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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 21, 2019
Designed by: Hang Le
[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.”