Sunny Shelly’s Review: Falter, by Carrie Aarons



FALTER (Nash Brothers, Book 4)

Ryan Shea has sworn off men.

After her last relationship imploded in front of her eyes, she decides to take a break from swimming in the dating pool … possibly forever. The brilliant computer whiz loses her brain when it comes to love, and jumping feet first burns her every time.

Without a home, or much of a clue where life is headed, taking a trip back to the small town of Fawn Hill to stay with her best friend seems like the only option.

Except it puts Ryan directly in the path of the one man she can’t fall for. Fletcher Nash reminds her too much of the dark past she’s always run from; his demons are the things of her nightmares. And it’s no help that, when he looks at her, she feels as if Fletcher is the one person who truly understands.

Fletcher Nash vowed not to fall in lust.

Five years of sobriety, and he hasn’t broken the chastity promise yet. Not that it had to keep for this long … he’s well over the normal year addicts are told not to get involved.

But, aside from a busy schedule and trying to chase his dream of becoming a full-time artist, he has no intentions of committing to a woman until she is the one.

Why is it, then, that sassy, city girl Ryan Shea comes dangerously close to resembling the exact woman he could break that promise for? Like sand through his fingers, there is no way she’ll stay put … but his heart just won’t listen.

They pledged not to love anyone until it was the real thing.
So what happens when two people terrified of falling head-over-heels, actually do?


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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

I really don’t want to write this review, because then that means that The Nash Brothers Series is done. And I don’t want it to be done!

In Falter, we finally get youngest brother Fletcher’s story. It’s set a few years after Fleeting, so at the same time that we get Fletcher and Ryan’s romance, there are updates on Keaton/Presley, Bowen/Lily and Forrest/Penelope.


Each brother in this series had their own demons to battle. As a recovering alcoholic, Fletcher’s story is a bit more intense than the others have been. I loved how perfectly matched he and Ryan are — two sides of the same coin. She grew up in the foster system after being abandoned by her addict mother, and those scars ran deep for her. She’s never really trusted anyone as a result, and bounced from relationship to relationship looking for someone to love her unconditionally. Fletcher is five years sober, and with no recollection of his sexual history while he was drinking, he’s taken being celibate to a whole new level as he struggles every day to not drink. But there is an intense connection between the two of them, and eventually, the girl who’s sworn off men and the guy who’s sworn off women find themselves unable to stay away from the other.


Carrie Aarons does a great job of working their mutual demons into this story, and how each of their struggles and backgrounds affects their current relationship. Will Ryan always be second-guessing Fletcher? Will Fletch ever find someone who can accept him for who he is and how he must now live his life? It’s a wonderful exploration, complete with a breakup that neither of them really wants an an awesome grand gesture on Fletcher’s part to win Ryan back.

I loved that the epilogue was set years in the future, so that there’s not just a HEA for Fletcher and Ryan, but we get a glimpse at how the rest of the Nash brothers are doing too. I’ve adored this series. Each book is a standalone, but these brothers and the girlfriends they are married to are pretty freaking awesome, so you should just read them all!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.



  • Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.


When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and Lab/Great Dane rescue.

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