Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Review: Falling by Jolene Perry
I have loved every book I have read by Jolene Perry so far, so when I found out about Falling I knew I had to have a copy of it. Unfortunately it had been pushed to the side so I could concentrate on my review pile. Recently I found myself stuck reading one book for a whole week, and not making much progress, it was nothing to do with the book just my head not really with it. I decided to take a break from 'official reviewing', to 'reviewing for fun' with no pressure and tackle one of my own TBR books. What better way to try to get out of my funk, and tackle my only challenge this year, by reading Falling.
Craig, Jason and Dana are complete opposites. Craig, a trooper, is Dana's knight in shining armour, rescuing her from her crashed car, Jason takes her under his wing and watches out for her at his lodge, while she is waiting for a trial date. Dana comes from a rich background and doesn't want for anything, but still has morals.
Jason, having had to send his sister Justina back home after she hid how far behind in school she was, is a person short in running the Lodge, and thanks to Craig's quick thinking he ends up with Dana as extra help. While this union isn't exactly excepted with open arms I like how Dana and Jason live and work together in a half harmonic way, both going about their business trying to ignore the other, but being amicable when the need strikes.
I really enjoyed reading Falling, and it was prefect to get me out of my funk. The characters Jolene creates are likeable and believable, and that makes it easy to fall into their world. The lodge sounds like an ideal location, if you ignore the little touch of paint it needs, being able to wake up and just walk out into the snow is the best thing in the world for me, and while it may be secluded, to me it felt like it would be easy to make friends with regulars, and the snow definitely makes it that much better. I did feel sorry for Dana however after the fact, while she knew what she was getting into, instead of finding out the truth she went with what she was told and wanted to believe, while I don't agree with what she did, no matter the situation, I did want to give her a big squeeze when the truth was thrown in her face. I will also admit to cheering a little for her when she stood up for herself, and for being determined to do the right thing.
The was no instant attraction between this duo and I enjoyed getting to see their friendship slowly build over time, with lots of ups and down, and the chemistry between them certainly kept me wanting to know more and learn more about what would happen next. Once again Jolene has written a great piece of work, one that I am sure I will re-read very soon.
[Book read for 2013 To Be Read Pile Challenge]