Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Review for When We Fall by Marquita Valentine - 5 bees knees!


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.


So, I was weary going into this because I do not like the whole man-whore scenario, and our glimpse of Jace in the first book wasn't great, but since it is in tons of books nowadays, and it is pretty much the norm now for guys in books to sleep around, so I've grown to sort of look past it, but I still went into this book with a bit of apprehension, but Marquita Valentine handled the whole man-whore situation really well, and I really loved how this book developed. Piper has been in love with her best friend Rowan's brother since she was 14 years old, but she has trouble expressing herself and her feelings because she has grown up in a sheltered lifestyle with parents who are less than ideal, and it also didn't help that Jace didn't necessarily go for the right type of girl, and he made some bad decisions that led to him ending up in prison for 7 years, but even through all those years, Piper's love for Jace has remained. Jace has just recently been released from prison, and as soon as he is out he doesn't waste anytime making up for being locked up for 7 years with booze, sex, and drugs. Jace also has some feelings for Piper, but he doesn't think he is good enough for her, so he pushes her away, but Piper is hard for him to resist, and he begins to realize that he wants to make better choices for himself and for her as well. Jace and Piper are both a bit wounded, and together they grow into a more true version of the people they want to be, and begin to heal. Jace and Piper are adorable together, and the chemistry between them was electric. The sex scenes were great, well written, and had the perfect amount of steam. I loved both of them as characters, and I felt they weren't just surface characters; they had depth. I like the friends to lovers scenario, and I was glad Piper had some back bone when dealing with Jace. I enjoyed Jace and Piper's story. I look forward to reading the next books in this series; especially with the teasers we got in this book about some of the side characters. Seems to me there are some interesting stories there!

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