Series: Take the Fall #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
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
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 »no/spoiler] HEA: [spoiler]yes with a nice epilogue that takes place 6 years later « Hide Spoiler