I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the It’s All in How You Fall by Sarah Henning Blog Tour hosted by TBR & Beyond Tours.
Check out my review post below!
About the Book
Title: It’s All in How You Fall
Author: Sarah Henning
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Publishing date: May 31, 2022
A contemporary young adult romance about moving on, finding your place, and recovering after life falls apart.
Gymnast Caroline Kepler has three state balance beam titles, a new trick even most elites can’t do, and chronic, undeniable back pain. While she might never be an Olympian, she has dreams of leveling up to elite, making Nationals, and competing in college. But when one epic face-plant changes all that and Caroline’s back pain goes from chronic to career-ending, her dreams are shattered and her life is flipped upside down.
Enter Alex Zavala, a three-sport athlete who’s both incredibly cute and incredibly off-limits. He offers to give Caroline a crash course in all the sports she’s missed, and she has an offer for him in return: For every sport Alex teaches her, she’ll play matchmaker for him. Deal done, Caroline “dates” new sports with Alex for the rest of the summer, which is loads more fun than wallowing in despair. Just as Caroline starts to see herself as more than her past athletic successes, she picks up something she didn’t bargain for: a big fat crush on Alex. Turns out life was way easier when it was just layout-fulls and beam burns….
Five Reasons to Read It’s All in How You Fall
This was an adorable YA contemporary romance. When Caroline’s gymnastic career ends due too early she feels a bit lost. It isn’t until her brothers friend Alex gets her out of the house and experiencing the other sports out there that she realizes her love of sports and competition is still in reach.
I liked Caroline. I don’t blame her for her fall into despair after what’s kept her going for ten years is just all of a sudden gone. I thought her friends were great and enjoyed watching her all in love with not just sports but with Alex too. They just get each other and I thought their romance was great. I liked that the romance wasn’t the focus and felt more realistic for their age. It was refreshing.
Alex is adorable! I really loved his support and understanding of Caroline. He let her heal both physically and mentally at her own pace while also showing her that there is more than just gymnastics out there.
I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and fast-paced YA Contemporary Romance who also has a love of sports because this one nails both of them flawlessly!
Sarah Henning is a recovering journalist who has worked for the Palm Beach Post, Kansas City Star and Associated Press, among others. When not writing, she runs ultramarathons, hits the playground with her two kids, and hangs out with her husband Justin, who doubles as her long-suffering IT department. Sarah lives in Lawrence, Kansas, hometown of Langston Hughes, William S. Burroughs, and a really good basketball team.
Sarah is the author of SEA WITCH, which was a 2018 Indies Introduce and Indie’s Next selection. Its follow up, SEA WITCH RISING, came out in 2019. THROW LIKE A GIRL, about a down-spiraling softball player who is recruited to play quarterback on her ex-boyfriend’s football team, was her first YA contemporary novel and came out in January 2020. THE PRINCESS WILL SAVE YOU, the first book in her fantasy trilogy—a feminist tale inspired by The Princess Bride—came out in July 2020. Its sequel, THE QUEEN WILL BETRAY YOU, came out on July 6, 2021.
Other upcoming projects include THE KING WILL KILL YOU, available August 2, 2022 and will be the conclusion to her Kingdoms of Sand & Sky Trilogy inspired by The Princess Bride. Also scheduled for summer 2022 is IT’S ALL IN HOW YOU FALL, available May 31, 2022, which takes place in the same fictional universe as THROW LIKE A GIRL. Slated for summer 2023 is OUT OF OUR LEAGUE, a YA anthology of contemporary short stories about girls in sports.
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