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“My name is Benjamin Dorsey. You know my mom and dad’s story. You know Kylie’s parents’ story. You even know Kylie’s story.
You don’t know mine yet.
You don’t know what a broken heart is until you’ve loved someone your whole life only to have her slip through your fingers because you waited too long. That’s heartbreak. That’s regret. And how do you live with that? How do you go through the motions when she’s there as a reminder of what you lost, of what you could have had but were too damn chicken to go after? I couldn’t. So I left.
That’s right, I ran away. I found myself across the continent, playing minor league football. I mean, at least I still had football, right?
Nope. That got taken away from me too. A career-ending injury left me down and out, scraping the bottom of the barrel, hating myself, and hating life. And then I met Cheyenne Leveaux, my physical therapist, who became my one and only friend, the one bright light in the darkness of my messed up life.
But of course nothing is ever simple or easy.
Tragedy struck, and the rug was swept out from under me yet again. This time the guilt, the doubt, the secrets, and the old heartbreak may threaten my one chance at true happiness, my one shot at my own happily ever after.
Listening order: Falling into You, Falling into Us, Falling Under, Falling Away”
“I’ve got demons to chase,” Echo, the heroine of Falling Away explains. She also has grief over her mother, who died right after they had a fight, a band, a substance abuse problem, and a new boyfriend, Ben, who is linked forever to her mom’s death.
Ben, recovering from a career ending football injury, and cumulative catastrophic losses, meets Echo when his own life is in the shadows. Echo and Ben are real and flawed. This isn’t a Cinderella story. They have been to hell and back and through major injury when they meet. It’s their stumble through the darkness, forever hopeful that they’ll see light again, that makes these characters resonate strongly.
Piper Goodeve and Gabriel Vaughan provide a good narration for another powerful Jasinda Wilder story.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the audiobook edition of Falling Away from Audible in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.