The Fastest Way to Fall Review

Summary (from the publisher): 

81YtTqwz5cLBritta Colby works for a lifestyle website, and when tasked to write about her experience with a hot new body-positive fitness app that includes personal coaching, she knows it’s a major opportunity to prove she should write for the site full-time.

As CEO of the FitMe app, Wes Lawson finally has the financial security he grew up without, but despite his success, his floundering love life and complicated family situation leaves him feeling isolated and unfulfilled. He decides to get back to what he loves—coaching. Britta’s his first new client and they click immediately.

As weeks pass, she’s surprised at how much she enjoys experimenting with her exercise routine. He’s surprised at how much he looks forward to talking to her every day. They convince themselves their attraction is harmless, but when they start working out in person, Wes and Britta find it increasingly challenging to deny their chemistry and maintain a professional distance.

Wes isn’t supposed to be training clients, much less meeting with them, and Britta’s credibility will be sunk if the lifestyle site finds out she’s practically dating the fitness coach she’s reviewing. Walking away from each other is the smartest thing to do, but running side by side feels like the start of something big.

My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

My Thoughts:

I loved reading and viewing so many readers & bloggers’ favorite books of 2021 posts. Denise Williams’ recent contemporary romance release, The Fastest Way to Fall, was at the top of so many readers’ favorites list. Between being a crowd favorite and being selected as Bad Bitch Book Club’s Book of the Month for January, I decided to pick this one up ASAP and it was my first complete read of 2022. After reading adult contemporary fiction books like The Boys’ Club and Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes, I wasn’t entirely sure I was in the mood for a Happily Ever After (HEA) book, but The Fastest Way to Fall quickly reminded me why I love this genre so much! 

The Fastest Way to Fall follows the first person perspectives of Britta, an editorial assistant at a lifestyle magazine & website, and Wes, the co-founder at a popular new fitness app, FitMI. Britta is hoping for a promotion to full-time writer at her company and is presented a chance at the opportunity when she and her work rival write a series about their experiences on two different fitness apps. Britta has had some struggles throughout her life with her body image and exercise, but she looks forward to the opportunity to be paired with a fitness coach on the body positive app. Meanwhile, between work stress and stress over his family (Wes’ mom struggles with addiction and his sister is MIA), Wes decides to take on a client , who happens to be Britta. Wes and Britta find themselves chatting way more than expected of a coach & client, and when the two meet each other and work out together IRL, sparks fly… while never revealing to another that one is the CEO of the app and the other is writing an article series about FitMi…..

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