A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).
I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice. Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.
Falling In is the first book to Lydia Michaels Surrender Trilogy and it definitely was hard to put down. Another book from an author I never read before and I have to say I wish I would've known about this trilogy when it first came out.
Falling In reminds me of one of my favorite movies, where the female character Evelyn gets a chance to live the life of hotel tycoon Lucian Patras has to offer. Evelyn aka "Scout" has never had the luxury of sleeping in a comfortable bed, eating home cooked meals, or even wearing clothes fit for the weather. She's trying to live life though by working at the Patras Hotel with the help of her friend Parker. She ends up cleaning one of the penthouses of the hotel one day, and she ends up crossing paths with the resident of the penthouse by accident. Lucian Patras is intrigued by the maid that he comes upon in his room. He wants her for more than a maid for his penthouse and decides to try to seduce her into a proposition that he is made up. Scout is a little weary at first because she knows Lucian has his own intentions, but this her chance to live a life of luxury and get more help with her mother who still lives on the streets.
Lucian is going to meet his match with Evelyn because she is not someone who can be easily won over. She has dilemmas that come forward that are going to question Lucian's proposition with her. It doesn't help when Lucian's friends start noticing him changing because of Evelyn. Evelyn's friend Parker doesn't like Lucian, so be prepared for some moments of hatred between Lucian and Parker. (some very heated testoterone moments)
Falling In definitely has the same elements of my favorite movie, but it's definitely more seductive and wicked. Lucian is very domineering in Falling In and he may have a cold/hot attitude in the book that may drive readers to hate him. In my opinion though, it made me adore his character more. He grows in the book towards Evelyn and he's very protective of what he cares about. Evelyn is the sweet, innocent girl at first but she has a different side to her that is going to come forward throughout the book. She doesn't make it easy for Lucian and she likes to keep her vulnerabilities a secret, but she knows how to handle her vulnerabilities.
If you enjoy a story that has all the usual elements of contemporary erotic romance with some bdsm elements then Falling In is for you. I give this book 5 full moons and I really look forward to reading the next book in the trilogy. There is a slight cliffhanger for readers that need a warning ahead of time before diving into the book. I know some readers don't like cliffhangers, but in this case you need it. =) It makes you want more after reading what certain characters have planned.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.