"I loved this story. It will stay with me for a long time." - my fiction nook
Josh finds himself homeless at eighteen, but he has a plan. He’ll head north on the bus to New England and spend October there for his mother’s sake. She always talked about going to see the fall leaves someday. And when the leaves are done and the harsh winter comes, Josh plans to find a place to curl up and let go. It will be a relief to finally stop fighting.
Mark spent his life trying to live up to the tough swagger of his older brothers until he pushed himself so far against his nature that he cracked. Now a former Marine, he rents a little cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he can lick his wounds and figure out what to do with the rest of his life. One thing was clear: Mark was nobody’s hero.
Fate intervenes when Josh sets up camp under a covered bridge near Mark’s cabin. Mark recognizes the dead look in the young stranger’s eyes, and he feels compelled to do something about it. When Mark offers Josh a job, he never expects that he’ll be the one to fall.
The snow is coming soon. Can Mark convince Josh that the two of them can build a life together before the flurries begin?
Trigger Warning: Suicidal thoughts
Runner Up - Best Gay Book 2017 - Rainbow Awards 2017
READ CHAPTER 1:
Falling Down - Chapter 1
Eli's desktop post with visual inspiration for the story
Eli's blog tour post - Interview with Eli about the story on Bayou Book Junkie
What people are saying about this book:
“I’m not exaggerating when I tell you this is one of my favorite reads for 2016. I had just finished another book that was a huge let down, and even though it was 10PM, I decided to start this one. I read until I couldn’t stay awake, and was back up at 4:30AM (really 5:30…damn time change) and read it straight through to the end. Did I mention the teary eyes? I very highly recommend it.” - Love Bytes Reviews
“Falling Down by Eli Easton is a gorgeous melancholy story of hope and love.” - Gay Book Reviews
“I truly love Eli’s writing. Her stories, and characters just work for me. I love the realistic feeling I get when reading her books. I can’t wait for her next release. This one is highly recommended with a box of Kleenex on the side.” - Oh My Shelves blog