The Art of Falling by Julie Jarnagin: A Review

Leah Courtney
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The Art of Falling is a short but sweet inspirational romance, a Hometown Romance from Redbud Press. From the book's description:

Heather Tornsten needs a man…a celebrity, more specifically, for a fundraising gala for the Dallas art museum, where she works. And what better headliner than bull rider Wyatt Lawrence? Although why people idolize grown men who make their living falling off animals, she’ll never understand.

When his mom was diagnosed with cancer, Wyatt determined to focus on doing what she wants—like visiting some art museum. But when his mom teams up with Heather Tornsten to get him involved in a fundraiser, he knows he’s been set up. The more involved he gets with the pretty events coordinator, the more he realizes falling off a bull is far safer. Because falling for Heather–who has made it clear that she won’t risk her heart on any man who courts danger–might break a whole lot more than his bones.

There's nothing deep or thought provoking about this book. But it is a good, simple, enjoyable read. The characters are well-developed and likable. There is the typical tension between our male and female main characters. She's determined not to love someone in a dangerous job because she doesn't want to get hurt. And he's a bull rider who wants to please his mom struggling with cancer but is worried about the cost to his heart.

This book isn't going to be one you dig into or linger over. But it will make for a nice, easy summer read by the pool. And, although it's a quick read, it's a fun one. I give it four easy stars and a G rating.

You can find The Art of Falling on Amazon here.

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