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Further To Fall by Catherine Cowles

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Catherine Cowles
Contemporary Romance
24th October 2018

An up-and-coming MMA fighter trying to take on the world. An innocent teacher trying to make the world a better place.

He never expected her to become his best friend. But she fought her way into his life, one tongue-lashing at a time. Until one night, one mistake tore them apart. 

Losing her… that gutted him. But now, as one of the top fighters in the world, he’s back and determined to battle for his girl. 

But, from the sidelines, someone watches. Someone who’ll do just about anything to keep them apart. 

Their second chance might be over before it even begins…

Tracey’s Review

Further To Fall by Catherine Cowles is her duet book and what a fantastic way she has introduced herself. This book was fantastic, and Catherine is an author to keep your eye on. If this is what we will be getting from her, then I can only imagine how good her books are going to be. 

Further To Fall introduces us to the characters, Carter and Austin. I was hooked from the first page and thoroughly enjoyed every word that I read.

There is something about MMA fighters that just does it for me, I don’t know if it’s because they are so alpha that I always enjoy reading the softer side to these hard as nail men. Austin Lyons is an up and coming MMA fighter who has worked his way up from the bottom. When you first meet him, he comes off as a totally asshole, but as you learn more about his character you soon realise that he wears his scars on his heart and finds it difficult to trust people, especially women. 

Then he meets Carter and let’s just say, he well and truly makes a first impression, just not a good impression. 

Carter McCarthy is your typical small-town girl, ready to make a difference in the world. Just fresh out off college and starting a new job as a Fourth Grade Teacher, she has this air of innocence that made me like her instantly. But just like with Austin’s character, Carter has this fire burning in side, just waiting for someone or something to light the blaze.

I loved how opposite these characters were, yet they were able to create a friendship that enriched their lives and made you root for their happily ever after ending. They certainly had their ups and downs, but I found this element of their journey the most entertaining. Their relationship had the perfect blend off sweetness and sexiness. 

For a debut novel, I think Further To Fall hit all off my buttons. The story was well written, and the characters had a depth to them that allowed to me connect to them and their relationship. I think Catherine Cowles has a lot of potential and I’m very excited to see where this author takes us on her next book

Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.


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