I always enjoy Georgia Beers’ books but not always on the same level. Some are okay (a really good okay) but others are a lot more than that. I’m happy to say Fear of Falling falls in the latter category.
If I had to summarize it, I’d say it’s about finding your true self, in more ways than one.
At 29, Sophie James is an internationally known singer and has been for more than a decade. Since she was « discovered » as a teenager by the man who would become her manager, Ray. When we meet her, she’s doing her best to get over Ray’s sudden death. In the process, she begins to find ways to make her own choices, both in her professional and private life. When she first meets her, Dana Landon, her new manager, expects her to be yet another diva but quickly realizes that Sophie is in fact a really sweet person. The attraction appears very quickly, and while Sophie doesn’t recognize it at first for what it is, Dana is immediately aware, both of how attracted she is and of the trouble it might create for them both.
Even though the characters do seem to fall in love rather fast, it didn’t bother me at all. Georgia Beers is very good at describing feelings and how her characters grow into those feelings, making it all completely believable.