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.
“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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My Rating: ❤❤❤❤ (4 Sunshine Stars)
Hard to fall is a very interesting and enjoyable read that is ironically, not hard to fall in love with. It is a captivating romance that involve a drunk wedding, families full of politicians and a very hot fireman.
I particularly like how the drunk wedding theme being incorporated in this story and I was excited and curious on what will happen next in their life. I love the way Saylor struggle to tell him that they are married when Hayden didn't remember a single thing. And I love it too when she finally told him.
The hero, Hayden Walker is a very intriguing character as he is a fireman, a son of a senator and have a trust fund under his name. I like that he is very rich and yet he still work as a fireman as that's what he loves to do. I like that he is also very protective of Saylor and the way that he consistently want her to be protected and safe is very sweet. And I absolutely love the way he calls her Sunshine!
Now moving on to the lovely Saylor Dean, the heroine to my Hayden. I love that she owns an animal shelter and she have such a big heart. I like that she cares about the animals and as a cat lover myself who is giving shelter to two little adorable kitten, I feel like I can somehow relate to her. I mean those cute animals who don't have shelter are breaking my heart and I love that she have a shelter to help them even if it is just in a literary world.
In addition, I really love the way Hayden and Saylor gradually fall in love with each other as they wed, date and make babies although the order is a bit unusual but hey that's what make this story unique and interesting. And oh boy, I really love the epilogue. It is truly beautiful and satisfying and I feel happy that I've read the book.
I am totally recommending Hard to Fall to fellow romance readers out there who love a good love story with a refreshing plot line, awesome characterization and steamy love scenes.