Take the Fall
Take the Fall # 1
By: Marquita Valentine
Releasing July 21, 2015
Fans of Abbi Glines and Katy Evans will adore Take the Fall, the first spinoff novel from Marquita Valentine’s New York Times bestselling Boys of the South series. In this emotional new romance, passions run hot as a rugged, brooding Marine rekindles an old flame.
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
Heart wrenching story about second chances in life.
Seven years ago Seth pushed Rowan out of his life, because he was in wrongly accused in prison, and full of anger. With a shattered heart, Rowan swears no one will get an access to her heart again. But now Seth is back, he now owns the home and the business she is running, and wants her back in his life, to correct the biggest mistake in his life, when he pushed her away.
The prologue was gripping and intriguing, it pulled into the story immediately. The story is told in first person, from both Rowan and Seth's point of view. The feelings between Seth and Rowan heat up fast, they have a physical connection, but no communication otherwise. There are several detailed love scenes, as Seth is willing to do anything to get a some kind of connection with Rowan.
There were lots of mind games, angst and lack of communication, even on the business matters. I understand that Rowan was hurt, and left behind by everyone she loved, but her constantly saying another thing, and thinking something else was frustrating.
But despite all the hurt, misery, and pain of their youth, all the miscommunication, Seth and Rowan finds a way to break down the walls, finds a way to share their feelings, thoughts, and dreams, so that the other one is listening, and they find their way to a future together.
~ Three Spoons
Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series, having sold more than a quarter of a million books around the world. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been praised as “sexy, fun, and slightly addicting” (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 Valentine lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.
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