Posted by on May 8, 2016

This week on the Not-Necessarily-New Book Review we have a book from Rebecca Brooks. If you haven’t heard of her, I am so, so, sorry because you have been missing out on an incredible talent.

Full disclosure – I know Rebecca. We bonded on the internet over writing and cats. We both like pizza, beer, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (not necessarily all at the same time.)

BUT, just because I know her doesn’t mean that I can’t be objective about her books. I had briefly met her before I read her first book, Above All which turned me into an instant fan.

How To Fall is her most recent. It was released in November of 2015 and I eagerly waited for Amazon to deposit it in my e-mail box, then stayed up all night to read it.

It was worth the book hangover the next day.

Julia is a high school math teacher who always does the right and predictable thing–until we meet her entering a hostel in Brazil. Things squared away at home, she’s finally decided to do something for herself and is going to spend a week, including New Year’s, doing something she’s never done before.

Already at the hostel is Blake, an Aussie with secrets. Or at least…things he doesn’t want to talk about.

Let’s just say, the two of them really hit it off.

So, what do I like about this book? Again, I’m a very visual person and I love it when a writer draws effective pictures with words. Rebecca does this spectacularly. I’ve never been to Brazil, certainly not during the turn of the year (I hide under the bed for New Year’s eve) but I felt like I could see the hostel and see the bus and see the… well… I don’t want to give away too much of what’s to come!

If you like smart and sexy, Rebecca Brooks has it in spades. If you like hot and possibly illegal–depending on what country you’re in at the time–read this book! Read ALL of her books! It has become a personal crusade of mine to bring her books into the light because they are so spectacular.

Run, don’t walk, to your nearest e-book retailer (it is also available in paperback if you’re old school) to get this book. You will be so glad you did.

Oh, and here’s a tip! If you leave a review at any of the major e-tailers, Rebecca will send a wonderful bonus chapter for this book! More details here at her site under the heading “Bonus Chapter”.