Sara's Review: Falling Completely (Starling Falls #1) by Aidan Willows
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Aidan Willows
Released: January 14, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Length: 316 pages
MALIYA Falling in love is not for me. I don’t do relationships, they never end well. I don’t believe in fate, soul mates or happy, fairy tale endings. I’m definitely not a sweet little princess in search of her prince. I have a plan to follow and falling in love is not part of that plan. Nothing is going to change my mind. Not even a domineering, gorgeous, blue-eyed firefighter who seems to be everywhere I go. CALEB The moment I saw her, I knew. I knew the funny, curvy, raven haired beauty was supposed to be mine. She may not agree with me at the moment, but I’m a patient man. I’m not afraid to play dirty to get what I want. And I want Maliya Abbott. When her sister decides to move from London, across the Atlantic Ocean to Starling Falls to run an estranged relative’s bakery, Maliya Abbott is pretty sure her sister has lost her ever-loving mind. Not wanting to be separated from the only family she has left, Maliya goes with her, a move that was only supposed to last a year. After all, training to be a doctor at the same University her parents did had always been her goal. What she hadn’t planned on, was meeting Caleb Jameson. A man who is adamant they are destined to be together. That would be great, if she actually believed in any of that crap. She also hadn’t planned on his insane, lovable, meddling family trying to derail her plans. Maliya is a smart girl. She knows what she wants and what she doesn’t want. She definitely wants to go to Oxford University and train to become a doctor. She definitely does NOT want anything to do with Caleb Jameson. Now, if only she could get her stupid heart to listen to her head. Authors Note: 18+ For mature readers only. Book contains graphic language, scenes of a very sexual nature, a dirty-talking and determined alpha male, a sassy and food obsessed heroine who talks to herself far too much, a cynical and suspicious geriatric aunt, a meddlesome family, some very unhelpful friends, a mind controlling goldfish and a possibly cannibalistic cat.
Five (Huge) Boundless Stars
I was provided a copy of Falling Completely in exchange for an honest review; I am so pleased I was given the opportunity to read it, I loved it so so much. I wasn’t sure at first if I was going to be able to even get into the book, but BAM! in comes Caleb Jameson and his entire family, I was hooked!
Usually, when books introduce so many characters, they become lost in the shuffle to never become fully realized. Not in the case, in Falling Completely, there are an entire slew of characters with backstories, and lives you just can’t wait to know more about. Aidan Willows built this world so utterly perfectly, you are sucked in, and breathless for more!
I also loved the relationship between Caleb and Maliya; I found myself laughing and cheering, and yes, even tearing up at times. I like Caleb a bit more than Maliya; but only a fraction, because she was pretty awesome! I could not put this book down, I finished it late into the night. It was charming and utterly perfect; there are just no other words to describe it! I am giving Falling Completely Five HUGE Boundless Stars; I absolutely can’t wait for the next installment, Falling Sweetly!