Book Review: The Way We Fall by Cassia Leo

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Genre(s): New Adult; Contemporary Romance

Plot: [Copied from Goodreads] Five pages. A letter holding a secret buried for more than five years. A secret neither of them wanted to know. Five years after their messy breakup, Houston and Rory are forced to work together opening up a new wine bar. Despite their tragic past, they find themselves once again drawn to each other, unable to deny their potent attraction. But the secret of the letter hangs like a guillotine over their heads. And soon, Houston finds himself in the same position he was in five years ago, choosing between the truth and the only woman he’s ever loved.


  • This book was a roller coaster from start to finish
  • It captured Portland pretty well
  • This addresses some pretty heavy topics
  • This book shows the importance of telling the truth
  • It will make you feel all sorts of ways


  • The car wreck thing at the end was whaaaat
  • I’m not sure how I feel about the resolution, but I get it

My Thoughts: I went into this book blind, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. But what I got was a book packed full of emotions – from anger, to happiness, to depression, and back again.

Houston and Rory have a complicated past, and from the second fate brings them together again, I was so confused about how I should feel. On one hand, I really wanted them to work things about. On the other hand, I was really mad at both of them at different points and wished they would just stop dragging things out.

There were some sexy moments, there were some heavy moments, there were some witty moments. This book was all over the place — but in a totally great and acceptably satisfying way. One thing’s for sure: this is not a light read. This is a heavy book with heavy emotions, and you need to go in prepared to feel some feels and not put it down until you’re finished.

I’m still not sure how I feel about the resolution, but this was a REALLY great book. I would recommend it to fans of Colleen Hoover and Renee Carlino.


Cassia Leo

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