by E.K. Blair
Genres: Drama, Romance
Sometimes it takes someone else to show us what we are truly capable of becoming.
Suffering from years of violent abuse, Ryan Campbell has learned how to keep people from getting too close. But when you shut yourself off, people get hurt along the way. Never caring much about others, Ryan creates a world in which he doesn’t have to feel.
When Ryan meets Candace Parker, all of his walls slowly begin to crumble. Not sure of the truth of who she is, he feels his mind is playing tricks on him. Unable to force out the thoughts that consume him, Ryan is haunted by visions that torment him every time he looks at her. He finds himself swallowed by guilt and blame, but he’s unwilling to turn his back on the one person that could possibly save him.
You’ve heard Candace’s story in Fading, now hear Ryan’s.
Falling by E.K. Blair is Ryan from Fading POV. It’s no secret that I am usually not a huge fan of POV rewrites. I read the story. I do not need to read the entire thing again. A few bonus chapters in a different POV is enough to satisfy me. So keeping with the theme of being completely honest here, yes I did struggle with a few parts of this story. Only a few. That’s just my personal preference. I know many readers love these types of books! And it’s not really that I don’t like them I just get bored without fresh material. Falling does have a ton of new material and the ending is all NEW/extended! You are going to love the ending!!
Now that I have that out of the way I think Ryan character is one of the most PATIENT,LOVING,SELFLESS male leads I have read to date. E.K. Blair portrayal of his inner struggles is beautiful. The things this poor man went through as child break my heart. His patience with Candace is amazing. I loved gaining insight into what he went through during their time apart. AND the best part about this book is how E.K. Blair made me have the FEELS all over again. I fell in love with Ryan in the first book, but this book cemented him as one of my all time favorite good guys in books.
“I never wanted to before, but with her, all I want to do is fall. Fall into her. Fall so deep inside of her heart so that I never have to be without her.”
Kudos to E.K. Blair for writing such a beautifully emotional story, twice.
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USA Today bestselling author and International Amazon bestselling author, E.K. Blair takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her FADING series. A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.
Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.