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Release Blitz & Review ~ Falling Down by Eli Easton

Falling Down - Eli Easton

Author: Eli Easton

Release: November 9 2016

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Blurb

Josh finds himself homeless at eighteen, but he has a plan. He’ll head north on the bus to New England and spend October there for his mother’s sake. She always talked about going to see the fall leaves someday. And when the leaves were done and the harsh winter came, Josh would find a place to curl up and let go. It would be a relief to finally stop fighting.

Mark spent his life trying to live up to the tough swagger of his older brothers until he pushed himself so far against his nature that he cracked. Now an ex-Marine, he rents a little cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he can lick his wounds and figure out what to do with the rest of his life. One thing was clear: Mark was nobody’s hero.

Fate intervenes when Josh sets up camp under a covered bridge near Mark’s cabin. Mark recognizes the dead look in the young stranger’s eyes, and he feels compelled to do something about it. When Mark offers Josh a job, he never expected that he’d be the one to fall.

The snow is coming soon. Can Mark convince Josh that the two of them can build a life together before the flurries fall?




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Wow. what a beautiful, sad, but beautiful, story.

After having lost his mother, Josh is left with an ultimatum and is now homeless, and supremely numb.

Thinking about his mother and how every fall she would say they need to go east and see the fall trees turn color, so he Josh gets an epiphany one day and just goes. After walking about 20 miles he finds what he's looking for and hunkers down under a bridge.

What Josh wasn't expecting was Mark.

Mark noticed some fire light from under the bridge and gets a little worried, what he wasn't expecting was to find a man sleeping under there. The same man he saw walking through town with the lifeless eyes, eyes he's seen in war. Little does he, or they, know, their lives are about to change.

I liked how descriptive this book is about the scenery around them, the trees, the ponds, the houses. I can practically smell fall through the book. Even the house they're working in for old Mrs. Fischer (who I adore) I can picture it in my head and smell the paint and wood. This town sounds like such a gorgeous town, and it's the perfect place for both these men to heal.

I liked seeing Josh come out of his shell a little more each day, so when tragedy hits (like it does) and tempers flare, my stomach dropped at Josh's decision. I kept thinking "no, no, no! go back you idiot!" But as Mark's mom says, it's a silver lining.

There is such a sweet HEA, I don't think this book could have ended more perfect. I like where Josh ended up and the way he says "goodbye" to his mom. Even in death, she is also one of my favorite characters.

4.5 achingly sweet gold and red stars
 

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Author Bio

Having been, at various times, and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, the author of metaphysical thrillers, an organic farmer and a profound sleeper, Eli is happily embarking on yet another incarnation as a m/m romance author.

As an avid reader of such, she is tinkled pink when an author manages to combine literary merit, vast stores of humor, melting hotness and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, three bulldogs, three cows and six chickens. All of them (except for the husband) are female, hence explaining the naked men that have taken up residence in her latest writing.

Eli currently publishes with Dreamspinner Press and has a few self-pubbed titles as well.

She also publishes thrillers under Jane Jensen.


Email: eli@elieaston.com


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