I'm somewhere between a 3½ to 4✯ on this one so I'm going to round up. I really enjoyed the premise and the pace of the story. Maggie had been dealt a..Show More » really bad series of blows and came back to her home town to lick her wounds and regroup. Tucker had known Maggie in his youth and even shared a passionate, albeit brief, kiss with her. After finding out about her return, and what drive her to return, he decides to make her his… which he does fairly quickly. But the secrets of their lives encroach on their relationship and threaten their future together. And although Tucker's Fall ends with a fairly happy Tucker and Maggie, secrets still divide them, although Maggie doesn't know it yet.
The only challenge that I had with the book was that details seemed to be missed. Katie, Quinn, and Leo appear in Roped but the story is so abbreviated that it doesn't explain how they came to be in Tucker's Fall. The connection between the stories needed to be stronger. I enjoyed the secondary characters in this book and will most definitely enjoy reading about Nina and Mason. All in all, a solid series starter.
This was read as an audiobook and the narrator was decent although she had limited range for the male characters.
My first review was lost, so this one won’t be as thorough. In a nutshell, this another romantic tale of two people whose entire relationship is based..Show More » on great sex. So when love is tossed around too soon, it appears out of nowhere, with no basis. Love was being banded around within what seemed like less than a month. The timeframe is not made explicit. But it was very fast. And the too-fast love extended from the H to the h’s 4-yr-old daughter. Levi acted a bit creepy in his immediate connection and over-protection of Hannah, Tori’s daughter. In one scene, after an ordeal involving Hannah, when asked by Tori, Hannah’s mom, to give Hannah to her, Levi said that he didn’t want to let her go because she felt kinda good in his arms. He wasn’t being sexual or anything, but his equating his attachment to her as equal to Hannah’s mom, after having had one brief interaction with her at a diner, was just creepy. And Tori found it wonderful instead of creepy. This is more about the author not writing her characters to behave consistently or in ways that most would find rational or at least plausible, since sometimes people act in irrational ways that can be explained even if the explanation is crazy. Again, sorry for less detail, but I can’t recall everything I wrote in my first review to substantiate my rating and assessment of this story.