Series: Alabama Summer #3
on March 17th 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romantic Comedy
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 fucked. 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.
Daniels’s Alabama Summer series just keeps getting better and better! When I Fall is Reed and Beth’s story, and to say I enjoyed it would be an understatement. In fact, it just became my new favorite J. Daniels book, edging out my long-time favorite, Sweet Addiction.
If you’ve read any of the other books in the series, you know that Reed is Tessa’s best friend and loveable manwhore. Having been burned by his first love, Reed guards his heart by restricting his relationships to one-night stands. Beth is the new lady in town. She’s had a tough life and is seeking a fresh start with family she only recently discovered. She meets Reed in her family’s bar and the two are immediately attracted to each other. When Reed’s former love stops by, flaunting her engagement ring, Beth and Reed pretend to be a couple. It doesn’t take long before the serial drive-by banger decides to give monogamy a chance.
There are many things I love about this book but the main one is Reed. Wow! Christian who? Get your fans out because Reed is a freak in the sheets! Reed Tennyson is the King of Dirty Talk and I’m volunteering to be his willing subject (line forms behind me). He’s also incredibly witty and sweet. Beth is a strong, giving, funny woman and his perfect partner. I love that Beth isn’t some shy virgin. She embraces her sexuality and is unafraid to ask for what she wants in the bedroom. There’s no slut shaming here.
Beth and Reed have a mature relationship. For the most part, they do a good job of communicating. They don’t fall into the trap of playing games with each other and the plot succeeds without any manufactured drama.
Fans of the series will be happy to see that Mia, Ben, Tessa, Luke and even Nolan return to play significant roles in the story.
In When I Fall, J. Daniels once again manages to seamless blend romance, humor, steamy sex, and compelling characters into an interesting storyline.