Tuesday, February 23, 2016

After the Fall (Take the Fall #3) by Marquita Valentine



Goodreads review
 
 
 
 
A tough cop with an even tougher past, Hunter Sloan has never let anyone stop him from getting what he wants—and he wants Evangeline Ambrose bad. With her gentle curves and raw vulnerability, Hunter’s beautiful, mysterious new neighbor awakens his protective side. Determined to do right by a woman who’s gone through hell and back, Hunter could be the one to take away the pain—so long as his own secrets don’t sink their relationship before it begins.

Having escaped an abusive marriage, Evangeline simply wants to start over in the small, quiet town of Forrestville. She’s also avoiding all contact with the opposite sex, because she just can’t trust her instincts when it comes to men—not even with the sinfully sexy cop next door. So why can’t she stop thinking about him? Hunter has darkness in his soul, and yet no one ever made her feel so safe. For all her best laid plans, Evangeline didn’t count on choices this hard—or temptation this hot.


This book is sweet and well written. It had a feel good vibe to it and I enjoyed the book very much

3.5 ‘I’m the man for the long haul’ stars.

Evangeline has just come out of a very abusive relationship. After six years she manages to gather up enough courage to walk away and to try and lead a life for herself.

I like her, the ups and downs she has and how she tries to navigate them all. Her feelings on how she wants to act and how she should act were clear and I was rooting for her. Getting over her issues and there is a slow pace to her starting to realize that her feelings are changing for Hunter. It wasn’t as if suddenly a switch has been flipped.

Hunter Sloan, cop, heart of gold. He helps old ladies across the road but he also has a secret. I mean will all have secrets. My wardrobe is full of skeletons, well maybe one or two getting off topic here though. Hunter can’t forgot the woman he helped six months ago when she left an abusive relationship.

Until Evangeline moves in to the same building as him and the flat opposite his. He recognizes her and Evangeline tries to ignore him but she can’t. They develop a friendship of sorts and it progresses from there.

They overcome the obstacles that are set in front of them. Evangeline breaking the habit of being submissive and Hunter not turning out to be like his father. He shouldn’t have lied though. But in saying that there was drama but a good normal amount which is much appreciated.

This book made me smile a lot I think it had a lot to do with Hunter. He is one of the best book boyfriends that I have read so far.

Unfortunately Netgalley didn’t state that is part of a series that can be read as a standalone.