Hard to Fall (Take the Fall #4) by Marquita Valentine
Release Date: October 18, 2016
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, is releasing the fourth book in her Take the Fall Series.
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.
3.0 "HARD TO FALL" STARS!!!
Hard To Fall is my first Marquita Valentine book. To be honest I have conflicted emotions regarding this book. The blurb is what catches my attention and so is the cover. I am a proud cover hoe so when I saw it and read the blurb I know I have to read it.There is nothing as interesting and sounds so damn sexy like a hot cover plus a story that screams fire fighter and a senator wannabe romance to an animal lover heroine/pet rescuer heroine. However though, I just do not know but I when I read the book I just feel like I don't have a strong connection with it. It feels too much rushed and I can't keep up the speed. It's fast forward. And my emotion is in a topsy turvey.
Don't get me wrong,the plot is good. In fact when I started reading it, I am so curious and so interested with Hayden and his interaction with Saylor from just the fact itself that they have common grounds, POLITICS. This man is just so swoon worthy and the first few pages that talks about him and his conquest with a marriage woman is seriously funny but hot instead of a "NO DAMN WAY" feel. I know deep within that this hero is a hoot!!! Saylor for the life of me kinda irritates me at first because man she talk shit I don't understand and it took me to read back again the past pages so I could understand her or just maybe because I don't connect with her. I hated her push and pull but I like it somehow (slight). But nearing halfway though, I feel better for her. They have an undeniable chemistry and slowly I understand her. And take note, I love how open minded she is to her mother. So yeah, you then will realized that a fire fighter plus a pet rescuer together is EXPLOSIVE!!!
Hard to Fall is sexy and funny and adorable I admit that, that's the reason why I finished it right away and slowly I fell in love with both the hero and the heroine although it took me a while to understand her. Surprises and secrets revealed but these two just took it the easy way and maybe that's the reason why I am very confused or maybe I was looking for an angsty feels. And there's that plenty of issues and I'm lost because I can't keep up anymore. However though, it could be me and not the book because all in all it's a good read. It's hot as hell and that's what I like about it. The sexy times is just off the charts. But then in the end, I could say I am glad I finished the book and I recommend it to someone who would love a fast paced plots like this with several issues but with likable characters. I may have complaints about it being too fast but I know some will really love how it turned out and how it even went that way.
“I’m trying to treat you differently.” I shake my head. “That’s not what I mean.”
“What do you mean?” She takes a step closer, the scent of her coconut sunscreen filling my senses.
“Look. I haven’t been in a relationship in a long time. Most of the women I meet either want to be with me because of the whole fireman aspect or they want to be with me because of who my father is.”
“I don’t care about either of those things, at least not when it comes to what I want from you,” she clarifies.
“I know that which is why I’m doing my level best to get to know you before I fuck you. And believe me, I will, just as soon as you—”
She drops the towel. Saylor drops the motherfucking towel and stands there, nothing on her luscious body.
My legs propel me forward, my hands go to her shoulders, pulling her to me until her cold skin hits mine. Her nipples scrape my chest, making me hard, making my board shorts so tight that I’ll probably have to rip them off.
She tips up her chin, all at once a siren and seductive. “As soon as I do what?”
I touch her face and she leans into me, rubbing against my hand as her lashes fall to her cheeks. “Say yes.”
Her eyes open. “Yes.”
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About Marquita Valentine:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She's the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.
Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man--and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.
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