Reviewed by Alysia George

Sometimes a group of friends forges a life-changing bond strong enough to last through years of losing touch. Falling Together, by best-selling author Marisa de los Santos is a captivating tale of the enduring ties of just such a friendship, as well as the possibility of love.

When three college students, Pen, Cat, and Will, meet at the beginning of their freshman year, they quickly and easily form a trio. For years they are inseparable, until life circumstances send them in different directions.

Although Pen, Cat, and Will cut off all contact with one another, their bond still exists. When Cat goes missing and her husband enlists Pen and Will to help him find her, they both feel compelled to comply. They find that the years they spent apart did not weaken their concern and love for one another. Will and Cat are relieved to be back in each other’s lives and dive into their mutual quest to find Cat.

Together with Cat’s husband and Pen’s young daughter, they embark on an adventure across the world in search of the third member of their trio. They run into some bumps along the way, discover secrets, and find that some aspects of their friendship have changed forever.

Falling Together is a compelling story full of beautiful language and intensely developed characters. The descriptive language is one-of-a-kind and at times indescribably lovely. I enjoyed every page and only wished there were more. There were a few aspects of the story that I wish had been delved into deeper, but that didn’t take away from my enjoyment in reading this novel.

Rating: 5/5

Alysia lives in Metro Detroit with her husband and four children. She writes about family life, parenting issues, and other things of interest to her on her blog, Michigal.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by William Morrow. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.