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Hard to Fall

Book 4, Take the Fall - A Take the Fall Novel

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Wedding bells are ringing—and tempers are flaring—as the Take the Fall series continues in this sweet, sexy novel from the bestselling author of After We Fall (“This beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end.”—Krista Lakes).

As a hardworking, hard-partying firefighter, Hayden Walker values his career and his freedom. But as the eldest son of a U.S. senator, he agreed long ago to follow in his father’s footsteps and run for office, and that means settling down and marrying the picture-perfect wife. Hayden just isn’t ready for that sort of commitment . . . not with women like beautiful, curvy Saylor Dean—the naughty bridesmaid he recognizes the morning after his buddy’s wedding—tempting Hayden to stay single forever.

The unwanted love child of a well-known politician, Saylor has always felt isolated and alone, her only solace the animal shelter she runs in Forrestville. Then she meets Hayden at her best friend’s wedding. During their impulsive and unforgettable night together, Saylor feels desired like never before—only to wake up and find that Hayden doesn’t remember his drunken proposal, or their hasty marriage, or her. But when the truth comes out, Saylor finds it’s a lot harder to fall out of love than in love.

Praise for Hard to Fall

“Marquita Valentine strikes gold with relatable and quirky characters in Hard to Fall. She will have you fanning yourself and then reaching for the tissues as you cry from laughter. Hard to Fall is a fun read, full of steam and drool-worthy moments. How can you not fall in love with an alpha male who fights fires? Yum!”—Meghan Quinn, author of Stroked

“Five sweet and steamy stars! With quirky yet relatable characters, a sexy love story, and a compelling plot that keeps you entertained the entire way through, Marquita Valentine has done it again!”—Stacey Lynn, author of the Fireside series

“Sweet and quirky heroine and a steamy hero tangled together in a complicated romance readers will root for!”—Caisey Quinn, author of the Neon Dreams series

“With a hot fireman hero and a funny heroine I could be BFFs with, Hard to Fall kept me grinning and swooning from beginning to end!”USA Today bestselling author Cindi Madsen

Hard to Fall pushed all my buttons in just the right way. Sweet, funny and best of all . . . so damn hot.”New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett

Hard to Fall combines family, friendships, and politics into an endearing, fun, and hot package.”—Harlequin Junkie

“I have loved every book in this series and Marquita Valentine has just added another winner! Five stars.”—Books Need TLC

“This story was amazing. . . . The twists and turns the story takes will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens. Another great book by Marquita Valentine.”—FMR Book Grind

“Yes, this is a story that hit its target, my heart! Five stars.”—The Book Fairy Reviews

Hard to Fall was my fave out of the whole series, but the bigger picture is that the Take the Fall series is a series not to be missed. I only hope that [Marquita Valentine] will add some more in it because I really need more from these amazing heroes.”—Collectors of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Customer Reviews


So far, so great! Marquita Valentine is a fantastic modern age author; the language, the settings, the stories and strife are weaved beautifully throughout all her novels and she doesn't disappoint in, Hard to Fall. Of the sneak peak that I've been privileged enough to read, it's easy to see how Ms. Valentine's novels all end up on the New York Time's Best Seller's list--this one soon to be included!


I found this to be an excellent read. Very enjoyable story with great characters and pace. Hayden is happy with his simple life working as a captain for the fire department, unattached, and free. His father doesn't agree. He was always suppose to follow down the family path and enter politics and now he's pressuring Hayden to step up and run for office. Saylor is a free spirited, quirky soul who runs the local animal shelter. These two meet at a friends wedding and have one incredible night. Too bad Hayden doesn't remember any of it. The next morning when it's clear to Saylor that Hayden remembers nothing of what happened the day before she doesn't bother to fill him in. Although there is one little thing that happened that he probably should know about. One little detail like the fact they got married. Hayden doesn't understand why but he knows that he is inexplicably drawn to Saylor and the more time they spend together the more he wants from her. How will Saylor ever tell him the truth now??

A fun easy read with little angst, lots of passion, and a bunch of humor. Definitely a book I would recommend.

Hard to Fall Out of Love

I loved Hard to Fall, by Marquita Valentine, the third book in her Take the Fall series. This book exemplifies Valentine’s creativity, sexy and sensitive scenes, as well as her outstanding writing ability.

This is fun loving, hard working firefighter Hayden Walker’s story. Hayden isn’t ready to follow his footsteps and run for political office. While celebrating his best friend’s wedding he marries Saylor Dean, the naughty bridesmaid, without remembering any of it or even her.

Saylor is the unwanted love child of another well known politician. She has always felt alone and unloved. Her happiness is found in the animal shelter she runs. Then she meets Hayden at her best friend’s wedding. During their impetuous and unforgettable night together, Saylor feels desired like she never has before. The problem is that Hayden doesn’t remember his drunken proposal, their hasty marriage, or even her. When the truth comes out, it is harder for Hayden and Saylor to actually fall out of love than stay.

This was a fun and entertaining story with loveable characters that you want to support and cheer on hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written, authentic and complex. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I really enjoy reading books written by Marquita Valentine and I highly recommend this book to other readers.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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Hard to Fall
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  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Oct 18, 2016
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 201 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 4, Take the Fall
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