Title: When We Fall (Take the Fall #2)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Decemeber 8, 2015
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.
OMG. This book. It pulled me in from the very first words and by the end of the first chapter I was in deep. I felt an instant connection with Jase and Piper. They were made for each other.This story is pretty much perfection.
Jase has recently gotten out of prison, where he was for 7 years. He is the ultimate bad boy and always has been. However, there is more to him than that bad boy image. Piper has loved Jase since the moment she met him when she was just 14 years old. Shy, self conscious, and lonely, he treated her like a person. See, she is best friends with Jase's younger sister. He felt a connection at their first meeting, a connection to continues to strengthen, but he ignored it because of her young age and who she is.
Jase grew up on the wrong side of the tracks; Piper has had a "privileged" upbringing. Her parents expect her to marry a man from their inner circle and be a housewife. She finally stands her ground and moves out. Theirs is not the life she wants for herself. When her act of rebellion takes a downward turn, she finds herself working for Jase and living in his house.
Before, I said that this story is pretty much perfect. However, you'll notice that I gave the book 4.5 Hearts instead of 5. I really wanted to give it a 5, but the conflict just seemed to be resolved too quickly. Honestly, I don't know how the author could have dragged it out. I mean, the resolution makes perfect sense, so I don't know, maybe I just wanted more of Jase and Piper and wasn't quite ready to let them go. I just absolutely adored them.
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Title: Take The Fall (Take the Fall #1)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 21, 2015
As a teenager, Seth O’Connor went to jail for a crime he had nothing to do with. He took the fall to protect the girl he loved, but the cruel realities of prison hardened him. After doing his time, Seth shuts her out and enlists in the Marines—until his grandmother’s funeral forces him to come home and face Rowan Simmons once again. The woman she’s become puts all his high-school memories to shame, and Seth wants her more than ever. Can he be honest about why he denied her for so long?
After Seth pushed her away, Rowan swore that no man would ever hurt her again. But the boy who broke her heart has become a sexy Marine, capable of fulfilling her every desire—and now that he’s back in town, old feelings are simmering to a boil. Rowan wants to stay strong, even as her body surrenders to his expert touch. She only hopes that by taking him back, she can finally help heal the wounds that drove them apart.
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).
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.