Falling for You – Charming Contemporary Romance at its Best

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Book Review: Falling for You by Becky Wade

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Author: Becky Wade
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2018
Series: Bradford Sisters Romance, book 2
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary Romance
Source: Author (Publisher) and TLC Tours – thank you!
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Rating: ★★★★

THE STORY | Willow Bradford lives a charmed life. It’s a life she’s been happy in, but personal regrets follow her. On a sabbatical from her jet-setting career as a model, Willow enjoys being home in Washington unaware that her past is about to revisit her.

That past is in the form of the infuriatingly handsome Corbin Stewart. A former NFL player, Corbin has also found his way home again, and to her surprise, Willow finds he’s different. Once upon a time the two of them shared a whirlwind romance that was perfect, or so it seemed.

Now, as both hearts heal from the past – and present, Willow must decide what’s more important; to follow her heart, or keep a promise.

REVIEW | As is the truth of each of her stories, the talent of Becky Wade’s pen never ceases to impress and entertain. The second novel in her recent (and ongoing) series, Falling for You is another gem to be valued. If there is a noticeable departure Falling for You takes from its predecessor (True to You), it’s that the emotional takeaway isn’t quite as complex. Nevertheless, this story is still lovely.

Sprinkled with mystery and romance, the story balances the two nicely, though if I’m being honest, I was mostly here for the romance. Those who aren't romantic suspense fans need not fear, any mystery does not overpower anything. Beyond this, the story touches on many things. From the bonds between sisters to the pain of having to say goodbye to a loved one, this novel suffers no shortage of the emotion gamut. Each of which are issues that the author weaves together with fun insights, and dignity.
“Home was God. Home was the people He gave you to love while you were on this Earth.” - Becky Wade, Falling for You
The characters are likable, and as usual, the romance swoony. Willow’s a strong leading lady who is adept being alone, but also knows how to let someone else help. Her inner workings are more of a mystery, but in some small way, relatable. One portion of the novel explores Willow’s thoughts and fears, and in one aspect I relate to what she feels her persona must be. Something that’s also interesting to experience (how we relate to a character.) Then, there’s a noble hero, and of course, Willow’s sisters make an appearance. What’s so fun is the snippets we glimpse of youngest sister, Brit, whose story is next to release.

With its portrait of elegance, which perfectly captures the essence of Willow, Falling for You is sure to delight any fan of Becky Wade. Anyone who likes True to You (or any romance lite book alike it – such as Melissa Tagg or Denise Hunter) will want to pick up a copy of Falling for You with haste. Inside these pages there's a story sure to charm for days. 

(Content note: there is talk of a past relationship that became physical, but nothing graphic.)
Sincere thanks to the author, publisher, and TLC Book Tours for providing a copy of this book; all opinions are my own.


  1. I loved this book! Can't wait for the next one in the series!

  2. This book sounds charming and romantic. And the book cover is absolutely gorgeous. Becky Wade is a wonderful writer and I can't wait to read her latest.

  3. <3 <3 I love this book!!!!! Great review, Rissi!

  4. AnonymousJuly 13, 2018

    To be honest, the main reason I'm excited about this book is because the hero is Corbin, meaning there is a possibility (however slight) that Gray and Dru make at least a small appearance.

    God Bless
    Eleanor Rose


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