Title: Learning to Fall
Author: Mina V. Esguerra
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
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“Go out with a stereotypical romance novel hero WHO ISN’T YOUR TYPE.”
Avid reader and art student Steph is participating in a monthly blog challenge to Live Like Fiction, and this was the task for October. When Grayson, former co-captain of her university rugby team, walks into her class, she knows it’s meant to be – she has to go out with this guy. Even if she’s never been attracted to big, hunky, athletic types. With Grayson’s “player” reputation off the field, Steph thinks he’ll be good for one date that’ll be worth blogging about, and that’s it.
But you know how it goes: Soon, it becomes more than just one date – and Steph and Grayson are caught up in “living like fiction.” How long can they keep playing their roles before reality steps in?
What do you get when you mix a hot rugby player with an artistic book blogger? You get a sexy, scorching combination, that is.
LEARNING TO FALL tells the story of Steph, a book blogger slash Arts student who meets this hot, sexy, and witty guy. Well, hot, sexy, and witty guy is really not a problem, except Steph’s distracted enough already.
However, fate comes into play when she joins this monthly blog challenged entitled Live Like Fiction. What does she have to do? Well, go out with someone who isn’t her type, that is.
I have to say, Grayson is like, one of the hottest love interests I’ve ever encountered in a book. Not to mention, he has the right brand of humor to go along with it. I also enjoyed his banter with Steph: how he almost always catches her off-guard, and how he challenges her to be a better student, and a better person.
Sure, you may have heard of the one date and it’s over trope before, but what makes this different is the fact that Steph is not one of those flaky, weak characters. She is strong on her own, and she knows how to deal with her man. Of course, there were times when her complexities hit her, but that’s just a normal part of life–which is another thing I loved about this book: how it’s almost unreal, and yet, somehow, you feel like it actually could happen.
Here’s another thing: this book will challenge you. I mean, it will keep you thinking about what could happen in your life if you actually take chances that you’re often to shy, or too hesitant to take. It’s not just about blog challenges; it’s about those important moments in your life; the ones that matter, even without looking like it in the beginning. It’ll remind you that in life, you do have to make decisions—your own decisions–because you could actually be in control of your life.
You’re the one who makes your life what it is–and that’s the best thing you could take away from Steph and Grayson.
LEARNING TO FALL certainly ended with a bang. Read it all the way through. Who knows? Maybe, you’d find your own Grayson, too!