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The Fall (The 'Commitment' Series Book 4) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B01EJYSOAA
- Publisher : Stiletto Press, LLC (April 19, 2016)
- Publication date : April 19, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1978 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 468 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #145,146 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Lorna was beyond complicated. She was frustrating, narcissistic, rude, abrasive, and boy could I go on with her identifying descriptors. She was self-centered and had an air of entitlement that many found hard to tolerate. Except for the yummy, Malcolm T. Mitchell. (What does the "T" stand for? I believe tolerant, tenacious, and TOTALLY saw through Lorna's vulnerabilities and insecurities. He just "got her."
Let's face it. Lorna could dish it out. But, in true narcissistic behavior she could not take it. Her inflated ego (sure some of it was warranted), was easily punctured and her true, low self-esteem and insecurities were neatly hidden behind her gloriously magnificent mask. She was a beautiful, well renowned professional in the literary realm. However, she was lonely and at times appeared child-like; engaging in hazardous behavior. And, Malcolm saw it. All of her grandiose, driven, high self esteem behaviors were really just a cover for a damaged, afflicted woman with deep insecurities and relationship self-doubts. Lorna was a depressed and lonely woman with a vulnerable fragility that longed for someone to see through her bull. Riddled with losses and the ability to transfer her hurt and humiliation on to others, she was a skilled connoisseur of projecting qualities and traits that she hated in her self. Poor thing. But, Malcolm saw the forest for the trees. He got his "tools" and methodically chipped away at the emotional deficits deep inside of Lorna. Now, that's Love.
I thoroughly enjoyed this journey. Its written in perfect, adult, seasoned prose. As in life and relationships, sometimes the journey is rugged and difficult. You will fall. In love. Out of love. Fall in your endeavors. But when you Fall down, face it and get back up.
The author was spot on about the politics of campus life and the professional rivalry among colleagues. Riley makes an appearance in the book as well and we learn a lot more about her relationship with her mother and about Riley’s childhood. Just a really great love story that had me hooked from beginning to end!
Top reviews from other countries
Nice length not too short. Now I am eagerly waiting to see what Nia Forrester's next release will be, as u have read all her books.
The book centres on Lorna Terry, in her mid-forties and the mother of Riley from Book 1 of this series (The Commitment). Lorna is a young-looking (and thinking), highly intelligent and articulate professor of women's studies. She had Riley when she was very young and has never really had a long-term relationship with a man. Many short relationships, though.
Enter Malcolm Mitchell, a new staff member at the college where Lorna works. He is also a successful writer, and a few years younger than Lorna. (In his late thirties I think). Malcolm is recently divorced, as his wife 'traded-up' for a higher status guy. (Ouch!) They have two daughters presently living with their mother.
Malcolm and Lorna are attracted straight away, but Lorna does her typical thing where she tries to treat it as just a fling. But Malcolm is attracted to Lorna's mind just as much as her body, and he insists on taking things further with her. He pushes her (in a good way), and won't put up with her bulls**t. Malcolm turns out to be a really great guy who is very patient with Lorna and her hidden insecurities. Intellectually they are a great couple, but the chemistry between them is also HOT!
So it's another great story about two interesting, grown-up people and their complicated lives. As a bonus, we get some glimpses of Riley and Shawn (from The Commitment) as well, and it's lovely to revisit them.
I guess it can be read as a standalone, but it's highly recommended you read The Commitment first, at least, as it gives you a lot of background that helps you to enjoy the book even more. Another highly recommended Forrester.