Title: How to Fall In Love
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: 24th October 2013
Format: Paperback & Audiobook
Source:: Bought & Borrowed
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Christine Rose is crossing the Ha’Penny Bridge in Dubline late one night wen she sees a stranger, Adam, poised to jump. Desperate to help, she talks him into a reckless deal: if he gives her two weeks – till his 35th Birthday – she’ll prove life is worth living.
But as the clock ticks and the two of them embark on late night escapades and romantic adventures, what Christine has really promised seems impossible…
Cecelia Ahern is, and probably always will be, one of my favourite authors. I have yet to read a book by her that I disliked. (SPOILER: I didn’t dislike this book either). Thus when I saw How To Fall In Love, I knew I had to read it. Before long it got pushed back down my TBR pile until I saw it was an e-audiobook in my library so instantly took it out. The narration was fantastic and I was instantly transported into the book. Essentially I loved this book, it made me laugh out loud, and hysterically, it made me cry and it made me fall in love.
Generic plots can be dangerous, especially in romance novels but Cecelia Ahern has a complete knack for turning them on their head; making them compelling and addictive. Which she definitely did in How To Fall In Love. Sure, you ultimately know how the story is going to end before you even open the book but Cecelia has made the beginning and middle so entertaining that by the end you feel nothing but warmth and fuzziness that it ended the way you expected it to. That is the sign of one amazingly talented and incredible writer.
It’s Nice Knowing
If there is one thing I love in books, it is strong, lovable charachters that I very much enjoy reading about. Characters full of personality and flair that I can imagine existing. These are the types of characters that Cecelia is brilliant at writing. Characters that draw you in and keep you hooked even after the last page. I absolutely adored Christine. SHe was so sweet, determined, kind, broken, sensitive and hilarious. She had so many different sides to her. And then there is Adam, who was also such a fantastic character. Strong but weak, protective and loyal, tempermental but caring. A truly wonderful character that you can not help but love, and rejoice when things start going right for him.
You’re Not Alone
Maybe when it comes to books by Cecelia Ahern, I’m a little biased but I absolutely loved this book and would highly recommend it too. Full of a wonderful, heart fulfilling and emotional story, it would be hard not to love it. Cecelia also deals with some dark sensitive topics but she does it incredibly well, in my opinion anyway. In true Cecelia fashion, this book will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. It’s the perfect book for anyone in need of a book that truly emmerses them in a new world with truly lovable characters that they can’t get enough of. This book, quite simply, is a book that should not be missed.