[ARC REVIEW] “The Sin of Kissing You (Falling #2)” By: Maya Hughes

The second book in the Falling trilogy is here!

What is “The Sin of Kissing You” About?

I don’t deserve her forgiveness, but I can’t stop fighting for it.

Bay ran from me four years ago and I can’t blame her. I broke her heart and my own with one split second mistake.

Now we’re thrown together for four weeks. Training camp after the draft is the final step to cement my pro football careers, but after seeing her again, she’s the only future I want.

If I were a better guy, I’d walk away and let her live her life. Maybe I haven’t learned my lesson yet because I can’t stop thinking about her. And I won’t stop until she knows how much I still love her.

The sins of my past are hard to run from, but I’ll battle every single one, if it means one more chance with her.

The Sin of Kissing You is the second book in the new Fulton U universe sports romance, Falling trilogy.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Acoustic guitar next to a football and Kindle and pink sparkle flowers on wooden floor

Review:

I started this one right after reading “The Fourth Time Charm,” so I was fresh off of Keyton content going into this. (I really recommend reading “The Art of Falling for You” before TFTC, and then this book after that!) I knew Dare, and I knew Keyton, but this book forced us readers (and him!) to try to reconcile the two aspects of himself. We see that through his insistence that everyone call him Keyton, even Knox and Bay, who’ve only known him as Dare. He wants to leave Dare behind in Greenwood, but he can’t leave everything behind. We know from reading the Fulton U books how he’s transformed throughout the past four years, but Bay hasn’t had that much of an opportunity to do that during college. 

This book picks up right where the last one ended (TAOFFY is mostly told in a flashback, but it technically ends right where this one starts), with Keyton (I actually typed Dare first — now I don’t even know which one to use!) arriving for the LA Lions training camp at the college campus Bay is working at. Considering Dare’s awful actions at the end of the first book, we obviously still see Bay struggling with seeing him again, and rightfully so. Which means we’ve now entered the territory of second chance romance. Normally that’s not my favorite trope, but honestly, if Maya’s writing it, I’m reading it. 

Having seen Keyton throughout the Fulton U series, I actually feel bad for him when Bay ices him out. Which I then feel bad about, because he was totally in the wrong for his actions and really did a number on Bay! Plus, she doesn’t have access to any of the information I’ve gleaned about Keyton from the other books, obviously, so she acts accordingly…honestly, I wouldn’t have wanted to talk to him at all, either, but their unique circumstances of living in the same building make that practically impossible. 

We really get to see Bay start to come into her own and really pursue her music career in this one, which was nice to see. I know that’s a big part of the next book, too, but this is a good set up. I know there were a lot of people upset with the ending of this one, and even though I would’ve loved it to end differently, it feels more realistic to end the way it did. (Is that vague enough for you all?! 🙂

Maya has a unique way of hitting the mark with every book of hers. I’ve read a bunch of new adult sports romances, but hers remain my absolute favorite. Her characters all feel so raw and real, and I absolutely cannot wait to read the final installment — you can read it now, as it’s been released!! If you’re thinking about starting this series, first of all, start with the FU series, but then binge read these right away!

*As always, my disclaimer for new adult books: they have more sexual content than young adult ones! It’s basically (not always, but with this series!) the nature of the genre, so read at your own risk!

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Read my reviews of the Fulton U universe!

“The Perfect First” (Fulton U #1)

“The Second We Met” (Fulton U #2)

“The Third Best Thing” (Fulton U #3)

“The Fourth Time Charm” (Fulton U #4)

“The Art of Falling for You” (Falling #1)

“The Sin of Kissing You” (Falling #2)

“The Hate of Loving You” (Falling #3)

Check out my playlists for the Fulton U universe!

“The Perfect First” (Fulton U #1) 

“The Second We Met” (Fulton U #2) 

“The Third Best Thing” (Fulton U #3) 

“The Fourth Time Charm” (Fulton U #4) ♪

“The Art of Falling for You” (Falling #1) 

“The Sin of Kissing You” (Falling #2) ♪

“The Hate of Loving You” (Falling #3) ♪

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