Fall by Kristen Callihan Book Review


by Kristen Callihan

Published by Plain Jane Books

Book 3 in the VIP series

The first time I met Jax Blackwood things went a little sideways.

In my defense, I didn’t know he was Jax Blackwood—who expects a legendary rock star to be shopping for groceries? More importantly, a blizzard was coming and he was about to grab the last carton of mint-chocolate chip.

Still, I might have walked away, but then he smugly dared me to try and take the coveted ice cream. So I kissed him. And distracted that mint-chip right out of his hands.

Okay, it was a dirty move, but desperate times and all that. Besides, I never expected he’d be my new neighbor.

An annoying neighbor who takes great pleasure in reminding me that I owe him ice cream but would happily accept more kisses as payment. An irresistible neighbor who keeps me up while playing guitar naked–spectacularly naked–in his living room.

Clearly, avoidance is key. Except nothing about Jax is easy to ignore—not the way he makes me laugh, or that his particular brand of darkness matches mine, or how one look from him melts me faster than butter under a hot sun.

Neither of us believes in love or forever. Yet we’re quickly becoming each other’s addiction. But we could be more. We could be everything.

All we have to do is trust enough to fall.


Steamy Romance Sweet & Hot

Fall by Kristen Callihan is the third book in her VIP series, and centers around John (jax) Blackwood, lead singer and guitarist of world famous rock band, Kill John, and his new neighbor Stella, who he meets in a grocery store, when the two are fighting over the last carton of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

I absolutely LOVED Fall. It was original, the story was interesting, and best of all, it's honest. It's no secret in the past two books that John attempted suicide. As someone who has lived with both depression and anxiety most of my life, I was able to connect with his character in a way I haven't been able to connect with others before. His mood swings, his up's and downs, and even the things people don't always connect with mental health issues, such as memory problems, was so wonderful to see on page. I truly appreciate the amount of caring Kristen put into this book in regards to this topic, and it couldn't have been easy to write. Another reason I love Fall ... and hell, any series that is standalone romances like VIP, is the updates on past couples. And spoiler -------------> Gabriel as a father is probably one of the best things in this series. Oh my ovaries. <-----------

John is probably my favorite character, so far, of the VIP series. Not only because of his relatability, but his sense of humor and personality felt real to me. He is complex, not always sunshine and roses, and I liked that. I love imperfection, as it makes these fictional worlds more believable. But his character is also sweet and thoughtful. And S