With the release of this book today, readers will find themselves caught in the middle of a combustible and forbidden romance set amidst the world of sports. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Hard Fall By Sara Ney, along with getting my impressions of this second installment in the Trophy Boyfriends series, then add it to your bookshelf!
That's what my mom is always saying: "The bigger you are, the harder you fall." She's talking about love—I've never been in it myself, but that doesn't stop me from secretly matchmaking for my friends. Who would suspect me, a world class athlete, of meddling in other people's love lives? I love Love, especially when it’s not me who’s doing the falling....
That's what Hollis Westbrooke said when I asked her on a date. Well, propositioned her, actually—but it was all a big joke; one she doesn't think is funny. My stomach is in knots since I might actually like this girl so the joke is on me. Hollis’s father is my boss—and she doesn't date players.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall—especially when the biggest player is me.
MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
I seem to be on a roll this week when it comes to romances with witty banter, crackling couples, and a slow burning dance that made me smile and blush. The just-released Hard Fall by Sara Ney is exactly that, a delightful distraction in a time of chaos and I enjoyed the easygoing nature of the storyline and its characters. With virtually no angst this is a tale of smooth sailing to HEA, a tale that charmed me and made me forget all my cares while introducing me to another delicious book boyfriend who was a highlight of the story. Add in a heroine who's easy to relate to and readers will find this a fun and flirty romance that you'll want to re-read whenever you need a pick me up.
Trace "Buzz" Wallace is unforgettable the moment you meet him, a sexy and self-confident baseball player who's never heard the word no. He seems like the proverbial "playa" early on but with each interaction, with each unfiltered comment, readers soon discover a larger-than-life hero who left me utterly charmed. From start to finish Buzz is immensely likable with his kind heart, fierce loyalty, and with an energetic personality that made me think of the Energizer Bunny. Where he was once drawn to being the life of the party, he's now looking for someone to share his life with. To finally get a HEA Buzz will have to let others see beyond his baseball playing facade to the sweet and sexy man who put a permanent smile on my face and who's unafraid of showing his vulnerable side. Buzz might be a bit too much for some readers with his brash, overly self-confident nature, but I found him just right. From playful banter with his brother Tripp (a character I'm sssooo wanting to see more of), to moments of being a momma's boy, it's clear how much family means to him and it's just one of the differences between him and Hollis that ultimately brings them together.
Hollis Westbrooke comes from a family of wealth, a family who owns the team Buzz plays for, and who place great importance on appearances. Hollis's life might look pretty from the outside, but inside it's a cold place where she only has herself to count on. It's made her a strong-willed heroine, counting only on herself while being leery of other's intentions. When she first meets Buzz she makes certain assumptions about him, but the more they interact the more he surprises her and the more they balance each other out in a romance full of fun and flirtiness. Their reasons for getting closer to each other may have been based on a lie early on, but the closer they get to each other the deeper their connection becomes in this story that endeared itself to me.
On a whole this was a tale of sheer delight! Told in dual perspectives, Buzz and Hollis made for.a formidable couple whose journey made me happy as well as empowered. Surrounding them were a dichotomy of compelling characters that were a reflection of Buzz and Hollis. For Buzz there was his loving and humorous mother who he'd sacrifice everything for along with his brother Tripp who's just as outgoing as he is and, as seen through interactions, they put a smile on my face. Hollis though was pretty much on her own as her parents were off doing their own thing and her one friend was less than friendly. That made Buzz's presence in her life even more important as he loved her unconditionally, valued her for herself, in a romance full of heart and soul that made me feel good from the first page to the last.
My rating for this is an A.
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well- placed sarcasm. She lives in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. For a list of cities/venues Sara will be signing at, or to purchase signed books, please visit her website HERE.