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Sunday, October 25, 2015

5/5 Review: The Harder You Fall by Gena Showalter


 
 
Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. When he gave up the big city for a small town, he hoped to escape the worst of his memories—until a brash beauty dredges up long-buried emotions.

A reformed party girl, Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to walk the straight and narrow. But her love-hate sizzle with West is just too irresistible. They can't be near each other without tearing off their clothes, but the last thing she needs is to be his next two-month dump. Will she become the one exception? Because as any former girl-gone-wild knows: rules are made to be broken.
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Lincoln West is a millionaire video game creator who has a tragic past, a stern daily schedule, and a ridiculous dateing rule. Jessie Kay is a free spirit woman who delivers sandwiches for her sisters business, doesnt have a penny to her name, and a tragic past herself. She's the one thing Lincoln can't control, not her punctuality, not the way guys flirt with her, or how badly he wants her. So he ignores her and is rude to her, thinking she'll keep her distance. Wrong. It doesn't douse the passion she has for him. She's snarky, blunt and loud and he can't keep his feelings to himself any longer, but Jessie Kay wants him to rid his stupid dating rule. Can Lincoln put his past behind him and see a future with Jessie Kay? Or will their tragic pasts continue to haunt them and forever doom them to be unhappy?

This is the first non paranormal book I've read by Gena, I was hesitant at first, not only is is not paranormal, but it's the third book in the "series" but despite my OCD, I read it anyways, cause I love Gena's other books, and boy am I glad I did! This book just pulls you in and makes you feel for both the hero and heroine. Both have tragic pasts And a lot of guilt weighing on their shoulders, but you can't help but feel only compassion for them both. I like that the couple took their time (not always by choice!) And it's rare to read a book where they aren't rushed. Saying "I love you" within 2 weeks feels completely unbelievable to me, so I really enjoyed them taking their time in saying "yes" to one another. This book will definitely give you the feels and I can't wait to go back and read the first two in this series! A must read for and romance genre and Gena fan!