For the past nine years, I’ve kept my heart as far away from my dick as possible.
Those two can’t be anywhere near each other. They don’t play nice, and one of them undoubtedly winds up getting hurt.
Not my dick. My dick is good.
The women I take home know exactly what they’re getting from me—sex. Nothing more. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. The sweet brunette from Kentucky I set my sights on tonight shouldn’t have been any different. I had her right where I wanted her. Where I needed her. But when my past comes walking into McGill’s pub, the woman in my arms decides to take things to a whole new level, putting me into a situation I never saw coming.
My heart is about to get fucked. My dick can sit this one out.
Warning: this book is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content. When I Fall can be read as a standalone novel.
I fell in love with Reed the moment he joked about doing naughty things to Mia under a deli table, and I absolutely could not wait to dive head first into his book. We got second hand accounts of what he had been through from other characters early in this series, but I needed to experience things from his own eyes. Reed is a smart mouthed, dirty talking, fun character, and I knew I’d be bumping him up on my book boyfriend list just as soon as I read When I Fall.
Immediately, my heart broke for Beth, and I could tell what kind of story this would be. One that would pull at my heart stings and bring out all the feels. Fleeing from an abusive relationship, Beth runs in the direction of the only family she has left. An aunt she didn’t know about, who has offered her a place to stay. It was clear right away that Beth was struggling emotionally, although she was adamant that this wasn’t the case. She was beaten down and dejected, and it caused a dull ache in my chest whenever I thought about what she had probably been through. And the comfort she feels when slowly realizing that her Aunt and Uncle want her with them was so utterly heartwarming, that it made me tear right up. An easy thing, if you know me, but still significant.
Reed and Beth have a super interesting introduction, and it turns into an even more interesting agreement between the two of them. This opens the door for Reed to stray from his usual arrangement with women and actually take the time to get to know Beth, and she proves to be such a breath of fresh air for him! I was giddy with excitement and hardly able to contain my smile every moment they were together. They were beyond adorable together and I couldn’t wait for things to really get started and heat up! And boy did they heat up! This author is no stranger to sexy, filthy-mouthed heroes who know a thing or two in the bedroom, and Reed blew each and every one of these guys out of the water! Holy. Crap. That book boyfriend list I mentioned? Yeah, he’s a permanent fixture now. And he comes with a warning label.
These two characters, more than any others in this series so far, grabbed ahold of my heart and held on tight. I fell so in love with them and their story that I couldn’t get enough. They’re the sweetest, most adorable couple ever, and they compliment each other perfectly. They supported each other, built one another up, and learned to trust. Together. It was a beautiful thing. Their chemistry was palpable, and insanely hot. I’m so obsessed with this book.
As usual, all of the previous couples in this series make appearances and, if you follow this series, you’ll be oh so happy about quite a few things! The books in this series, although all standalones, blend together seamlessly, which is a testament to how well written they are. The author does a fabulous job of making us fall in love with new characters and couples without losing place in our hearts for old friends.
This story was fantastic, I can’t say much more about it. It’s fast paced, impossible to put down, and full of perfect, heart-melting moments. Reed had ruined me for all other book boyfriends. Run, don’t walk, and buy this book as soon as possible. And if you haven’t started this series yet…what are you waiting for?!
J. Daniels is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series and the Alabama Summer series. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read. J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.