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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Release Day Review! Fall From Grace by Michelle Gross

Fall From Grace by Michelle Gross 
Genre: Adult Fiction (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: November 1, 2017
Publisher: Self

Our first goodbye wasn’t our choice.
Our second was… 
What do people say about third chances?

I would never forget the moment I met Noah at six years old,
nor would I forget the way I grew into myself next to him; with him.
I didn’t want to forget the way he kissed me for the first time or the way we were two kids pretending it was okay to do adult things.
What I did want to forget was the reason I walked away… and how he had to let me go.
Loving you had a consequence that was too much to bear. 
Now I was an empty shell, half of who I was, who I wanted to be…
And I came back home after four long years and this time, I knew you weren’t going to let me go.
I’m afraid… because remembering why I walked away from our love in the first place was the hardest part of all.
But in order for you to understand my relationship with Noah, I have to start from the beginning… Before our love had a price, before they called our love “puppy love”, before I fell from grace…
I was the happiest when I was with him.

Funny how my feet felt like lead the days I left you, Noah… But now that I was back, they only felt like running.

This is a standalone romance that tells Grace and Noah's story starting at age six, but don't let that detour you from reading their story. This is a book meant for adults and deals with mature themes. It's a story about two kids loving each other and proving that maybe when you meet the one, you just know, even if you're a kid. 

This book was crazy good! My one and only issue lies with Grace as a child. She speaks and thinks way above her age level. I completely get why Noah has grown up fast. He's had too, and with all that he's seen and heard, he has a more adult-like knowledge and view of the world, but Grace? She hasn't, and in many ways she is very naive, like you'd expect from her, but in others ways she was too much of an adult. After she hits about 12 or so, then she seems to be more age appropriate and believable for the most part as she grows up. 

From teenagers on, Noah and Grace's story pulled me in for good. I couldn't put it down. They are so intense. Especially, Noah. The boy knows what he wants, and he has depth. So much happens to these two over the years, and their emotions, both good and bad, are infectious. Some major props to the author for pulling out so many feelings from the reader. Fall From Grace is one of those stories where you really feel like your with the characters through it all. Like you're getting to know them, and when they hurt, it hurts you too. 

The ARC of Fall From Grace by Michelle Gross was kindly provided to me by Promo Stars PR for review. The opinions are my own.

Michelle is from a small town in Eastern Kentucky where opossums try to blend in with the cats on the porch and bears are likely to chase your pets—this is very true, it happened with her sister’s dog. Despite the extra needed protection for your pets, she loves the mountains she calls home. She has a man and twin girls who are the light of her life and the reason she’s slightly crazy.
As a kid, she was that cousin, that friend, that sister and daughter, the talker who could spin a tale and make-believe into any little thing so it was no surprise when she found love in reading, and figured all these characters inside her head needed an outlet. They wanted to be heard, so she wrote.
The voices keep growing faster than she gets the time to write.
The stories are never going to end. That’s perfectly okay, though. We never want to stop an adventure.
She writes and loves many different genres so sign up to her mailing list to keep updated on her releases!

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