Title – Just Fall
Author – Annica Rossi
Series – Fall Series, #1
How far would you go to save everything?
Life hadn’t dealt Lauren St. John a fair hand, yet she considered herself lucky to be living on the majestic shores of Lake Michigan running the business her parents worked their whole lives to create… Until now.
Facing the possibility of losing The Grandview Inn and her relationship with Jake Kennedy, the man she vowed to marry, “Lo” is desperate to hold on. In the middle of her anguish, the unexpected arrival of longtime guests, Tom and Mary Blackwell, seems like a welcome relief, but just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, she discovers they’ve brought along an unwelcome ghost from her past. Enter the dangerously seductive Parker Blackwell, renowned poker player and notorious bad boy, with a propensity for kinky sex.
Seven summers ago, the gauntlet was thrown down from the moment Lo and Parker laid eyes on each other. Too young to realize the gravity of their connection, their friendship grew until a series of tragic events began to unfold, and Parker mysteriously disappeared, leaving Lo heartbroken and unwilling to forgive.
Grown up now, and suddenly forced to confront their unresolved feelings and undeniably explosive sexual attraction, the situation intensifies into an enticing and comical game of “it’s your move”. But when Parker raises the stakes too high will Lo put herself on the line to save everything she’s ever known?
This was an enjoyable, fairly quick read. The chemistry between Parker and Lo was definitely palpable and made me want more of them together. I loved the alpha fierceness that Parker was all about. He knew what he wanted when he wanted it, and he was not afraid to say it. However, I didn’t understand the point of one chapter being from his point of view. I sort of wish that either the author explored his mind more, or that it wasn’t included. It gave me a taste of how he brain worked, then left me Unsatisfied because I didn’t get anything further.
I loved the need that Lo felt in her heart to save The Grand. It was her only lifeline left to her parents and you kind of have to respect that she was willing to put it above all else – including her relationship. I love when a heroine stands strong in her convictions, and Rossi definitely wrote Lo as extremely strong-willed and determined!
There is a cliffhanger in the end. However, it’s not one of the worst cliffhangers I’ve read. You have a general direction for where things are going, you just don’t know exactly what is going to happen. I’m glad that I get to immediately pick up the second book and read more. I’m anxious to see more of Lo and Parker together!
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Michigan debut author, Annica Rossi, describes herself as a “serial mompreneur”. She spends her days creating customized gifts for those who have found their real life Happily Ever Afters, and by night she entertains her overactive imagination by penning sexy escapes that pack plenty of heat.
Her writing features smart, strong-willed women and their equally determined male counterparts whom they just can’t help but love.
“Just Fall”, the first novel in her Fall Series, is a seductive page-burner that’s kept her awake countless nights with only her faithful canines to keep her company.