Can’t Help Falling by Cara Bastone is heartwarming, emotional & sweet.
Publication Date: August 25, 2020
Synopsis: Serafine St. Romain doesn’t need her psychic powers to know she’s no longer in Tyler Leshuski’s good graces. True, she did tear him to pieces when he asked her out, accusing him of being shallow and selfish. Despite the energy crackling between them, the gorgeous sports writer is a no-strings, no-kids kind of guy. And Serafine, raised in the foster system, intends to be a foster parent herself. She won’t compromise that dream, even for a man as annoyingly appealing as Tyler.
In a simpler world, Tyler would already have gotten Serafine out of his system. For him, women equal fun. Not this kind of bone-deep, disconcerting desire. Life gets even more complicated when he becomes the guardian of his much younger sister. Suddenly, he’s way out of his depth. Serafine’s the only person who can connect with Kylie. He can’t jeopardize that for a fling.
But maybe…just maybe…he’s finally ready to risk everything on forever.
Book Review: Can’t Help Falling by Cara Bastone
After reading and loving Just a Heartbeat Away, I jumped right into Can’t Help Falling by Cara Bastone. Now, I love the audiobook for Just a Heartbeat Away. A male narrates it, which I know doesn’t work for everyone. But for this story, it worked for me.
Seraphine, the heroine in Can’t Help Falling is from Louisiana & the narrator nailed the Louisiana southern drawl. While Fin is an amazing character in her own right, hearing her tone via the narration really intrigued me to read more about her.
Audio or Print?
Well, boo. Because as soon as I started the audio for Can’t Help Falling, the narrator is different. Let’s just say after listening to a chapter I switched to the print version. Fin’s voice is a nasally Southern type of accent and it just didn’t fit with the character I already pictured in my head.
Luckily, switching to the print is no big deal. This book is touching, endearing, fun & I love the banter between Fin and Tyler. There is also a really huge part of the story that deals with Tyler moving his half-sister in with him and Fin creates a connection with her. The way Bastone weaves all the characters together is just wonderful. She tackles these larger topics such as foster care, parental abandonment & more in a way that feels real but isn’t too sad.
Can’t Help Falling by Cara Bastone is another winner for me and I highly recommend it! I’m now on to book 3, Flirting With Forever, which is Mary’s story. The audio is great so far!
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