Catching His Fall by Christie Gordon

Catching His Fall is a new adult MM Romance that brings together unlikely roommates, one of whom has been crushing from afar, and the other, the object of his interest who is running from a previous roommate arrangement that soured...

From the blurb:

Max has a plan. Tanner doesn’t do plans. Plan or not, they’re better off together.

Max Thompson has a few problems. He’s spending too much time at the skatepark watching a mysterious, unattainable young man he refers to as skater boy. Meanwhile, his college fund is running dry in his senior year at Arizona State University and it’s time to find a roommate to help with expenses. Hopefully one that’s not too weird this time. He’s spent his college years staying away from love to focus on school, but he can’t get skater boy out of his head.

Tanner Donahue is a hardworking assistant manager at a grocery store, who likes to skateboard and play guitar in a cover band in his spare time. But Tanner has his own problems. The first being the fact that he hooked up with and fell for his roommate and coworker, who has decided a relationship with a guy is not what he wants. It’s time for Tanner to find a new place to live and learn from his mistake.

When Tanner shows up on Max’s doorstep with his guinea pig, Stan, hoping to rent the room Max has available, Max jumps at the chance. Max soon realizes he’s going to have to walk a fine line if he’s going to make Tanner his own while living together. It doesn’t help that Tanner’s old roommate wants him back, and Tanner’s family situation is complicated at best. As truths are revealed and problems pile up, can Max and Tanner navigate what’s thrown at them to come out together?

Catching His Fall is a roommates to lovers, opposites attract romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. It features a determined college student and a bad boy skater with a heart of gold who only wants to please. This is book one in the Mesa Boys series. Each book features a different couple.

Trigger Warning: This book deals with issues surrounding parental abandonment.

Heather's Review:

Catching His Fall has all the young love angst, mixed with Tanner's unconventional upbringing and navigating their relationship as roommates and boyfriends.  It was a sweet story with a wonderful side character in Stan, the guinea pig, but I found that sometimes the author took me out of the story with side details and flowery prose that made me stop a few times before getting to the meat of the story.

I truly appreciated the journey these two young men went on in the story and I am looking forward to Carter's story in the next book!

Rating: 4 Stars

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