(Take the Fall #3)
by Marquita Valentine
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After winning raves for Take the Fall (“crackling with tension, intrigue, and romance”—Katy Evans) and When We Fall (“sexy, emotional, heartfelt”—Monica Murphy), Marquita Valentine ratchets up the tension as new beginnings lead to undeniable passion.
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.
My Thoughts: Hunter Sloan is a hot alpha male guy in uniform with a protective instinct, and that instinct is focused on his new next door neighbor. Evangeline Ambrose just happens to be that neighbor. Finally free from her abusive husband, she just wants to get on with her life, start fresh, start new, on her own without a man. Living next door to Hunter Sloan, a cop whose is not only very aware of her past, but wants her nonetheless, isn't making than an easy vow to keep, especially when he is so good to her and with her. I loved the way their romance progressed and how Valentine was able to address a very serious issue while providing a very enjoyable story at the same time. The romance was great, as were the characters. There were also some secondary characters that added a lot to the story as well. Marquita Valentine delivers, yet again, another great contemporary romance when fans of this genre will most definitely enjoy.