Hard to Fall by Marquita Valentine: Review

Posted October 18, 2016 in review Tags:

Hard to Fall by Marquita Valentine: ReviewHard to Fall by Marquita Valentine
Pages: 219

Series: Take the Fall #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: When We Fall, After We Fall
Also by this author: When We Fall, Prime Target, Love So Perfect, Hard Target, After We Fall, Royal Scandal, Royal Affair
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Wedding bells are ringing—and tempers are flaring—as the Take the Fall series continues in this sweet, sexy novel from the bestselling author of After We Fall (“This beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end.”—Krista Lakes).   As a hardworking, hard-partying firefighter, Hayden Walker values his career and his freedom. But as the eldest son of a U.S. senator, he agreed long ago to follow in his father’s footsteps and run for office, and that means settling down and marrying the picture-perfect wife. Hayden just isn’t ready for that sort of commitment . . . not with women like beautiful, curvy Saylor Dean—the naughty bridesmaid he recognizes the morning after his buddy’s wedding—tempting Hayden to stay single forever.   The unwanted love child of a well-known politician, Saylor has always felt isolated and alone, her only solace the animal shelter she runs in Forrestville. Then she meets Hayden at her best friend’s wedding. During their impulsive and unforgettable night together, Saylor feels desired like never before—only to wake up and find that Hayden doesn’t remember his drunken proposal, or their hasty marriage, or her. But when the truth comes out, Saylor finds it’s a lot harder to fall out of love than in love.  Praise for the novels of Marquita Valentine Take the Fall is a sexy, emotional, heartfelt read. I adored this book and can’t wait for the next!”New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy   “A sexy Marine and a second chance at love? Sign me up! Marquita Valentine does it again.”New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett, on Take the Fall
“Crackling with tension, intrigue, and romance, this story has it all. Your heart will pound, you’ll laugh, you’ll feel, and you’ll definitely swoon.”New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans, on When We Fall   “When We Fall is beautifully written and so full of sexual tension I was holding my breath. I literally didn’t put it down!”USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne   “I fell in love with sexy cop Hunter Sloan on page one, and this beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end. I can’t wait to read more by Marquita Valentine!”New York Times bestselling author Krista Lakes, on After We Fall   “After We Fall handles sensitive topics exquisitely, leaving the reader aching for more.”USA Today bestselling author Jen Frederick Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Hard to Fall is part of the Take the Fall series that I adore so much! We met the hero and heroine in the previous book. Saylor is super quirky. She has the most awkward social skills ever! Hayden is just the opposite. Having grown up in the public eye with a senator father, he has developed a great mask of social skills. Hayden isn’t deterred by the quirkiness of Saylor but quickly hurts her feelings. He is too drunk to even remember an encounter that would have hurt her, which hurts her even more.

I think Saylor might be too weird for some people. She takes the quirkiness to a whole new level. At times I found myself feeling awkward for her. It was slightly uncomfortable in the beginning. However, I will say she grew on me; even Hayden starts to realize the reason for her extra quirk. Its easy to see why she is the way she is, so its easy to empathize. Hayden is kind of a douche and a playboy in the beginning but thankfully that doesn’t last long. He quickly becomes easy to love! I love Valentine’s heroes! They are so well written: not alphaholes yet still alpha. And super swoony!

Hard to Fall is one of those difficult to categorize stories. It doesn’t really follow any specific trope or path because it crosses so many! Dirty politicians, secret marriage, nerdy girl, fireman…its all that and then even a few more surprises. I enjoyed every chapter!


  • POV: dual
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: lots of them!
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »

books by Kelly Elliot, Claire Contreas, Cecy Robson, AL Jackson…then you will probably like Hard to Fall!

Hard to Fall

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About Marquita Valentine

Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).

Recently, Marquita signed a multi-book deal with Penguin Random House that will debut in July of 2015.

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 lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

All promotional opportunities, review requests, and appearances/interviews, please contact Autumn Hull with Wordsmith Publicity at wordsmithpublicity@gmail.com

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