5 stars · Asshole Alpha Heroes · BOD Approved · Dirty Talkers · Erotica · Mafia/Crime

Taking the Fall: Vol 1 (Taking the Fall #1) by Alexa Riley

Taking the Fall: Vol 1 Book Cover Taking the Fall: Vol 1
Taking the Fall Series #1
Alexa Riley
Fiction, Erotic Romance
April 6, 2015

Layla O’Leary has had enough. For years she has been haunted by the night she can’t remember. When she learns the only man she's ever loved has betrayed her, she escapes and crafts a new identity. She's finally free...

Carter has waited eight years to claim his woman. Locking him up only fueled his obsession. The day he gets out he's coming for her. Taking the Fall was just the start. Now he'll stop at nothing to possess what's his.

Warning: this book contains a hero who grunts and growls his way through life, a heroine nicknamed Cherry looking to lose it, and instalove so fast and hard your panties might disintegrate. Note: not responsible for exploding panties.

Taking the Fall is a four part story. Please note the endings are NOT relationship cliffhangers. Layla is Carter's.

Val’s Review

4 Smut Filled – Not So Substance Filled – But I Don’t Care – Stars

This book was exactly what I was in the mood for today.

A quick, fast paced read with a high smut factor and an I-don’t-really-care-about-much-outside-of-the-smut-factor factor, this definitely delivered what I have come to expect from Alexa Riley:

A story that gets right to the sexy point:

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An over the top – and I mean OVER THE TOP – possessive alpha male.

Example:

<blockkquote<>“I don’t want to be sleeping next to you tonight thinking about how much I hate that fucking pillow for holding my girl’s head when that’s my job…Your pillow and blankets had their turn. I take care of your body now.”

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Fuck yes, you.

Don’t get me wrong.

If a guy said that shit to me in real life?

I would be parting the sea of red flags like fucking Moses on my way to the courthouse for an restraining order, but in my smutty fic?

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Per Riley’s usual, there is a decent – if shallow – storyline in place.

Just enough to act as the cracker vehicle upon which my peanut butter goodness transports itself to my mouth.

But I don’t pick up Alexa Riley hoping for “world-building” and intricately woven character minutiae.

My only nay-say here is that I didn’t know this was more of a serial format and not just a standalone short; which usually makes me..well…less than enthused.

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But in this case I was actually happy when I got to the end and saw there would be another book as I wanted more from these characters.

And because the next one is already out.

And because they are free via KU.

All in all, not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Merged review:

4 Smut Filled – Not So Substance Filled – But I Don’t Care – Stars

This book was exactly what I was in the mood for today.

A quick, fast paced read with a high smut factor and an I-don’t-really-care-about-much-outside-of-the-smut-factor factor, this definitely delivered what I have come to expect from Alexa Riley:

A story that gets right to the sexy point:

description

An over the top – and I mean OVER THE TOP – possessive alpha male.

Example:

<blockkquote<>“I don’t want to be sleeping next to you tonight thinking about how much I hate that fucking pillow for holding my girl’s head when that’s my job…Your pillow and blankets had their turn. I take care of your body now.”

description

Fuck yes, you.

Don’t get me wrong.

If a guy said that shit to me in real life?

I would be parting the sea of red flags like fucking Moses on my way to the courthouse for an restraining order, but in my smutty fic?

description

Per Riley’s usual, there is a decent – if shallow – storyline in place.

Just enough to act as the cracker vehicle upon which my peanut butter goodness transports itself to my mouth.

But I don’t pick up Alexa Riley hoping for “world-building” and intricately woven character minutiae.

My only nay-say here is that I didn’t know this was more of a serial format and not just a standalone short; which usually makes me..well…less than enthused.

description

But in this case I was actually happy when I got to the end and saw there would be another book as I wanted more from these characters.

And because the next one is already out.

And because they are free via KU.

All in all, not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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