Sara's Review: Falling Sweetly (Starling Falls #2) by Aidan Willows
Publisher: Aidan Willows
Released: September 19, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Length: 271 pages
ANNIKA My life has been odd lately. I’ve been looking for love. I’m not sure what it’s supposed to look like, but I’ve been looking for it. Date after date with awful losers has not left me with much hope. Also, Jacob Jameson, the man I’ve had a stupid crush on, asked me to help him with his restaurant. I foolishly said yes. Let the months of awkwardness commence. JACOB The girl I like keeps avoiding me. My restaurant has been sabotaged. The reputation that I’ve worked so hard to achieve is in ruins. So overall, my life is not great right now. I’m pretty sure Annika Abbott, object of my affections, is the key to reviving my business. I’m done patiently waiting for her to come around to the idea of us being together. Now I just have to figure out how to make her fall for me… Annika Abbott is socially awkward, shy, kind and looking for love. She’s not embarrassed to admit it. She is, however, rather embarrassed by the freak show parade her latest set of dates have been. Annika has often been told she’s too nice for her own good, which is probably how she’s ended up agreeing to work on Jacob’s restaurant with him, after stealthily avoiding her (supposedly) unrequited crush for months. Jacob Jameson is pretty sure he’s met the girl of his dreams. The only problem is she keeps evading him. Casual stalking seemed to help his brother land his fiancé, however, Jacob is a busy guy and stalking is a hard thing to work into a daily schedule. It’s a good thing he’s efficient. Killing two birds with one stone seems like a solid plan; get Annika to help him create a winning menu at his restaurant and persuade her to give him a chance. Now, if only he knew how to go about winning the woman’s affections. Authors Note: 18+ For mature readers only. Book contains graphic language, scenes of a very sexual nature, an extremely passionate but clueless chef, a self-conscious but gifted heroine, an intrusive but loving family, an insane, musical loving best friend, a c*ck-blocking cat and a goldfish who's a really good listener…
Five Boundless Stars
I feel in love with the first book in this series Falling Completely so imagine my surprise when I open up my Kindle and there is an ARC of Falling Sweetly. I could not get to it fast enough.
I loved that I was given just enough of a recap of the characters that we were introduced to in book one, it was the perfect amount of refresher. When you read as many books as I do it’s always nice have that. It’s not always easy for me to pick back up on a series after a break and remember what is going on and who is who; at the same time Willows didn’t retell the entire first book, she gave just enough. It was perfect. I would use this as an example to other authors, as the perfect amount of recap in a series. Not only are you refreshed with book one but, had you not read it you know enough to get by but still not spoil it.
Love, loved, loved Annika and Jacob’s story! Annika is just so utterly cute, awkward and clueless. Then you have Jacob who is head over heels for the clueless girl and comedy ensues.
The book had me laughing so many times and smiling oh man I don’t think I stopped smiling once while reading. I loved every second. I can’t wait for more. My only complaint and it isn’t really a complaint but it kind of is, is that the book aren’t out faster.
Willows is creating this huge world with a slew of characters and I am dying to know all of their stories and can’t wait to find out who they end up with. This is a series I am looking forward to reading well into the future.