Book Review: Falling For You by: Steven Slavick

Rating: 3/5

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: February 18, 2012

Origins:  From Author for Review

Book Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Remember that one guy you thought the world of; smart, fun to hang out with, easy to talk to...but no matter how hard you tried, you just couldn't find 

That's been Alexander Lawford's predicament his entire life. He's certain that his best friend is his soul mate. Only problem is that Marisa Moretti just doesn’t see him as boyfriend material. And when she gets together with her on/off boyfriend, a man who is convinced that he will marry Marisa, extreme measures are called for.

So Alexander meets up with a good buddy, a bad boy women can’t resist, and learns to use his razor-sharp sense of humor, big heart, and good looks to show Marisa what she’s missing. But will it be enough to captivate a woman who’s positive that her destiny lies with another man?

Review: FALLING FOR YOU is a romance novel a little outside the norm. The main character, Alexander (Alex) Lawford, pines for his best friend Marisa. He thinks she’s the perfect girl for him and he’s tired of being relegated to the “friend zone”. So after her fifth breakup in two years, he’s had enough of having to come to her rescue and tells her how he feels. Needless to say, this doesn’t go well and now Alex needs to find a way to make Marisa see him in a new light. Taking lessons from a good friend, Alex is willing to do what it takes to finally get the girl of his dreams.

FALLING FOR YOU has a great main character in Alex and some wonderful supporting characters, like Damon. I think once Alex overcame his fears and rediscovered his confidence; he should have taken a good long look at why he feels like he loves Marisa and who she really is. I did not like Marisa at all because she is “me, me, me” all the time and couldn't stand it when Alex wasn’t at her beck & call. I didn't think she deserved Alex as a friend or a love interest. Alex is a wonderful guy, someone you can really cheer on. I’d have been happier seeing Alex with Cassandra, but he had his heart set on Marisa. This is a well-written romance novel, with good humor and a great hero. FALLING FOR YOU teaches a valuable lesson – to thine own self be true!

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