Title: Accidental Fall (Second Edition)
Author: Shae Connor
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 21, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary / Young Adult
Page Count: 57
Reviewed by: Crabbypatty
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
When it comes to relationships, college roommates Greg and Keith are polar opposites. A recovering addict, Greg avoids sex because it’s too closely tied in his mind with the alcohol and drugs he gave up. In contrast, Keith protects his heart by limiting sex to one-night stands and weekend flings.
As the two get to know each other better, they feel drawn together, and slowly they take tentative steps toward something real. Their attraction soon flares hot, but Greg’s fears overwhelm him, sending him running. It’s up to Keith to help Greg learn to trust in himself—and in the way they feel about each other.
“Accidental Fall” is a brief story about two college roommates, sophomores Greg and Keith. They each deal with sex and relationships in a different way – Keith keeps his sex life strictly separate from his school life, partying on the weekends and studying hard during the week. Greg avoids sex because he fears it will be a trigger that returns him to the drugs and partying that left him in bad shape, as he says “like a few steps away from rehab bad.”
Start with Keith’s plans for a casual seduction, mix in their growing friendship, add a healthy dose of sexual chemistry, and Greg and Keith find themselves on the cusp of something more serious. Top it all off with a touch of last-minute angst and finish it with a sweet HFN ending. 57 pages doesn’t allow for a huge amount of character development but “Accidental Fall” is a short glimpse into a sweet young adult romance, and a quick fun read.
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