A relationship of 6 years.... Or 6 days
Reading Ninjas, we're returning back to our good old romance stomping ground today with an absolutely wonderful gem by Colleen Hoover -
This story is both sad and sweet, totally heartfelt and absolutely hilarious. Throughout, I found myself laughing aloud at most inopportune moments in public at the sassy and hilarious interactions between Ben and Fallon.
Ahh, Ben and Fallon. From the moment they met in an L.A. cafe at age 18, theirs was a love and a relationship that no-one understood... Not even themselves. Their connection was immediate and intense and while it seemed destined to be short lived; what with them being located on opposite sides of the country as of the day after they met. However, a pact made on a whim to meet every November 9, a plan for Fallon to learn to live her life and Ben's desire to document their entire relationship in his first romance novel - makes for an interesting relationship that spans 6 years, or 6 days - depending on how you look at it.
Somehow, these two manage to bumble through separation, heartbreak, lost virginity, lost family and lost trust, but I rely on the knowledge that a happy ending is bound to be coming - it is a romance after all.
You're never going to regret joining Fallon and Ben as their lives and love grow, evolve and eventually find a truth they have both been hiding from. Be ready to feel their pain and laugh like a crazy person...
Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in Los Angeles together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.
Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?