The Way We Fall: A Second-Chance Romance

· The Story of Us Book 1 · Gloss Publishing LLC
407 reviews

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Five pages... 
A letter holding a secret buried for more than five years... 
A secret neither of them wanted to know. 
Will the truth tear them apart… again?

I’ve loved my best friend's brother, Houston Cavanaugh, since I was eleven years old. But my friendship with Hallie Cavanaugh meant too much to me to risk taking a chance with Houston. 

Until one snowy afternoon, Houston and I find ourselves thrust together by the grief of Hallie’s death. Our passionate and toxic relationship will test the boundaries of our loyalty to each other and to Hallie’s memory, ultimately, leaving us in ruins.

Five years later, Houston and I are forced to work together opening up a new wine bar, and, to my horror, Houston doesn’t recognize me. 

I haven’t changed much, but he certainly has. 

He’s still as sexy as he was five years ago when he broke my heart, but time, grief, and a loveless marriage have broken him. 

The moment Houston recognizes me, all our memories and long-buried passion come rushing to the surface. Can we rewrite our story with a happy ending this time? Or will his secrets be our unraveling again?
407 reviews
Breaking Books
February 26, 2015
Rory (Aurora) is a 20-something college graduate finding her way in the world when she bumps into Houston, her deceased best friend's brother and ex-boyfriend from five years ago. Now, married and running his own micro-brewery he attempts to reconnect with Rory. As their relationship develops, the darkness in their pasts unfold and we realize the two of them left a lot unsaid. As Houston's marriage deteriorates, the two begin to fall back into familiar patterns. The characters in this book are not your typical clear conscious hero's. In fact, they shamelessly display some of most frightening and horrific sides of human nature and it is delicious! Who wants their heroine to have self-respect and a clear sense of right and wrong? Not me! The characters are interesting and volatile and will entrap my imagination for days to come. I give the author a standing ovation for the bravery and talent it took to write character's who are relatable, morally corrupt, a little psychologically unstable and still leave the reader wanting more. Just let me tell you the ending to this book is AMAZING! Cassia Leo has gotten my attention in the world of emerging authors and I hope I've gotten yours.
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Karen Henderson
May 29, 2015
I never know what to expect when I read a new series by Cassia as she writes so many different types of stories. Some touch me immensely by their subject matter and this is one of them. This is an book that will touch different people in different ways for so many reasons. I do not do spoilers in my reviews, so will not say how or way you will be touched if you read this just know you will. I love Cassia's writing and love how her books can touch me in so many ways. This is an amazing story and I can't wait to see where book 2 takes us Thank you Cassia for sharing this one with us. PS I loved where the book was set that is one place on my bucket list to visit
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Kgotli Grey
November 22, 2016
Oh my gosh , I am really not into romance but this book blew me away . It kept me captivated and for the first time couldn't predict what was going to happen .... I seriously can't wait to get my hands on the way we break....thank you Cassie for your talent , keep writing and never stop .....
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 The author recommends the following reading order:

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- Forever Ours (Shattered Hearts #1)

- Relentless (Shattered Hearts #2)

- Pieces of You (Shattered Hearts #3)

- Bring Me Home (Shattered Hearts #4)

- Chasing Abby (Shattered Hearts #6)

- Abandon (Shattered Hearts #5) (a spin-off)

- Ripped (Shattered Hearts #7) (a spin-off)


- The Way We Fall (The Story of Us #1)

- The Way We Break (The Story of Us #2)

- The Way We Rise (The Story of Us #3)

- To Portland, With Love (The Story of Us #3.5) (a novella)


- Unzipped (Luke: Parts 1-3)

- Password (Luke: Part 4)

- Timeout (Luke: Part 5)

- Hunting Luke (Luke: Part 5.5)

- Trust In Me (Luke: Part 6)

- Decode (Luke: Part 7)

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