Falling for Colton
Prequel to The Falling Series, The Falling Series
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***From NYT bestselling author Jasinda Wilder comes a standalone prequel story to the international bestselling The Falling Series.***
I wasn’t always in love with Nell Hawthorne; I was in love with a girl named India before I ever met Nell. India? She was my first love, the girl who made me want to be better than my past, better than the blood and violence.
Live by the sword, die by the sword, that’s what they say, right? It should have been me, that day. But it wasn’t. It was her. And that changed me. Sent me down an even darker path than I’d been on before.
Until I met her. Nell Hawthorne. The girl who changed everything.
You know that story. But what you don’t know is everything that led up to that rainy day under a tree, at a funeral.
The Orgin Story of Colton
With honesty, grit, and pure emotion, Jasinda Wilder brings us into the life of Colt once again. The author’s ability to weave a story with the reality of violence, some humor, romance, and heartbreak, allows the reader fall in love with her characters as flawed as they are. Make no mistake, this origin story is one that fans of The Falling Series will devour.
This is the story of Colton. It is the story before the story that we all have known, loved, quoted, and stayed up all night reading. It is his beginning.
His tale starts like this… Colt is forced to leave his home in Michigan after his father throws him out. With no specific place to go, he decides to head to New York City. Alone and on the streets, Colt falls into a world of fighting for money which leads to a “job” as an enforcer of sorts for a local gang. He is good at what he does, but he wants more. When Colt falls for India, he sees a way out. They talk about realizing their dreams and making a life outside of the violence. India was Colt’s first love. She and a particularly feisty old woman, Tilda, will show him that with all the pain and sadness, there can be moments of light.
As with all of Jasinda’s books, I have to comment on the eloquence of her writing. There is something so engrossing about one of her books. The way that she gives us her characters to embrace, comprehend, and love allows us to see their fictional souls. The world she created in The Falling Series is one that all of her fans have come to cherish.
But with the good always comes the bad. Calm yourselves…I can see you all freaking out at your computer screens. I don’t mean that there is anything bad about this book. What I mean that, in this book, there is also a hardness that comes to the page. The reality of living on the street is not bunny rabbits and lollipops. There is anger, fighting, and death. All the good emotions come at a cost. For every pages that will make you smile, there is one that will make you tear up. I am not a crier when I read books, but there were a few moments that I had to wipe away the tears.
If you love The Falling Series, as I do, this book will give you understanding for what Colt lived through in the time before he met Nell (Falling Into You). If you haven’t read the series, this book will be the first that you should read. But I warn you…if you read this book, be prepared to have the overwhelming urge to buy all the other books in the series and binge read them. There are a lot of sleepless nights ahead of you.
FIVE raw and beautifully captivating stars!
"Jasinda Wilder at her very best! Incredibly addicting and fiercely explosive. There's never a dull moment, not a single one--captivating the reader at every turn. Absolute perfection from cover to cover! You think you know, BUT. YOU. HAVE. NO. IDEA!"
I absolutely love this (along with all the others in this series). They completely consumed me and I couldn't be more glad that they did! Wonderful writing for sure!!!