Thank you to Books n All for allowing me a spot on this tour
William and Belinda, both genetically altered, meet years after leaving the government-rearing nursery. Their late development allowed them to escape a life devoted to the government’s defence departments. If their skills are now discovered they will be conscripted and never be free again.
William’s talent is to move through space between locations in the blink of an eye. Belinda can lift objects of great weight with her mind. Their relationship creates a raft of problems both struggle to overcome.
‘Catching Love When it Falls’ explores an alternative reality and discovers the one thing neither Belinda nor William can control – love.
I enjoyed the premise of genetically altered children hiding their powers to be let out of “the Nursery” to have “normal” lives and finding each other out in the world, but it was a little rushed. I wish the book had been longer to allow for the relationship between Belinda and William to grow in a more organic fashion. This was, unfortunately, a bit of a case of insta-love.
“He couldn’t rush the girl. Her petite build created an appearance of fragility, hiding her strong , feisty nature. He needed to find out the extent of her strength. If she could grab a truck , what else could she do? Those lavender eyes had entranced him. He wanted to pick her up and hold her tight. Kiss her delicate lips, exchange his breath with hers and one day-marry her. Yes, as surreal as it seemed, he just knew they were meant for each other , even if it meant a life of “under the radar” living, avoiding the Nursery’s continued checks. All he had to do was convince her he was right. Now that could be the greatest challenge of his life, so far.”
This quote is from Chapter 3… MARRIAGE?! Can we at least get to Chapter 5 first??
I also found Belinda a little manic. She’s happy, she’s angry, she’s happy, she’s angry… MAKE UP YOUR MIND GIRL!! There was too much abrupt back and forth. William was a little more level headed and his character seemed to make more sense.
If you like a cute YA fantastical romantic read than this is a short, easy poolside book.
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About the Author
I write futuristic and fantasy fiction, spiced with romance and adventure. This allows my imagination to run free, to create interesting characters caught in unusual circumstances and events. Sometimes I have the pleasure of watching science and technology catch up with my imagination.
I also write Young Adult, short stories and flash fiction; articles on writing and I am published in these genre. I self-published a children’s rhyming book and once won a prize for a short screen script.
I’m a published poet and I endeavour to put my poetry skills into my fiction writing to enhance the word pictures I create.
I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand which lives up to its name. I belong to the Romance Writers of N.Z., Tauranga Writers, and Spec.Fic.NZ (speculative fictionNZ)
Catching Love when it Falls is Best Served with an Aussie Beachcomber
I got this recipe from Genius Kitchen
- 2oz good quality spiced rum
- 1oz Cointreau liqueur
- 1oz orgeat syrup
- splash agave syrup
- 1⁄2 lime, juice
- 2 -3sprigs mint
- mulled pineapple(optional garnish) orfresh pineapple(optional garnish)
- Precool a Low-Ball glass with ice.
- Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker including the mint (mint must bruise with ice). Shake vigorously and pour into the Low-Ball glass over ice.
- Serve with a cocktail spear of mulled pineapple or fresh pineapple chunks.