Take the Fall #4
by Marquita Valentine
Published: October 18, 2016
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Wedding bells are ringing—and tempers are flaring—as the Take the Fall series continues in this sweet, sexy novel from the bestselling author of After We Fall (“This beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end.”—Krista Lakes).
As a hardworking, hard-partying firefighter, Hayden Walker values his career and his freedom. But as the eldest son of a U.S. senator, he agreed long ago to follow in his father’s footsteps and run for office, and that means settling down and marrying the picture-perfect wife. Hayden just isn’t ready for that sort of commitment . . . not with women like beautiful, curvy Saylor Dean—the naughty bridesmaid he recognizes the morning after his buddy’s wedding—tempting Hayden to stay single forever.
The unwanted love child of a well-known politician, Saylor has always felt isolated and alone, her only solace the animal shelter she runs in Forrestville. Then she meets Hayden at her best friend’s wedding. During their impulsive and unforgettable night together, Saylor feels desired like never before—only to wake up and find that Hayden doesn’t remember his drunken proposal, or their hasty marriage, or her. But when the truth comes out, Saylor finds it’s a lot harder to fall out of love than in love.
My Thoughts: A hot firefighter who loves women and loves to party, a bridesmaid who normally is serious and reserved, and who runs an animal shelter, a wedding with a lot of alcohol, fun, and impulsiveness results in marriage.....only the hot firefighter doesn't remember getting hitched. This sucks for Saylor Dean, and it hurts that Hayden Walker doesn't recognize her the morning after their wedding. Well, farbeit from her to tell him the truth. To compilcate things, Hayden is the son of a U.S. Senator who wants him to follow in his footsteps, whether Hayden wants to or not, and Saylor is also the child (as secret as that may be), of a politician - and these two politians do not get along.....at all.....a fact neither is aware of about the other, at least in the beginning.
Hayden can't deny his attraction to Saylor, despite her attempts to dissuade him, especially since he doesn't remember her. Saylor is crazy about Hayden, but she is trying to push down her feelings. The closer these two get, and the more truth that comes out in the process makes for more than one awkward situation and one very entertaining story. Despite all the pitfalls, love finds a way, even if that way is like a maze filled with stumbling blocks that won't stop coming. I did enjoy Hard to Fall very much and enjoyed taking the journey with these two characters on their rollercoaster ride. Definitely a good read. Check this one out.