Saturday, December 13, 2014

REVIEW... FALLING FROM THE SKY by Sarina Bowen

She's the woman he doesn't remember. He's the man she can't forget.

Bad boy Hank “Hazardous” Lazarus used to have everything: a gorgeous girlfriend, a career as a freestyle snowboarder and a spot on the US Olympic team. Nine months ago, after a bad crash in the half pipe, he woke up in the hospital, unable to move his legs. Now he’s landed there again, but gravity is not the culprit. With his family pressuring him to try a groundbreaking treatment, Hank self-medicates with too much tequila instead.

Doctor Callie Anders has the courage to restart a patient’s heart with a thousand volts of electricity, yet she’s afraid to risk her own. So she doesn’t confess to her newest patient they they met just before the accident, an encounter that he doesn’t remember. Even as their friendship develops, she won’t admit that she regrets turning down his dinner invitation, or that her heart stutters every time those inked shoulders roll through the door of the therapy department.

With another Vermont winter coming again, Hank needs a hand out from under the avalanche of his disappointments. If only Callie were brave enough to take the job.

This book is a standalone novel, no cliffhangers, no prior experience necessary.

This Book Nerd Says: 
This is the second book in the Gravity Series by Sarina Bowen. I loved the first book so much and was stalking the release of this one, I was so incredibly grateful to the author for sending me a copy so that I could read it and review it. 
Now onto this book...
We already met Dane and Willow in Coming In From The Cold ( check out my review of Coming In From The Cold HERE ) and as much as that was hot from the starting gate, Falling From The Sky is different. You ever heard of the expression, where there's smoke there's fire? Well in this case: where there is steam, there is heat.
This story had an awesome steamy buildup before the heat comes. And does it ever... come. (Ha! That pun was not intended but too good to edit out!) 
Hank Lazarus is a champion snow boarder. He lives for the risk and high flying feats until one day he gambles with gravity and loses. If he wasn't already at such a cross point in his life now the accident has thrust him into having to accept a new reality. It leaves him to figure out if romance can very well be part of that reality. 
Dr. Callie Anders is a doctor that is struggling emotionally. She is lonely, her very best friend is married with a family living on the other side of the country, while she hasn't attempted to date since splitting from her cheating ex. From the moment she spots Hank, the attraction is there, though she is sure of the fact that it can't be mutual. Moments later she is a witness to Hank's breaking moment and the next time she sees him, it's as a patient in the hospital she works as. 
Thus begins the fight of the pull of attraction they both feel.
As much as I adored Hank (the lips, the voice... I mean *swoon*). Callie is the most surprising part of this story for me. While Hank deals with his physical healing, we see Callie having to do a lot of emotional healing on her path to finding her self confidence again. She's a strong educated doctor yet she's not so confident in her own romantic life. She doesn't seem to see how truly special she is, how beautiful she is, and how much she can be desired by a guy. 
Callie knows all too well about feeling like you aren't enough
While Callie proves to Hank that her feelings for him aren't shadowed by his injuries. Hank sets out to break down all of Callie's walls and show her exactly how much he loves and wants her in his life. 
Falling From The Sky gets 4.5 stars from me!

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