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Thursday, July 23, 2015

5* #Review #Giveaway Take the Fall by @marquitaval @Tastybooktours

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Take the Fall
Take the Fall # 1
By: Marquita Valentine
Releasing July 21, 2015

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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

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Review- 5 Stars
The prologue of this book broke my heart! It was intense and I was so sad for Seth, Rowan (love than name!), and her brother Jase. However, don’t let it keep you from reading on! I didn’t think I would love this book as much as I did.
            This story is focused on Seth and Rowan, but we get to know Piper and Jase as well, and I really enjoyed that. The author has created very unique personalities in all the characters, and yet they don’t overshadow each other.
            Rowan is a strong independent woman and she has truly built a solid life for herself. Seth’s rejection was brutal and a weaker person would have let it shatter her. I did start to get just a little frustrated with how long she fought forgiving Seth, however it’s fairly understandable. I just felt that he had truly proven himself and toward the end she was being a little petty. Despite that, I loved her as a person, I would want to be her friend if I met her in real life. She’s got a great sense of humor, a hard work ethic, and she loves whit her whole heart.
            Seth is just smoking, seriously. That man and his dirty mouth had me reaching for the ice cubes. He’s strong, determined, a helicopter crew chief in the marines (yum), and he’s got that alpha streak that will make you swoon.
It’s so clear when you meet him in chapter one that he has truly grown up and left the young boy he was behind. He’s owned up to his mistakes and is ready to move on and make them right. Looking at the situation from his perspective gives the reader a clearer understanding of why he lashed out like he did, and I’m not so sure many of us wouldn’t have done the same thing at that age. I get the feeling that if this book had not been in dual POV, I might not have fallen as hard for Seth.
            The chemistry between these two is explosive and the steamy scenes are HOT!! The banter in their heads was funny, as well as their witty back and forth with each other. The plot is all about the romance between these two and it’s all it needs. There is enough background to fill in the holes, but their relationship was captivating and I was turning every page in anticipation of what would happen next.
            I can’t wait for the next book in the story and this one is definitely on my re-read list! 5 Stars!

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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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