The last time Piper Ross saw her best friend’s sexy older brother, Jase Simmons, he was being taken away in handcuffs. Seven years later, two things haven’t changed: Piper is still head-over-heels in love with him . . . and Forrestville’s chief of police—Piper’s dad—still hates his guts. So when Piper sees a chance to get close to Jase, she makes her move—literally. As his new roommate, and as the office manager of his tattoo shop, Piper won’t be satisfied until Jase knows that she wants to be his.

The quintessential good girl, Piper is pure temptation for Jase. The only reason he’s always kept his distance is because she’s the last person he’d ever want to hurt. But once he realizes that Piper is ready to take the leap, everything just makes sense. Suddenly Jase feels like a new man—until nasty rumors start swirling and Piper’s heartless father stirs up even more trouble. Now Jase must convince Piper that she wasn’t wrong about him . . . because falling in love never felt so right.


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I read the first book in this series, and while I liked that book, I think I loved this installment much better. I think I liked Jase better, and the obvious opposite between him and the heroine was more enjoyable for me to read. I always like the “opposites attract” trope. Anyway, the heroine wasn’t completely the innocent do-gooder. In fact, she was the one who made the first step by making herself available to the hero.

I think this book is a good one to enjoy because it has angst and sweetness as well as drama all rolled into one. I’m not all for the new adult books, especially if it’s a college romance. I always like my love stories with more depth and tragedy and darkness. However, When We Fall is something I liked because the story was actually simple but the journey of both main characters from being teens to after the hero got out of jail and the repercussions of their lives together was wonderful to read.

Of course I will read more books from this author. I like her contemporary romances because the stories are all sweet. They aren’t always the most unique ones, but she plays out her plot really well, so any reader will relate to her books.


New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man–and if that doesn’t work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

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