Falling

Falling

by Kris Bryant

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Overview

Shaylie Beck just wanted to go home.

She managed to snag the last seat on a late flight from New York to Denver. No one thought anything would go wrong. Nobody expected the unimaginable to happen. When the plane crashes, Shaylie fights for her life and is one of only eleven survivors.

Piper Cole wants answers.

Why did her fiancée’s plane crash? She lost everything that night, and the investigation is taking too long. To help cope with losing the woman she loved, Piper attends a support group for survivors.

The friendship Piper and Shaylie develop helps each to heal, but as their feelings turn to love, Shaylie’s torn. She can follow her heart to the woman she loves, or she can come clean about what really happened right before the plane crashed and risk losing Piper forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635553734
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 369,510
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kris Bryant grew up a military brat living in several different countries before her family settled down in the Midwest when she was twelve. Books were her only form of entertainment overseas, and she read anything and everything within her reach. Reading eventually turned into writing when she decided she didn't like the way some of the novels ended and wanted to give the characters she fell in love with the endings she thought they so deserved.

Earning a BA in English from the University of Missouri, Kris focused on poetry, and eventually decided to write her own happily ever after books.

Her debut novel, Jolt, was short-listed for a Lambda Literary Award. Her second novel, Whirlwind Romance , was a Rainbow Award finalist.

Kris can be reached at krisbryantbooks@gmail.com, @KrisBryant2014, and krisbryant.net.

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Falling 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 6 hours ago
I voluntarily read and reviewed and advanced copy of this book, received through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I had never read a Bryant book, however, I have seen a lot of positive feedback about her lesbian fiction and when I saw this on NetGalley I decided to give it a try. It was not disappointing in the least. The story starts strong with a big tragedy, it definitely caught my attention. After the first chapter, the pace kind of slowed down a bit, but as a reader, I was already interested. What I found interesting about this change of pace, was that it could actually mirror the process of overcoming said initial tragedy until the characters felt ready to take their relationship further. As I have never lived something remotely similar, this is only a wild guess. The relationship then, developed quite slowly, but I do not think this is a bad thing. I am actually glad it wasn't another romance. book about instant love and that it actually showed the character's development. Some of the things I really liked of Falling: the pace, as I already said, and the relationship between Shaylie and Marissa, I love bffs. Some of the things I feel could have been better: the niceness, there was definitely too much niceness, everything and everyone was nice. Also, the winking, every other action made by Piper or Shaylie seemed to end with a wink. And something I had expected to see more of: dealing with PTSD. After reading that this book centered about a plane crash survivor I expected to see more angst or guilt, or more fear. In the end, it felt as if PTSD just disappeared in the background.
Reader1983 17 days ago
I was a little skeptical to read this book. As someone who travels a bit, airplane tragedies are not something that makes me comfortable to read. However, though this is the catalyst of everything that happens between all four characters involved, two MCs and two great supporting, it is definitely not the focal point. The story between Shay and Piper is told from What's point of view and at times I do wish Piper's PIG was voiced. Mainly because she was going through something tragic too and it's always nice to have that other voice of the main character. I don't know if I would say this is a slow burn romance and I wouldn't say it's a friends to lovers either. It kinda falls inbetween. Regardless, it was well-written, the characters I believe we're well developed, secondary characters were really great and added to the story, and the ro!have though quick in a sense was well done. I enjoyed the book.
Anonymous 29 days ago
A romance with a unique inception. Shaylie, a real estate professional, survives a plane crash. She ends up meeting Piper, a yoga instructor, at an airline communication conference trying to get info about root cause. Piper is a relative of a couple of people who did not survive the crash. Shaylie ends up developing feelings for Piper and feels guilty because of the circumstances. I'm a fan of Kris Bryant. She writes well and I loved 'Listen' And 'Breakthrough.' Unfortunately, this one was just OK. It is a solid romance and worth reading, but you won't be blown away. The book suffered with pacing. Started off with a bang and slowed down significantly from there. Then things got resolved at breakneck speed toward the end. I really liked the concept and idea but it just never met my expectations. I wanted more from all of the different situations Bryant presented to us. I wanted friends on the camping trip to take notice and take issue. I wanted the best friend to do something instead of just constantly warning Shaylie. I wanted Shaylie to hold Piper accountable for a bit. In other words: I didn't think there was enough drama. There are a LOT of readers out there that will be appreciative of that. So take this for what it is: My opinion only. There were a few things that I didn't care for. There was an excessive amount of winking. At one point Piper was described having braided hair but in the next minute she is described with her hair messily up in a bun. I never understood why Shaylie thought so highly of Jason as her hero. The guy carried her out. If he hadn't, the rescue people would have. It wasn't like she was in the fiery inferno of the main cabin and had to be dragged away to safety. What I did like was the realism of giddiness with the initial texting between Shaylie and Piper. My relationship started with fun and flirtatious texting so it was something I could relate to and feel right along with Shaylie. There were some intimate scenes that definitely made me blush. I recommend this to people who love romance, catastrophe, giddy texting, friendship, Denver, Wyoming, and yoga. I received an ARC from the publisher for an honest review
GayleT00000 29 days ago
I had not yet read anything by this author, but decided the blurb looked like a story I would find interesting. The book starts with a plane crash, which might seem an unlikely place to start a book, but it takes off from there. This is a story with obvious tragedy, but it isn't without tenderness, misunderstandings, a little bit of angst, making this a book with everything that makes a very good story. Shaylin Beck is involved in a commercial plane crash, which she miraculously survives. The various angels around her become important to her, including her best friend Marisa and a stranger named . Chance brings Piper Cole into her life. Although Piper is involved in the plane crash in her own unique way, the path she and Shaylin take to each other is an obstacle course of emotions. Those of you who are already Kris Bryant fans will appreciate this, her latest effort. Those of you, like me, who are first-time readers of Ms. Bryant's work will very likely be looking to read her other works in short order.
Judeinthestars 3 months ago
I’ve got dyspraxia so sometimes when I get too enthusiastic about what I’m reading or when I’m tired, my eyes go faster than the rest of me and I end up spoiling myself by reading the end of the page before the middle. So I’ve learned to hide the lines below the one I’m reading with my hand (like little kids). I don’t usually need to do it all the time, except maybe with mysteries, but I ended up reading almost this whole book with my hand hiding what was coming next. I got so invested in what Shaylie was feeling that I didn’t want to miss even one word. I even almost had to take a break when I was two thirds in, there were so many emotions. The premise for this novel is a lot of people’s worst fear, a plane crash. Shaylie survives. Piper’s best friend doesn’t, and neither does her fiancée. When Shaylie and Piper first meet at a support group for survivors, then a second time by chance, they’re immediately drawn to each other but at first they don’t know whether they want to be friends helping each other to heal, or more. Bryant dealt with that beautifully. Like other reviewers, I could have had a bit more on Shaylie’s PTSD but I get why the author would want to focus on the good that comes from the bad. As I wrote above, there were already so many feelings coming from that good, I didn’t feel like I was missing out. And though I knew there was a HEA coming, I nevertheless sometimes had doubt as to whether Shaylie and Piper would reach it. They had a lot of heavy stuff to deal with, and as meant as they were to be together, it could not be easy. Definitely one of my favorite books so far this year. I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Bugs-cheeky 3 months ago
First off, I'll read anything from Kris Bryant, that’s for sure. So when the blurb of her latest novel, "Falling," came out, I couldn't wait to read it, obvs, not just because it’s Bryant, but the book’s subject matter! And then that aesthetically photographed cover....Let's just say that's prolly the first-ever book cover featuring a photo of a model as its focal point that caught my full attention. There's just something about it - which I have me own interpretation about it in relation to the title and what the content of the story represented ultimately. But I won't bore you to tears with me endless gobbin' about it here. Except for one word: Acquiescence. Take it however you want. Speaking of the title - I like to play on words, see. A plane "falling" out of the sky. A survivor "falling" for the grieving fiancée of one of the crash victims. "Falling" from grace due to a secret. A premise ripe for an inside look into the journey of survival, second chance at life and second chance at love between two people, I'd say. Needless to say, I finished the book in one short sitting. The first chapter literally jolted my senses to a point where I was hanging on to every word Bryant used as her tale-weaving took me to an intense, adrenaline-filled, thrilling ride from the moment Shaylie, the main character, stepped into the plane's lavatory to the plane falling from the sky and crashed. Not-to-be-missed moment! Riveting! As usual, Bryant's brilliant portrayal of two people falling into each other - in desire, passion, and love through intimacy was characterised with resonating effect. Shaylie and Piper's connection, their physical and emotional intimacy as their relationship became more prevalent was utterly palpable through Bryant's knack for bringing passion/desire-filled words to life! I loved every moment that Shaylie and Piper shared together, particularly their interactions. There was one particular moment involving the word, "heartbeat," that transformed into something utterly sensual, emotional, heartwarming, affecting. Gosh, you really need to hear the passages recited in your mind related to the hypnotic heartbeat sounds of of the heart as you read them in order to get that deep, resonating effect! Just shows how Bryant always so effectively manipulates words to create expressions of love, desire, passion for her characters that translate into deep resonance in the heart and soul of the reader is a skill that I cherish every time I read her books. All in all, I really enjoyed the story of second chance at life and romance between Shaylie and Piper. Instead of delving into the psychological intricacies of their post-traumatic experiences, Bryant opted to focus on the bright side of romance, of love and life, giving us a pure, sweet, untainted (from the dark side of trauma and loss) love story between two unlikely souls through the journey of one very lucky survivor. I was delighted with their happy ending already but Bryant injected an extra dose of happiness, joy and everlasting love with an epilogue that would put to rest any question about Shaylie and Piper's future as a loving couple. I'd recommend this to all who love romance through and through. A lovely, nevermind entertaining read for me, obvs! Another good one in the bag, Bryant! Well done! *An ARC copy of this book was given to me by the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
JJarvis 3 months ago
Kris Bryant knocks it out of the park with her latest work, Falling. Shaylie Beck is one of only 11 people who survive a plane crash. During one of the information sessions after the crash, Shaylie meets Piper Cole, a yoga instructor whose fiancee and best friend both died in the crash. The story covers how these two women become friends and much more. I loved the character development in the book and the difficult feelings that were involved. I can't imagine what something like surviving a plane crash would be like or how I would react to others who lost loved ones while I was still alive. This story kicks things up a notch by introducing attraction and love into that mix of emotions. The sex scenes are HOT and are definitely worth reading for. It is a very enjoyable read that I am sure I will come back to. I look forward to an audiobook version, hopefully in the near future. I was provided a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
diversified-reader 3 months ago
Falling is a great title for this story and a perfect fit regarding the progression of the characters’ relationships. The characters, to certain degrees, were impacted by the traumatic event of a plane crash. Shaylie survived the plane crash with the help of fellow passenger, Jason. Marisa, Shaylie’s best friend, was then introduced to Jason. Piper lost her best friend and fiancée in the crash who happened to be seat mates with Shaylie. Eventually, they all met and relationships formed.But while Marisa and Jason’s relationship developed smoothly, Shaylie and Piper each toed the line on what was considered appropriate behavior since Piper obviously just lost loved ones.There were moments of angst involved, especially when secrets were revealed, but the author did not take it to extreme levels. Even though this was a romance story between Shaylie and Piper, I actually enjoyed Shaylie and Marisa’s solid friendship just as much. It felt real and their interactions were extremely supportive, sensitive, and quite humorous at times. Their relationship added another level of depth to this already interesting story. Once again, Kris Bryant has written a story with memorable characters that captures attention from start to finish.