How We Fall by Melissa Toppen was published on March 11th, 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and is a contemporary romance novel. Synopsis: It’s not always about how we fall- it’s about where we end up once we land. I remember the very first time I laid eyes on Cole Lincoln. It still feels like yesterday when he stumbled into my life with his messy brown hair and dark eyes. Even though I was only ten years old at the time, I knew right then and there that he was going to change everything.From that point on Cole and I were always together—inseparable—and I naively believed we’d be best friends forever. But forever didn’t last nearly as long as I expected.
We grew up and grew apart, life driving the distance between us, but my love for Cole never faltered. Even long after he moved away, leaving me and our little town behind, I still carried a piece of him with me every single day. Because Cole wasn’t just my childhood best friend- the boy who knew me better than anyone else in the whole world. He was also my first love- a part of my very core.
When a tragic death brings us face to face again after six years, every single memory comes rushing to the surface. Only this is not the boy I fell in love with all those years ago. The man before me is hardened, intimidating, and so damn sexy I practically melt when those dark eyes meet mine for the first time in six years.
And like the first time he walked into my life, I know with complete certainty that everything is about to change.
About the author: Melissa Toppen is a Reader’s Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Romance Author of New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic and Romantic Suspense. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read. Like Melissa on facebook Follow on Goodreads Follow on Twitter
My thoughts: I received this book in my REVEAL BOOK BOX and it is the first book I have read from Melissa Toppen. I love that all the books in the Reveal Book Box are signed! This book was a fast read for me because once I started reading I got so lost in the story I could not put it down. The story has two main characters, Melanie and Cole. The author writes from both points of view making it easy to fall in love with both characters. You understand what they are thinking and why the made the decisions they did all those years ago. Toppen has written a novel that you can relate to with characters that are realistic and life like making it easy to get lost in. This book is about first love and second chances. You will take a roller coaster ride of emotions with Melanie and Cole has you follow their journey back to each other after six years apart. Will they be able to admit their love for each other and have the relationship they always wanted? Or will they learn they feel they have for each other is just some high school crush that was never meant to be? You will have to read it for yourself to find out! Overall, I highly recommend this novel for anyone who loves a good romance. I look forward to reading more from Melissa Toppen. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. **