the upside of falling review

“Our relationship was supposed to be fake. We had a clear contract that began and ended at school.”

“You’re the best girlfriend I never had, Becca Hart.” Cue 👏🏼 all 👏🏼 the 👏🏼 cheesin’ 👏🏼 The Upside of Falling brought me back to some Peter K mems. I adore the fake-dating trope. 🥰 Becca Hart’s stance on love is a solid nope 🙅🏼‍♀️ she comes from a divorced family and is still dealing with the pain of her father leaving. Therefore, she sticks to fictional romance. Book nerd! In her life, real relationships don’t work out. This is her exact reason for agreeing to a fake relationship with Brett Wells. 👩‍❤️‍👨 Mr. Wells is the ☀️ sun pouring in through windows, one-hundred-watt-smile with a contagious laugh that‘s loud and booming and demanding attention. He’s well loved by all. Football star. Perfect family. Should I put that in quotes? He’s the one who can blur the lines between reality and fiction. Brett agrees to the fake relationship to appease his dad. But for Brett heartbreak comes… The kind of heartbreak that eats at you slowly, tearing you apart. Becca sticks by his side. How could he not fall for someone with a heart so big. With all the downsides of love, Brett manages to show Becca the upside. Swoon. Their arcade date was SuPeR fun! Ps. I also adore when authors incorporate food in stories 🤤 Becca’s mom pours her heart and soul into her bakery, Hart’s Cupcakes. All the pastries: cinnamon cake and muffins and jelly bells and cannolis and cupcakes. Super cute and light-hearted and merry-making YA story, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Kasie West! 💕

🎶 song: I Like Me Better by Lauv 🎶