In Falling for You, our heroine Cassidy Quinn goes on the new reality TV show, The One, after her sister signs her up. Wanting an adventure, and hoping to end the dating dry-spell she has been under since breaking up with her boyfriend, Brad, she figures why not? Finding love on reality TV could happen, right?
Imagine her surprise when she finds the bachelor who's love she must try to win his none other than her ex, Brad. Double that surprise when she finds herself dealing with feelings for one person she is explicitly prohibited from romancing, namely her personal videographer, Evan.
When Cassidy finds herself brought back week after week to date the man who previously broke her heart she ends up finding it harder than she imagined to keep her hands off the hunky cameraman. With a lot at stake should she break the rules, she must decide whether to follow her heart and libido or her mind.
This was a super cute, fast read. As a recovering fan of the Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise (they lost me after Brad's season -- I was too invested), I am a total sucker for books set on dating shows. I read Jane Millionaire a few years ago and most recently Unscripted, and this one more than measured up to the others.
As for Evan, he was super adorable. With even more baggage than her, he had just enough of a reformed bad boy mixed with the sensitive outdoors man to make him totally irresistible to a sucker like me. I was crushing on this boy big time, and dreamed pleasant dreams of the man behind the camera the night after reading the book.
Add in the drama that comes from a reality dating show and a few bitches for the heroine to battle, and this story flew fast. Written with deep third person, I found myself really getting into the main characters' heads.
I did find the story a little predictable, but frankly, after reading hundreds of romance novels, I can't remember the last time I was truly surprised by a book's twist. However, this story's characters were so enjoyable and their circumstances so entertaining, you have zero complaints coming from me. I liked knowing those two crazy kids were going to work it out in the end. This happily ever after left me satisfied, while still giving some room for my imagination.
This was a cozy and enjoyable way to spend an evening, and I am definitely excited to see Cassidy and Evan make a cameo in book 2.
Rating: 4 of 5
About the Author
"Heather Thurmeier's hunky heroes and feisty heroines will have you laughing out loud, falling in love ... and coming back for more!" ~ Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author
"Heather Thurmeier writes sweet, funny romances that capture your heart!" --NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst
Love and Lattes, Love on Landing, Love or Luxury, Bunny Hills and Bikinis, Falling for You ~ Available now!
Stuck on You, Lost without You ~ Coming Soon!
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