Author: Jane Green
Publish Date: July 19, 2016 (Today!)
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "When Emma Montague left
the strict confines of upper-crust British life for New York, she felt
sure it would make her happy. Away from her parents and expectations,
she felt liberated, throwing herself into Manhattan life replete with a
high-paying job, a gorgeous apartment, and a string of successful
boyfriends. But the cutthroat world of finance and relentless pursuit of
more began to take its toll. This wasn’t the life she wanted either.
On the move again, Emma settles in the picturesque waterfront town of
Westport, Connecticut, a world apart from both England and Manhattan. It
is here that she begins to confront what it is she really wants from
her life. With no job, and knowing only one person in town, she channels
her passion for creating beautiful spaces into remaking the dilapidated
cottage she rents from Dominic, a local handyman who lives next door
with his six-year-old son.
Unlike any man Emma has ever
known, Dominic is confident, grounded, and committed to being present
for his son whose mother fled shortly after he was born. They become
friends, and slowly much more, as Emma finds herself feeling at home in a
way she never has before.
But just as they start to imagine a
life together as a family, fate intervenes in the most shocking of
ways. For the first time, Emma has to stay and fight for what she loves,
for the truth she has discovered about herself, or risk losing it all."
My Two Cents:
Jane Green is definitely one of my go-to authors when I am looking for a romantic book to get completely lost in. "Falling" was definitely a good pick in that regard. In this book, we meet Emma, a woman who is looking for a new start after a super difficult and chaotic job as a banker in NYC. She goes to Westport to find some calmness and to find a life that she is more suited for. She finds so much more in her next door neighbor and landlord, Dominic.
Filled with romance and twists and turns, this book pulled me in by the heart and didn't let go. I was totally engaged with the characters. One of the things that I like best about Jane Green's characters is how realistic they feel. You are pulling for Emma because she seems so nice and so deserving of having a good life. She steps right in to the role of trying to help Dominic with his son, Jesse. I loved Dominic as well. He seems to know exactly what he wants and is not afraid to go out and get it. He was such a great love interest in this book. This book is not just a straight romance; it has some really good turns that kept me on my toes throughout the book and I love a good surprise.
Another thing that I love about Green's books is how she is able to capture dialogue. This also really helps the characters feel like they could be someone that you know. I really liked the banter back and forth between Emma and Dominic. Overall, this book will be a good one for current Green fans but I think it will also win her more!