on October 18th 2016
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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. Praise for the novels of Marquita Valentine “Take the Fall is a sexy, emotional, heartfelt read. I adored this book and can’t wait for the next!”—New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy “A sexy Marine and a second chance at love? Sign me up! Marquita Valentine does it again.”—New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett, on Take the Fall
“Crackling with tension, intrigue, and romance, this story has it all. Your heart will pound, you’ll laugh, you’ll feel, and you’ll definitely swoon.”—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans, on When We Fall “When We Fall is beautifully written and so full of sexual tension I was holding my breath. I literally didn’t put it down!”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne “I fell in love with sexy cop Hunter Sloan on page one, and this beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end. I can’t wait to read more by Marquita Valentine!”—New York Times bestselling author Krista Lakes, on After We Fall “After We Fall handles sensitive topics exquisitely, leaving the reader aching for more.”—USA Today bestselling author Jen Frederick Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
¬¬Reviewed by Amy¬¬
Hayden Walker is a hard- working, fun loving firefighter. As the oldest son of a U.S. Senator, he’s expected to follow the family tradition of politics. Hayden loves his family but wants nothing to do with politics. He’s just starting to explore life and wants to be his own man and choose his own career.
Saylor Dean has lived life in the shadows, never really getting close to anyone. The unwanted love child of a prominent politician and a celebrated model/actress, she’s spent most of her life alone with no contact from her father and only brief, sporadic visits from her mother. She’s used her quirkiness to keep others at a distance, and devoted her time to her animal shelter.
When these two meet at a friend’s wedding, the sparks are instantaneous. Unfortunately, Hunter is drunk and has no memory of their impulsive marriage and amazing wedding night. But Saylor remembers. Every kiss and every touch.
Driven by some unexplainable reason to know why the girl he met at his friend’s wedding appeals to him so much, Hunter pursues Saylor not knowing she’s his wife. And soon they’re both falling hard. But Saylor has secrets. Not just about their hasty marriage but also about her no show father. As in the world of politics, there’s lots of twists and turns, and dirty dealings where you’re never sure who you can trust. Just when one problem is resolved, it seems another pops up. Can their developing relationship sustain all these hits or will everything go up in flames?
This was not my first Marquita Valentine book but it was my first in this series. Though #4 in the series, it can be read as a stand- alone. Hayden and Saylor were a sweet couple just finding their way in life and discovering what they wanted. They had a lot thrown at them for a young couple, but were smart enough to turn to each other before things spiraled out of control. Their quirkiness and sexual chemistry made them fun to read. If you like your romances with equal parts sexy and sweet, you won’t be disappointed with this one.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.