Monday, December 5, 2016

[Blog Tour * Reviews] FREE FALLING by GL Chapple @GlChapple

Free Falling 
by GL Chapple 

Genre: Romance 

Love shouldn’t hurt. 
Love should make your heart soar - not break it apart 
Love should make you feel safe - not broken and vulnerable. 
I don’t want to feel like this anymore. 

Anger shouldn't be all-consuming. 
Anger at her for leaving me 
Anger at her for showing for me that life could be more - and making me crave it. 
I don’t want to feel like this anymore. 

Two damaged people, free-falling through life. 
Two friends. Two choices. Two questions. 
If you’re unable to save yourself, can you really help anyone else? 
Can happy-ever-afters exist if you no longer believe in fairy tales?

Friends told me how sorry they were – but it wasn’t their fault. 

They told me I needed to move on - as if it were that fucking easy, and I could just pick up and carry on. 

They apologized for my loss – as if I’d misplaced an item of value, instead of the person that had helped hold me together, all the broken, messed-up pieces of me…

It devalued her and everything that we had, and I hated that they could make such stupid, thoughtless and ridiculous statements. I knew they cared and I knew they were concerned, but it took all my willpower not to punch them and tell them to fuck off and leave me alone. I couldn’t give them what they wanted from me. I didn’t want to talk. I didn’t want to feel…


by AnessaRenee

I have begun to read books that say they are a stand alone although they can be a part of a series. But, this story had a lot of references that I just didn't get right away, and at some points took me awhile to get the answers. I feel like there was a lot that I missed from the first two books. Nothing big for the plot of this story but some details that I felt like I was missing. 
The overall story was great. Maddie and Marcus are strong characters that I enjoyed finding more out about them. They both have stories that really capture your attention. And then the famous question can friends become more? Can you put the past behind you and move forward with your life? 

I would definitely read the first two books first. But the author was great. The story had everything you want in a good read. So I will definitely go back and read the first two so I can see what I missed. 

*reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood*
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Review by Anne Milne

I liked the premise of the story.  It's listed as a standalone, but part of a series, which I haven't read. This probably would have helped when it comes to the other characters. 
The book is well written but I just couldn't connect with it or the characters. I wanted to like them, but I just felt ambivalent about them, and I think that is down to me. As I said before I really think you need to read the other books before you read this one.
I gave it 3 stars because it is well written and a good story. 

*Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood Blog

GL Chapple is a welsh author that strongly believes she was born in the wrong country. She lives for hot, sunny days (of which there are never enough in her country of birth and residence!) Despite this, she can often be found at the beach with her husband and two young children. She has always loved to read and write and promised herself, one day, she would have a book bearing her name on her shelf. She will read almost any genre and despite her belief that the kindle ranks in the top ten of inventions, she still loves cuddling up with a paperback. She writes what she loves to read about: stories with heart, humour and heat.


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