The Hardest Fall

The Hardest Fall

The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.

At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I’d never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus.
I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil…and…uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you all of it. It’s pretty normal stuff, things you’d expect…from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn’t hide anymore—not that he’d have let me even if I tried.
Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn’t help that I’m not the most subtle person in the world either.

He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can’t even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he’s around.

He thinks we’re going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don’t care that I’m not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.

The thing is, that’s exactly what I’m doing—what we’re doing, I think.



Title:The Hardest Fall
Edition Language:English
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About Ella Maise

Writing has become my world and I can’t imagine myself doing anything other than giving life to new characters and new stories. You know how some things simply makes your heart burst with happiness? A really good book, a puppy, hugging someone you’ve been missing like crazy? That’s what writing does to me. And all the hard work, all the sleepless nights, all the anxiety…everything is worth it at t

    The Hardest Fall Reviews

  • Cristina | CristiinaReads

    ➳A slow-burn college romance in which the word “masterpiece” is not enough to describe such creative ways of making a reader swoon over both characters in which fate has separated, & brought to...

  • Christy

    4.25 stars!!! The Hardest Fall was my first book by Ella Maise, and I have to say, I'm impressed! I'll definitely be checking out more of this author's work! I have been craving a good NA read lately,...

  • Ella Maise

    🏈🔥The Hardest Fall is NOW LIVE!🔥🏈"Why would my eyes look for you in a crowd when I didn't even know your name?"Amazon US: UK: CA...

  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog

    Review at Of Pens and Pages. This is the strangest thing, but I think you're going to be my best friend, Zoe Clarke." Oh Ella, how I've missed your words! If you know me, you know I'm a sucker for th...

  • NMmomof4

    3.75 StarsOverall Opinion: This was a cute friend's to lovers story. It definitely is what I would consider "slow burn", and while I'm never really a fan of that type of story, I didn't mind it that ...

  • KAT ? Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ?

    MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS ‘THE HARDEST FALL’: Is a standalone full length, sports romance novel by new to me Author Ella Maise. ‘Spoken in Dua...

  • Megan??Steamy Reads Blog??

    “On and off the field, you’re my hardest fall. No one has ever compared, and no one ever will.” I truly loved The Hardest Fall. This story included some of my favorite things to read; sports...

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog??

    5 Cute Stars Such an amazing book,I devour it in one sitting!I'm in love with the story and the characters rocked this story!The Hardest Fall was a cute and fun read!I was smiling most of the time wi...

  • chandler ainsley ?

    dnf @ 11%... heroine annoyed mesurprisingly, i have a lot to say for a book i didn't read very much of. but i'll keep it short.girl walks in on dude peeing and can't stop commenting on his penis. i th...

  • ~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader

    *4.5 stars* Loved this book! Dylan and Zoe are perfect for each other. I really liked that they were friends before lovers. Their sexual tension was off the charts and I really enjoyed the slow burn. ...