Review: Falling In Love by Stephen Bradlee

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Falling In Love
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Author: Stephen Bradlee
Publisher: Self Published (August 9, 2012)
Genre: Contemporary, Biographical Fiction, 255 pages

Sherry Johnson is young, beautiful, bright and athletic. She has everything going for her, except for one thing. She is addicted to love. Her life is a vicious circle of nightly trysts and morning regrets. Her addiction got her kicked out of college, cost her the love of her life and has left her in complete despair. But still Sherry keeps falling in love. And falling. And falling. Finally, as Sherry struggles to pull herself up from a bottomless abyss, she realizes that she will have to learn to love the one person she has loathed for most of her life. Herself.

Based on the True Story of a Young Woman's Battle with Sexual Addiction

The moment I started this book, I was hooked. Falling In Love starts of kind of slow, Stephen is showing you the ropes of Sherry's tangled life. Leading you in slowly, as to not throw you into the world of sex addiction. After a few chapters, you get a feel for Sherry and what she's all about. 

Following Sherry's story is an addiction all its own. I couldn't put the book down for the life of me. Sherry's story pulls at you until its got your attention. Luring you in, to tell you all about this crazy life of how a woman, a young, beautiful woman battles her addiction for sex. Sherry hasn't lived an easy life, her mother left her when she was a baby and her father dead when she was a baby. Leaving her to her aunt and uncle who didn't love her, so, of course she grew up craving the love she was denied her whole life. Leading her to fall in love time and time again, one night at a time. 

Witnessing Sherry's struggle to become a better person was not an easy ride. You're experiencing everything she went through as she goes through these different phases of her life, which is one of the things I liked about this book. Yes, this book takes place in a big chunk of time, but Stephen Bradlee delivers this story so that you're not confused or left behind while reading this emotional story. 

This book is based on a true story. Knowing this, I can't help but think "Wow, sex addiction is no joke." The different things that can trigger a breakdown or other addictions that can lead up to losing one's self in sex is...well, intense. Would I recommend this book? Most definitely. I finished it in one sitting, and I'm sure you will too. 



  1. oh wow interesting. I never knew that could be an addiction, but it sort of makes sense.

  2. Hey, Ning :)

    I didn't either but after reading this book, it's definitely an addiction. Really great book. Thanks for stopping by <3


  3. Oh wow! I want to read this!

  4. Arg. Okay it's being moved up the review pile. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! It really sounds like an intense read but in a good way :)

  5. Nice review about the character and her struggles.