Thursday, April 28, 2016

When We Fall by Marquita Valentine

Book Description

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.

AVAILABLE: December 8, 2016

Take the Fall series
Take the Fall (Book 1) ORDER HERE
When We Fall (Book 2) ORDER HERE
After We Fall (Book 3)  ORDER HERE

When We Fall is the second book in Marquita Valentine's Take the Fall series but can be read as a standalone.  I haven't read Take the Fall and didn't feel as though I was missing anything in Jase and Piper's story.  This was the first book that I've read by this author and definitely look forward to reading more from her.

When We Fall is a sweet, heartfelt read with JUST enough drama to hold your attention throughout the story.  I thought that Piper and Jase were relatable and likable (even when Jase was trying to push Piper away).  There was WAY more to Piper than the "quintessential good girl" persona that her (AWFUL) family showed to the world.  Yes, she was kind and forgiving, BUT she stood up for herself too.  Piper is just what Jase needed in this transition into his new life out of prison.  Piper showed him love and understanding when Jase doesn't feel that he deserves such a gift.

I loved that the author gave us both Jase's and Piper's POV throughout the book.  I think it was the character development that stole my heart in this story.  It showed their inner thoughts on their relationship and how they tackled the obstacles in their way to their Happily-ever-after. 

Rating: 4 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**