Can't Help Falling (Forever Yours #2)
The more you resist,the deeper you’ll fall Serafine St. Romain doesn’t need her psychic powers to know she’s no longer in Tyler Leshuski’s good graces. True, she did tear him to pieces when he asked her out, accusing him of being shallow and selfish. Despite the energy crackling between them, the gorgeous sports writer is a no-strings, no-kids kind of guy. And Serafine, raised in the foster system, intends to be a foster parent herself. She won’t compromise that dream, even for a man as annoyingly appealing as Tyler.In a simpler world, Tyler would already have gotten Serafine out of his system. For him, women equal fun. Not this kind of bone-deep, disconcerting desire. Life gets even more complicated when he becomes the guardian of his much younger sister. Suddenly, he’s way out of his depth. Serafine’s the only person who can connect with Kylie. He can’t jeopardize that for a fling.But maybe…just maybe…he’s finally ready to risk everything on forever.

Can't Help Falling (Forever Yours #2) Details

TitleCan't Help Falling (Forever Yours #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 25th, 2020
PublisherHQN Books
ISBN-139781488056017
Rating
GenreContemporary, Romance, Adult, Contemporary Romance

Can't Help Falling (Forever Yours #2) Review

  • nick
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5Loved Tyler and Fin's slow-burn romance. Care Bastone is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.RTC
  • Jess
    January 1, 1970
    I very much liked this installment, if not quite as much as the first one. I struggled a bit as a reader to get past the early confrontation at the baseball game. It WAS cruel and I'm glad the book acknowledged that. I also liked how little romance progression actually took place which feels like a weird sentence to write about a romance novel, but both characters had so much growing and forgiving to do and I felt like the pre-work was really necessary. Excellent use of a teenager as well. This I very much liked this installment, if not quite as much as the first one. I struggled a bit as a reader to get past the early confrontation at the baseball game. It WAS cruel and I'm glad the book acknowledged that. I also liked how little romance progression actually took place which feels like a weird sentence to write about a romance novel, but both characters had so much growing and forgiving to do and I felt like the pre-work was really necessary. Excellent use of a teenager as well. This author has been such a delight to have discovered this year and I can't wait for book three.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    This was such an enjoyable book and I loved getting to know Tyler and Fin better. I already loved these characters from the first book so I was really excited to see. that they were getting their own story!While this book had an amazing slow burn romance it was about so much more and we really see both Tyler and Fin grow as people throughout this book. This book was about family, life changes and figuring out it is okay if your future doesn't look exactly like you thought it would. The slow burn This was such an enjoyable book and I loved getting to know Tyler and Fin better. I already loved these characters from the first book so I was really excited to see. that they were getting their own story!While this book had an amazing slow burn romance it was about so much more and we really see both Tyler and Fin grow as people throughout this book. This book was about family, life changes and figuring out it is okay if your future doesn't look exactly like you thought it would. The slow burn between Tyler and Fin had me waiting with baited breath for them to finally figure out they were perfect for each other! Even before the romance developed the banter and friendship they formed was just the best. I loved seeing it, particularly how they interacted with Kylie. Tyler's younger sister. My only complaint is that I wish we got a little more of the two of them as a couple before the end but the ending was also the most adorable thing ever. It look me a little bit to get into this book but once I hit the middle I absolutely flew threw it!One of my other favorite aspects both about this book and the previous, is the way NYC and Brooklyn are described! The writing was so vivid I felt like I was there walking towards the train with Fin myself. It had me absolutely dying to visit NYC again!
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  • Bookphenomena (Micky)
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 starsI'm super disappointed that this one didn't work for me, I was 100% in the mood for a contemporary romance but this did not hit the spot. The story had all the potential, a hate-vibe between the MCs, a take on the single dad trope (he became guardian for his younger sister) and slow burn. What I hadn't factored in was that I would thoroughly dislike the heroine, Fin.Fin was closed off, judgemental, full of barriers (still there at 80%) and self-righteous. I couldn't stand her and her su 2.5 starsI'm super disappointed that this one didn't work for me, I was 100% in the mood for a contemporary romance but this did not hit the spot. The story had all the potential, a hate-vibe between the MCs, a take on the single dad trope (he became guardian for his younger sister) and slow burn. What I hadn't factored in was that I would thoroughly dislike the heroine, Fin.Fin was closed off, judgemental, full of barriers (still there at 80%) and self-righteous. I couldn't stand her and her superiority, subtle though it was. The hero was no perfect but he took criticism, learnt and changed; he was worth five of her. I guess opposites attract but the heroine killed it for me.I really liked the storyline of Tyler and his sister Kylie, there just wasn't enough focus on this for me in the absence of like for the romance.I'm keeping it short as clearly I didn't enjoy it and apologies to my friend to loved it, just ignore my grumblings.Thank you to Harlequin for the early review copy.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    This was such an enjoyable book and I loved getting to know Tyler and Fin better. I already loved these characters from the first book so I was really excited to see. that they were getting their own story!While this book had an amazing slow burn romance it was about so much more and we really see both Tyler and Fin grow as people throughout this book. This book was about family, life changes and figuring out it is okay if your future doesn't look exactly like you thought it would. The slow burn This was such an enjoyable book and I loved getting to know Tyler and Fin better. I already loved these characters from the first book so I was really excited to see. that they were getting their own story!While this book had an amazing slow burn romance it was about so much more and we really see both Tyler and Fin grow as people throughout this book. This book was about family, life changes and figuring out it is okay if your future doesn't look exactly like you thought it would. The slow burn between Tyler and Fin had me waiting with baited breath for them to finally figure out they were perfect for each other! Even before the romance developed the banter and friendship they formed was just the best. I loved seeing it, particularly how they interacted with Kylie. Tyler's younger sister. My only complaint is that I wish we got a little more of the two of them as a couple before the end but the ending was also the most adorable thing ever. It look me a little bit to get into this book but once I hit the middle I absolutely flew threw it!One of my other favorite aspects both about this book and the previous, is the way NYC and Brooklyn are described! The writing was so vivid I felt like I was there walking towards the train with Fin myself. It had me absolutely dying to visit NYC again!
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  • Samantha (WLABB)
    January 1, 1970
    This one tugged at my heartstrings for many different reasons. My heart ached early and often for Tyler. His pain from feeling that he was never enough or with not being chosen fan deep, but I was very hopeful for him. He had this opportunity with his sister to prove to himself that he was better than what people thought and I was rooting for him. This whole trio of characters were nursing a lot of wounds, some fresher than others, but all painful nonetheless. These things from their past were h This one tugged at my heartstrings for many different reasons. My heart ached early and often for Tyler. His pain from feeling that he was never enough or with not being chosen fan deep, but I was very hopeful for him. He had this opportunity with his sister to prove to himself that he was better than what people thought and I was rooting for him. This whole trio of characters were nursing a lot of wounds, some fresher than others, but all painful nonetheless. These things from their past were hindering them from making connections. It was great to see them help each other work through the baggage and see themselves the way others saw them. I won't lie. I also enjoy this series, because I grew up in Brooklyn and am familiar with the neighborhoods visited in the book. That's always a fun thing for me. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
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  • Maria Rose
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely, heartfelt romance. Full review to come!
  • Shala
    January 1, 1970
    This romance was such a journey for me! This take on a single parent romance was bittersweet in several ways. First we have Tyler, the eternal bachelor. Early 40's, successful, independent, and fiercely loyal to those he is close to. He finally gets the courage to ask out the psychic best friend of his buddy's wife Serafine, and he gets the dressing down of his life from her. He is then tasked with the one thing Serafine would like more than anything. A teenager (who happens to be his much young This romance was such a journey for me! This take on a single parent romance was bittersweet in several ways. First we have Tyler, the eternal bachelor. Early 40's, successful, independent, and fiercely loyal to those he is close to. He finally gets the courage to ask out the psychic best friend of his buddy's wife Serafine, and he gets the dressing down of his life from her. He is then tasked with the one thing Serafine would like more than anything. A teenager (who happens to be his much younger sister) to raise, since her mother (his step mother) abandoned her.Through this, Sera and Tyler rekindle their friendship, and she revisits the idea of a relationship with Tyler, realizing all of her earlier stereotyping of him was completely wrong. The sex scene offered a new to me perspective and experience. I truly enjoyed the journey of reading this one! Will be checking out more in the series.
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  • Jessica (the naptime writer)
    January 1, 1970
    Q: are you a city person or a rural?Cara Bastone’s Just a Heartbeat Away was a 5⭐️ read for me. Last week I returned to the world for its stand-alone sequel, Can’t Help Falling, with anticipation.It’s an opposites attract, slow burn between a stunning, unconventional clairvoyant named Serafine who dreams of becoming a foster parent & a sports reporter named Tyler whose style reminds the heroine of 80s James Spader.The book opens with a verbal massacre of sorts, when Tyler encourages Serafine to Q: are you a city person or a rural?Cara Bastone’s Just a Heartbeat Away was a 5⭐️ read for me. Last week I returned to the world for its stand-alone sequel, Can’t Help Falling, with anticipation.It’s an opposites attract, slow burn between a stunning, unconventional clairvoyant named Serafine who dreams of becoming a foster parent & a sports reporter named Tyler whose style reminds the heroine of 80s James Spader.The book opens with a verbal massacre of sorts, when Tyler encourages Serafine to go on a date with him & she eventually responds with a stinging set-down that makes him dislike her & question a lot about his lifestyle.Then he receives word that the teen sister he barely knows has to live with him. Serafine, who was in a similar position as his teen sister when she was younger, reaches out wanting to help & Tyler has to decide if that’s a good idea, given their past interactions...just as Serafine has to decide if she does in fact have a “blind spot” when it comes to judging Tyler.I really like Cara Bastone’s writing style, how it provokes such emotions with smooth, approachable narration & how concerned it is with the human heart. I come to care so much for the characters, for the ways they learn that they were wrong, for the deliberate ways they try to be better, for the ways they share their love.I’d like to give a special s/out for the Serafine & Tyler’s discussion of orgasms in this book *thumbs up.This story didn’t unspool *quite* as smoothly as the one told in Sebastian & Via’s romance—& I also felt like a potential “big” conflict between the leads could have been deliberated on more throughout the book, esp. the ending—but overall this is another heart-grabbing romance told by a storyteller in a way that really works for me.4⭐️.Can't Help Falling is available now. Thanks to Harlequin Books & Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
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  • Lindsay pinkcowlandreads
    January 1, 1970
    The second book in the Forever Yours series by Cara Bastone picks up shortly after where the characters left off in her first book… but now the focus has shifted to their friends and their attraction/ revolution for each other.Serafine St. Romain, Fin, has known that men would be her downfall since her physic mother told her that as a child. After growing up with only females in her life, her aunt and foster sister, and being a beautiful woman often gaining unwanted make attention, she finds her The second book in the Forever Yours series by Cara Bastone picks up shortly after where the characters left off in her first book… but now the focus has shifted to their friends and their attraction/ revolution for each other.Serafine St. Romain, Fin, has known that men would be her downfall since her physic mother told her that as a child. After growing up with only females in her life, her aunt and foster sister, and being a beautiful woman often gaining unwanted make attention, she finds her tolerance for the male sex to be pretty minimal.When her best friends boyfriends attempts to ask her out, she doesn’t hold back and completely shatters him. But a few months later when Tyler finds himself as the guardian of his little sister, Fin finds a kindred spirit in Kylie… Now she will have to make up with Tyler if she ever wants to be let into Kylie’s life to help her adjust to all these changes. Will connecting with Kylie lead to connecting with Tyler? You bet it will! Oh boy, the chemistry between these two was literally sparking! I adore the enemies to lover trope, and this was no exception! Fin and Tyler have such a connection that a scared Fin pushes him away hard enough that they become enemies… but once she opens herself up to look past the fact that Tyler is not just another male attracted to her, she find his caring and generous heart is also forgiving… awwww!Great banter, lots of angst that’s lead up to to fireworks in the bedroom- this book was a delight and I could not put it down!Can’t Help Falling by Cara Bastone is scheduled to release August 25th, 2020.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Harlequin- Romance. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. #CantHelpFalling #CaraBastone #NetGalley #pinkcowlandreads
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  • Jessica Figueroa
    January 1, 1970
    After her childhood Serafine is working becoming a foster parent but its not easy. Tyler is not interested in kids and a no-string type of guy. Both have an attraction but its clear they want different things and Serafine was clear on that. But things get complicated when Tyler ends up guardian to his teenage sister. He clearly doesn't know what to do with a teenager but Serafine feels a kind of kinship with the girl since their backgrounds are similar and so she offers to help him out.If you li After her childhood Serafine is working becoming a foster parent but its not easy. Tyler is not interested in kids and a no-string type of guy. Both have an attraction but its clear they want different things and Serafine was clear on that. But things get complicated when Tyler ends up guardian to his teenage sister. He clearly doesn't know what to do with a teenager but Serafine feels a kind of kinship with the girl since their backgrounds are similar and so she offers to help him out.If you like contemporary romance you'll find yourself enjoying this book. I loved getting to know Serafine and her quirk of having psychic powers. I loved the attraction between Serafine and Tyler like you can't help but root for them to get together. I enjoyed seeing the interactions between Tyler and his sister, there was plenty of issues going around but they are working on it. The girl clearly has some deep rooted issues and there was the clear boundary, plus the fact that shes a teen can't make things too easy. There was just so much to enjoy about this book and I recommend you lovely readers to check out this book.
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  • Jenica
    January 1, 1970
    Oh y'all, as cheesy as this sounds, like the title, I can't help falling in love with Cara Bastone's writing or her stories. In book one, there is crackling energy between Tyler and Fin and watching all of that crackling energy come bubbling up was incredible. I think some people are likely going to struggle with how harshly Fin tells him off in the beginning and how long it takes for her to apologize. But, for me, the sort of very interested to extremely shut down and not interested, to tentati Oh y'all, as cheesy as this sounds, like the title, I can't help falling in love with Cara Bastone's writing or her stories. In book one, there is crackling energy between Tyler and Fin and watching all of that crackling energy come bubbling up was incredible. I think some people are likely going to struggle with how harshly Fin tells him off in the beginning and how long it takes for her to apologize. But, for me, the sort of very interested to extremely shut down and not interested, to tentative almost allies to oops is this a crush???? to oh crap, I'm in love was literally everything. The journey is absolutely something to behold and I cannot recommend enough. So, things you should know: - Fin is a psychic and there's a lot about energy and crystals and auras. It doesn't feel hokey to me, but Tyler is a bit of a skeptic. - There are some content warnings for things like child abandonment, grief, and fostering. - Tyler winds up becoming guardian of his younger sister, Kylie, who is 14. I will say that I felt like a lot of times she seemed older than 14, but that make sense given her life. - The writing is so beautiful. I just really loved this one and I'm so thankful Netgalley and Harlequin gave me the opportunity to read and review this one!
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  • Penny Leidecker
    January 1, 1970
    This is a beautifully written story about Tyler and Serafine. Tyler has a thing for Serafine, but once she hears him say he doesn’t want kids,, he’s no longer an option for her. She’s been trying to become a foster mother, but her applications have all been rejected. Will Serafine ever get to be a mother? Will Tyler ever win her over? No spoilers, so grab your copy and see what happens in this wonderful story.I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and this is my voluntary This is a beautifully written story about Tyler and Serafine. Tyler has a thing for Serafine, but once she hears him say he doesn’t want kids,, he’s no longer an option for her. She’s been trying to become a foster mother, but her applications have all been rejected. Will Serafine ever get to be a mother? Will Tyler ever win her over? No spoilers, so grab your copy and see what happens in this wonderful story.I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley and this is my voluntary and honest review.
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  • Ren
    January 1, 1970
    4⭐️
  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    Serafine (Fin) and Ty are very different people and things go sideways when he finally asks her out. Soundly rejected, he heads home but then....FIn was raised in the foster system and is committed to helping kids. Ty isn't the least bit interested in children until he finds himself raising his much younger step sister Kylie, whose mom has abandoned her. She's got issues as a result and when Ty doesn't know how to help her, he turns to Fin. It's a slow burn to the steam. You know how this is goi Serafine (Fin) and Ty are very different people and things go sideways when he finally asks her out. Soundly rejected, he heads home but then....FIn was raised in the foster system and is committed to helping kids. Ty isn't the least bit interested in children until he finds himself raising his much younger step sister Kylie, whose mom has abandoned her. She's got issues as a result and when Ty doesn't know how to help her, he turns to Fin. It's a slow burn to the steam. You know how this is going to end but it's got some nice twists. I liked the relationships they both had with Kylie. Note that Fin is a psychic but this doesn't get woo woo. Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC. A pleasant read and nice romance.
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  • Jessi
    January 1, 1970
    Tyler Leshuski likes his life. At least he mostly does. His life has shifted recently. His best friend found a girlfriend. Now Tyler, the one who picked him up and helped raise his kid is superfluous. And the new girlfriend, Via. Comes with a best friend/foster sister, Serafine "Fin" St. Romain, who is the most beautiful woman ever. And Ty should know, he's dated them all. Even at 42, he's not ready to settle down. But he will ask Fin out. Too bad she rejects him soundly. To the point that he ch Tyler Leshuski likes his life. At least he mostly does. His life has shifted recently. His best friend found a girlfriend. Now Tyler, the one who picked him up and helped raise his kid is superfluous. And the new girlfriend, Via. Comes with a best friend/foster sister, Serafine "Fin" St. Romain, who is the most beautiful woman ever. And Ty should know, he's dated them all. Even at 42, he's not ready to settle down. But he will ask Fin out. Too bad she rejects him soundly. To the point that he changes his entire life. Which gets upended once again when the foster system Ohio calls; his 14-year-old sister has been left home alone and he is her only family.Fin didn't mean to hurt Tyler quite so badly. She's just used to men not taking "no" graciously. When his entire life shifts, she knows she needs to apologize. Her life isn't going smoothly either. Her entire life she's been wanting to be a foster parent but she's too young, too single, and her job as a psychic means that she has no guaranteed cash coming in so she's been rejected yet again. And Ty is sort of a double anyway. But when Kylie enters his life, Fin starts to see that her friend Mary might be right and she may have misjudged Fin.A cute story but a little TOO cute at the end. Fin is set up as a psychic but we didn't to see much of her work other than how Tyler directly impacted it. It would've been nice to see a little more upfront.
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  • Chantal
    January 1, 1970
    This book was delightful. It was filled with good tension. The characters are satisfying and fun. There are some delicious, sexy scenes. Highly recommended read. Thank you to Harlequin, NetGalley, and the author for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Alexandra Loynes
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of this book courtesy of Edelweiss and Harlequin/HarperCollins publishing in exchange for my honest review.I really tried to give this book an honest shot and I was so eager for it! I’ve been on a high of romance books and I’ve gotten to read some really fantastic ones lately, but 25 pages into this one and I couldn’t keep going. 1. How many times can a guy refer to a woman as “hot” and only talk about her purely physical attributes?? This is 2020 you guys! Women are more than I received a copy of this book courtesy of Edelweiss and Harlequin/HarperCollins publishing in exchange for my honest review.I really tried to give this book an honest shot and I was so eager for it! I’ve been on a high of romance books and I’ve gotten to read some really fantastic ones lately, but 25 pages into this one and I couldn’t keep going. 1. How many times can a guy refer to a woman as “hot” and only talk about her purely physical attributes?? This is 2020 you guys! Women are more than their bodies and I feel like it’s time for literature to catch up with this. 2. I find out on page 25 that the male MC is in his 40’s????? The entire book leading up to this point really had me imagining this 20 something guy who’s finally having the epiphany of his life, realizing he needs to start settling down. Then you find out he’s actually in his 40’s, and that’s okay, not hating on men in this situation, but the character portrayal up to this point in the book does not have him set as a 40 something year old man.3. Lastly, I think this was hard because the lead woman was actually really kind of great. She was feisty, she was honest, and she was facing real struggles which made her characterization WONDERFUL, but unfortunately she couldn’t outweigh everything else.I think the writing itself was wonderful from what I read. There weren’t any grammar mistakes that I found and everything was very fluid. This author very much knows what she’s doing! It was really the plot that ruined it for me I think.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Netgalley ♥️ Tyler's best friend is Sebastian. He has a seven year old nephew Matty. I like the name Tyler. Sebastian is going out with Via. She is soon to move in with Sebastian. Tyler is trying to get along with Vias friend Serafine. I like the name Serafine. I didn't like Serafine and thought she was Rude and a total witch.
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  • Gladys
    January 1, 1970
    I'll call this one a 50/50 split decision. I thought the basic storyline had plenty of potential and I could really get behind the enemies-to-lovers, single dad-ish and age gap tropes. I found the male lead character, Tyler likable enough if a bit typical. I did enjoy watching him struggle the situation, his confusion about his emotions and the changes he went through because of it all. My feelings about the female main character were much more complicated. While I could admire her feelings abou I'll call this one a 50/50 split decision. I thought the basic storyline had plenty of potential and I could really get behind the enemies-to-lovers, single dad-ish and age gap tropes. I found the male lead character, Tyler likable enough if a bit typical. I did enjoy watching him struggle the situation, his confusion about his emotions and the changes he went through because of it all. My feelings about the female main character were much more complicated. While I could admire her feelings about family and her fierce determination to be a foster parent, I also felt she was quite unlikable with her hash judgements and mulish opinions. This is my independent, impartial review.
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  • Lindsey Mae
    January 1, 1970
    Ugh neither Fin nor Tyler was likable. He was self-centered and a womanizer she was stubborn and judgmental. She's also for some reason psychic? I dunno I read this entire book and it was so unenjoyable I've already forgotten most of the plot.
  • Harlequin Books
    January 1, 1970
    CategoriesContemporary Romance, Romantic ComedyMiniseriesForever Yours (Book #2)
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