How I Fly by Anne Eliot

Title: How I Fly (How I Fall, #2)
Author: Anne Eliot
Publication Date: January 2nd 2015 by Butterfly Books, LLC
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*What if it’s time to move on?*
Over six months after an accident that broke her legs as well as removed her boyfriend from her life—because Cam Campbell left town and dumped her—high school senior, Ellen Foster, wants to move past her broken heart. She’s off to attend a summer photography workshop at a real university along with her best friends. Ellen’s determined to find a new love—or at least a summer boyfriend. In the dorm, she meets Harrison Shaw. He’s a handsome photography student, a charmer who likes her, and a perfect way to forget her past.

*What if it all goes perfectly?*
Ellen thinks she has everything she wants. Her summer program couldn’t be better. She’s half in love with Harrison Shaw, and she’s going after her next scholarship. But when she kisses Harrison, she can only remember how Cam Campbell used kiss her better, sweeter, and how he used to make her feel like she could fly…

*What if something’s not right?*
When Cam shows up at the university it’s a shock, especially to Ellen’s new boyfriend. Cam’s distant, different and very afraid to hurt Ellen again. He asks Ellen if they could be friends despite the past and how they’ve both changed and Ellen agrees. But after all they’ve been through, can Cam and Ellen ever be just friends?
*What if…?*


I think I may have established a few times… okay, A LOT of times, how much I love How I Fall (click here for my review), and Anne Eliot in general. I’ve honestly been waiting for this novel to come out. Luckily, all the built-up anticipation were worth it.

I think that Anne Eliot really works her magic when it comes to light, fluffy and not overly-dramatic contemporary romance novels. She’s definitely got the right formula for it and might have more tricks up her sleeves.

“I vowed to stay provinces away from her – seeing her face to face and looking for closure is going to destroy what’s left of me.”

How I Fly picks up several months after the events of How I Fall. A lot of things have changed for Cam and Ellen, but I know exactly one thing that hasn’t changed between them. Even though how hard they try to deny it, it’s very obvious how much head over heels in love they still are for each other. Yup, I could easily pick it up off the pages (in my case, phone screen) and I really found it super adorable!

The writing was simple but very spot on. The chemistry between Ellen and Cam felt like it never lost it’s charisma, which was a really good thing. I love they way they make me feel what they feel towards each other. It’s just so adorable! I was totally smiling like a proper idiot all throughout the book because of them. Another thing I loved about them was they really grew more mature in this one.

“All of her limbs and curves snap in to place next to me, like she’s that last lost puzzle piece I’d been searching out for so long.”

Patrick and Laura were funny and charming, as always, especially Laura. Irish Power!! I love her character so much. Both of them didn’t seem like side-characters. Both had justice, and were given enough exposure in order to be reached and understood by the reader.

Harrison Shaw’s character was very surprising! I actually didn’t expect his character to turn out the way he did. I felt so deceived. *shakes head because how could I be so naive?* Props to Anne for her effective writing.

“First love – of falling out of first love – is what messes up all of the adults in the world.”

I like how the plot was simple and direct to the point. It was really interesting and enjoyable to read. I’ve had a great time reading this. Really looking forward to more of her works in the future! I’d definitely recommend this one if you need something to read to cheer you up!



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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

2 comments / Add your comment below

    1. This can be read as a standalone novel, but I would recommend you to read How I Fall first! I think you would enjoy this more that way!

      Have fun reading this one, Joy! :)

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