I breezed through The Fastest Way to Fall. Williams truly excels at banter and chemistry. I was rooting for both Wes and Britta from the very beginning! And the body positivity just made my heart so happy! Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.
Britta Colby works for a lifestyle website, and when tasked to write about her experience with a hot new body-positive fitness app that includes personal coaching, she knows it’s a major opportunity to prove she should write for the site full-time.
As CEO of the FitMe app, Wes Lawson finally has the financial security he grew up without, but despite his success, his floundering love life and complicated family situation leaves him feeling isolated and unfulfilled. He decides to get back to what he loves—coaching. Britta’s his first new client and they click immediately.
As weeks pass, she’s surprised at how much she enjoys experimenting with her exercise routine. He’s surprised at how much he looks forward to talking to her every day. They convince themselves their attraction is harmless, but when they start working out in person, Wes and Britta find it increasingly challenging to deny their chemistry and maintain a professional distance.
Wes isn’t supposed to be training clients, much less meeting with them, and Britta’s credibility will be sunk if the lifestyle site finds out she’s practically dating the fitness coach she’s reviewing. Walking away from each other is the smartest thing to do, but running side by side feels like the start of something big.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
The Fastest Way to Fall was so charming from start to finish. It was so easy to become obsessed with both Britta and Wes. I loved reading Britta’s posts because I think you can tell a lot about a person by how they write. Britta’s vulnerability made it so easy to immediate connect to her. To see her own journey and the ways her ambitions and desires change. At the same time, Wes just warmed my heart. He’s just this cinnamon roll of a character who melted my cold heart.
While Britta immediately made a place in my heart. I ended up being drawn to Wes. To the ways he’s kind of gotten lost. He finds himself not sure what he’s doing or where he’s going. The Fastest Way to Fall is full of hilarious jokes, sizzling chemistry, but also tension and complexity. The ways it dips its toes into addiction, guilt, and trauma. I ended up reading more than I anticipated each night because I was so obsessed. I needed to know what was going to happen!
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I’ve been more drawn to romance reads especially as I’m winding down 2021. My brain seems to be demanding happily ever afters and tension. The Fastest Way to Fall is a precious romance about loving yourself and being open to love. Find The Fastest Way to Fall on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, Bookshop.org & The Book Depository.
About the Author
Denise Williams wrote her first book in the second grade. I Hate You and its sequel, I Still Hate You, featured a tough, funny heroine, a quirky hero, witty banter, and a dragon. Minus the dragons, these are still the books she likes to write. After penning those early works, she finished second grade and eventually earned a Ph.D. in education, going on to work in higher education. After growing up a military brat around the world and across the country, Denise now lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, son, and two ornery shih tzus who think they own the house.