Title: The Effects of Falling
Series: The Weight of Rain Duet #2
Author: Mariah Dietz
Release Date: Aug 2, 2016
I have loved my best friend for eleven years.
Eleven years of celebrations.
Eleven years of victories and losses.
Eleven years of inside jokes and shared smiles.
Eleven years of helping him raise his daughter as a single father.
He smiles at me and my world brightens.
He ignores me and I forget how to function.
He holds my hand and takes more of my heart.
He leaves and time stops.
We have both lost too much, but am I willing to risk the effects of falling again?
TERA’S 3 STAR REVIEW
This book could easily be read as a standalone. I would recommend reading The Weight of Rain first as it tells Lo and King’s story, but it would not be required to follow this book. I was excited to read Summer’s story because she was so direct and hard-headed in The Weight of Rain. Unfortunately, I was a little let down. For a woman in her 30s she was so extremely whiny and the inner dialogue seemed so redundant. I just wanted her and Kash to FINALLY duke it out and I had to wait until almost the very end of the book. I found myself starting to skim because I was so over the crying. I was glad that Kash and Summer got their HEA, but I just feel it should have been one of those books with alternating POV because having only Summer’s did not really work for me, and I couldn’t find myself falling in love with Kash as a result.
An ARC was provided to Blushing Babes Are Up All Night in exchange for an honest review.
The Weight of Rain (#1) – Released Oct 27, 2015
One night changed my life-one that I barely remember.
When I close my eyes, my mind paints a picture of his smile and shades the contours of his hands, the deep scar around his bicep.
I’m an artist, yet my hands are unsteady. With his presence, he has unknowingly broken that something inside of me that makes me who I am.
Being around him is like standing in a rainstorm. First the drops tickle my skin, and then they coat me, refusing to be ignored. Finally, they soak into me, reaching parts of me I don’t think anyone has ever touched.
When dreams turn into reality, will the picture in my mind transfer to paper?
Mariah Dietz lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and two sons that are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.
Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.
She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.