Tuesday, December 08, 2015


In the captivating new novel in Marquita Valentine’s Boys of the South spinoff series—perfect for readers of Abbi Glines and Katy Evans—a small-town sweetheart takes a chance on the bad boy who’s always been her hottest fantasy.

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. 

Release Date: December 8, 2015
Loveswept Random House
Take the Fall #2
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza’s Review:

I'm a huge fan of Marquita Valentine. I fell in love with her books with her Boys of the South series and have fallen for the Take the Fall series just as hard.

I wanted to know more about Piper from the minute we met her in Take the Fall. I loved that she and Rowen were best friends from high school and remained best friends no matter what was going on in their lives. She comes from money but has left it all behind to make it on her own. She has major asthma issues and when her parent cut her off, she will work as many jobs as necessary to pay her own way. She has loved Jase every since she was a teen and sees in him what he doesn’t even see in himself.  Piper is such a strong character and really only became stronger the more time she was on her own.

I adored Jase just as much as I did Piper. I love how he fought his attraction to Piper since he didn’t feel that he was really good enough for her. I also loved that Piper was able to help him see himself the way she saw him.  Jase honestly comes off as a bit of a bad-ass even without having a record. However, he has some of the sweetest moments ever when he is with Piper. Seriously don’t think he shows his real self with anyone but Piper, and I’m including his sister Rowen.

Jase and Piper are an awesome couple. They truly are the perfect example of opposites attract. They grew up on opposites sides of the tracks, yet connected pretty much from the moment they met. Once Piper and Jase move their relationship from friends to dating, I fell just as fast for them as a couple as they fell for one another. They have amazing chemistry and I adored that Jase read up on how to deal with Piper’s asthma issues.  Her asthma could totally be an issue when she gets excited, and I loved how prepared Jase was at all times.

Not that there weren’t still obstacles to their long-term relationship. Jase and his feelings about his past continue to be an issue. Piper’s parents also want to once again take control of Piper again. I don’t know that I’ve ever hated a set of parents as much as I hate Piper’s. The fact that Piper is one of the nicest, sweetest people who sees the best in everyone, it amazing based upon her parents and how they have treated her for her entire life. I honestly wanted to punch them both in the face at one point in the book.

When We Fall was an amazing, smart, funny and sexy romance. When We Fall was a great addition to the Take the Fall series and in now my favorite book written by Marquita Valentine.

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