Falling Completely (Starling Falls, #1) by Aidan Willows

Synopsis

MALIYA

Falling in love is not for me. I don’t do relationships, they never end well.
I don’t believe in fate, soul mates or happy, fairy tale endings. I’m definitely not a sweet little princess in search of her prince.
I have a plan to follow and falling in love is not part of that plan.
Nothing is going to change my mind.
Not even a domineering, gorgeous, blue-eyed firefighter who seems to be everywhere I go.

CALEB

The moment I saw her, I knew.
I knew the funny, curvy, raven haired beauty was supposed to be mine.
She may not agree with me at the moment, but I’m a patient man.
I’m not afraid to play dirty to get what I want.
And I want Maliya Abbott.

When her sister decides to move from London, across the Atlantic Ocean to Starling Falls to run an estranged relative’s bakery, Maliya Abbott is pretty sure her sister has lost her ever-loving mind.

Not wanting to be separated from the only family she has left, Maliya goes with her, a move that was only supposed to last a year. After all, training to be a doctor at the same University her parents did had always been her goal.
What she hadn’t planned on, was meeting Caleb Jameson. A man who is adamant they are destined to be together. That would be great, if she actually believed in any of that crap.

She also hadn’t planned on his insane, lovable, meddling family trying to derail her plans.

Maliya is a smart girl. She knows what she wants and what she doesn’t want. She definitely wants to go to Oxford University and train to become a doctor. She definitely does NOT want anything to do with Caleb Jameson.

Now, if only she could get her stupid heart to listen to her head.

Review

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

I love reading books from new authors. There is a raw passion they place in their first novels. It’s as if everything they ever wanted to write about exploded on the pages and you get to witness it all.

New author review requests are one of my favorites. So when I received this one and read through the synopsis I was definitely intrigued.

I also tried my first hand at live updating/tweeting my progress and I’m so glad I started with this book.

Falling Completely felt like it was effortlessly written. The story flow was so natural. It felt like I was hearing the story from a friend.

It starts off with Maliya. Her sister has made a decision to move to the U.S. from England to help their Great-Aunt with her bakery. Maliya being the older sister, felt it necessary to go with her to make sure her sister was settled. There she meets Caleb.

Caleb isn’t looking for a relationship. He isn’t even interested in casual dating. He seems completely content with his life sans women. Then an “angel” comes to him and he is changed.

Maliya is so funny. She shares the same quick witted sarcasm that I love reading in books. Her character is up there with Charley Davidson and Claire Morgan in my opinion. There were plenty of moments throughout the book where I thought to myself “I could see being friends with this girl.”

Caleb is a lovable ass. He has this snarky way about him that isn’t pretentious or arrogant (well not too arrogant). He reminds me a little of Kelton Maxwell from the Maxwell brother’s series and we all know how much I love him. His antics and POV make him fun to read.

Together their chemistry is strong with a punch of hilarity. I love hearing their dual POVs. What is going on in their heads is definitely funnier than what they’re saying out loud.

Calebs family and Maliya’s aunt and sister are great secondary characters. I am interested to read the story behind Caleb’s older brother. He seems to have passed through a lot and is internalizing it. Fingers crossed he has his own book.

Overall the book was great. I enjoyed the mostly easy going nature of book. All of the secondary characters, while not completely fleshed out, give you enough to want to know more. Maliya is strong with a sweet vulnerability while Caleb is an asshat with a heart.

If you’re into funny romance, witty banter, this book is for you.

 

QuoteS

“The man was so flipping attractive, I seriously considered slow clapping the achievement of his parents in creating him.”

 

“She’ll be fine, she’s just not much of a drinker. When she gets tipsy, she always starts to speak like Yoda.”

Bellia

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Author

Aidan Willows lives in London, England. She graduated from the University of London with a degree in Psychology.

After spending numerous years working in schools and homes with children who have additional needs, she finally managed to work up the courage to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and finally let loose all those imaginary friends she has floating around in her head.

She is an avid reader, daydreamer, tea drinker, people watcher, wannabe amateur baker, appreciator of all things whiskey related and television addict.

(biography pulled from goodreads)

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Falling Completely (Starling Falls, #1) by Aidan Willows
  • Writing
    10
  • Storyline
    9
  • Characters
    9
  • Emotion
    9
The Good

-

The Bad

-

9.3

Bellia

Founder and B.A.B in Command

Bellia has been addicted to reading since her father bought her a Chronicles of Narnia box set when she was a child. She is known to LOL in public and and forego sleep all in the name of finishing a good book.
Loves: Friend to Lover, Alpha Male, Major Snark, Queue the Tears
Hates: Insta-love, excessive sex scenes,

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