Wednesday, December 30, 2015

When We Fall by Marquita Valentine

In the captivating new novel in Marquita Valentine’s Boys of the South spinoff series—perfect for readers of Abbi Glines and Katy Evans—a small-town sweetheart takes a chance on the bad boy who’s always been her hottest fantasy.

The last time Piper Ross saw her best friend’s sexy older brother, Jase Simmons, he was being taken away in handcuffs. Seven years later, two things haven’t changed: Piper is still head-over-heels in love with him...and Forrestville’s chief of police—Piper’s dad—still hates his guts. So when Piper sees a chance to get close to Jase, she makes her move—literally. As his new roommate, and as the office manager of his tattoo shop, Piper won’t be satisfied until Jase knows that she wants to be his.

The quintessential good girl, Piper is pure temptation for Jase. The only reason he’s always kept his distance is because she’s the last person he’d ever want to hurt. But once he realizes that Piper is ready to take the leap, everything just makes sense. Suddenly Jase feels like a new man—until nasty rumors start swirling and Piper’s heartless father stirs up even more trouble. Now Jase must convince Piper that she wasn’t wrong about him...because falling in love never felt so right.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

3.5 Stars
Having loved the first book in this series, I was really looking forward to this book. However, I felt let down in the end, sadly.

Jase has been through a lot and Piper has had this thing for him for so long…but nothing has ever come of it...until now. For me, things were just too smooth. There was so much desire built up and I thought it would be dragged out a bit more since they hadn't acted on it before...but nope, it wasn't really...sure one part was, but the rest wasn't.

While the book itself was well written and I liked the characters, I just felt like this big, bad man who could've been so much sexier ended up not really doing it for me because he ended up being a bit like a school girl. :(

That being said, there was off the charts chemistry between the characters, I just wanted more angst and desire building between them since they'd waited so long to acknowledge the desire that was there. Not to mention her family... yeaaaaah…that whole situation was weird and I didn't care for it either, but I can't say much without giving much away.

However, at the end of the day, I still look forward to the next story in this series.

I enjoyed the first book in the series a lot, so was not at all surprised to find that this is also a very good read. Ms. Valentine has created a group of people who are easy to care for, and whose pasts definitely mean they deserve a better future.

Piper is a cheerful soul, in spite of her truly awful parents, and what her heart desires the most is finally in her grasp. That Jase is prepared to be her everything, even when the going gets tough, makes for a lovely romance. The patience and care which they bestow upon each other lets the reader enjoy every minute. I really liked that we get to catch up with Seth and Rowan too. I loved some of the foreshadowing comments when Piper and Rowan are planning Seth & Rowan's wedding...and we get all that we could wish for in the end!

Thank you Ms. Valentine for another read.

Also Available in the Take the Fall Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Take the Fall Blog Tour.

Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series, having sold more than a quarter of a million books around the world. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been praised as “sexy, fun, and slightly addicting” (The Book Queen). When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high-school sweetheart, Marquita Valentine lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of When We Fall (Take the Fall #2) by Marquita Valentine to read and review.

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