(a stand-alone novel)
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Claire Ross has never been good enough. Not for the girls in the elite group of dancers in her class and certainly not for the approval of her ballet teacher, Mr. Robins. She definitely doesn’t like what she sees in the mirror. Simply put, she doesn’t love herself, so how could she possibly love someone else?
After twelve years of friendship, Sebastian Reyes’ adoring gaze holds more. They soon find themselves unable to control their feelings for one another.
When tragedy strikes, Claire finds herself in a very unlikely and unfavorable position. Regardless of the weight of the emotion, she must make difficult decisions that impact the rest of her life.
Will Claire see that her true love has been right in front of her? Happily ever after isn’t just for fairy tales. To get hers, all she has to do is trust, open her heart and fall.
Words of Praise
"Devastatingly beautiful." - New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author Nichole Chase
"JB's heart bleeds within every page of this beautiful story. Heartfall is a poignant tale of second chances and how the power of love can save you." - Author Brooke Blaine
"It's rare for me to find a book that can play with every single one of my emotions, but McGee accomplished that through her diverse characters and twisted plot." - Author Rachael Duncan
"Heartfall is J.B. McGee's best work." - Author Mary Wasowski
"Emotional, beautiful, and tragic...It's taken me a day just to wrap my head around what I had read." - Author A. Gorman
"The characters were complex and the storyline flowed perfectly and never felt like it was dragging even for a moment. I felt every emotion as I was going on this journey with Claire - I felt her happiness, her self-doubt, her heartbreak, her anger, and finally her peace." - HopeLuvsBooks
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“What if you help me learn to teach?” I can see the wheels spinning in his beautiful head. His green eyes light up with hope, promise, and an intensity I’ve never witnessed in him before. I think he’s about to offer me a commitment I can’t refuse, which requires a level of trust I’ve never afforded another human being, certainly not a boy. “And what if I help you become the best dancer you can be so you can go to any school you want and it not cost you a penny?” The thing is, Sebastian Reyes has more talent in his pinkie finger than most dancers have in their whole bodies. The reason his parents expect him to dance professionally is because it’s a given. He’s that good. He could dance for whoever he wants. There’s a lot I could learn from him despite him being my peer. And the object of my obsession and current affection. He gives my hand another squeeze. “What do you say?”
He pulls me in. “You said you trusted me.”
“As my partner.” They latch the cross bar. There’s no escaping. My breaths increase in speed and frequency. “I’m going to have a panic attack.” The wheel moves a bit, then we stop.
“Trusting me as your partner also means trusting me as your partner in crime. It means trusting me in everything. Breathe.” He turns my chin. “Slower.”
My eyes focus on his and nothing else. The sea breeze blows our hair, the carriage rocks in the air, and with every move, my breathing hitches. “I’m.” Even though I’m speaking, I can barely even hear my own voice. “Going. To. Kill. You. When. We. Get. Down. If. We. Don’t. Die.”
He chuckles. “Really?”