Series: K2 Team #3
Published by Montlake Romance
Publication Date: September 29th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Known to the K2 Special Services team as “Saint,” Jamie Turner lives by his own strict rules to compensate for his past sins and the two-ton boulder taking residence in his heart. He doesn’t drink or smoke. He never swears. And he only dates nice, safe women until he meets Sugar Darling, the fill-in receptionist at K2. She’s as sweet as her name, but this wild woman is definitely trouble, with something to hide. He knows he should avoid her…but can he?
Sugar isn’t hiding something—she’s hiding everything. And K2 seems like the perfect place to lie low, thanks to the big, protective guys who work there. The drop-dead-handsome Saint makes her heart race, yet he keeps his distance. When Sugar’s traumatic past rises up to haunt her again, she desperately turns to Saint for help, and he has to decide what’s more important: playing it safe or risking everything for love.
Sugar Darling is sweet, fun, flirty and without a care in the world. Well, that’s what she wants everyone to think. The truth is that Sugar very smart but has been on the run for the last couple of years from the very people who should have cherished her but who abused her and kept her captive, forced to assume fake identities to keep herself off the radar. Sugar has never had positive experiences with any males in her life, so her first instinct is to give the men of K2 a wide berth, but she has huge crush on ex-seal and K2 operative Jamie Turner even though he can’t seem to stand her.
Jamie is on a journey of atonement for his youthful transgressions and the resulting fallout. He doesn’t drink, smoke or swear and he definitely avoids sweet women like Sugar. Too bad for him, resistance is futile against the force of Sugar’s appeal but will Jaime let go of the past and move on with his life with the vibrant Sugar? Can he get her to share her secrets with him? Or will he let her go when her past comes calling?
I enjoyed reading FALLING FOR HER and liked how easy it was to relate to the characters, including the secondary characters. I really liked Sugar and watching her throw Jamie off his game was so much fun. I love how patient Jamie was with her as she explored her sexuality for the first time and for someone who grew up the way she did, I think that how she went about getting her freedom was remarkably smart, except for her refusal to confide in Jaime and accept his help.
The story started out quite light and enjoyable and the first half of the book had me laughing at Jamie’s creative curses, Sugar’s mixed up metaphors and how both he and Sugar danced around their attraction for each other. The second half was quite dark and painful as the secrets came to light and it becomes a race against time for Sugar to stay ahead of her pursuers. Even though she tried to run away, Sugar was unable to shake off Jamie and his team. I loved how they all came together to help her and I really loved the friendship among the group.
I enjoyed the mystery and romance and liked that one did not overshadow the other, even though I felt the sex scenes were a bit too many and skimmed over some of them. FALLING FOR HER is fun and intense and I highly recommend it.