Saturday, November 13, 2021

Review - The Fastest Way to Fall

I miss running and need to get my butt in gear to get back into it. I also love a good book with a happy ending. In a search for something that combines the two, I recently listened to a new romance novel called The Fastest Way to Fall. It's the sophomore novel by romance author Denise Williams. I absolutely loved her first novel, How to Fail at Flirting, and just had to check this one out. 

This is a wonderful book about a writer's journey through getting to better know herself as she writes for a healthy living magazine. It's 100% body positive but it travels through all the insecurities women, like Britta and also like myself, carry with us as we question so much in our lives. It was beautifully written and I definitely saw a lot of myself in this book as I read it.

From the book blurb: 

Britta didn’t plan on falling for her personal trainer, and Wes didn’t plan on Britta. Plans change and it’s unclear if love, career, or both will meet them at the finish line.

Britta Colby works for a lifestyle website, and when tasked to write about her experience with a hot new body-positive fitness app that includes personal coaching, she knows it’s a major opportunity to prove she should write for the site full-time.

As CEO of the FitMe app, Wes Lawson finally has the financial security he grew up without, but despite his success, his floundering love life and complicated family situation leaves him feeling isolated and unfulfilled. He decides to get back to what he loves—coaching. Britta’s his first new client and they click immediately.

As weeks pass, she’s surprised at how much she enjoys experimenting with her exercise routine. He’s surprised at how much he looks forward to talking to her every day. They convince themselves their attraction is harmless, but when they start working out in person, Wes and Britta find it increasingly challenging to deny their chemistry and maintain a professional distance.

Wes isn’t supposed to be training clients, much less meeting with them, and Britta’s credibility will be sunk if the lifestyle site finds out she’s practically dating the fitness coach she’s reviewing. Walking away from each other is the smartest thing to do, but running side by side feels like the start of something big.

From my Goodreads review:

This was an incredible story, but Britta - oh man. Things she said in this book hit so close to home. It was tough for me to listen to at times, but I couldn't stop. I could honestly relate to so much of the journey her character went through.

The evolution of their friendship and romance was fantastic and you can't help rooting for her and Wes throughout the entire book.

Read or listen to this book, it's a great read. And maybe at the end, you'll be inspired to run a 10K as well. Who's with me? 

And if you haven't already, pick up How to Fail at Flirting as well. Hits on some tough subjects, but is well worth your time to read.
Learn more about Denise Williams and all her books at these locations: Denise Williams - Official Website - Goodreads - Barnes & Noble - Amazon

Happy Reading, everyone! 

        - Heather

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