted, her father was touch and go but he came to be a likeable character. I did love the supporting characters however I would have like to know more about a few but feel sure they will turn up in this series as the author takes us on an enjoyable ride with her next books. Mia aunt is my kind of women I hate that I never got to know her. She is a character that would make an outstanding read with her fast wit, outspoken ways. Tina as always writes a book that reaches deep in you this one has some day to day issues that she writes in style. Tina has been one of my favorite authors from the very first book I picked up of hers. Her writing style always keeps me guessing as she gives me some thrills and suspense.