Christopher Mason, front man of the band The Forgotten. He's hot, he's famous and everything a famous rock star can be. But despite his fame and bad boy look, inside he battles demons. Demons so powerful they may destroy him. All hope seems lost. Slowly, his star is falling.
Mia Ryder, lead vocalist of the band Hushed Mentality, enters his life. Energetic, fun, and laidback, Mia is just about everything Christopher isn't. And he definitely doesn't want her on his tour.
But one night changes everything. For the first time in his life, Christopher Mason becomes sure of one thing, and it's the one thing he's tried so hard to push away.
Donya's FAVORTIE parts:
- The night Mia tells him - "I have feet, I can walk." - My eyes actually widened when she told him this. Why? Well, because he's carrying her and he thinks she's asleep. SHOCK!
- The hotel scene - "Fumbling to his knees in front of me, he wrapped his arms around my legs and placed his head against my stomach" - I have read this entire scene way more than 5 times. This is both the most heart-wrenching and heartwarming scene - why? - because it shows his vulnerability to everyone and shows the calming effect Mia has on him.
- The hospital scene - "The wretched sob that ripped through my chest halted everyone in that hallway." - This tore me apart. Just as he's learning to deal with everything surrounding him, the fear that he is most dealing with is thrust right in the forefront.
So YES, this is one of my All-time Favorite Reads. Read my review below:
Falling Stars follows two rock bands - one male and one female - and centers on Christopher Mason, the troubled and erratic lead singer for The Forgotten, and Mia Ryder, the quiet and talented lead singer of Hushed Mentality. Chris hates the fact that he didn't get a say on who the opening act would be for the new concert tour so he's determined to drive the group to quit. What he doesn't realize is, he's finally met his match. When one of his suggestions puts Mia on a tour bus with him for two weeks, he discovers that Mia is the best drug he's ever found.
I absolutely LOVED Falling Stars. It has been said that it is a bit slow at the beginning - I didn't find that to be true. With Chris and Mia, it is a slow build to both of their self-discoveries. Chris is holding demons that everyone has overlooked hoping they would go away on their own. Mia is not without her own struggles. Their story does not begin with a one night stand, but rather having to watch the self destruction of a person you don't really know and caring enough to be the person's life-line.
I give Falling Stars - 5 Rockin' Stars!