REVIEW – HEARTFALL by J.B. McGee

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SYNOPSIS

Claire Ross has never been good enough. Not for the girls in the elite group of dancers in her class and certainly not for the approval of her ballet teacher, Mr. Robins. She definitely doesn’t like what she sees in the mirror. Simply put, she doesn’t love herself, so how could she possibly love someone else?

After twelve years of friendship, Sebastian Reyes’ adoring gaze holds more. They soon find themselves unable to control their feelings for one another.

When tragedy strikes, Claire finds herself in a very unlikely and unfavorable position. Regardless of the weight of the emotion, she must make difficult decisions that impact the rest of her life.

Will Claire see that her true love has been right in front of her? Happily ever after isn’t just for fairy tales. To get hers, all she has to do is trust, open her heart and fall.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****3.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

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I love JB McGee and loved her THIS series when I read it about three years ago. This story’s heroine was kind of similar to Gabby from the series I read previously, but she also ended up frustrating me throughout the book. Claire is a sixteen-year-old ballerina who has been dancing since she was five. She is the only one in her dance class that doesn’t come from money, and she also doesn’t have a waif-like figure. Poor Claire is often ridiculed and bullied by a group of mean girls until one day the beautiful boy in her class stands up for her and he also makes it very clear that he has been crushing on her for quite some time.

Sebastian Reyes is the top dancer in her class and he’s also the object of many girls’ affections, but he only has eyes for Claire. I really loved Sebastian and how he always tried to break through Claire’s insecurities and helped her see herself through his eyes. He had my heart from the start.

Some big life altering events occur that affect Claire’s future. I wasn’t happy with some of it and then another hero is introduced. Liam was mysterious and definitely sexy but when he’s also described as being into a little of the BDSM, I felt like the story took a wrong turn. I think this just didn’t have a place in the story. It felt very off for me. Plus the little revelation towards the end, I did see coming and thought that it should never have been added to the book. The epilogue would have been perfect if it focused only on Claire and how her life turned out but there were additional revelations that just ended up confusing the heck out of me.

Overall, I did like the story, but I just didn’t love it. That being said, I love this author’s writing and will definitely be reading her future works.

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