Over The Falls by Jordan Ford

Book Review #237

Title: Over The Falls

Author: Jordan Ford

Publisher: Jordan Ford

Genres: YA, Contemporary

Format: e-ARC

Publication Date: January 2019

He’s drowning in rejection. She’s riding the waves. Can a rich boy and a surfer girl find love at the beach?

Aidan isn’t used to losing. But when his popular girlfriend dumps him, and he tanks at the end-of-year swim meet, he’s not sure if his golden touch will ever return. Embarrassed and dejected, Aidan heads to the rough end of the beach and meets the surfer girl who’s about to change his life.

Every passing week gets Harley one step closer to escaping her crappy house and a mother who doesn’t care about her. Charging the rich pretty boy for lessons could be her post-graduation ticket out of town. But her fiercely independent streak starts to fade when her feelings of pity for Aidan evolve into something more.

As Aidan and Harley’s undeniable attraction comes in with the tide, suspicious friends and an interested ex make waves. Can the unlikely pair overcome a culture clash to find love’s perfect break?

Over the Falls is the first book in the Ryder Bay YA sports romance trilogy. If you like beach culture, hot guys, and youthful passions, then you’ll love Jordan Ford’s fun-drenched novel.

At first, I didn’t think that I was going to enjoy reading this book as much as I read the first few pages. I didn’t think that they had a meet cute, it was just an awkward one. But once the plot starts to come together and everything falls perfectly in place, it was then I realised that I spoke too soon. It was quite an enjoyable read after all throughout the end.

I find that they are argued too much and way too easily that even the slightest thing could make the both of them too riled up and end up getting upset. But that wouldn’t be the point if they weren’t both so stubborn. They live in such different lives and meeting each other has made a few people they know unaware on how exactly they should react to their situation. Both sides have their own opinions regarding the other and it would be just great if they could all drop it for once.

It ends way too abrupt and too little of some cute moments between Harley and Aidan. It pretty much ended way too sudden and now I have to wait for what exactly that made Savannah to turn up announced like that. It just doesn’t do the story justice for it to end that way.

Anyways, this was an enjoyable read about surfing, self discovery and slowly learning to accept and let those who they adore into their lives. Some people might let you down but if you don’t take that leap of faith, you might never know what would happen if you hadn’t.


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