Just Don’t Fall by Emma St. Clair Book Review

Just Don't Fall by Emma St. Clair book review

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Are you looking for a fun and cozy book to read this fall? Check out Just Don’t Fall by Emma St. Clair. It’s a hockey romance without the spice.


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Just Don’t Fall

Author: Emma St. Clair

Pub. Date: Aug. 31, 2023

Series: Sweater Weather book 1

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Pages: 300

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Spice: none

Content Warnings: mentions bullying & child neglect


Before Logan Barnes was hockey’s hottest bad boy, he was my brother’s best friend … and my first crush. Oh, yeah–and the guy who ghosted me and broke my teenage heart.

Now Logan is back in Harvest Hollow, but not willingly. Recovering from an injury (and some bad press), he’s stuck playing for our minor league team.

Which means I’ll be working with him almost daily.

As the hockey team’s social media manager, it’s my job to wrangle all the guys into filming TikTok trending videos. But Logan doesn’t want to be wrangled.

Turns out … neither does my heart.

Because my old crush never died.

And when Logan becomes my accidental fake boyfriend, those old feelings flare hot enough to melt the ice.

But this is all totally one-sided. Totally fake. Isn’t it?

No matter what signals he seems to be giving me or how real things start to feel, I know Logan’s not home for good.

I survived Logan leaving me once. But this time, I’m not so sure my heart will recover …


Spoiler-Free Book Review

Thank you to the author for sending me a digital ARC of this book. All opinions are my own.

Emma St. Clair is one of my favorite authors, so when she announced that she was writing a hockey romance, I was super excited!


What I Liked

  • Unlike most popular hockey romances, this is a closed-door book (meaning there’s no on page intimacy). One thing that this author is great at is having so much sexual tension and chemistry without the spice. As someone who prefers closed-door romances, I really liked this aspect.
  • The characters were relatable and charming, and I loved all of the funny and sweet moments throughout.


What I Didn’t Like

  • I can’t think of anything that I didn’t like. The reason I gave this 4.5 stars instead of 5 stars because it’s not one of my favorite Emma St. Clair books, but it’s still so good!

Final Thoughts

This book contains so many of my favorite tropes (fake dating, brother’s best friend, grumpy x sunshine, & hockey romance). If you like any of these tropes, then I think you should give this book a try.


Where to Purchase

You can purchase a copy of this book at the following retailer:

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Have you read Just Don’t Fall or any other books by Emma St. Clair?

I would love to hear your thoughts! Comment down below.


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