June 21, 2014 | by Alexis | The Fall of January Cooper

by Audrey Bell
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)on June 14, 2014

Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance

How do you lose everything? Ask January Cooper. She was the daughter of a Dallas multimillionaire, the debutante of the year, and the girl most likely to get whatever she wanted. But when her father is arrested for securities fraud, the girl who had everything starts to lose everything. And once she starts falling, she can’t seem to stop. When she walks into Christian Cutlass’s bar, she meets the first person who sees all the way through her. And Christian Cutlass meets the first girl who doesn’t care about who he used to be and what he lost one night when he was nineteen years old. She’s gorgeous and hurt. He’s twisted in too many ways to count. She’s the girl with nothing left to lose. He was the boy who lost everything he lived for.

How do you lose everything? You start by falling.

So, I don’t think this book should be called The Fall of January Cooper. Sure, she hit rock bottom while wearing Christian Louboutins but she kinda kicked its ass and took names. So how about The Redemption of January Cooper?

When you meet January, she is a beyond spoiled 22-year old with a douche of a fiancée. Yep, he is a NASCAR driver that is arrested high on coke with strippers. Definitely not a winner in my book! The icing on the cake is when her father is convicted of a Ponzi scheme and she is suddenly broke. She is forced to move back into the dorm that she shared with her ex-best friend. The same ex-friend that she caught with her then-boyfriend sexing it up in their room. I know, this girl cannot catch a break. With no cash in sight, she starts bartending with absolutely no experience where she ends up meeting Christian Cutlass. What I loved about January is that she took what was a horrible situation and made the best of it. She originally came off as this completely selfish, obnoxious girl but by the end of the book I was totally rooting for her.

Christian is a damaged soul. He was riding high as a kick-ass hockey player until an awful accident left him without his twin brother and a damaged leg. For the last two years, he’s been living life at 50% and just to add to his problems, his apartment flooded and now he’s back living at home. Once he meets January Cooper he knows she is bad for him. She ignites feelings in him that he had since buried deep, deep down.  I have to admit I loved Christian from the get-go and was worried that January totally did not deserve him. Let’s just say, the author proved me wrong.

I love that the author did not have Christian and January hook-up right away. Their relationship started off as a slow-burn.   At first they could barely stand each other, to finally realizing at least to themselves that they liked each other. Then there was the falling in love with each other that was sweet and cute. I must warn you that there was almost no sexiness in the book, but I still enjoyed this book a lot. The connection these two felt was honest and I was able to feel it.

I just have one thing I did not like about the book…the epilogue was not really an epilogue. I’m totally greedy when it comes to them so I was just expecting more. I highly recommend this book for someone who is looking for a fun read.

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