When the Stars Fall; Lost Stars #1
(A standalone within a series)
by: Emery Rose
Be still my heart, I was emerged into Jude and Lila’s world from the very beginning and unable to pull myself out until the very last page. Broken up into three parts, this angsty, emotional, coming of age story was unputdownable.
Lila meets the entire McCallister family at the age of nine. This includes Jude who is more like a pebble in her shoe, but also who turns into one of her best friends. Isn’t that the way it goes when you are young and naive in the ways of the world of boys and girls. The boy you want to push into the dirt becomes the boy you want to push onto the mattress.
Not only is Jude one of her best friends, but he becomes the love of her life. However, their love story isn’t one of ease. It’s full of mistakes, trials, and hard knocks. Whoever said finding your true love at a young age would be easy?
Lila and Jude grow and change together, their love for one another always growing and changing, but not always together. (Men are dumb…okay, sometimes women are slightly ridiculous too, but mostly it’s always men. LOL) You will find yourself frustrated with both Jude and Lila throughout the story, but let’s face it, we all get lost in our own thoughts and let emotions and let life pull us into dark paths. Making wrong decisions isn’t easy, but most times it does help us grow as a person, but, it can also send us in a direction away from the people who mean the most to us.
While I completely appreciate that this was told in one book instead of three separate ones, I’m also more curious about the rest of the McCallister family. With that being said, this is labeled as book one so I’m hopeful that we will see more in the future on the other brothers.
Emery Rose is wonderful at angst and bringing all the feels and When the Stars Fall is a beautiful story full of every emotion.
Growing up, Jude McCallister was the bane of my existence.
My best friend. Fiercest ally. The most annoying boy in the world.
At eighteen, the boy I loved to hate became the man I couldn’t live without.
We were young. Madly in love. Invincible.
Strong enough to weather any storm.
Cocky enough to believe that no amount of time or distance could destroy us.
When Jude finally returned home from overseas, it should have been cause for celebration. But the man I’d fallen in love with was gone, and in his place was someone I no longer recognized.
𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑜𝑡𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑖𝑑. 𝐼’𝑚 𝑠𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑦.
Now, after six long years he’s back. Only my heart … it doesn’t beat just for him anymore.