Falling Under is delightfully unique and just plain fun! This is a gorgeous story from the characters, to the plot, to the cliffhanger-ish ending. While there were moments that could have taken the plot down the road to Clichésville, Hayes always threw in a twist to take the reader into something new and unique.
I adored Hayes’ characters. Haden is deliciously complex. His duality is part of his charm and though at first it was confusing and I wondered what Theia saw in him, by the end I was totally captivated by his sacrifice and strength. I also loved Theia’s growth through the story. At first her character annoyed me…a lot. She’s so…so…blah. But by the end, she becomes a more beautiful and stronger version of herself. This is done so smoothly and realistically. Sigh, I just love it!
Secondary characters in Falling Under are a big asset in this story. Everyone is so unique and fully developed. Amelia and Donny are fabulous. I also adored Gabe and Varnie, especially Gabe. They add so much to the story and without them the story would have been flat and empty. They are a great source of humor and depth which aid in making Haden and Theia’s story stand out as a very complete and beautiful romance.
Overall, Falling Underis a fun read. Hayes has developed a well-paced, wonderfully developed and charming story which I’m very happy to recommend as a perfect summer (or anytime) read.
Mom Disclaimer: This novel is a bit on the mature side as far as sensuality and language. I wouldn’t recommend it for young teens. While it is not graphic it is very sensual.