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The Consequence of Falling by Claire Contreras

The Consequence of Falling Book Cover The Consequence of Falling
Claire Contreras
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
January 13th, 2019

The list of things I hate is short. Not even my soon-to-be ex-husband is on that list. Nope. I save only the worst of the worst, the crème de la crème, the absolute I cannot even for this list . . .

1. Black coffee
2. Rude people
3. Nathaniel Bradley

Which is why when my father informs me that he’s making Nathaniel Bradley his new business partner, and in turn, my boss, I flip out.

1. He’s an annoying know-it-all.
2. He calls me a spoiled princess every chance he gets.
3. He disapproves of everything I do.

I go into this knowing I’ll hate every second in his presence. Except the longer he’s around, the more I find myself staring at his lips and remembering the one time they were on mine. I randomly find myself looking at his hands and wondering how they’d feel on my skin.
I try to snap out of it, but I guess I’m not as smart as I thought I was. No matter how many times I remind myself of the times I’ve practically thrown myself at him and he’s pushed me away, I keep falling little by little.

I’d always heard that it was a bad idea to mix business with pleasure and if that’s the case, this thing with Nathaniel has demise written all over it.
mise written all over it.

Megan’s Review


“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.

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