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The Hardest Fall

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The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you're anyone but me.

The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I'm very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I'm attracted to. At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I'd never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong.

He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus. I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil...and...uh, maybe I shouldn't tell you all of it. It's pretty normal stuff, things you'd expect...from me.

Eventually, the time came when I couldn't hide anymore - not that he'd have let me even if I tried. Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn't help that I'm not the most subtle person in the world either. He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can't even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he's around.

He thinks we're going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don't care that I'm not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him. The thing is, that's exactly what I'm doing - what we're doing, I think. Falling. Hard.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Ella Maise (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Sabri
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  • 10-10-2019

Really good!

I loved this book! The story is really nice and sweet! Dylan and Chloe are a great couple and it was fun to see them fall in love. Is a slow burn so it takes a while to get there. My only issue is the male narrator, when he is doing the female voice .... omg is really bad! I like his voice for the male but not for the female, it was really distracting, but overall I loved the book!

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  • Nadine
  • New Zealand
  • 15-03-2019

hardest fall

excellent well written funny story . narrated well definitely worth 5 stars. Characters had greet chemistry and because of the way the story was written you became a part of it, you laughed at Zoe's quirks and the way she was when she was around Dylan or thought of him. I liked how he was with her too.

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Swoonworthy

An amazing read that helped get me hooked on romance stories.
This has a perfect balance between steamy scenes and an amazing story line with depth, plot twists and romance. Could not put it down, and have enjoyed rereading it several times as well.
If you are considering reading, you won't be disappointed.

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Hated Zoe. Annoying characters

struggled to listen to this, the male character is just annoying and obsessed and Zoe has to be the most unlikeable character I've come across yet.
shame because there was some interesting point to the storyline

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Swoon

not your average bad boy...
not your average damsel in distress...

must read book to fill you with warm fuzzys

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  • Bethany
  • 02-08-2018

Very predictable

The story was good, not great but good. I had high hopes for it but it fell short with it. The guys voice made me cringe every time he spoke as Zoe. That almost made me quit listening every time

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  • Lianna
  • 26-11-2018

The voice!!!

I only got in about 5 minutes before I had to return this book! I’ve read so many books with the men voicing the female lines but this was on a new level. He made the female role seems like nails on a chalkboard. This ruined the book for me before I even made it to the story.

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  • Tonja
  • 26-10-2018

I Can't Even... Pretend to Try

I get it. Not every male narrator can be Zachery Webber, Sebastian York, or Joe Arden. I mean, I'm sure they have lives and families and other stuff to do other than read every book I want to listen to. But... sweet Mary... I don't even know what to say about Alexander Cendese. Ten minutes into the book and I'm over it! I can't do it. I'm sure the story is great. Loved... loved her other books. But this one is a Hard pass.

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  • CG
  • 10-12-2018

Alexander Cendese needs to find another way to make a living

The plot was ok. I just couldn’t stand the male’s voice. Totally ruined the book for me. He sounded as if he was an uneducated idiot and his female voice sounded like he sucked in a bunch of helium. I definitely will not be listening to any book he narrates

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  • Kriston R.
  • 30-06-2018

Missed you Ella Maise

Great story, very likable characters, depth in supporting friends.....will we get to hear/read Chris’s story? I hope so. I read/listen to Maise’s other books at least annually and this one made it to the repeat list too. Well done! It helps that I really like these Narrators too.

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  • Lisa
  • 23-07-2018

The Hardest Fall

Good storyline. I laughed a lot. The narrators Alexander Cendese, Lidia Dornet, brought a brilliant spin with there voices. I liked Dylan Reed. He was a strong leading man. Zoe Clarke not so much. She was so insecure it was painful. In the end she grew on me. I could understand her more once I heard her story. Yes, it's worth a credit.

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  • Marte Risher
  • 21-09-2018

It’s usually the females voicing men that bother me

Had more difficulty getting into this novel, and then I realized why. The man narrating made Zoey sound like Harvey Fierstein. Disconcerting, to say the least.

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  • Toya
  • 14-07-2018

Perfect!!!

I loved the way all the parts of the story came together - and the story was a good one too. It had all the elements I think makes a great story, so excellent job Ella Maise. I also wanna thank you for writing stories like these to help persons like myself believe that we will find our "dream men" one of these days, without having to settle.

And how could I forget the narrators. Thank you both expander Cendese and Linda Sorbet for bringing your awesome narrative skills to this book. Your contribution has definitely helped to enhance the experience.

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  • sunshine
  • 04-07-2018

slow

I said this book was so slow I could not get into it I tuned out half of the characters and that's not like me I just could not get into this book I thought it would be funny and sweet and amazing and it was just blah.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-09-2018

Loved!

Loved this book! Felt like I waited forever for it only because I love Ella Maise’s books so much! Please write faster!!!

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  • Book addict
  • 15-08-2018

Decent college romance

3.5 stars. As far as a college romance goes, this is a good one. It was a little slow getting to the relationship stage, but I don’t mind a build up to a relationship as it makes it feel more real by the end. The story picked up pace by the end and I got more interested in the story. It had the typical lack of communication drama which gets a bit annoying in romance stories. I had just listened to ‘To hate Adam Connor’ by the same author, which was great, but this book didn’t live up to that unfortunately. I’ll definitely listen to more by this author though.

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