Review: How We Fall by Melissa Toppen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Published: April 21st 2017

Read: June 26th 2017

Kindle Unlimited: YES

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Goodreads Summary: 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.

My Rating: 5 Snowboarding stars!


This was my first book by Melissa Toppen, although it was co-wrote with an author I am familiar with, Silla Webb. I can’t say anything bad about this book! It was great.

You have the main character, Melanie Anderson, small town girl with three brothers and then Cole Lincoln. Cole and Melanie meet many years ago when Cole’s family moved into the house next door. Instantly Melanie was head over hills. But it never seems that Cole felt the same way.

Years pass and Cole leaves town, leaving Melanie and everything behind to pursue his dreams in New York City. But when tragedy strikes and their mutual best friend, Michael passes away, it brings the both back together.

Melanie has had a rough life. Her passed away leaving her to step up and take care of her two younger brothers. She finally felt somewhat stable, but the Cole is back and her world is upside down again. Her feelings she thought she had suppressed years ago for Cole comes rolling back.

You all know I love second chance romance, so this one was prefect for me. It is one you can’t miss!



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