Friday, October 21, 2016

[Pat's Review]: "Hard to Fall"

romance novel covers, contemporary romance, Hard to Fall by Marquita Valentine
Hard to Fall by Marquita Valentine
Publisher: Loveswept (October 18, 2016)
Series: Take the Fall, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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.



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Reviews of Valentine's Previous Books:

Drive Me Crazy (1) -- TBQ
Driving to You (1.5) -- TBQ
His Christmas Wish (3.5) -- TBQ
Just Desserts (4) -- Pat + TBQ

Live For You (1) -- TBQ
Only For You (2) -- Pat + TBQ
All For You (2.5) -- Pat
Need You Tonight (#6) -- Pat

The Request (#1) -- Pat
The Deception (#2) -- Pat
The Confession (#3) -- Pat

All The Right Moves -- Pat

Love So Hot (#1) -- Pat
Love So Irresistible (#3) -- Pat
Love so Tempting (#4) -- Pat

The Billionaire Bride (#1) -- Pat


Pat's Review:


This fourth book in the Take the Fall series can be read as a standalone. But as with so many other series, the first few books are equally enjoyable.


Hayden Walker, Fire Captain and son of a very influential Senator, is not looking forward to his legacy. His father insists he go into politics, but firefighting is his choice. He has dodged his father's wishes for a while, but knows his time is running out.


Saylor Dean is the daughter of a very well known model/actress, who raised her as a single mom. Her Dad is a politician and walked out on her Mom when he found out she was pregnant. He was already married. Saylor runs an animal rescue center which is her dream. She has learned to stay in the background and remain aloof to keep the tabloids out of her life, which suits her fine. She has never seen nor talked to her Dad.


Saylor is a bridesmaid, and Hayden a groomsmen for their best friends's wedding, a very lavish affair with a trip to Mexico for the second reception. They are very attracted to each other, but neither wants a relationship.  Hayden wakes up, realizing that thanks to the very plentiful amount of tequila available, he has totally lost memory of the night before. He has a killer headache, his stomach is in upheaval, and a very serious concern he has slept through something very important! A beautiful woman is waiting  in the kitchen....he knows she is familiar, but can't remember her name! She makes some odd comments, which makes him think that he missed a lot overnight. They head home, back to their lives, but Saylor has to tell him the truth......soon!


A delightful novel with humor and some great sizzle.


4 STARS! 


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! 



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