//The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise
The Hardest Fall Book Cover The Hardest Fall
Ella Maise
New adult, Romance, Contemporary
19th April, 2018

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.


The Hardest Fall is a slow burning, new adult romance from Ella Maise. I’ve read a few books by the author now, some I’ve loved and some I’ve just liked. I find its often more to do with me liking the characters than the actual story at times which is where a couple of books haven’t worked for me. Still this book had a great synopsis and a cover that screamed HEA, so I decided to give it a go.

I love College/University set books and The Hardest Fall doesn’t just have a good setting, there’s also a myriad of great characters too. Dylan and Zoe really made this story come to life. I loved them both and was sad for it to end as they made me laugh so much at times. I did find Dylan was a tad judgemental which was funny as he hated that initially about Zoe. Books can struggle to really bring humour across for me, but that opening scenes with Zoe in the bathroom were both hilarious and embarrassing. I was almost cringing for her (While also laughing behind my hand). She was my kind of people. Dylan was an eye opener, not your stereotypical football guy which I loved too. I just liked that these characters weren’t the norm in these books. The story is fairly fast paced even if the relationship with Dylan and Zoe is so slow. I thought the side characters were great although Kayla was annoying – I think it was the ‘boyfriend’ thing.

Being someone who totally abuses her Kindle Unlimited each month I’m so glad Ella’s books are often on there. The Hardest fall is a good egg and although I’m only giving this 3.5 stars its not because I didn’t like it. No, its because I needed more ‘instant gratification’, the slow burn on this book was torture! However, I loved the characters, the story, the setting and even the drama. I really hope this turns into a series, 3.5 stars.

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