Erryn reviews Make Me Fall (Water, Air, Earth and Fire Book 2) by Riley Nash. Ebook released July 27, 2022, 308 pages. The audiobook was released January 6, 2023. Narrated by Michael Gallagher and Theo Sinclair, the audio is 8 hrs and 36 mins in length.) A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
You can’t fly without falling, so close your eyes and let go.
People ask me if I’m human. If I have feelings. If I’ve ever loved anyone. I’m the lawyer who has never lost a case because I have nothing else to live for.
He’s my complete opposite: a reckless boy 12 years younger than me, made of sunshine and wicked smiles, pure and breathtaking.
It all starts with a secret. He wants to find out if he’s bi, and he begs me to teach him because we’ll never see each other again.
Until he shows up on my doorstep with nowhere else to go. I can’t draw lines faster than we blur them. He’s the unstoppable force; I’m the immovable object. When we collide, things get filthy. Complicated.
More beautiful than I ever could have imagined.
He’s the only person ever to learn the truth: I’ve always been human. I’ve always had feelings. I’ve been so, so afraid to lose.
Because the moment we find enough trust to jump is the moment we realize our wings might be too broken to fly.
A heartfelt, emotional story of two lonely souls searching for meaning, featuring a bi awakening, grumpy/sunshine opposites attract, an age gap, and a main character with a disability.
The books in this series take place in the same universe and have recurring characters, but each book is a stand-alone that can be listened to separately or in any order!
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This is my second Riley Nash audio and I’m so glad I snagged it. I really love Michael and Theo’s poignant portrayals of Jonah and Gray.
My heart ached for both men – for very different reasons.
Gray appeared in the first book in the series and I got a good sense of him – once Victor revealed his truth and Gray was forced to face his own complicity. He’d been willfully ignorant and, upon seeing the truth, vowed to change. He took on Victor’s case and won. Now he’s planning to take on other cases from underdogs. People who’ve been wronged. People needing justice. That kind of untapped need and pain that was driving him can be powerful. His backstory is also super tragic.
Jonah’s not what he first seems. He’s a law student who obviously worked hard to get into the law school – but he struggles at every turn. He’s able to overcome his physical disability, but he still struggles in school. He’s also trying to figure out where he fits in the world. He’s always seen himself as straight. His parents see him as a successful law student. The truth is some gray space in between. And when everything comes to a head, it’s Gray who’s there to help Jonas pick up the pieces.
Both men have a lot going on and their paths appear to be completely divergent. I honestly didn’t see how their relationship could work. But that’s Riley Nash’s magic – things did come together and I did get my happy ending. And, OMG, the epilogue was perfect.
I’ve snuck a peek at the synopsis for the next book and I can’t wait – hopefully it comes to audio soon.
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars