After We Fall by Marquita Valentine….Release Day Event & ARC Review



Title: After We Fall
Series: Take the Fall #3
Author: Marquita Valentine 
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Date: April 26, 2016


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 Review:

After We Fall is the third book in author Marquita Valentine’s Take the Fall Series and actually the first in the series that I’ve read.  It’s safe to say that I will be picking up the previous two titles after reading this third installment because I really enjoyed this book!

One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was the message of survival and resilience.  A message that no matter what your past held, you can overcome anything with determination and strength.  Both Evangeline and Hunter have painful pasts and experience with abuse.  Hunter’s having been in his childhood and Evangeline’s much more recent in her failed marriage.  I loved the strength Evangeline was able to draw from Hunter after she is able to open up and let him in.  Their journey from when they first meet to becoming much more was set at the perfect pace and was extremely real.  I appreciated that, especially reading what Evangeline experienced at the hands of her ex.  I also loved Hunter’s patience with Evangeline and how he let her set the pace at which their connection grew.  Oh, and when their connection grew? Holy moly it was HOT!

Overall this was a beautiful, sweet, sexy, romance with two amazing characters.  I can’t wait to dive into the previous books in the series and look forward to reading more of Ms. Valentine’s work!

4LovesRLBFour Loves

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Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Take the Fall, Holland Springs, and Boys of the South series, having sold more than a quarter of a million books around the world. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been praised as “sexy, fun, and slightly addicting” (The Book Queen). When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high-school sweetheart, Marquita Valentine lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

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