Book Review: Guiding the Fall By Christy Hayes

***I received a free copy in exchange for a book review***

Sexy multi-millionaire Jack Forrester has never needed anyone, and although he’s suffered a crushing blow to his personal and professional life, he’s not about to start now. When he moves to Hailey, Colorado, to look into a new business venture and work with a biographer documenting his career, he meets the beautiful and irresistible Olivia Golden – a woman creating more gossip in town than he is, and making him rethink his views on being alone.

Olivia Golden has always enjoyed the attention her beauty has garnered. On the brink of finishing her student-teaching job, she’s ready to leave her hometown, start her career, and find love. Her plans go awry when she’s forced to fight charges levied against her at school and the insanely rich new businessman in town makes her a proposition she can’t refuse.

No stranger to loss and public humiliation, Jack offers to help Olivia with the fall-out from the scandal…and soon, she’s offering him something as well. A no-strings-attached relationship. But as the sensual attraction between them grows, Olivia breaks through Jack’s carefully constructed walls to reach the lonely man inside. Will Jack risk his heart to save Olivia’s sinking ship, or will the beautiful teacher guide herself straight into a fall, and take him with her?

18667299I loved this 48 chapter book. I’m a sucker for romance, especially when the two characters have tension first. So sexy. The story focused on Jack and Erica, brother and sister. Lyle was writing a book about him. Lyle was also roommates with Olivia, the townie hottie. If you read the first book in the series, then you’ll remember that these two were Jill’s best friends. She even makes some appearances in the book, which was a pleasant surprise.

My favorite lines: 1) “I didn’t say I don’t like him. I don’t know him.” 2) “Unlike you, when I like someone I’m not afraid to get to know them.” 3) “She’s got to get to know you before she’ll be nice. Don’t be offended.” 4) He had the tendency to look  onto things and create fantastical stories in his mind. That was why he wrote fiction.

All the crushes were cute, but, as a reader, I fell in love with Lyle and Erica’s relationship. Maybe because i could relate to her. She had a wall up and people misunderstood her. It’s not easy putting yourself out there, so I rooted for her the most. Plus, Lyle was adorable with his patience.

The author had a brilliant talent with characterization and dialogue. I loved how people were three-dimensional and had flaws they were working on. I got lost in the conversations; there were a lot of heart to hearts and calling people out.

My favorite scenes: 1) Jack calling out his sister’s behavior after his interview 2) all the scenes with Lyle and Erica ( a wonderful build-up of the stages they went through to gain trust as friends then a relationship)

There was a cliffhanger at the end, regarding Lyle’s brother, Tommy. I’m motivated to read the next book to see who the lady was at the party.

I RECOMMEND this book to read.

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Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

 

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