Fall into Forever
by Beth Hyland
Overview (from B&N.com): A girl with a past she can’t remember. A guy with a past he can’t forget.
Ivy McAllister had it all. Perfect boyfriend. Perfect life. Perfect future. Or so they tell her. Because one night, on a dark country road, a fiery crash changed everything…and Ivy can’t remember what happened.
Now, two years later, at a new college far from home, she tries to regain control of her life, but her plans don’t include a tattooed, motorcycle-riding, indie music-obsessed guy with his own sorority girl fan club.
Jon Priestly is the hottest guy at Pacific State University. Just ask his groupies. But with a dark past he must keep hidden, he shuts himself off emotionally and trusts no one. That is…until he meets a broken girl with haunting green eyes and secrets of her own.
Ivy shouldn’t be attracted to Jon. They’re wrong for each other in every possible way. Yet as they spend time together, something about him—everything about him—feels so right.
But when threats from her past make her question what little she does remember, Ivy must decide whether to run again or trust the one person she can’t live without.
My Thoughts: The classic good girl, bad boy story line. I’m such a sucker for these storylines. Makes me feel totally normal and not at all screwed up emotionally.
Fall into Forever was much sweeter than I anticipated it being. There was some darkness to the plot, but overall it was very well-written. There was quite a bit of cyber bullying within the plot line and it was well-done. Unfortunately this type of bullying has become common place, even though we all know it’s not okay. I loved that the author showed the impact of this without becoming preachy.
The characters were extremely likable and relatable. I absolutely loved how realistic the main character, Ivy, was portrayed. Her relationship with Jon kept me reading and I couldn’t put the book down. There was some good girl/bad boy scenarios that made it an awesome new adult romance, in my opinion. I will admit that I wasn’t a huge fan of the very end; I really hate corny endings that use the title of the book. I want a happy ending (usually) in my books, but that doesn’t mean it has to be corny.
Part of me thinks I like reading books about other people’s exaggerated problems because then mine seem less significant and Fall into Forever definitely accomplished making me feel this way. Due to some explicit sexual content readers should probably be 18+. Other than that, I would recommend Fall into Forever.
4 out of 5 Bookmarks = I really liked it and I would definitely read another Beth Hyland novel.