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.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Random House Loveswept
Take the Fall #1
Review copy provided by publisher
I'm a huge fan of Marquita Valentine and was excited to see she had a new New Adult series that is a spinoff from her Boys of the South series. I have to say I really don't read a ton of New Adult, but I have favorite authors who write in the genre and I never miss their books.
I really enjoyed Take the Fall. I'm a big fan of reunion stories, and really liked watching Rowan and Seth reconnect. I totally understood Rowan's reluctance to trust Seth was honest about his feelings when he first returned. Yes he served time for a crime he didn't commit to protect Rowan, be he also cut her off completely while he was in prison and she was back home dealing with the backlash of both him and her brother going to prison. I loved how hard Seth had to work to prove to Rowan that they belonged together again.
Part of the reason I still bought Rowan and Seth as a couple after being apart for so long was the fact their chemistry was just as strong now as it was when they were teens. While they had both lived different lives while away from each other, I felt like their renewed chemistry was part of what helped them move forward and have the chance at a long-term relationship. I understood Rowan's need to protect herself and loved how Seth finally proved how much he and changed and loved her.
Take the Fall was an awesome start to a new series. I loved that we get to meet Rowan's best friend Piper and Rowan's brother Jase in Take the Fall. I could already feel their connection to one another and am super excited their story will be the next in the series.