I have loved my best friend for eleven years.
Eleven years of celebrations.
Eleven years of victories and losses.
Eleven years of inside jokes and shared smiles.
Eleven years of helping him raise his daughter as a single father.
He smiles at me and my world brightens.
He ignores me and I forget how to function.
He holds my hand and takes more of my heart.
He leaves and time stops.
We have both lost too much, but am I willing to risk the effects of falling again?
Just when I think, Mariah cannot possibly top her last book… she does. ‘The Effects of Falling’ is Summer and Kash’s story. We met them in book 1 and, if you’re like me, you couldn’t wait to see if Kash would get his HEA.
“You need to stop allowing your nightmares to haunt you.”
Summer and Kash have known each other for 11 years. She’s also been in love with him for 11 years. She helps him raise his daughter and run his business. It’s clear that they each have strong feelings for each other, but… can they move out of the friend zone and take things to the next level? What happens if they lay their feelings on the table and it changes everything?
“Every single time, I choose you, and I will always choose you.”
Sometimes guys are clueless… they just are. And women are overly sensitive (sorry, but we are). THAT is Summer and Kash. It’s clear that they care deeply for each other, but they have issues staying on the same page. Being friends… well, that’s easy. It’s what happens when that friendship is so much more. Summer starts questioning everything and Kash just can’t seem to do the right thing. You know they belong together because they just complete each other.
When you read a novel by Mariah Dietz, it’s hard not to get pulled in. Her attention to detail and how she taps into human emotion, it’s in a class all its own. Her characters stay with you, long after you’ve finished reading because they are so life like. She doesn’t do anything half-way. It’s evident that she puts everything in her on the pages when she’s writing. It comes from an honest place and she never cuts any corners. You’ll read one of her books and just… never want it to end.