From the international bestselling author of the DIMILY series, Estelle Maskame
MacKenzie Rivers seems like she has it all figured out. She has great friends, she’s doing well in school and her handsome ex-boyfriend is desperate to win her back. But something is missing from her life in Windsor, Colorado. And as much as she hates to admit it, that something might be Jaden Hunter. Tall, blond and athletic, a year ago Kenzie was falling fast for him and his crooked smile.
Twelve months later, everything has changed. A tragic accident has destroyed Jaden's family and, despite the way she feels, Kenzie has no idea how to talk to him anymore. She is all too familiar with the impact family tragedy can have on the people she loves, and she can’t bear to go through it again with Jaden. She does the only thing she knows how to do: walk away.
When the pair meet again by chance one night, Kenzie realizes that she can’t ignore her feelings for him any longer. But as she is drawn back into Jaden's life, she finds herself caught between her increasingly volatile best friend, her interfering ex-boyfriend and her own fears about opening up to Jaden.
Will Kenzie dare to fall for the one person she’s so afraid of growing close to?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Fresh out of her teens herself, author Estelle Maskame brings new kinds of ups and downs to the high school romance. Set in Colorado, Dare to Fall stars two star-crossed lovers who are dealing with grief in very different ways. The story’s told from the perspective of Mackenzie Rivers as she does her best to reconnect with the boy who stole her heart a year ago—before his parents died in a car crash and he became a social pariah. Maskame perfectly captures the awkwardness of not knowing what to say; her novel took us on a satisfying journey.
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An incredibly talented author
Estelle maskame writes as well as those twice her age. She has an innate talent for writing and creating characters that feel real and, unlike most YA characters, make rational decisions. Publishing her 4th novel at just 20 years old has its perks, and the fact that her teenage years are so fresh in her mind is vital to her ability to write characters that feel real and not like they are silly little kids. She gets teenagers.
Dare to Fall is a fabulous book that sits alongside the likes of Jennifer Niven and Nicola Yoon easily. She deals with difficult subjects with respect but doesn't shy away from their harsh realities.
I can only hope to have even a fraction of the talent this girl's got😻