My Rating: 4 Stars
Written by: Tina Wainscott
Series: Falling Fast
Sequence in Series: 3
Print Length: 267 pages
Publication Date: December 8, 2015
Sold by: Random House LLC
Genre: Sports Romance
There’s no one Pax Sullivan wants to run into less than Gemma Thornton. Back in high school, she revved his heart more than street racing. But she picked his clean-cut brother over him—only to accuse Blake of an unforgivable crime. Eventually the charges were dropped and Gemma left town, but the hard feelings lingered . . . along with Pax’s gnawing “what-ifs.” Seven years later, just as he quits the police force to open a racetrack, Gemma’s back—and their chemistry is more combustible than ever.
If it were up to her, Gemma would never lay eyes on another Sullivan. She hates them, and they hate her—even Pax, who just so happens to be fixing up her father’s B&B. But the more time she spends with the lean, hard-bodied ex-cop at the inn and on the track, the more Gemma sees that Pax is nothing like his brother. Despite their anguished history, she’s tempted to take their relationship into high gear . . . if she can face the past and risk her heart.
Gemma chose his brother over Pax in high school.
Allegation of date rape against Pax’s brother, small town gossip and torment send Gemma running as fast as she can. It took a serious accident that hospitalized Gemma’s father for her to return.
Gemma is determined to help out with her dad’s B&B while he recovers in the hospital. Gossip and accusations be damned. Gemma knows what happened.
The only problem, Pax has promised Wade, Gemma’s dad, that he will help get the B&B going while he is recovering…thrusting Pax together with the girl that accused his brother of date rape.
I have to admit, I was a little skeptical how this plot would work out.
Kudos to Tina Wainscott for taking on such a serious topic matter and making it work as a contemporary romance.
Bottom line, the magnet chemistry between Pax and Gemma is visceral, making Falling Hard a great romantic read.
I received this ARC copy of Falling Hard from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication December 8, 2015.