Title: When We Fall (Take the Fall #2)
Reviewed by: Mon
Expected publication: December 8th 2015 by Loveswept
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.
I was graciously gifted this ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.
I loved this story. It’s one where opposites attract. Since meeting in their teen years, Jase has been in and out of trouble and eventually lands himself in prison. Piper, the good girl, has only ever loved Jase and unbeknownst to him has pretty much waited for him. What I loved about this story is it was more about Piper coming into her own. She stands up to her family to the point of being cut off from them financially, emotionally (well there was really none there) and physically. Jase is released from prison and although he has always had a thing for Piper he feels that she is too good for him. She is out to prove him wrong. Once they “fall” there is no turning back. They are so good for each other. Theirs is a love, passion, protectiveness, and loyalty that all make for a great romance.
Heat Index: Sensual
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.