Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2017
A secret smile.
A haunting kiss.
Life – Interrupted.
Keilen Rivers was the best Lily Campbell never had. He was the promise she didn’t let herself keep. After all, nothing in life seems meant to last, and love is no exception.
When Lily’s life takes an unexpected and tragic turn, she leaves behind both her island home and the boy she could have loved to protect the only family she has left.
But sometimes life takes without giving. Sometimes you cannot bend, only break. And when her career spirals out of her control, Lily can only watch as everything she worked for falls to ruin.
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Mystery, Suspense and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
Please send help.
Fall by Eden Butler is a second chance romance. I am a huge sucker for a second chance story. This book is also by one of my favorite authors, so it really isn't a surprise that I was excited when I first heard of it.
Lily hasn't had the easiest life. Her mother died when she was a teenager leaving her much older brother to finish raising her. She was raised in a small community in Hawaii, but leaves for the main land for college. While on a return trip during a break from college, she sees her old high school crush, Keilen. Old feeling resurface and it seems she isn't the only who has always been harboring feelings. However, tragedy strikes Lily again before she and Keilen can explore their feelings.
Fast forward many years later. Lily is now an attorney in New Orleans. Due to a forced vacation from her firm, she returns to Hawaii to visit her niece. Wouldn't you know it, she runs into Keilen. Lily has to do some major soul searching. Her feeling for Keilen never truly left her, but she managed to put them aside all these years. I can't say that Keilen has waited around for her, but he hasn't totally moved on with his life either.
I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. There were times when I would start getting sucked into the story, then just start drifting along with it. Then there were other times that I felt like it dragged. I just couldn't really get into the story from the get go. I couldn't find that connection to the characters that I so wanted to find. Without that connection, it was really tough for me to "feel" the story. I did enjoy the dynamic between Lily and Keilen. They had that unexplainable pull towards each other. However, life always seemed to get in the way of it. Fall was a sweet story with a hint of drama to keep it interesting.