Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: HarperImpulse (3 Oct 2013)
Ceri thinks she sees angels…everywhere. She struggles to keep separate what feels like two very different sides to her life. As a manager in an advertising company she’s been working with the gorgeous Alex for two years. The have a friendship based upon the image she portrays whilst she’s at work and it helps to keep her sane. One mad, crazy night spent sharing their secrets and a lot of wine result in them ending up in bed together and their relationship changes. When Alex explains that the reason he doesn’t date is because someone broke his heart, how can Ceri admit that she feels a deep connection to him?
Ceri knows she’s different. What she doesn’t fully appreciate is that her task in life is to correct a series of incidents that alter the course of many of the people’s lives with whom she comes into contact. She’s simply putting right little errors that could ripple outwards and change the course of their destiny. However; when she finds herself getting pulled into things that happen around her, how can she prove that she really has made a difference? Is it all in her head?
She’s alone for a reason; she’s not meant to fall in love in her earthly life. Alex is supposed to cross paths with her and help Ceri during a phase where she begins to question the signs she’s being given. It’s meant to be a turning point for them both—but in opposite directions. They are destined to travel very different paths…but Ceri doesn’t know that and neither does Alex…
“No one chooses to see angels, why would they?”
his is a romance story that explores the possibility of there being something more than just the ‘here and now’. If that were the case, how would it work? What keeps us on the path determined for us, when we have free will? How would the spirit world link with us as we go about our lives? Love is a powerful emotion, but can it change the course of someone’s destiny? Ceri is ‘Falling’…
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Falling begins with the reader being aware of Ceri and her twin Seb’s bond. Her intuition is warning her there is a problem with his relationship and he’s going to get hurt. Ceri just can’t help her intuition getting in the way of allowing her to be close with his fiancée.
We witness an incident where Ceri uses her gift – the gift that sets her apart from others and affects her relationships.
Ceri keeps a journal which documents all the people she may have helped through using her ability. It’s up to the people whether they take notice or not so Ceri can never be totally sure if the people’s lives were changed by following her advice.
Through Ceri’s work in an advertising agency we get to experience the great working relationship she has with Alex and the wariness with her boss.
I loved the friendship she has with Sheena. Having known each other since starting school, they can easily pick up their friendship despite Sheena’s job as an interpreter taking her away for chunks of time. I think this quote says it all:
“… I love that; it’s like I have a sister who comes back every now and again to rescue me from myself.”
I also loved the Guyatri Mantra scene. Having been to Reiki training sessions, this is very authentic. How Ceri feels is a true representation. You can visualise her sitting there trying to plan an escape… and you can feel what happens.
Ceri’s personal relationship with Alex becomes a lot clearer once we hear Alex’s side. I loved that we got to hear his side of the story too! You think to yourself ‘but of course’! and it’s a dilemma that has been argued about on a spiritual level through the ages. I think the twist that Halton puts on this is great.
Although Falling is a paranormal romance, at its foundation is a women who wants to be loved … and accepted for who she is. I loved Ceri’s character. Feet firmly planted on the ground and wary of her ‘gift’ she is finding her way. At times strong and others vulnerable, she listens to her intuition and makes decisions.
In this novella we have romance, the reality, conflict, a shock and a cliff-hanger (really can’t wait to see what happens next), Falling is a keeper for me because it totally held me and has left me wanting more.
I would like to thank the author for providing an ecopy in exchange for an honest review.
Linn is the creator of, and magazine editor for, Loveahappyending Lifestyle magazine (LLm)
Visit Linn’s author page on the LLm Bookshelf
Linn is a member of the: Romantic Novelists’ Association page
and is signed by HarperImpulse and Sapphire Star Publishing.