Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.
Paperback, 310 pages
Published November 10th 2015 by Atria Books
Current GoodReads Rating: 4.50 Stars
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First off I read the free excerpt on the new Crave app that has little videos embedded in an ebook version of the book and loved that. I was torn as to whether to continue that route or buy the book and ended up buying a paperback edition since it had been so long since I've held a good book in my hands. I still am struggling whether to try the app again because I did love the idea of it, but isn't some of the fun of reading using your imagination to dream up how the characters looked and interacted. My one try on the Crave app was awesome and I wasn't disappointed with who they chose to portray Ben, but I'm hesitant that a book hunk might fall short of how I imagined him to be and it would distract me from the story.
This cover was simple and not covered with the typical sexy half-naked character romance novels usual portray, so I wasn't embarrassed to whip this out on my travels and read this in the airports. I love how captivating her novels always are this one does not disappoint. It's been the most refreshing novel I've read in a long while. I love how it feel like it has so many punch lines. There were so many times throughout that I wanted to stop and post a quote that I had just read from it. It was catchy and relatable. I love how real and vulnerable she makes the characters. I've read reviews that hate how weak Fallon is, but to me I relate to that so I enjoy reading a character who to me needed Ben to help her initially pick her head up from looking at the ground and from there she blossomed on her own. The extent of her doubts and insecurities were dramatized through her accident, but I still could relate to how easy it is to just give up and live below the radar avoiding peoples gaze.
I graduated college in 2012 and have been traveling as an energy consultant since. Work keeps me busy, but with no more evenings filled with studying I figured I needed a hobby...and the reading began.