This “witty and pacy” character-driven masterpiece is “reminiscent of Bridget Jones” and proves that there really are two sides to every story.
After spending her twenties sailing the globe, making love on fine white sand, and thinking only of today, Teri Meyer returns to Yorkshire – and to studying. That’s when she discovers John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, and poet of all things depraved. What she doesn’t realise is even beyond his grave, his influence over her is extraordinary. To hell with the consequences.
Having gone out on a limb to get old friend Teri a job at the university at which she teaches, it doesn’t take long for Lee Harper to recognise a pattern. Wherever Teri goes, whatever she does, every selfish choice she makes, it’s all setting her up for a nasty fall. But Teri’s not the sort to heed a warning, so Lee has no choice but to stand by and watch. And besides, she has her own life to straighten out.
A Falling Friend is a story told in alternating chapters between two friends, Teri and Lee.
Teri and Lee are quite opposite in personalties. Teri is definitely the more selfish one and I think she forgets that everything doesn’t revolve around her. She expects everyone to drop everything at the drop of a hat for her and overall expects a lot more than she really should.
Though both women have their issues, especially in the love department, I did at times wish I could bang their heads together. They seemed to be quite immature when it comes to the matter of love. Not sure whether it’s a good or bad thing though that I think a lot of women will actually relate to the pair. They did remind me of myself when I was younger, though luckily I think I am more mature than that now. Or maybe thats just wishful thinking!
I did find the story slightly slow to start with but as I got more into it I started to enjoy the trials and tribulations of what life was throwing at both ladies and it turned into an enjoyable and at times humorous read.
Very glad to see that there is another book on it’s way.
My thanks to the authors for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
A Falling Friend is available to purchase from Amazon.