Falling Like This (Friends Like This Book 2) by Bethany Monaco Smith

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It’s been a week since I kissed Rae after the State Championship game. And we haven’t said a word about it.

Tonight is the first big party of the summer, and I’m going to steal her away, kiss the hell out of her, make her mine.

At least that’s the plan. Until everything comes crashing down.

What happens at the party changes everything for both of us.

Now I’m broken physically, and Rae is broken emotionally. She’s hiding behind fake smiles and the walls she’s so good at putting up—walls I’m determined to tear down. But she makes it clear that won’t be easy.

After a summer from hell, the school year begins with everything up in the air. When we’re forced to face our feelings for each other, will we finally give in? Is she ready for this? Can we find our way to each other after everything that’s happened? Or will we fall apart before we even get started?

My Review

The book is the second part of Rae and Aaron’s story; read the first part (Friends Like This) here. The story is based in high school with a group of friends and some lovers; it has a new adult fiction vibe with a coming of age story intertwined in the pages; the story also gets a little steamy, a lot tragic, and a bunch of emotional moments as we go along on the journey with Rae and Aaron. I am enthralled by the plot, frustration, emotion, and complexity of the friends-to-lovers storyline. There is a lot of drama in the pages, but there are also so many surreal moments of what growing up looks like. The author did a fabulous job on this book, and I can’t wait to see what she writes next. This is a must-read. The playlist at the end of the story was just so perfect. 

This book is full of ups and down as they learn how to communicate, navigate their love for each other, and of course, all the teenage angst and drama. There are many moments when I catch myself teary-eyed or frustrated with the characters as they do stupid, short-sighted things. I can’t wait for the happily ever after. 

This book wrecked me, frustrated me, and made me swoon. The author caught all the feelings in this story, teenage angst, and emotions. Just as I think it is over, there is more to come. I can’t even believe it. I’m not sure how I feel about another book with a title like that, but I sure did love the ending of this one. 

If you want to read Falling Like This by Bethany Monaco Smith, you can find this book on Amazon. I feel it is important to read this series in order you can find the Friends Like This Series on Amazon. I read this book as an arc, and I am leaving an honest review. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying purchases.

If you liked this book, you may also enjoy books with these tags and categories Friends to Lovers, Highschool, and New Adult Fiction.


Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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