Book 2, Falling Fast - A Falling Fast Novel
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In bestselling author Tina Wainscott’s gritty, emotional small-town romance—perfect for fans of Jasinda Wilder and Colleen Hoover—passions run high as a reformed bad boy reconnects with an old enemy . . . and gets her engine revving.
There’s no one Pax Sullivan wants to run into less than Gemma Thornton. Back in high school, she revved his heart more than street racing. But she picked his clean-cut brother over him—only to accuse Blake of an unforgivable crime. Eventually the charges were dropped and Gemma left town, but the hard feelings lingered . . . along with Pax’s gnawing “what-ifs.” Seven years later, just as he quits the police force to open a racetrack, Gemma’s back—and their chemistry is more combustible than ever.
If it were up to her, Gemma would never lay eyes on another Sullivan. She hates them, and they hate her—even Pax, who just so happens to be fixing up her father’s B&B. But the more time she spends with the lean, hard-bodied ex-cop at the inn and on the track, the more Gemma sees that Pax is nothing like his brother. Despite their anguished history, she’s tempted to take their relationship into high gear . . . if she can face the past and risk her heart.
Praise for Falling Hard
“An addicting read! Falling Hard is the perfect example of going back home to find yourself, and maybe love, in a world full of second chances.”—New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin
“An easy and engaging read, Falling Hard is so much more than a sexy second-chance-at-love story. It’s about being brave enough to take that chance and strong enough to fight for it.”—Wendy S. Marcus, award-winning author of All I Need Is You
“Remember that bad boy you told yourself to stay away from—the one who could only lead to no good? Tina Wainscott has a way of luring you back to him and making you wish you’d never let him go.”—Cecy Robson award-winning author of Once Kissed
“Tina Wainscott has mastered the second chances trope in the tender and heartwarming Falling Hard. Add a dash of suspense and you get a five-star recipe that kept me nibbling on the pages all day!”—Violetta Rand, author of Loving Lucas
“Falling Hard has a powerful message and will absolutely be a book I pick up to read again.”—Carlene Inspired
“I love second-chance romance, and when it mixes with a good story line and some good messages . . . Well, I love this book.”—Abby’s Dirty Little Secret
“Bottom line, the magnetic chemistry between Pax and Gemma is visceral, making Falling Hard a great romantic read.”—Tome Tender
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Gemma meets Pax during an illegal street car race. However everyone tells her he is trouble and should stay away from him. While she heeds everyone’s warning, she has always been drawn to him. Fast forward a few years. Because of an incident during high school, Gemma has sworn to never return home. However she finds herself back there after her father is involved in an accident. This town brings back horrible memories of an incident that occurred while in high school. After helping his friend propose to his girlfriend, Pax is driving home when he sees a car off the road with a woman with “fine rear end facing him” rummaging in the truck. Imagine his surprise when she turns around and he finds out it is Gemma. Despite the need to resist each other, the sparks are still there. Only this time they decide to act on them. Slowly they begin to trust each other, but more importantly Pax begins to believe what his brother did to her during high school actually did happen. Pax helps her achieve closure. This was an easy and fast-paced read. The characters were well developed and genuinely liked, well except for Blake and his father. But the author did a good job making you want to hate them. I will definitely continue to read books by this author.
Enjoyed this second chance romance
I really enjoyed Falling Hard. It's a story about Paxton and Gemma getting a second chance at love.
As a Goth girl in a new town, starting at a new high school, and trying to become one of the "in" crowd, Gemma unwittingly chose the wrong brother. To this day, she lives to regret it. At 17 years old, she stood up for herself and was soon cast as the town's pariah. She moved away and is finally back to help her father after an accident. It's then that she reconnects with Pax, a former cop, present business partner of her dad's and the one who got away.
The h and H find themselves in an awkward situation, but in the end choices are made, sides are taken and love rules the day.
If you like a fast paced read with some characters to love, others to happily hate and a HEA, you'll love Falling Hard.
I received an ARC of this book, via Net Galley, in exchange for a fair and honest review.