Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review: Can't Help Falling Kara Issac

About the book:
A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a snowy and picturesque Oxford, England.

Emelia Mason has spent her career finding the dirt on the rich and famous. But deep down past this fearless tabloid-reporter fa├žade, there’s a nerdy Narnia-obsessed girl who still can’t resist climbing into wardrobes to check for the magical land on the other side. When a story she writes produces tragic results, she flees to Oxford, England—home to C.S. Lewis—to try and make amends for the damage she has caused.

Peter Carlisle was on his way to become one of Great Britain’s best rowers—until he injured his shoulder and lost his chance at glory. He’s determined to fight his way back to the top even if it means risking permanent disability to do so. It’s the only way he can find his way past failing the one person who never stopped believing in his Olympic dream.

When Peter and Emelia cross paths on her first night in Oxford, the attraction is instant and they find common ground in their shared love of Narnia. But can the lessons from a fantasyland be enough to hold them together when secrets of the real world threaten to tear them apart? Cobblestone streets, an aristocratic estate, and an antique shop with curious a wardrobe bring the world of Narnia to life in Kara Isaac’s inspiring and romantic story about second chances.

My rating:
5 stars 
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My thoughts:

Can't Help Falling was so stinkin' cute! I loved the scene where the two MCs first meet -- it was unique and memorable. I felt bad for the heroine and all the guilt she carried for someone's death..but I could see why she felt that way, even if it wasn't really her fault.

I liked the romance and I knew when he finally learned who she was there would be conflict...and there definitely was. Surprisingly, I wasn't a huge fan of the characters from Close to You being in this book. While I had liked their romance and story in that book, for some reason I wasn't a fan here. I did like the characters, it was just the romance that was a little blah for me and I can't even explain why. :/

All in all, I loved Can't Help Falling. It was wonderful and I definitely recommend it!

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  1. C.S. Lewis and antiques! Wow , I'm intrigued! Thanks for the review.

  2. I've seen this book out and (being a major Narnia fan) have wanted to read it. I wasn't sure about it, though, after I read "Close to You" (it was good, but not my favorite), but since you had such good things to say about "Can't Help Falling", I want to try it.
    Thanks for sharing your input!


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