The Way We Fall

The Way We Fall

by Cassia Leo

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Five pages... A letter holding a secret buried for more than five years... A secret neither of them wanted to know. Will the truth tear them apart... again?From New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo comes a twisted and passionate romance of forbidden love, family secrets, and overcoming loss.Aurora "Rory" Charles has loved her best friend's brother, Houston Cavanaugh, since she was eleven years old. But her friendship with Hallie Cavanaugh meant too much to her to risk taking a chance with Houston. Until one snowy afternoon, Houston and Rory find themselves thrust together by the shock of Hallie's death. Their grief will catapult them into a passionate and toxic relationship, which will test the boundaries of their loyalty to each other and to Hallie's memory, ultimately, leaving them in ruins.Five years after their messy breakup, Houston and Rory are forced to work together opening a new wine bar. Despite their tragic past, they find themselves once again drawn to each other, unable to deny their potent attraction. But the secret of the letter hangs like a guillotine over their heads. And soon, Houston finds himself at a crossroads, once again choosing between the secret of Hallie's letter and the only girl he's ever truly loved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507704530
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/17/2015
Series: Story of Us , #1
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Way We Fall 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
A week after finishing The Way We Fall, I'm still mulling it over. It left me with a lot of conflicted feelings. Not because the writing wasn't solid or the story didn't work, but because I can't decide how I feel about the ending or about the characters. They're flawed, so brilliantly flawed, that they're sometimes hard to take. Kind of like that uncle you love because he's family, but you still cringe when he's around your friends. Rory and Houston are tragically stupid when it comes to each other and there are times I don't want them to forgive one another and other times I want to smack them both upside the head and yell, "get over yourselves already!" So, here I am, a week later saying I want more of their story, but at the same time asking myself, "are you really sure you want to go through that again?" But I do. Because deep down, despite all the ways they drove me absolutely freaking nuts, Cassia Leo made me care enough about them to find out what happens next. Plot The plot centers around Rory and Houston's storied past. When Hallie, Rory's best friend and Houston's younger sister, committed suicide, Rory and Houston found solace in each other's arms. At least for six months before it all tragically ended in overwhelming heartache. When the two are thrown back together again five years later, old feelings and old hurts are simmering just below the surface. Much of their story plays out in flashbacks interspersed with present day from dual points of view. The devastating secret isn't revealed until the end and it lives up to the hype. World Building The small Portland, Oregon suburb is well developed and comes across as completely authentic. The flashbacks flow nicely with the contemporary scenes and have that college-y feel. Characters The characters alternate between being lovable and difficult to stomach, but that only makes them more real. Real people have good and bad sides, moments we adore them and moments we need to distance ourselves from them for a bit. Rory has a temper and Houston can be impossibly selfish, and yet you get the sense that they really do love each other deeply, even if they do everything wrong. Top Five Things I Enjoyed About The Way We Fall 1. The conflict. One of the things I love most in fiction is conflict and this book is packed with it. Every chapter is overflowing to the point that I had to turn the page to see what happened next. 2. Rory's dog. He's such an integral part of her life and the plot. 3. Liam the Lumberjack. He's a good guy and I was glad to see he was more than just a romantic foil. 4. Barley Legal. The name of Houston's beer company is awesome. 5. The Secret. I thought I knew what it was, but I never saw it coming and that's the hallmark good storytelling. Bottom Line The Way We Fall is at times difficult to read, but it's well-written and packs a solid emotional punch. Disclaimer I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+do+not+understand+all+the+stars.%0Amaybe+if+the+book+had+actually+ended%2C+I+would+have+liked+it+more%2C+but+I+hate+cliffhangers.++You+know+when+the+author+lets+the+first+book+go+for+free%2C+only+to+leave+you+hanging+so+you+will+spend+3%2C+4%2C+or+5+dollars+on+the+next+one.++Not+happening%2C+too+much+angst+for+such+young+people.+
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drawn out so there could be sequels. Story could have been done in 1 book I believe. Won't be buying the next ones, as I had trouble reading this one to the end of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very emotional love the story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED IT!!!! Perfect young adult book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an emotional journey. A book that is written this well and can take you on an emotional roller coaster that teaches you something new about yourself and life has to be called art. I would highly reccomend this book to anyone who is even slightly into modern romance. A book this good would be enjoyed by almost anyone no matter your favorite sub-catagoy in the romance genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the sequel!
CommonBookSense More than 1 year ago
This book was beautifully executed. You learn about their past as you venture into their future. It takes a lot to make a book like that work. The Way We Fall was an amazing story. I really liked how they didn't really ignore their feelings. Even though Rory was scared of getting heartbroken again, she still trusted Houston and her heart. I'm never one who supports cheating. I have a very firm belief that if you're unhappy enough to cheat on your significant other that you should just be with the person you're cheating with! Why stay when you're not happy! This is where you say "Wow, if a sixteen year old can see it, why can't adults?"...My point exactly! Anyway, he was going to do the right thing, so that's what counts, I guess. It's not like he loved her, really, I mean, she'd threatened him into staying. Back on topic, this book was really good. There were a few bouts of mature content, but nothing that made me queasy. I liked it! I'm reading the third book now, so really, I must have enjoyed the first one. You can find this review and many others on the CommonBookSense blog: commonbooksense.blogspot.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont get the high stars. Very disappointing book. The story concept was good - sex scenes dont fit in with book and the so called ending is anything but - no closure, i really did NOT like the book, first and last Cassia leo book for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series!
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Great writer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You wont be able to stop with the first book. Beautiful love story. CB?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad but lovely
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Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a really interesting, well written story. It drew me in from the start and held me until the end. The characters are intense and have strong chemistry. I can't wait to read more about Rory and Houston's journey toward happiness. Received copy from Netgalley for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story of Rory & Houston is amazing! Cassia Leo has done it again with another great love story. Looking forward to the next book to see how their love story continues!
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Can't wait for book #2!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow i loved this book i can't wait for the next book. This book really makes you think what is important in your life...nice job Cassia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far, I am really enjoying Houston and Rory' so story! Can't wait to see what happens next!
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