A country music star and the girl next door... Falcon Song by Kristin Cross (Review)

Falcon Song: A love storyFalcon Song
by Kristin Cross
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 476 Pages
December 17th 2015 by Spirit Dance Books LLC

Summary

Kate can handle that Jason Falcon is gorgeous.

And she can handle that he is fantastically talented, and competent, and funny, and sweet, and . . . . well, all of the things he is.

What she isn’t sure she can handle is that he and his country band have suddenly become wildly famous.

Even though she has always known that he near worships her, with millions of girls now throwing themselves at him, Kate is afraid that Jason will find he no longer loves Kate best. Then, when she discovers something completely earth shattering, it only makes her more unsure.

Realizing that she can never settle for less than absolute devotion, as she is struggling to find what her place will be in Jason’s new top of the charts world, Kate wonders how you can ever truly know that things will work out.

Does True Love Always Lead To Happily Ever After?

   
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My Review

FALCON SONG was one very sweet, heartbreaking, and romantic read! There was such a warm small-town and family feel about this story, especially in the beginning. The situation ended up being complex and difficult, to say the least. It was hard on the characters, but the situation showed an honesty in how imperfect life and people can be and how much life and people can change - how much stronger these characters could be for going through what they did and how their faith could grow. With inspirational moments, lovable characters, and the possibility of a happily-ever-after this is an enjoyable read for inspirational romance readers.

What I liked:

- I really liked the characters. I liked how I felt like I knew them, wanted to cheer them on, was disappointed sometimes in them, wanted them to get their happily-ever-after.
- I loved Kate's and Jason's family and friends. They brought so much to the story. I loved Cody and how even when he wasn't the best example he kept Jason in line and was there for him. I loved John and the relationship he develops with Kate.
- I loved how things were portrayed, even the screw-ups. There wasn't any sugar coating. It felt honest and how anyone would feel in similar circumstances. The whole scene surrounding Jason's fame wasn't glossed over. The story showed the struggles that anyone would go through as they try to balance their old reality and their real life with their life on the road and with fans and groupies.
- I loved the flashbacks to when Kate and Jason were little and then the way Kennan and his little friend Gretchan were part of the story. So very, very sweet.
- Then there was the chemistry. Holy smokes. Lots of swooning.
- I also liked how Kate shows how much the fame and the temptations of Jason's new world creates fear in hers. I didn't always agree with it, but I also saw it for what it was and sympathized when Jason wasn't quite where he should have been and his actions were hurtful.
- The heartbreak. So, normally you wouldn't think this would be a like, right? But it was. These characters went through some tough stuff and had to face consequences for who they were and their choices. They learned and grew and appreciated the good things because of the heartbreak they had been through.

What I didn't like:
- There were some phrases that were repeated too often, like the Falcon thing and the flavor of Kate thing. Sometimes less is more or saying things in different ways works better.
- Some of the romance was a little overdone for me. A little too mushy. Kind of funny to complain about that in a romance, I know, but when it starts to feel repetitive or like it's getting a little unrealistic then it doesn't feel as natural.
- I struggled a little with how quickly Kate and Jason got back together and then with Kate's continuing fears. I mean I got it, but she didn't even want to give him a chance but at the same time fell right into his arms, sending two different signals.
- I would have liked to have seen more of a reunion between Keenan and his grandparents. It's like Kate left and then the family was just gone even when Jason was back. I missed that family feel that was present at the beginning of the story.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This one had some faults, but for the most part I really enjoyed it! I didn't want to put it down. Definitely a satisfying romance.


Content: Innuendo, one closed-door scene, partying, but would consider this clean.
Source: I received a complimentary copy through ebooksforreview.com, which did not affect my review in any way.

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