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Review | When I Fall by J. Daniels

When I Fall (Alabama Summer #3)

by J. Daniels

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For the past nine years, I’ve kept my heart as far away from my dick as possible.

Those two can’t be anywhere near each other. They don’t play nice, and one of them undoubtedly winds up getting hurt.

Not my dick. My dick is good.

The women I take home know exactly what they’re getting from me—sex. Nothing more. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. The sweet brunette from Kentucky I set my sights on tonight shouldn’t have been any different. I had her right where I wanted her. Where I needed her. But when my past comes walking into McGill’s pub, the woman in my arms decides to take things to a whole new level, putting me into a situation I never saw coming.

My heart is about to get f**ked. My dick can sit this one out.


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Usually there’s always at least one story within a series that doesn’t interest me. However, I have been enjoying everything in Alabama Summer, especially Ben and Luke. Whatever J. Daniels does, it is amazing. And makes her a damn good writer.

I’d normally devour a series within short few days, but there’s something pushing me to take my time with this. Perhaps because the next book is coming out soon?! *wink wink*

“I want this. Whatever this is between us, I want it.”

Several years ago, Reed Tennyson used to be in love.

When that relationship crumbled and his heart ripped apart carelessly, Reed became jaded and disinterested in becoming emotionally close to anyone. With painful memories that continue to linger, and betrayal that will never stop stinging, Reed doesn’t want to make himself – and his heart – vulnerable ever again.

Until Beth Davis.

I don’t know how she does it, but she manages to look this perfect blend of innocent and I’m-about-to-fuck-your-world-up.

Despite everything she’s been through, Beth Davis is nothing but sweet and caring, staring at the world through wide-open, inquisitive eyes, eager for affection and freedom. From homelessness, a dead alcoholic mother and missing father, nothing is stopping Beth from meeting an aunt and uncle living in Ruxton, Alabama.

When she’s approached by Reed, unaware that he doesn’t do relationships, she’s filled with a sudden bout of confidence. One kiss changes everything between Beth and Reed – between someone who can’t have enough affection in life; the other, who can’t run away from love fast enough.

“I can’t handle not knowing everything about this woman. The good, the bad, the fucking ugly shit she gets quiet about. I want all of it, and I want her to feel like she can give it to me.”

I never thought I would tolerate Reed. I don’t hate manwhores, but they are awfully cliche and awfully overdone. However, Reed is an endearing, fun-loving, relationship-hating man who captured my attention from the very start. And his smooth flirting and adorable nature make him intriguing and somehow charming beyond his blatant whorish ways.

With Reed’s penchant for kinky sex and Beth’s eagerness towards it, when they come together everything ignites. It is explosive. Undeniably passionate. And downright hot.

Few, very minor issues prevented me from loving this in its entirety. Without giving too much information regarding the storyline away, some of Beth’s decisions made me want to slap her. Hard. It left me screaming and shouting, “Why?!” Otherwise, I loved this story and cannot wait to continue diving further into this amazing series!

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