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.