How I Fly (How I Fall book 2)
*What if it’s time to move on?*
Over six months after an accident that broke her legs as well as removed her boyfriend from her life—because Cam Campbell left town and dumped her—high school senior, Ellen Foster, wants to move past her broken heart. She’s off to attend a summer photography workshop at a real university along with her best friends. Ellen’s determined to find a new love—or at least a summer boyfriend. In the dorm, she meets Harrison Shaw. He’s a handsome photography student, a charmer who likes her, and a perfect way to forget her past.
*What if it all goes perfectly?*
Ellen thinks she has everything she wants. Her summer program couldn’t be better. She’s half in love with Harrison Shaw, and she’s going after her next scholarship. But when she kisses Harrison, she can only remember how Cam Campbell used kiss her better, sweeter, and how he used to make her feel like she could fly…
*What if something’s not right?*
When Cam shows up at the university it’s a shock, especially to Ellen’s new boyfriend. Cam’s distant, different and very afraid to hurt Ellen again. He asks Ellen if they could be friends despite the past and how they’ve both changed and Ellen agrees. But after all they’ve been through, can Cam and Ellen ever be just friends?
How I Fall, is the first book, bestselling, high school romance series ending with: How I Fly. Though they can be read as stand-alone-it is recommended readers read this book first. The series is about friendship, boyfriends, taking risks and first love. There’s a photographer heroine who has left-sided cerebral palsy (hemiparesis) that makes her weak on one side and she falls often; all while she’s falling deeply in love with football jock, Cam Campbell. A guy who also dreams to be a photographer like Ellen but can’t because of his parents’ controlling rules.
Review by Becky Harley
The cliffhanger at the end of the last book made the wait for this one unbearable. I was really holding out hope for Cam and Ellen as a couple and could not wait to find out how they would resolve their issues.
This book really highlights the development and growth of each character. Ellen faces a tough recovery and the stress and excitement of a new environment while still dealing with the effects of her surgery and continuing to cope with her CP. Cam has had the hardest time of any of the characters, isolated from everyone he knows and loves. The book is excellent in the way it deals with the emotions of each of the characters as they deal with the events surrounding the last book and the way in which this effects them now.
This book is also great for its twists and turns. While it can be predictable in places, it also offers great plot developments which I did not see coming. The way in which these twists help to both push the characters apart while at the same time pulling them together makes this book exciting to read and keeps the reader interested.
I love the way that these books are written from the perspective of both Ellen and Cam, this really emphasises their individual characters and shows their personal growth throughout the books. This also shows the depth of the emotion and connection between the two main characters.
As always, Patrick and Laura are amazing characters. Fiercely loyal and protective, while at the same time encouraging and supportive of any decision Ellen makes.
Overall this was an amazing sequel to How I Fall and I only hope that Patrick and Laura will get their own book.
Review by Lisa Markson
I truly love this series by Anne Eliot. It is so refreshing seeing a book that doesn’t capitalize on sex to show a love story. This is a book that I could safely give to my 13 year old niece to read and know that she will see that simple kisses will tell alot in a love story. I was hooked on this series from book 1. Anne Eliot totally killed me after reading How I Fall because I was hoping for a true HEA. She didn’t disappoint when she wrote How I Fly. At times I wanted to reach out to her and scream with the twists and turns of this story. I don’t want to give spoilers but there are points in this story that had me screaming and wanting to throttle a certain character. I totally hate when people use others to advance themselves. I still kept wishing for a reunion between Cam and Ellen. Their love was so sweet, and innocent and through all of the bull they were able to transcend and come through. I really hope that the author continues following these characters in more books going farther as they go on to college. It would also be wonderful to see a story between Patrick and Laura, I feel that they could truly have a wonderful love story. This is one book that could be read and enjoyed by any age.
About the Author
Anne Eliot writes sweet, first-love stories. She was raised in the mountains of Colorado, but says she really learned about life, love and friendships from summers spent with her large, Italian immigrant family in Ontario, Canada.
Anne is grateful to have had schools with inspiring teachers and librarians who directed her to worlds she would not have found on her own. To this day, she adores school visits, teaching writing to teens, and is dedicated to making sure kids in need have access to books that will fuel their hopes and dreams.
While growing up, Anne hid her own anxieties by hiding and reading book after book. She developed an addiction to first love, first kisses and her favorite: the happy-ever-after story. This is what she writes today. Now she’s a mom of two and happily married to her own first love. Anne works hard to juggle being a wife and parent while writing, but fails at cooking because she is still trying to read book, after book of love stories on the side.
Anne Eliot’s first book, Almost, became a top 100 best selling Kindle book, and was a Readers Choice, Top 12 of 2012 book for Amazon.com at #11, and will be translated and released in Germany and Turkey fall 2013. Her second book, Unmaking Hunter Kennedy, is a also a Kindle, top 100 best selling book in Teen Romance for 2013. She’s hard at work on her third novel, another sweet teen romance releasing fall/winter, 2013. She loves to hear from readers. Please look for her on Facebook or tweet her @yaromance.
Representation: Anne Eliot’s foreign translations, audio and film rights are represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich Literary management.
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