Release Day Review: Fall Back Skyward by Autumn Grey


Eleven years ago, I saved her. I loved her. But they took me away from her and locked me up. For two years, all I could think about was her. She consumed me. Took up every room in my head and gave me something to focus on, knowing I would see her soon.

Nine years ago, I watched her as she walked down the aisle and into the arms of a man who wasn't me. My brother. I left my home and never looked back.

Now, I'm staring at seven letters, each envelope stamped with one word in bold, red ink: URGENT.

I have no choice but to go back home. Seeing her will be the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. But in order to reconcile with my past, I have to face my present. Even if the thought of seeing her, knowing that she is out of my reach, kills me.

I have no idea what awaits me, but I can only hope that the demons of my past will finally be buried and put to rest.

**Due to possible triggering descriptions of self-harm, and some sexual situations this book is not recommended for anyone under the age of 17 years old**


**Received ARC in exchange for an honest review**

"Silver lining. Knowing I'll see you soon is my silver lining."

This book is about soul mates who get a second chance at love. If you are meant to be together you will find your way back to each other. This book was a perfect example of that. When I read the blurb I had no idea what to expect. Why would "she" marry his brother??

"I've wanted to kiss you since I saw you glare at me from your front lawn. You've crawled under my skin so deep, I have to kiss you to seal you in. Never leave."

We start with Part One which is in present time. We see what the main character Cole is up to in his life. After reading the letters that said URGENT he goes and reads the letters that were sent to him years ago. I was angry at Cole for not reading those letters before. 9 years is a very long time, and it was obvious Cole was still holding a grudge and anger deep inside him. In all those years he hadn't moved on. He was still living in the past. It did hurt my heart to see him hurting like that. The reunion between Cole, his family and his first and only love Nor was heartbreaking.

"I'm in love with you and all your little things that make up who you are. Your chaotic mind, your insecurities, your big heart. You think you're not perfect but you are perfection to me."

We then get to Part Two where we go back in time and see how Cole and Nor first met and how their relationship developed. Normally I don't like flashbacks but it was done really well in this book and I was curious to know what happened between them. I also loved that it didn't switch between past and present every couple of chapters, and that it was divided in big parts. The past was a very important piece in this book and I don't think I would've enjoyed this book as much if we didn't get to see the history between them. Cole and Nor's reunion was heartbreaking and explosive. There were so many things that needed to be said. So many feelings that were bottled up and ready to explode the moment they met.

"Everyone has scars, whether they're on the surface of our bodies or on the inside, hidden in their souls. We've just gotten good at hiding them."

Another part why I enjoyed this book so much was the secondary characters: Cole's friends Simon, Tate and his brothers Nick and Josh. Also Nor's friend Megs and sisters Elon and Elise. There were a couple of them attracted to each other and I HOPE they will get their own book! I NEED them to have their HEA! I also loved that the book had dual POV, it was essential to know what was going on in Nor and Cole's minds. Plus we get one chapter told from a very special character. ;) Trust me you'll be surprised! I did wish that a couple of more chapters were in present time because I wanted more. The last chapter ended abruptly so I was really happy the epilogue was extra long.

"My little savage Snowflake. Dainty on the outside, but a fighter on the inside."



Autumn Grey is the author of the romance suspense, Havoc, Obliterate, Mend (Havoc series). And just like her characters, she is quirky, sometimes funny and definitely flawed. She writes sexy contemporary romances full of drama, steamy kisses and happy ever afters.

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