I love Jasinda Wilder’s writing. She made me fall in love. She ripped out my heart. She made me grieve. But then she made me move on. Not forget, but just move forward. And find a way to be happy again. I truly felt like I went through the journey with the heroine...The novel is a great length – not too long, not too short. It gives you plenty of time to connect with the characters. It’ll rip out your heart, but it’ll also allow you to heal and leave you in a happy place." ~Aestas Book Blog Reviews
"This is my first read by Jasinda Wilder, and boy did she wreck my world while slowly placing it all back together piece by piece. This was a story of how light can shine through the bitter darkness and offer a second chance at life. I really enjoyed her writing style, her characters and story line were so well developed."
~Tammy's Reviews (Reviews by Tammy and Kim)
"Their story is emotional, poignant, gut wrenching, raw, and beautiful. I felt every ounce of guilt, pain, and heart break these two felt. But I also felt their passion, their intense need to be close, their fear, and their insecurities. They have electric chemistry and passion that rocks them to the core. They are stripped bare of their secrets and it is both a terrible and beautiful experience. The two go through more in their lifetimes than any two people should have to endure. But it is not just a story or tragedy and despair, it is also a story of hope and redemption. And about letting go and moving forward." ~ Kim's review (Reviews by Tammy and Kim)
I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.
Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.
Colton didn't teach me how to live. He didn't heal the pain. He didn't make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.
Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle's older brother Colton for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle's death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt and regret. He knows he shouldn't get involved, but he can't help himself. Trust doesn't come easily for either of them, and they both have demons. Together, they learn the purpose of pain and the meaning of healing, and the importance of forgiveness.
Excerpt from Falling Into You:
It was just a single sob at first, a quick, hysterical inhalation. Then a second. And then I couldn’t stop it. Tears, a flood of them. I felt the sand grow cold and muddy under my face, felt my body shuddering uncontrollably. He didn’t tell me it was okay. He didn’t try to pull me against him or onto his lap. He kept his hand on my shoulder and sat silent next to me.
I knew I wouldn’t be able to stop. I’d let go, and now the river would flow un-dammed.
No. No. I shook my head, clenched my teeth, lifted up and let myself fall down hard, sending a spear of pain spiderwebbing out from my arm. The pain was a drug, and I accepted it greedily. It was a dam, stemming the tide of tears….
Full length (80,000 word) New Adult Contemporary Romance:
**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language, and adult situations. HEA ending.