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Saturday, December 12, 2015

When We Fall by Marquita Valentine (Review)

Title: When We Fall
Series: Take The Fall #2
Author: Marquita Valentine
Release Date: December 8, 2015 - Loveswept
Format: Ebook received for review
Pages: 202 Pages per Goodreads

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.

Ok, so when I read this book I didn't realize it was number two in a series.  In fact, I didn't realize til just now.  So if you have any questions about whether you can jump right in, the answer is yes.  If you have any questions about whether you should jump in, the answer is hell yes.



This is my first book from author Marquita Valentine, and I know I want more.  She developed these characters so well - I was beyond impressed.  Forbidden love, opposites attract, falling for the bad boy... whatever you call it, she did it well.

Piper is awesome.  She's this retro girl who is from the rich side of town, but she doesn't act like money is the decision maker through her life.  She is a regular person, and she doesn't seem fake at all.  That's why everyone loves her.  Turns out that Jase loves her, too.  It's been a secret, but it's also been a secret that she loves him, too.  Those secrets are about to come out.

Jase is a bad boy.  He went to prison for a while.  Without looking it up to verify, I want to say seven years.  Don't quote me on that.  Either way, he is out, and he is trying to rebuild his life.  Circumstances bring Piper to being his roommate in his giant inherited house, and things heat up right away.

I love this world.  Valentine definitely put out the feels - in all different directions.  I can't believe I just said the feels, but there ya have it.  This is a heck of a romance, and I definitely am considering going backward to read Rowan and Seth's story.

So yeah - give it a try.  See if you like retro Piper and bad boy Jase.  I know I did.  I'm definitely keeping my eye out on this author.

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.

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