From NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author, J. Daniels, book three in the Alabama Summer series...
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*cked. My dick can sit this one out.
*** Warning: This book is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content. When I Fall can be read as a standalone novel.
The third book in Alabama Summer series features the Bama gang’s friend, construction worker Reed Tennyson. After having his heart broken nine years prior, Reed has sworn off kissing women as well as relationships with them beyond a one-night stand. The reappearance of his heart-breaking ex as well as a new girl in town sends Reed’s carefully scheduled lifestyle of no-strings attached hook-ups into a tailspin.
Reed might think he’s going to lay on the charm for new girl in town Beth Davis, but it’s Beth that ends up throwing Reed off his game. When he can’t get her out of his mind, Reed stars to reexamine the whole relationship thing.
“I love my dick. I’d be devastated if I broke that shit off, but that’s exactly where I’m headed if I don’t find a better way to occupy my time.”
Reed is funny, sexy, and an overall pretty likable guy despite his early man-whore days. The background story of his ex provides depth and some sensitivity to his character, helping the reader to understand where Reed is coming from without going down the often typical clichéd ex-girlfriend plot route. I was pleased to see how that played out in the story.
Beth is out-going at times and yet weak at times. I have to admit I struggled a little with her character. Even given her background I sometimes had a hard time putting my finger on exactly who she was. While she is supportive and gives Reed strength in the beginning, I was disappointed in her cowardly actions towards the end.
Both couples from the previous books make appearances with Tessa standing out as the always out-spoken and brassy breath of fresh air. There is, however, a little incident thrown in for drama that I could have done without as it seemed like a premature over-reaction that didn’t require demanding everyone’s immediate presence, thus making it feel more like a contrived device to fuel the other couples into action while making the couple at the source appear a little immature. I might have been sensitive to this scene having been in similar circumstances, but it would have been nice to see them stay strong. (Shame on you Ben Kelly! Next time put your big boy pants on and save the meltdowns for the children.)
Anyways, moving along to the good stuff....As with the previous books, there are plenty of sexy times and no shortage of steamy encounters!
“Lamps are turned over. Pictures are hanging crooked on the walls. My couch seems to be at a different angle to my TV. Holy shit. We had sex all over this room. And we really utilized the entire floor plan.”
Out of all the books so far I think enjoyed Ben and Mia’s story the most but Tessa and Luke as characters and as a couple more. Reed and Beth didn’t quite live up to the two previous for me personally, but it’s still a good read and definitely worth checking out.
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#1 Where I Belong
#2 All I Want
J. Daniels was born and raised in Maryland. After putting her kids to bed, she escapes into her cheeky world where some of her characters kiss, and some of them do a lot more than kiss. She is an avid reader and enjoys everything from unconventional romance to fantasy novels.