A Long Way to Fall by Elle Spencer was just the book I needed to read during these very trying times in the real world. Sometimes we just need to immerse ourselves in a good story and let reality go for a while. This is a great novel to do that with.
Ms. Spencer has a wicked sense of humor. I knew this already from reading some of her former novels. She used this skill to turn what would have been a very serious enemies-to-lovers romance into a tale that often had me chuckling out loud as I read. At times it even became slapstick humor. I’m glad she made her main characters, Bridget Berg and Katherine Fleming intelligent, likable, able to take a joke and laugh at themselves, especially Katherine.
The setting, a gorgeous ski resort at the top of a pristine mountain is beautifully described. Even the rundown shack that Katherine stays in has a certain charm…if you like no heat, food, or any other amenities that make life bearable.
The love story between the two is quite satisfying to read about, though it takes a while for the two to recognize and admit to their chemistry. The humor helps to blunt some of the bad feelings that were present (mostly on Bridget’s side) in the tale.
I had a lot of fun reading this novel. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a humorous enemies-to-lovers romance.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.