Series: Take the Fall #3
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
After winning raves for Take the Fall (“crackling with tension, intrigue, and romance”—Katy Evans) and When We Fall (“sexy, emotional, heartfelt”—Monica Murphy), Marquita Valentine ratchets up the tension as new beginnings lead to undeniable passion.
A tough cop with an even tougher past, Hunter Sloan has never let anyone stop him from getting what he wants—and he wants Evangeline Ambrose bad. With her gentle curves and raw vulnerability, Hunter’s beautiful, mysterious new neighbor awakens his protective side. Determined to do right by a woman who’s gone through hell and back, Hunter could be the one to take away the pain—so long as his own secrets don’t sink their relationship before it begins.
Having escaped an abusive marriage, Evangeline simply wants to start over in the small, quiet town of Forrestville. She’s also avoiding all contact with the opposite sex, because she just can’t trust her instincts when it comes to men—not even with the sinfully sexy cop next door. So why can’t she stop thinking about him? Hunter has darkness in his soul, and yet no one ever made her feel so safe. For all her best laid plans, Evangeline didn’t count on choices this hard—or temptation this hot.
I won't lie I cried when I read this. But I also couldn't put it down. I will never know what's it's like to have an abuse relationship and I will never assume to know, but I want to say this I hope that those of you out there find a Hunter one day. This book didn't dwell to much on the abuse though it did give Evangeline her story, but its about survival and letting in the one person who saved you. Hunter is a tough cop with a soft heart and since the day he saved Evangeline he hasn't been able to think of anyone else. He knows he shouldn't that it's not about him but he can't help but wonder. Though the both have a past Hunter tries to help her see there is more to life, love, and happiness. But is it all a smoke screen? Can Evangeline really trust what her heart is saying and be with Hunter? Will she ever get over what happen to her or will she live in fear forever?