Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Release Day ~ The Harder You Fall by Gena Showalter

And the series continues....Strawberry Valley is the NEW place to live.

Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. When he gave up the big city for a small town he hoped to escape the worst of his memories—until a brash beauty dredges up long-buried emotions.

A reformed party girl, Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to walk the straight and narrow. But her love-hate sizzle with West is just too irresistible. They can't be near each other without tearing off their clothes, but the last thing she needs is to be his next two-month dump. Will she become the one exception? Because as any former girl-gone-wild knows: rules are made to be broken.

My Review :

 Overcoming a tragic past both Lincoln West and Jessie Kay Dillon will learn to accept it and learn to let someone in.

When cupid strikes it’s all over as Jessie Kay and West discover there is someone who understands them. The dark past that West has lived is just that …the past. He learns he can let go and finally enjoy the present. He realizes how his best friends Beck and Jase have fallen in love with there ladies. West knows deep down he wants that kind of love and he wants it to be Jessie Kay but can he give her what she needs.

 Jessie Kay is at the same part in her life where she is finally going to move on from the past, never forget but forgive herself. She is over that “party girl” never a care in the world time in her life and she has her sites on ONE man ..Lincoln West. As she gets to know West better she comes to realize he has some demons to face and she is just the person to help him with that!

The romance between Jessie Kay and West is heartwarming and a forever LOVE.

This new series of Gena’s is refreshing…we may have difficult times in our lives but there is ALWAYS someone that can help and you may just find love along the way.

Amazon/B & N/BAM

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers story featuring a troubled playboy and the woman he can’t resist… 

Beck O'ckley is ruthless in the boardroom...and the bedroom. He's never been with the same woman twice, and vows he never will. With a past as twisted as his, meaningless sex keeps the demons at bay. His motto: One and done. No harm, no foul.

Harlow Glass is the most hated girl in town. The beautiful artist is penniless, jobless and homeless. When she sneaks into Beck's home—her ancestral estate—for food, she's shocked by his early return...and her immediate, sizzling and intense attraction to him.

For the first time in Beck's life, he can't get a woman out of his mind. All too soon, friendship blooms into obsession and he'll have to break her heart...or surrender his own

My Review:

WOW! I was hooked right from the beginning. This page turner is a definite keeper!!

Beck and Harlow both have had a tough childhood. Beck was passed on from his dad to family members and them ultimately to foster families.

Harlow's father treated her poorly and she became the school/town bully.

Both have done things they wish they could take back but this is what will bring them together.

Once Beck the love them and leave them kinda guy meets Harlow , he sets his sites on her but she will not be another one of his one night stands. Harlow wants a commitment , a family a HAPPY EVER AFTER.

The roller coaster romance ends with a bang and the fairytale begins.


Just released from prison, Jase Hollister has one goal: stay out of trouble. Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, sounds like the perfect place for him and his two brothers-by-circumstance to settle down and live a nice, simple life. But model citizen isn’t exactly this rugged bachelor’s default setting—especially when it comes to a certain hot-blooded Southern beauty…

Brook Lynn Dillon has always been responsible. Not that it’s done her much good. The down-on-her-luck waitress is broke, single and fun-deprived. Until Jase comes along. He is dangerous, sexy and tempting as sin, and the sizzling passion between them is undeniable. But can it melt her resistance? After all, the right kind of trouble might be just what they both need.

My Review:

I  love this new series by Gena!

She always surprises me with the different types of characters she writes and the experiences they have , present and past. The different genres don't seem to get in the way of the journey she is creating and it shows with this book ! The emotions you feel for these characters are compelling. I can't wait to follow the other characters and experience their ups and downs and really get to know them. Thanks Gena !!

The One You Want

Rich, powerful and utterly untamable, Dane Michaelson is every woman's darkest fantasy. When he returns to his hometown to witness his father’s upcoming nuptials, he is unprepared for the redheaded beauty soon to become his stepsister. He's never wanted anyone more.

Kenna Starr has no desire to join the long list of women on rotation in Dane’s bedroom.  The single mom learned the hard way—bad boys do bad things, and someone always gets hurt.  But Dane isn’t fighting fair.  With every heated look, stolen kiss and illicit caress, he melts her defenses.

Soon, the girl with the rep and the man who claims to be heartless are locked in a passionate affair. But when trouble arises, will they stand together or fall apart?

 My Review :

I  was excited when I heard Gena was writing this series. I Loved her past contemporary books and was waiting patiently to find out what the series was about. I as usual was not disappointed.  I loved that Gena had the main female characters daughter act like a real child of her age. She made comments or said statements that cracked me up and I can so see a little girl says these things. The relationship between the two main characters was  difficult due to the family ( I will not give this away ) but love does conquer all ! I look forward to the next installment and to follow the other characters in their journeys of finding LOVE.

 Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, the Angels of the Dark, the Lords of the Underworld, and the Otherworld Assassins series.  In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.  She lives in Oklahoma with her family and menagerie of dogs, and truly believes love conquers all.

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