What It Takes To Fall by C.R.Ellis _ Book Review

We’re celebrating the release of  What It Takes to Fall by C.R. Ellis! Check out the excerpt and one-click your copy today!

Title: What It Takes to Fall (Forget Me Knot #3)
Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 21, 2019

Designed by: Hang Le


Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Ef1DFi
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2TPvJ7P
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2V4bXWo
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2BGtsox

Book Description


Happily settled into my new position at FMK Weddings, I never expected to be presented with the career opportunity of a lifetime. And I definitely wasn’t expecting it to mean working with Bryce McKnight.

Bryce was the heart and soul of my childhood—my best friend.Until life pulled us apart and we lost touch.

Our friendship picks up right where it left off—complete with colorful trash talking and wagers on Mario Kart showdowns—only, I’m pretty sure friends don’t make out in parking lots or have naked sleepovers…


The first time we met, I won Elliot Kincaid’s trust with candy and card games.

After everything I’ve done, it’ll take a lot more to win her heart.

Fortunately, I love a good challenge.

With so much at stake for us both, I know Elliot thinks we’re setting ourselves up for heartbreak.

I’ll just have to show her that our friendship was always meant to be the foundation of our forever.

*What It Takes to Fall is a stand alone in the Forget Me Knot series.


I started scanning her body, making a blatant show of it. “Hmm. You’ve gotta have an off button somewhere. ‘Hello. My name is Elliot Kincaid. I do not know how to relax’,” I mimicked in a robotic voice, continuing with my perusal until she leaned forward and smacked my arm.

“That’s not true!”

“Really? When was the last time you did something non-work-related for fun on a weekday?”

“Last night.”

I closed my laptop and arched a brow. “Uh, while it was fun, that’s called dinner, and it’s something most people do on a regular basis.”

She rolled her eyes and crossed her arms, making an equally dramatic show of annoyance. “Fine. But isn’t this like the pot calling the kettle black? Weren’t you a super-workaholic early in your career?”

She had a point, but I wasn’t going to admit it. Instead, I ran my fingers through my hair—knowing it would put that lust-filled look in her eyes—and said, “We can talk shop. On two conditions.”

“I’m listening.”

“One—this shop talk takes place at Sipology while we drink. And two, afterward, we do something fun, and you’re not allowed to talk or even think about work or the inn. Do we have a deal?”

“You drive a hard bargain, Caesar, but we’ve got a deal,” she said, extending her hand for a shake.

I groaned, but took her hand all the same.

“Sorry, would you prefer Princess Peach?”

“Real cute, El.” I leaned in, bringing one hand up to tuck her hair behind her ear so she’d feel my lips brush her lobe. “You can give me a million different nicknames, as long as the name you scream in my bed is the real one.”

I pulled back slowly, relishing the sight of her widened eyes.

She continued to stare while I finished packing up.

“If you’re going to keep staring at me like that, can you at least do it at the bar? I need a stiff drink right about now.”

To go along with the part of me that El’s stare is steadily stiffening with each passing second.

She blinked and shook her head, like she was just now coming back from a daydream. “Great! Yes, liquor. That’s a great idea.” She stood up but paused, narrowing her eyes at me and putting a hand on her hip. “You know, if I’m not allowed to bite my lip, then you’re not allowed to wear your Superman ‘sex-me-up’ glasses. It’s only fair.”

My lips twitched. “I’m sorry, my what?”

She made a sweeping gesture across my whole face. “The glasses, Bryce.”

“You mean the things that allow me to see clearly?”

“You know what else allows you to see clearly? Contacts. And they get the job done without making you look like freaking Clark Kent’s sexier, dirty blonde twin.”

I leaned back in my chair and grinned.

“What’re you…? Why are you looking at me like that?” she huffed.

“Just letting myself savor the moment. This feels like a momentous occasion.”

“What does?”

“The discovery of what butters Elliot Kincaid’s biscuit.”






Why Stars Chase the Sun- Book 1
When Light Leads to You-Book 2

About the Author:

C.R. Ellis is a Texas native who writes contemporary romance novels with plenty of drama and humor, and just enough heat to ignite e-readers and paperbacks everywhere. She can almost always be found attached to her laptop with coffee nearby and her two trusty canine sidekicks by her side. When she’s not writing or plotting, she enjoys going to concerts with her sweet husband, dragging him along to see rom-coms at any theater that serves booze, checking off the next destination on her ever-growing travel bucket list, and trying new recipes.

Her passion for writing stems from her lifelong love of reading, and she often binge-reads entire books in a day. She’s an unapologetic book hoarder, and her paperback collection is rivaled only by her massive shoe collection.




[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

What it Takes to Fall is a great addition to C.R. Ellis’ Forget Me Knot series. It can definitely be read as a standalone and if you enjoy it as much as I did, you’ll want to go back and read the others.

“How do you turn back the clock to erase the days that became months, and months that evolved into years, turning us into strangers?”

Bryce was Elliot’s first real friend when she was a little girl. Having no father and an absentee mother, he was the only one she trusted besides her sister and grandparents. Their bond was unbreakable until Bryce went away to school, and they slowly lost touch. They never forgot about each other but after only seeing each other twice in the past decade they have become strangers. Even though they have both changed so much, the trust and feeling of home with one another is still present. On top of that they have a strong sexual attraction that they can’t ignore. Being together as more than friends will be difficult with Elliot’s fear that he will disappear on her again and Bryce’s untold truths.

“Our friendship was innocent back then, but there was nothing innocent about the way Bryce McKnight made me feel now.”

I loved all the characters in What it Takes to Fall. Bryce was book boyfriend worthy with his glasses, smirk and dirty talk. Elliot was sweet and down to earth, with fears and insecurities that would be expected from someone with her past. Together they were perfect with their love of competing with each other in everything from Uno to go-kart racing, and I am not sure there’s a better prize than pink starbursts lol Their romantic relationship was a slow burn that I didn’t mind waiting for because there was plenty of steamy angst between them and dirty talk that foreshadowed how great it would be when they finally came together.

Fireworks— that’s what I felt with Bryce’s mouth on mine and our tongues dancing and exploring like we’d been deprived of each other for decades.”

What it Takes to Fall is a friend to lovers romance that is fun, sexy, playful and has an absolutely adorable plot surprise. I highly recommend all the books C.R. Ellis’ Forget Me Knot series for all my romance loving friends.

P.S. – I can NOT wait for Sophia and Xander’s story!!!

“Bryce McKnight… boy-next-door gentleman one minute, and smooth-but -dirty talker the next. Aren’t you just full of surprises?”


“Elliot Kincaid… part angel, part beautifully filthy devil. Such a perfect, lethal combination.”

download (5)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s