ARC Review | Falter by Carrie Aarons

Posted July 25, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author, Carrie Aaron in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
ARC Review | Falter by Carrie AaronsFalter by Carrie Aarons
Series: The Nash Brothers #4
Also in this series: Flutter
Published by Carrie Aarons on July 25, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 225
Format: eARC
Source: Author, Carrie Aaron
Reading Challenges: For The Love Of Ebooks, LetsReadIndie, Review Writing
Series Rating: 5 Stars
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Ryan Shea has sworn off men.

After her last relationship imploded in front of her eyes, she decides to take a break from swimming in the dating pool … possibly forever. The brilliant computer whiz loses her brain when it comes to love, and jumping feet first burns her every time.

Without a home, or much of a clue where life is headed, taking a trip back to the small town of Fawn Hill to stay with her best friend seems like the only option.

Except it puts Ryan directly in the path of the one man she can’t fall for. Fletcher Nash reminds her too much of the dark past she’s always run from; his demons are the things of her nightmares. And it’s no help that, when he looks at her, she feels as if Fletcher is the one person who truly understands.

Fletcher Nash vowed not to fall in lust.

Five years of sobriety, and he hasn’t broken the chastity promise yet. Not that it had to keep for this long … he’s well over the normal year addicts are told not to get involved.

But, aside from a busy schedule and trying to chase his dream of becoming a full-time artist, he has no intentions of committing to a woman until she is the one.

Why is it, then, that sassy, city girl Ryan Shea comes dangerously close to resembling the exact woman he could break that promise for? Like sand through his fingers, there is no way she’ll stay put … but his heart just won’t listen.

They pledged not to love anyone until it was the real thing.So what happens when two people terrified of falling head-over-heels, actually do?

Falter is the final book in The Nash Brothers series and the one book I was so excited to read. All these books can be read as standalone, but I’d recommend you read Fleeting, Forgiven and Flutter so you can get a bit of a backstory.

The Story
Falter takes place a couple years after the previous books. We have seen how Fletcher has grown throughout the books but in Falter he is centered stage. Here, we meet a sober Fletcher, he is struggling and working each and every day to maintain his sobriety. He works really hard to get it together. Ryan is back in town for the first time in a while. She’s taking a break from her job, from her life and just trying to find herself. In trying to find herself, she also has to conquer her demons head on.

The Characters
Ryan is Presley’s best friend and a character who has been seen briefly throughout the series. We knew very little about Ryan. She was a coder/hacker whose work took her all over the world for weeks at time sometimes years. She traveled the world never leaving roots anywhere. She falls in love quickly and seems to get burned a lot.

Fletcher is the youngest Nash Brother. He was the problem child. He had an alcohol addiction from a very young age. We’ve seen him get on the road to sobriety and I’ve been rooting for him the entire series. He is a strong individual even though he didn’t always see it. He worked hard to be sober, to maintain his job, to find a passion that he liked and most importantly he worked on staying away from relationships to focus on being a better him. I really loved how open and honest Fletcher was about his addiction.

The Romance
Ryan and Fletcher have a bit of a slow burn romance. You can feel the tension. You can feel the spark, but Fletcher knows that he doesn’t have a whole lot to offer in a relationship. Ryan on the other hand has jumped from one long term relationship to another. She’s decided to take a year off from dating to just know what being alone is liked. I really liked how they took things slow and then let it grow to something more.

Overall,
I really enjoyed reading Ryan and Fletcher’s story. It was one of the ones I was looking forward to the most and it didn’t disappoint. It was bittersweet to say goodbye to the Nash Brothers. I don’t even know if I really have a true favorite because I liked them all so much, but I think I’d have to say it is a tie between Fletcher and Forrest. The twins were the best ones.