New Release Book Review: MAKE ME FALL by Sara Rider

About the Book

Enemies make the worst neighbors, but the best lovers

After losing her job, her home, and her friends in her divorce, Nora Pitts is determined not to make the same mistakes when she starts over in the small town of Shadow Creek, Washington. No more slaving away in the lab at the expense of her social life, and definitely no more men. Ever. But making friends in her thirties is so much harder than she anticipated. And when it comes to her gorgeous yet obnoxious neighbor, it’s a whole lot easier to make enemies.

Eli Hardin doesn’t have a lot of sympathy for his uptight neighbor, until he overhears her so-called new friends making fun of her un-datable status. Suddenly he finds himself volunteering for a date with a woman who’s been leaving angry hate-notes in his mailbox, and in way over his head. Because all it takes is one disastrous date with Nora for Eli to fall hard.

But falling for Eli isn’t something Nora’s ready for—not when he’s her complete opposite, and especially not when he turns out to be the best friend she’s made in Shadow Creek. But as her attraction and her feelings for Eli grow hotter, resisting him might just lead to heartbreak anyway. 

My Thoughts

In MAKE ME FALL by Sara Rider, organised, professional academic, Nora Pitts often clashes with her laidback and carefree neighbour Eli Hardin. Yet he is the one that comes to her rescue and volunteers to take her on a date when her so-called friends laugh at her, claiming that he would never go out with her willingly. Ouch!

And so begins the relationship between the very tightly wound Nora and her happy-go-lucky neighbour. Except first impressions aren’t everything, and the more time they spend together, the more these two find they have in common.

I loved Eli and Nora. They really do complement one another and I enjoyed getting to know them. They are both dealing with personal and professional challenges, and this brings seriousness to their story. However, this is balanced with the many light-hearted and humorous moments that are peppered throughout the book.

MAKE ME FALL is charming and engaging story. For me, it holds the honour of the most unique relationship question I’ve ever read in a romance book: “Do you believe it’s important to wash your feet in the shower?” :-D


About the Author

Sara Rider writes contemporary romances full of heart and heat about strong women and the men who can’t resist them.

Growing up, Sara Rider dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player. When that dream was squashed by her extreme dislike of running, she decided to do the next best thing: write about professional soccer players. By day, Sara spends her time working in the field of research ethics and daydreams about plotlines and character arcs. She spends far too much time at public libraries and never leaves the house without a paperback or an e-reader stuffed into her purse.