Here is Teena in Toronto's Review of Falling In
Oct 07, 12
to 07, 2012
Sherry Johnson hasn't had a nice life. Her father died when
she was a baby and her mother abandoned her to be raised by
her mother's unaffectionate sister and too affectionate
brother. The last time she talked with her mother, she was
ten and her mother said she'd call her again soon ... but
never did. Sherry spends her life searching for the love she
Her pattern is to get hammered and sleep with men, which she
regrets the next day when she wakes up hungover and naked in
a strange bed ... which leads her to do it again and again.
She meets and falls in love with Paul but this is destroyed
when she continues to "act out" and he discovers who/what
she really is.
Sherry moves to New York City looking for her mother's
childhood friend, Elaine. Elaine too is messed up and goes
to addiction meetings. As they become friends, Sherry learns
more about her mother. As Sherry makes a new life in New
York, she is constantly battling with herself, thinking she
doesn't deserve all the good things and people that come
into her life.
The language and actions are definitely for a mature
audience. Despite the subject matter, there are no detailed
descriptions. It is not an erotic novel (like Fifty Shades
of Grey, for example) but more the journey of one woman's
struggle to fight her addictions and learn to love herself.
I liked the writing style. The book starts with Sherry being
introduced to a writer ... she wants him to tell her story.
The majority of the book is in first person in Sherry's
voice. I enjoyed it.
I received a copy of this ebook from the author at no charge
in exchange for my honest review.