The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

The Hardest Fall

The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.At the time, I knew not...


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  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    2018-03-06
    ➳A slow-burn college romance in which the word “masterpiece” is not enough to describe such creative ways of making a reader swoon over both characters in which fate has separated, & brought together for a final story plot... ➳When it comes down to slow-burn, angsty romance— this girl is not the biggest fan of them. Now, there are a few times where there are exceptions that I encounter upon and end up absolutely devouring said novel and...
  • Ella Maise
    2017-08-02
    🏈🔥The Hardest Fall is NOW LIVE!🔥🏈"Why would my eyes look for you in a crowd when I didn't even know your name?"Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2qEjqPhAmazon UK: https://amzn.to/2H73lf7Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2qDs0O8Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2J49pRY
  •  KAT ⚛ Kitty Kat's Crazy About Books ⚛
    2018-04-20
    MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS ‘THE HARDEST FALL’: Is a standalone full length, sports romance novel by new to me Author Ella Maise. ‘Spoken in Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet, shy, klutzy, kooky, quirky over talkative College Freshman Zoe Clarke.And Dylan Reed the IT boy around campus. A football player who had a big chance of going pro. He’s gorgeous, laid back and finds himself drawn towar...
  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
    2018-04-19
    Review at Of Pens and Pages. This is the strangest thing, but I think you're going to be my best friend, Zoe Clarke." Oh Ella, how I've missed your words! If you know me, you know I'm a sucker for the slow-burn. I'm pleased to announce that I got that with this book, and I got it in spades. The Hardest Fall is a sweet, slow-burn friends-to-lovers romance that hit me in all the right places. There's a touch of mystery and angst added into the mix ...
  • Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    2018-04-17
    “On and off the field, you’re my hardest fall. No one has ever compared, and no one ever will.” I truly loved The Hardest Fall. This story included some of my favorite things to read; sports romance, angst and the slow burn which is to the point of perfection, not annoyance. I devoured every beautifully and carefully crafted word Ella Maise produced. The only downer for me reading this was that it ended.There are a few words that come to ...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    2018-04-13
    5 Cute Stars Such an amazing book,I devour it in one sitting!I'm in love with the story and the characters rocked this story!The Hardest Fall was a cute and fun read!I was smiling most of the time with these two!Zoe and Dylan were adorable!I loved every minute of these two together!The way they first met was funny and then the second and third time!I found their story refreshing!Dylan is a swoon worthy hero and I loved Zoe,she is shy,funny and cu...
  • NMmomof4
    2018-04-27
    3.75 StarsOverall Opinion: This was a cute friend's to lovers story. It definitely is what I would consider "slow burn", and while I'm never really a fan of that type of story, I didn't mind it that much. That being said -- there still were some parts that felt slow for me. It also felt on the longer side, and it was @ 423 pages on my kindle app. I think some of those slower parts could've been edited out to make it flow a little better. I apprec...
  • ~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
    2018-04-10
    *4.5 stars* Loved this book! Dylan and Zoe are perfect for each other. I really liked that they were friends before lovers. Their sexual tension was off the charts and I really enjoyed the slow burn. When they finally get together it was so hot! I loved Dylan. He’s such a great guy and loves Zoe unconditionally. He embraces her quirks and accepts her just as she is. Zoe is amazing too. She’s shy but so fun! I truly loved them as a couple. Thi...
  • bookmarkbelles
    2018-04-13
    I discovered Ella Maise this month and devoured To Love Jason Thorn and To Hate Adam Conner in just two days. I was obsessed with her writing style and gave both books a 5 star.Fortunately for me, I didnt have to wait the almost two years that everyone else did for a new release from this author. Phewww! I was kicking myself for taking this long to discover her but now im just grateful.After devouring those two books I was lucky enough to receive...
  • Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
    2018-04-19
    I fucking LOVED it. I LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVEDDDDD it. Gah. Going to try to come up with a review soon, but holy slow burn, totally the most delicious torture. Dylan and Zoe killed me in the BEST way. And man, the sweetness. DEAD OVER THEM.
  • Shannon Moore
    2018-04-16
    I finished this book about three days ago, and I want to go back and start it again. Right now. Is that normal? We all read romance because of the hero, am I right ladies? Alright, well, most of the time, that is. There's story. The imagination. And you're darn tootin I read for the hero too. The hero in The Hardest Fall... *SWOON*! Like swoon until I melt, sort of swoon. Dylan was just amazing, and the perfect match for Zoe. Not only was he swee...
  • XxTainaxX
    2018-04-23
    Dylan and Zoe are a testament to there being a right time for everything. Though their attraction has always been there, it wasn’t the right time until it was. This cute story was the perfect return for Ella Maise after an absence from the writing scene. It’s a slow burn, which I don’t always enjoy, but this additional time was definitely worth the build up of the relationship. Individually, I really liked how Dylan was structured. He had a...
  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    2018-04-22
    4.5 slow burn stars‘He was the dream, the one you always wanted to end up with, the other half of your soul, if you believed in that kind of thing. I was willing to bet Dylan Reed would check every single box every single woman had on the their must-have list….’They say all good things come to those that wait. Hmm they also say…be careful what you wish for. Well, we waited, we wished and we hoped The Hardest Fall would be everything we ha...
  • lucie
    2018-05-04
    “This is the strangest thing, but I think you’re going to be my best friend, Zoe Clarke.” THIS BOOK GAVE ME ALL THE FEELS!From roomates to lovers. The Hardest Fall was just so good - I laughed, my heart was so full with emotions that I thought it explodes, I had butterflies in my stomach and a stupid smile on my face almost the whole time. Exactly everything I expect to get from reading a romance book. Zoe ist just adorable, she talks way...
  • Libby Harrison
    2018-04-21
    https://romanticcynicblog.wordpress.c...Beware of Spoilers!Star Ratings:Heroine (Zoe): 21yrs oldHero (Dylan): 22yrs oldPlot: 4/5Grovel: noneCheating: noneHEA: yes with a ‘6 years later’ epilogue!Triggers: noneAverage score: 4/5Best Line: “Who would buy a cheeseburger and not get fries? One isn’t complete without the other.”Worst Line: “Leave”Personal Review:A good slow burn college romance between a photographer and a footballerRand...
  • нυgѕαи∂¢σσкιєѕ
    2018-04-19
    Sweet & QuirkyThis is my first ever book by this author and I was swept away with their story. Its more than YA and its more than being friends, but there's no way that you'll be disappointed or feel disconnected with the main MCs Dylan & Zoe, cause you'll love the quirkiness of Zoe and the alpha ness of Dylan. "ιт'ѕ нard тo eхplaιn wнaт drawѕ yoυ тo a perѕon, wнaт ιт ιѕ aвoυт тнeм тнaт мaĸeѕ тнeм тнaт ѕpecι...
  • Melanie
    2018-04-20
    Loved this book. It was a great read and kept your attention from start to finish.
  • Steffi De Ceuster ♥
    2018-04-22
    I loved this one so so so much!! I laughed the first few parts because they were hilarious! I kind of felt for Zoe but on the other side I can understand her so much!So while I was typing Ella Maise her name in my goodreads books to find this book back (I'm so bad with remembering names or titles) and I noticed I've read two of her other books. I was plesantly surprised to find that out, because I loved those so much! I'm so glad I came across th...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    2018-03-07
    I had the incredible fortune of beta reading this newest offering from Ella Maise and - ugh, you guys! I loved it so much! Her signature quirky adorableness is present here, but with a little more grit. Plus? Football. If sweet slow burns are your thing, Dylan and Zoe are about to knock your socks off! ~ Shelly Special thank you to the lovely Beth at Panda & Boodle for providing this amazing teaser.
  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    2018-04-22
    4.5 slow burn stars‘He was the dream, the one you always wanted to end up with, the other half of your soul, if you believed in that kind of thing. I was willing to bet Dylan Reed would check every single box every single woman had on the their must-have list….’They say all good things come to those that wait. Hmm they also say…be careful what you wish for. Well, we waited, we wished and we hoped The Hardest Fall would be everything we ha...
  • Vanessa (nessreads)
    2018-04-12
    *ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*5 "Buddies" Stars!!!!!I'm just going to take a minute and bask in all the gloriousness this book left me with. The Hardest Fall is one of those books that puts a smile on your face and keeps it there till the very end. I was giddy throughout the whole book. And the laughs, oh the laughs. These characters had me laughing so hard. I found myself not wanting this book to end. And when it did, I j...
  • Anne OK
    2018-04-27
    The third time is the charm -- when Zoe and Dylan finally "officially" meet. Two other encounters were hilarious and quite engaging! Of course, he's THE GUY on campus -- football star looking at an NFL career -- and, well, Zoe is a whole lotta of Chatty Kathy, nerdy and smart, shy and lovable! Their coupling was delightful. But as we all know, nothing in romanceland goes without some rocky roads and potholes filled with misunderstandings. From a ...
  • Butthisbook
    2018-04-16
    THIS BOOK!!!!!!!! I'm gonna keep this review short and sweet. This was my first book by this author and it definitely won't be my last. The Hardest Fall was one of those books I didn't expect to fall deeply in love with. It was funny, sweet, adorable, awkward (ZOE. I Am ZOE) and it had me at the edge of my seat wondering what the hell was gonna happen next. The little plot twists!!!!! I kept thinking to myself... nope the author won't go there.....
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2018-04-17
    THE HARDEST FALL by Ella Maise is the story of Zoe and Dylan. This was such a fun read! I loved the funny story how they met. Zoe was a beautiful shy girl where Dylan was the all-around sports guy heading to the NFL. This was such a easy sweet read! Loved it!
  • Jennifer
    2018-04-27
    Currently, I need to read something that's not a tome. This has been on my KU shelf since it came out and I thought it might fit the bill. Four chapters in, however, I'm sensing that I've made a mistake. I'm just too old for this story, for this setting, and for the MCs and their problems. :(2.52 stars. Upon finishing, here are my scattered thoughts.What worked for me:1) The H, while he had a bit of a past with the ladies, it only lasted one year...
  • Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
    2018-04-19
    This book. I loved every single second, every single minute, every single word. This book is atop favorite of mine. Slow burn meet college angst, meet awkward eye contact, meet football hottie. Meet every single check mark I ask for in a must read. I loved the slow burn, the build up. These characters nailed every single moment. You meet Zoe an awkward girl who came to college to make contact with some important characters in her life. She ends u...
  • TheBibliotheque
    2018-04-24
    “My heart beats differently for you. It feels different somehow. I know this probably doesn’t make sense, but… it beats louder, wilder when I see you…”Oh my loooooooord. It's been a million years since I read a college romance this sweet, this addictive, this fun, this EVERYTHING. Oh sweet lord. Awkward and quirky girl meets the sweetest jog is something I will always fall for. But Ella Maise just took it to a different level, and I can...
  • Cocktails and Books
    2018-04-24
    I ended up liking this one a lot more than I thought I would. Zoe and her quirks were perfection and I loved how Dylan didn't bat an eyelash at them. From the momet they met, she made him smile and that made me want them to find that HEA.
  • Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
    2018-03-07
    I was supremely lucky to get to beta read this one, and I am SO excited for everyone to read it. Ella Maise melted my heart with Dylan and Zoe!
  • Jessy
    2018-04-22
    3 starsInitially I put this aside at 28% due to a few issues I had it it, but I decided to finish it, as I really wanted to write a full review. Unfortunately in the end I was a little disappointed by the book.First things first, there was some things about it that I liked. The hero was quite likeable for the most part and there were some cute moments. The story was interesting enough to keep me going (even though I skimmed in the end).However, I...