“You have no idea how long I’ve wanted you.”
If you want your next romance novel to captivate you from the very beginning and utterly consume your heart and soul, then I urge you to read The Consequence of Falling by Claire Contreras; it was sweet, steamy, and emotional. I just cannot get enough of stories which are written the way I love, intelligent, witty and the ability to set a scene so vividly. Claire’s carefully constructed words made me feel like I was living this journey along with the characters that I got to know and love.
I love nothing more than an ‘enemies to lovers’ story and this one had it down pat. Presley and Nathaniel have known each other for years, and to say they did not get off on the right foot would be a massive understatement.
Presley is only 15 years of age when she first meets Nathaniel and unknown to her, he is currently working for her father whilst studying business at NYU. From their very first encounter they just don’t see eye to eye and as the years pass, their views on each other don’t get much better.
“The thing about falling was that it didn’t happen the way everyone imagined it. Sometimes it happened slowly, over time, and other times you find yourself sitting there waiting for the other person to catch up.”
Fast forward a few years later and Presley is going through a divorce and the utter turmoil that comes hand in hand with the end of a marriage. She is all set to throw herself head first into the family business when things go from bad to worse for her; her father announces that none other than Nathaniel will be appointed as his business partner. This means Presley will now be working for Nathaniel, which is the absolute opposite of what she needs at that point in time.
Through the many years of their somewhat tumultuous relationship, all the banter, all the loaded words that have been exchanged between the two, you just know that deep down the attraction between them was very apparent and they won’t be able to hide their true feelings forever.