Thursday, February 28, 2013

Review: Falling for Hadie by Komal Kant

Title: Falling for Hadie
Author: Komal Kant
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance
Released: March 2013

Running away from his old life in New York City, Lincoln Bracks ends up in the small town of Statlen, Iowa. He isn’t interested in making friends or getting to know anyone. He just wants to keep his head down and disappear amongst the crowd.

Nursing a broken heart and the realization that the boy she’s loved her entire life isn’t Prince Charming, Hadie Swinton is set against ever falling in love. But when new boy, Lincoln arrives in town, she may have to eat her words.

Hadie fears being hurt and Lincoln fears hurting her, so when they begin spending more time together and form a connection, they try to fight it at all costs. When they finally start to give into their feelings, Lincoln’s secret stands in the way of them ever being together.

Falling in love was the last thing Lincoln wanted to do, so how will he convince himself to fall out of it?
Hadie Swinton hates boys. Well, she didn’t used to but she definitely does now after catching her douchebag boyfriend, Bennett, making out with a girl that definitely was NOT Hadie at a party over the weekend.

Lincoln is the new boy in school. He is good-looking, charming and confident—everything that Bennett was, which makes Hadie hate him at first glance.  
And guess who has been assigned to show the new kid around?

Lincoln doesn’t want to make friends or get close to anyone, especially not a girl like Hadie. But he can’t figure out why she seems to hate him so much…
Hadie assumes Lincoln is a typical arrogant jock. But when he doesn’t do anything that she expects him to do, she finds herself curious about him against her better judgment.

There is definitely more to Lincoln then just a pretty face, BUT Lincoln is hiding something…a secret that he doesn’t want anybody to discover because when they do, they will never look at him the same again.

I L-O-V-E-D this book!

The romance between Hadie and Lincoln was sweet and funny and adorable with just the right amount of steaminess.Oh! And speaking of some of the steaminess….. Hadie’s parents really cracked me up! Especially her dad! OMG! (This might not make sense to you right now, but trust me, when you read the book—which you SHOULD—you’ll completely understand!)
Hadie is very likeable. She is just an all-around nice girl who while she may feel like she is boring and frumpy, she’s okay with that. She doesn’t try to make people like her, but you can’t help but like her because she has such a good heart.  Lincoln is wonderful, a little moody in some parts but in the end you definitely understand why.   
I love that we got to see Ashton and Luca and all of his friends again. I loved Eddie in IMPOSSIBLE and love him even more after reading FALLING FOR HADIE. I have already requested that he get his own story. J
Out of all of Hadie’s friends, Estella was definitely my favorite and I’m excited to read her story next in WRONG SIDE OF TOWN.
Though I had an idea of Lincoln’s secret about half way through the book (Sometimes I think I might be psychic), it was still HORRIBLE when he finally told Hadie and I spent the last 1/4 of the book bawling my eyes out.

Any book that can bring out such strong emotions in me is definitely 5-stars! Komal did an amazing job and I continue to be impressed with the skill in which she can tell a story.   
I highly recommend FALLING FOR HADIE to everyone!



1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your lovely review and for everything you do for me! <3