Falling Hard: (A New Adult Anthology)

Falling Hard: (A New Adult Anthology)


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ISBN-13: 9780986141508
Publisher: SMASH Publishing LLC
Publication date: 05/23/2015
Pages: 466
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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Falling Hard: (A New Adult Anthology) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
This was my first read by Shelly Bell and let me just say that her work left one heck of a first impression! I was instantly addicted to the story and ended up reading it all in one sitting. IT IS HOT!!! The story line is VERY engaging and will keep you squirming in your seat! The characters have undeniable chemistry, and their sexual encounters will leave blushing... and maybe a little envious! I highly recommend Forbidden: Freshman Year it WILL DEFINITELY satisfy all your reading needs!
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TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
An excellent collection of sizzling stories! I admit I was only familiar with one of the authors in this collection but have found some new authors that I really liked and plan on reading more from. The have a little something for everyone. They are all college campus novellas with some sexy alpha males and the levels rage from sweet to HOT. A great read!
Blsfan68 More than 1 year ago
Forbidden: Freshman Year by Shelly Bell **5 Stars** I loved this novella! It's well written and very intriguing. I usually don't read NA, but this one is a must read! The storyline and suspense is fabulous. I can't wait to learn more about Ryder, Tristan and Isabella. ARC received from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
ElizaLeone3 More than 1 year ago
Five red-hot stories, all deliciously intertwined! #romance #paranormal #erotic 5 Stars! Series: None, Anthology Characters: Multiple Setting: Michigan Mature Themes: Sex, alcohol, addiction, BDSM, blood, violence, death, etc. Recommendation:  I cannot recommend this anthology enough, really. Each story was crafted to weave into one another, while at the same time giving the reader a fresh perspective and diverse characters. Multiple themes between the stories makes it easy for the reader to pick favorite while still enjoying the rest, and the pacing of each is great for a quick read or a binge session. While I certainly enjoyed a few more than the rest, four out of the five I would read an entire novel of. Forbidden: Freshman Year Shelly Bell  Freshman year is one of the three non-paranormal stories. Isabella and Tristen meet at a BDSM party and after being clear with one another that it’s a one night only arrangement, they part ways. Both are shocked to see each other at college where Tristan is now Isabella’s Professor… and boss.  Both characters were written exceptionally well, and in the amount of time the short story provided the reader was able to learn about their rich backgrounds and character flaws. The story was vivid with a life to it that made it believable, enjoyable, and a wonderful erotic. The main flaw to it would have to be the cliche storyline, that while written well, is starting to feel tired. Tin Man’s Dance MK Schiller Lilly is a college dancer with big dreams and little to no social life, but when Hutch cons his way into her seat at a concert she’s attending, her social life changes. Lilly’s dreams are big though, and when they come true, she’s forced to make a very difficult decision that both of them will have to live with. This was one of my favorites, it was sweet and paranormal free, a well rounded love story with the ability to heal the reader’s soul as Lilly healed Hutch’s. The love story’s pacing was well done, and blinded me to the fact that they were strangers in love. PTSD is a difficult story telling device to tackle and this author executed it brilliantly. This is also the first story that introduces the rest of the anthology’s characters and it did so in a non obtrusive way that made that ah-ha moment when I was introduced to the other characters later so much better. Dark Hearts Aliza Mann  Mitch is a werewolf just trying to get through the month and stay under the radar, but when he meets Aurora, a half-demon, at a party one night, all bets are off. Each has their baggage and it’s only through their commitment to one another will either survive. This was the first paranormal story of the bunch and jared me a bit when I first began to read it. The abrupt mix of paranormal and the increased raunchy tone of the story left this as my least favorite of the book. The characters were stereotypes and lacked that deeper connection that all of the other stories had. The “imprinting” love that the two characters shared felt too easy, unbelieveable, and even the characters felt like they didn’t want it. High Stakes Sage Spelling Cat is a quiet librarian with a secret and Blake is the jock with family pressure to be more than perfect. When Blake’s family hires Cat to help him raise his grades in all of his classes, they had no idea what they were in for. Cat and Blake were an excellent pair of characters. Their familial issues and social issues contrasted beautifully with one another and presented real world social issues in an enjoyable way that seamlessly integrated with their love story. Their pressures gave them a similar struggle to bond over and was wonderful to read. My main critique was the abrupt ending, while it’s a short story and there isn’t much room for epilogues, this story’s ending was jarring. Hunting Witch Hazel Heather Novak  Grayson and Hazel are two very different people. In fact, they are basically different species, but sometimes love can conquer all, and may even lead to outcomes unexpected. This was the perfect ending to the anthology. The stories all tied in nicely with a pretty red bow, and even managed to merge the multi genre and paranormal versus real together. Hazel and Grayson also had the most successful of the instant love stories, Partly due to their minor roles in the preceding stories, but there was more to it.  Sure, Hazel was described in Mitch’s story and we had some prior knowledge about her. Grayson was mostly a mystery, but with the few sentences of background about how Grayson had been watching Hazel and had been trying to get close to her for quite a long time, it made the reader feel like their relationship had been in progress for a much longer time.