How to Fall in Love Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a coming to terms story about a woman trying to save a man who wants to kill himself. Christine oe is a head hunter and places people in their ideal job positions, but she also likes to help herself. As she is trying to find her 'happy place', she stumbles upon a man trying to commit suicide, Simon. She manages to talk him out of it and he puts down the gun, but she says something that upsets him and he shoots himself. He is transferred to a hospital. As she continues to search for her 'happy place', Christine comes to a bridge, discovering a man who is trying to jump off it. She manages to coax him down and promises to show him that life is worth living for. They make a wager - she must convince him of this in two weeks, before his birthday, or he will kill himself anyway. We find out that Christine has just left her husband, who is very malicious. Adam, the man from the bridge, was cheated on by his girlfriend, who slept with his best friend, and he will inherit a company he has no wish to run. Through trial and error, but mostly error, Christine tries to help him get his life back on track, while slowly falling in love with him. During the helping process, she realizes she might need help herself as she is so in love with Adam, but he does not seem to be returning the feelings ...
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Favorite part of story: I loved all of the characters and Ahern's writing style is superb once again.
Best part of story, including ending: I loved all of the characters and Ahern's writing style is superb once again.

Best scene in story: My favourite scene was when Adam and Christine finally kissed.

Opinion about the main character: I thought Christine tried a bit too hard, while Adam was too whiney. But those are the flaws that make them who they are.

The review of this Book prepared by Ziva a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   mentally ill

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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