Fall Into You by Georgina Kiersten

A Black Plus Size Sapphic Romance 

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It’s Autumn. Is there a better time to fall in love?

 Imari Haines has had it with the gossip. The whole town is acting like she’s their very own Runaway Bride. A plus-size, black version of Julia Roberts that left a perfectly nice boy at the altar.

Her family are no exception. Her mother won’t stop making passive-aggressive comments. 

Exhausted by this charged atmosphere, a boss that doesn’t appreciate her, and the never-ending town rumors, Imari makes a bold decision. Come autumn, she moves to Appeley (a small town in Hill Country) and never looks back.

In Appeley, for the first time ever, Imari feels welcome, happy, and unapologetically herself. She tries new things, makes brand-new friends and, while attending the fall apple festival, she accidentally bumps into a very familiar face…

Cassidy Martinez was her childhood best friend and partner in crime. Now, she has grown into a stunning, confident woman, and Imari can’t help noticing.

Should she take a risk?

Can the two of them pick up where they left off, or is being friends not going to be enough this time around?

Before reading this book you should take a moment to read the content warnings below:

  • Implied Fatphobia 
  • Religious Abuse 
  • Implied Homophobia 
  • Implied Queerphobia 

 

 

With a resigned sigh, Imari walked around, looking for any hint of the pumpkin stand. The festival area was small and she would find Bobbie Jean’s booth sooner or later, right? For a while, Imari walked aimlessly, annoyed at being jostled and pushed by the crowd.

“Great, I’m lost,” Imari muttered to herself. She was just about to ask the nearest vendor for directions when someone shoved her hard. Imari felt herself falling forward into what she was sure was going to be a painful collision with the ground when abruptly, a pair of powerful arms caught her.

“Are you okay?”

Imari looked up to meet almond-shaped brown eyes so dark that they shone like polished river stones. Imari gasped as she took in the woman’s face. She thought she was used to being around beautiful people. Hell, Zephyr was her best friend, after all.

But this woman was on another level. She was tall, with a tight swimmer’s build. She had dark umber skin a few shades deeper than Imari’s. Her savior had long black hair that was pulled up into a sloppy bun to show off a neat fade underneath.

Imari’s eyes couldn’t help but dart down to the fullest lips she had ever seen. She licked her lips and then darted her head up to see those eyes get impossibly darker and hot enough to burn.

Cheeks warming in embarrassment, Imari stumbled back, “Um, sorry.”

The woman snapped out of her daze, and then she frowned. “Do I know you?”

Imari shook her head. “I don’t think so.”

‘I definitely would have remembered seeing someone like you,’ She thought to herself.

“Imari?” She looked Imari up and down. And Imari barely repressed another shiver. “Imari Haines?

Imari blinked in amazement. “Yes?”

The woman laughed. “I knew I recognized your face!”

“What?”

The woman quirked an eyebrow. “You remember me, don’t you?”

“I’m sorry?” Imari squeaked.

“My family used to go to the same church? Our mothers were friends.” She gave a low chuckle. “You used to always steal Mr. Haversham’s begonias to make flower crowns.”

Then, everything clicked: a memory of a pretty little girl with a brilliant smile. A smile that was achingly similar to the one this woman was giving Imari right now.

“Cassidy?” Imari clutched her chest. “Cassidy Martinez?!”

There, standing in the sunlight, thousands of miles away from Houston, was her childhood best friend: who was familiar, strange, and utterly devastating.

  • Coffeeshop romance
  • Fat Positives 
  • Bisexual Main Character
  • Afro-latina Main Character
  • Motorcyle Rides, 
  • Fall Romance 
  • Small town Romance
  • Childhood Friends to Lovers
  • Low Angst. 
  • Butch/Femme Relationship

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A plus size dark skin woman with afro wearing a mustard color sweater standing in front of a fall forest Fall Into You by Georgina Kiersten.

eBook ISBN: 9798201745639

Paperback ISBN: 9798215865491

Amazon ASIN: B09DB5VXTB

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