Blog Tour: The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

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The Hardest Fall, an all-new tantalizing contemporary romance by Ella Maise is NOW LIVE!

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The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.

At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I’d never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus.

I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil…and…uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you all of it. It’s pretty normal stuff, things you’d expect…from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn’t hide anymore—not that he’d have let me even if I tried.

Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn’t help that I’m not the most subtle person in the world either.

He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can’t even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he’s around.

He thinks we’re going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don’t care that I’m not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.

The thing is, that’s exactly what I’m doing—what we’re doing, I think.

Falling.

Hard.

My Thoughts On The Hardest Fall

OMG! This book!

Honestly, The Hardest Fall is perfection! Ahh, I love it so much!

Imagine a slow burn, friends to lover’s romance, with a mysterious twist, and hilariously awkward moments, set in college and what you get is this amazing book by Ella Maise!

As I said, this book is full of fun and swoon-worthy moments, making it addicting and hard to put down. I devoured the writer’s words, and I am absolutely in love with the characters. I knew this would be a new favorite of mine since their very first encounter in the first scene!

When you meet Zoe, you will know that she is awkward, and easily intimated by strangers. She is shy and is always embarrassing herself some way or another, and especially more so around Dylan than anyone else. But underneath all the craziness, Zoe is funny, beautiful both in and out, with a sweet and kind nature.

Dylan, on the other hand, is everything but the typical jock you meet. He is loving and caring towards his family, dedicated and focused when it comes to his passion and studies, not to mention he has a genuine heart and is dependable. He is way, way more than what meets the eye. I absolutely adored him.

The two have a few encounters before they become roommates accidentally. The time was never right, but as they say, the third time is a charm. They become unexpected friends, best friends even. This I loved tremendously. Their friendship is heartwarming, and I was overwhelmed with all the feels. It was so obvious the way they cared and adored one another.

Aside from all that, there is a lot of depth to the story. First of all, there is that mysterious secret that Zoe is hiding. It also deals with a lot of family issues, and there is some emphasis on the side characters, making this a well-written story.

This book is everything I love in a romance novel and more. I assure you that you will not be disappointed. This was my first book by this author and I cannot wait to read more of her work.
5/5 Stars

**ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest and fair review**

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Excerpt:

I stopped speaking when Dylan’s gloved hand—his huge gloved hand—cupped my cheek and gently tilted my face up. The world around me slowed down, and I stood still. I swear to you, I watched his eyes roam my face in slow motion.
“I like having your eyes on me, Zoe.”
I managed to force a nervous smile. His thumb moved on my cheek, rendering me…basically completely helpless.
Forgetting myself, forgetting where we were, I whispered, “I like watching you.”
His tongue peeked out and touched his lower lip. “I know.”
Oh, Dylan, why did you do that?
“I meant I like watching you—liked watching you play tonight. I didn’t mean it to sound like I like watching you when you’re not playing. I definitely wouldn’t watch you if you were just standing there, or I don’t know…I wouldn’t watch you when you’re working out, and I would never watch you if you were—”
“You know why I like watching you?”
The question shut me up pretty quickly, which was probably for the best; who knew what else I would spew out.
“Because I can’t take my eyes away from you. Everything else…it all disappears, and…”
And… And…
“And?”
I tried my best not to look eager for his answer—or let’s say not too eager because there was no way he couldn’t tell I was very interested and invested in hearing what he was about to say.
He let out a heavy breath and decided not to finish that particular sentence. I’d seen it in his eyes, a slight change, there and gone.
Goddammit!
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About Ella

I’m a big dreamer. And that’s how it all started for me, really. Reading and dreaming. I love nothing more than to escape real life to find those very few magical moments in a book. I love how it has the power of stealing your worries away, putting a smile on your face even when smiling is the last thing on your mind. Crushing on fictional characters is also another bonus. Through my words, if I can manage to make even one-person smile, it means I’ve done my job well.

Writing became my world and I can’t imagine myself doing anything other than creating new characters and telling their stories. You know how some things simply makes your heart burst with happiness? A really good book, a puppy, hugging someone you’ve been missing like crazy? That’s what writing does to me. And all the hard work, all the sleepless nights, all the anxiety that comes with publishing…everything is worth it at the end.

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