Gabbi Reviews: Falling Down by Eli Easton


Title: Falling Down
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Pinkerton Press
Characters: Josh and Mark
Pages: 252
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 5

Blurb:

Josh finds himself homeless at eighteen, but he has a plan. He’ll head north on the bus to New England and spend October there for his mother’s sake. She always talked about going to see the fall leaves someday. And when the leaves are done and the harsh winter comes, Josh plans to find a place to curl up and let go. It will be a relief to finally stop fighting.

Mark spent his life trying to live up to the tough swagger of his older brothers until he pushed himself so far against his nature that he cracked. Now a former Marine, he rents a little cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he can lick his wounds and figure out what to do with the rest of his life. One thing was clear: Mark was nobody’s hero.

Fate intervenes when Josh sets up camp under a covered bridge near Mark’s cabin. Mark recognizes the dead look in the young stranger’s eyes, and he feels compelled to do something about it. When Mark offers Josh a job, he never expects that he’ll be the one to fall.

The snow is coming soon. Can Mark convince Josh that the two of them can build a life together before the flurries begin?

Review:

Falling Down is an angst driven romance that kept me on my toes. As I read this story, I couldn’t help but fall in deep adoration with these two heroes and I loved the story they had to tell.

Ms. Easton truly gets to the heart and soul of her characters. I’ve read many books by her and I’ve enjoyed them all. She seems to have a true knack of writing romantic tales told by unique and interesting characters and really live and breathe off of the written page.

From the moment Josh begins to tell his story, it is obvious he is a gentle, but very lost soul. He has struggled most of his life by being homeless with his mother, to experiencing the crippling loss of her. My heart cried out for him as he continues his journey and his determination to give up on hope, love and life. He really broke my heart and there were times I wanted to crawl through the pages and give him a hug. I thought the loss and pain of losing his mother felt real and it was easy to empathize with him…while hoping he sees some kind of light in his lonely and desolate life.

Mark has his own issues he must deal with. He’s been living with the denial of his sexuality and the fact that he’s lived his life and made choices to please others instead of himself. He is trying to work at building a business while living for himself, when he meets Josh.

From the moment these two men meet, Mark instinctively knows Josh is a lost soul and all of his protective instincts come out. He hires Josh and offers him a place to live in return for helping him with his business. I really liked how these two men learn to lean on one another and loved how their relationship developed as the story progressed.

If you are looking for perfect heroes who make all the right choices in life, then this book is not for you. As a reader, I appreciated how realistically human these two heroes were and loved how through a lot of friendship, hope and love they were able to find a way to be together.

Falling Down is a emotionally driven love story that will live with you long after you finish reading it. It will pull at your heart strings, make you weep and eventually soothe your spirit with the power of love.

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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Gabbi Reviews: Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles by Eli Easton

Title: Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Pinkerton Road, LLC
Pages: 154
Characters: Toby Kincaid, Sean Miggles
POV: 1st
Sub-Genre: Holiday, Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 5

Blurb:

Toby Kincaid loves being the junior librarian in his hometown of Sandy Lake, Ohio. He spends his days surrounded by books and chatting with the library patrons. He especially adores the head librarian, Mr. Miggles, who is kind, witty, knowlegable about everything, and hopelessly addicted to Christmas. Sean Miggles is also pretty cute—especially for an older guy who wears ties and suit pants every day.

But Sean keeps himself at a distance, and there’s a sadness about him that Toby can’t figure out. When Sean is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he gives up without a fight. Toby realizes that he alone can save the library—and their head librarian.

Toby will need to uncover the darkness in Sean’s past and prove to him that he deserves a second chance at life and at love too. And while Christmas miracles are being handed out, maybe Toby will get his own dearest wish—to love and be loved by Mr. Miggles.

Review:

Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles by Eli Easton is a sweet and romantically told story that lived and breathed in my heart long after I finished reading it.

I’ve read several holiday themed books and this one is one of my favorites. As a reader, I really appreciated the strong physical and emotional chemistry these two men shared together and I LOVED the way they truly liked and respected one another.

The story is told by Toby’s point of view. Since Toby is a likeable and honorable man, it’s easy to rally behind him as relays the story of his evolving relationship between Mr. Miggles *Sean* and himself.

Between the romantic relationship and the strong friendship these two heroes share and the fast-paced storyline, Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles is one of those books I read in one sitting. I quickly found myself involved in the fast-paced storyline and the lives of these two amazing men. Though, this is definitely an uplifting tale, there are some bittersweet and sad moments that left tears in my eyes. There is also a mix of interesting secondary characters that really bring something special to the story too.

My favorite thing about this book is that I truly believed that Toby and Sean really loved AND liked one another. The way they communicated, the banter they had together and the strong love, admiration and respect they shared between them make Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles a story I’ll be reading again and again throughout the years.

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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