Published By: Harper Collins
Publication Date: October 24, 2013
Date Read: September 20, 2013
Genre: Adult - Chick Lit
Source: ARC from Harper Collins UK
She has just two weeks. Two weeks to teach him how to fall in love – with his own life.
Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate – but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him she can show him that life is worth living before then.
Despite her determination, Christine knows what a dangerous promise she’s made. Against the ticking of the clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late-night outings. Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life.
But has she done enough to change his mind for good? And is that all that’s starting to happen?
"While you were trying to make Maria fall in love with me, and make me fall in love with life, I fell in love with you."
I have been head over heels in love with Cecelia Ahern right from the moment I started reading her debut novel, PS I Love You, way back in 2007. Ever since then I have obsessed over all of her books and as soon as I heard of this one I was dying to get my hands on it. I pretty much screamed and jumped up and down for a good 10 minutes in excitement before I calmed down enough to crack open the book and read... and I devoured it in one sitting.
Christine has just encountered the most horrifying event. Seeing a man shoot himself in the head changed her life forever. Deciding that she wasn't happy in her life she decided she needed to change before it was too late. After ending her marriage and determined to start again she embarks on a journey she will never forget. Enter Adam. Adam is planning a suicide but Christine stops him from jumping from the Halfpenny Bridge and she promises him that she can help him to enjoy life again. As Christine and Adam are forced together Christine is determined to show him how fun life can be but as they embark on the journey sparks start to fly... can Christine help Adam and let him go at the end? Or are they destined for more?
How To Fall in Love is an addictive and heartwarming love story. Cecelia Ahern has blown me away yet again. There's just something about Cecelia's novels where she just brings a little magic into them and they are just like a modern day fairytale. How To Fall in Love is no different. I absolutely adored every single second this book and is just may be my favourite Cecelia Ahern novel to date. It's fantastic. Cecelia's writing style is phenomenal. She pulls you in right form the start and doesn't let you go until well after the story is over.
How To Fall in Love is unique, beautiful and uplifting. It is a book that has such a fantastic meaning underneath that it will stay with you long after you have finished reading. It beautiful and magical. It's not just a chick lit love story. The love story isn't the most important aspect of the story. The most important part is showing you that life is hard and though there are many times when we feel like the bad times will never be over we still have to go on. Life is a beautiful thing no matter how difficult it is. Cecelia Ahern is just my hero. I adore her and her novels always have a beautiful uplifting message in them so that when you finish reading you are left feeling like you can face anything.
How To Fall in Love is without a doubt one of the best book I have read this year. I devoured the book in one sitting. I just couldn't put it down. It was utter perfection. It was beautiful and moving. Uplifting and Magical. Cecelia Ahern is magical! She is utterly phenomenal and everyone has to read her books. They are perfect and incredible. How To Fall in Love is without a doubt a must-read for everyone. It will make you fall in love and have you wanting to just hug the book forever. I loved every single second of it and I will be waiting on tenter hooks for Cecelia's next heartwarming book.
"Moments are precious, sometimes they linger and other times they're fleeing, and yet so much could be done in them; you could change a mind, you could save a life and you could even fall in love."