Manic Readers
Authors
Close
Publishers
Books
Reviews
FLY OR FALL
by Gilli Allan
Release Date: 06/21/15
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 488
Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
Format ISBN Price
E-Book B00XXZJ43S £1.99
Print 1783756861 £14.99
Author Page: Gilli Allan
Buy Now From

Log in or register to post your review, add a comment, or subscribe to this page.

Summary Excerpt Comments

FLY OR FALL

Can the allure of the unknown ever overcome the fear of stepping away from solid ground?

Nell admits that she doesn’t like change. Married young and kept at home by twin babies and an invalid mother, and dependent on her husband Trevor’s wages, her life has been limited. But when circumstances change for the better and her husband wants to move away from London, the ground seems to shift beneath her feet. She is gripped by an inexplicable foreboding.
Now in her early thirties, Nell feels cast adrift, far from her friends and all that is familiar. Trevor is no longer the man she married, and their teenage twins, Jonathan and Juliet, are grumpy and difficult. The new house is unwelcoming and needs modernisation and she’s thrust into a continuing chaos of rubble and renovation. The women she gets to know - Katherine and Felicity - seem frivolous and hedonistic. They wrongly assume that she’s ‘one of them’, someone who will delight in the knowledge that Patrick, one of the builders working on her house, is a notorious womaniser. At first grateful that he doesn’t make a pass at her, Nell begins to feel resentful that Pat finds her unattractive.
Nell takes a bar job at the local sports club, but she distances herself from the overheated atmosphere of flirtation and gossip. She’s not that kind of woman, but....
She can’t help being influenced by her new friends’ attitude of casual infidelity. Secretly Nell begins to fantasise about romantic adventures. When she’s pursued by a beautiful and enigmatic young man, whose name she thinks is Angel, she is tempted. Before she can boast about her conquest to another friend, the quirky, new-age Elizabeth, her world falls apart. The presentiment of disaster, felt as a tremor at the start of the story, rumbles into a full blown earthquake, delivering shock after shock. When the dust settles nothing is as it seemed, not even the life she left behind in London. The unlikely love which has blossomed from the wreckage is doomed and she is forced to confront the hair’s breadth between wishful thinking, self-deception and lies, when shocking truths about friends (old and new), her husband, both her teenage twins and even herself, are exposed.
Fly or Fall follows the dismantling of all of Nell’s certainties, her preconceptions and her moral code. By its conclusion, everything has altered for the ‘woman who dislikes change’, but has Nell been broken or has she transformed herself?

Hot Reads
Seducing Cat
Seducing Cat
Adriana Kraft
Levelheaded English Professor Caitlin Shanahan has finally earned tenure and purchased the century-old two-story house of her dreams in the college town of Burntside, Wisconsin—at thirty-four, she'd better face facts: her future is teaching...
Available Now!
The Dragon's Lion
The Dragon's Lion
Taryn Jameson
No blurb available.
Available Now!
Dark Pluto
Dark Pluto
Sam Magna
In New York City, Justin Parker, a successful American fashion designer, finally meets the new face of his brand, Natalie Wilson, a gorgeous British model with raw talent. Her erratic cousin, Dylan Wilson, who’s a stylist with his brand, introd...
Available Now!
Dark Curse
Dark Curse
Christine Feehan
Lara Calladine is haunted by childhood memories of being held prisoner in an ice cave and kept sane by the whispered stories told to her by her imprisoned aunts. They instilled mage and Carpathian magic deep within her and then helped her escape. She...
Available Now!
Eden's Black Rose
Eden's Black Rose
Jaclyn T Kearney
Eden’s Black Rose, is a paranormal romance set in London, 1896. Dr. Serina Spencer is a young woman with hidden talents that she’d like kept that way, hidden. While walking home from the morgue, her place of employment, she inadvertently wishes for a...
Available Now!
Lover Enslaved
Lover Enslaved
Jodi Redford
Sometimes love is the only prize worth stealing… Thieves of Aurion, Book 1 Mara Sheppard has no love for the Fae, but to free her brother from prison, she’ll do whatever the treacherous Queen Nalia asks. Even kidnap Dashael Rh...
Available Now!
Megan's Chance
Megan's Chance
Lucy Monroe
Can a free-spirited woman teach an uptight professor what he needs to know about love and faith—outside the classroom?
Available Now!
The Eternal II: Eternal Moon
The Eternal II: Eternal Moon
Shiloh M. Darke
Darmetheus has been alive for a very long time. A Werewolf Eternal, he's seen it all. Or so he thinks. But when he takes what he thinks is going to be a vacation from the daily hassle of fighting EVIL, he winds up in the fight of his life. Lilith ...
Available Now!
Watch Over Me
Watch Over Me
Lucy Monroe
Book 4 in The Goddard Project series  Mission: Irresistible Super spy Mykola Chernichenko comes from a family of geniuses, and though he's no idiot himself, he'd rather be where the action is than analyze it to death. That's why his vacat...
Available Now!
Wild Hearts
Wild Hearts
Rhea Regale
When Shyla Smith learns of her grandfather’s death, she travels to Hood River to put his estate in order. Shyla’s not thrilled with staying at his humble cabin in the middle of a forest, and when a welcoming committee of four wild wolves ...
Available Now!



Contact Us   |   Terms of Use   |   Privacy / Refund Policy   |   Sitemap

© 2007- 2017, Manic Readers, LLC