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Falling Hard (Colorado High Country #3) by Pamela Clare

Falling Hard Book Cover Falling Hard
Colorado High Country #3
Pamela Clare
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
February 21st 2017

A war widow alone…

Ellie Meeks promised her pilot husband that if anything happened to him, she would live her life to the fullest. Three years later, she is still alone, raising the twins he never met. She has no interest in dating or meeting men—until one snowy night when a stranger helps her get her sick kids safely home. That stranger turns out to be a former Army Ranger and a member of the elite Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. He’s also tall, rugged… and irresistibly sexy.

All it takes is one kiss…

Jesse Moretti came to Colorado to get Iraq out of his head, using the adrenaline of extreme sports and high-risk mountain rescues to keep his mind off the past. But getting involved with Ellie might be the riskiest thing he’s ever done. It’s not just their explosive chemistry. There’s something about Ellie that gets inside him, opening him to feelings he’s tried hard to ignore.

When passion ignites…

Ellie feels alive in Jesse’s arms and happier than she ever thought she’d feel again. But their relationship comes at a price for him, and soon Ellie sees that she must help Jesse fight the demons of his past to protect the love of a lifetime—and save the heart of a hero.

ARIANNA’s review

It’s been so long since I’ve read a book by this author…way too long, years, actually, so I kind of forgot how wonderful her writing is. Pamela Clare’s storytelling is simply fantastic, really engaging, and her stories always captivate me from the very beginning. ‘Falling Hard’ is a book about loss, second chances and finding love, a heartwarming story filled with sweetness, but also sexiness that will give you all the feels.

Ellie Meeks’ life changed completely when her pilot husband had been killed while serving in Iraq. Back then she was four months pregnant with twins, so, obviously, Ellie was more than devastated. Forced by circumstances to raise her twins alone Ellie has moved back to Scarlet Springs from Kentucky to be close to her parents and her sister.

Ellie is a nurse and she loves her job, but her priority is caring for her two children. For three years the twins have been the only thing Ellie has cared about, so she didn’t have time for a romantic relationship with a man. She still doesn’t have the time -or interest-, but when she meets her sexy neighbor, Ellie realizes that she’s not as dead inside as she thought, even if she still mourns the loss of her husband. Ellie meets Jesse Moretti one snowy night when she really needs some help with her car. He comes to her rescue driving her and her kids home. Jesse turns out to be Ellie’s neighbor, who has moved in town two years ago.

Jesse Moretti is a volunteer member of the Rocky Mountain Search and Rescue Team and a full-time ski patroller at a local resort. He came to Colorado to forget about Iraq and to forget about his tormented childhood. He has some PSTD issues which make him believe he’s too damaged to be in any kind of relationship. He’s intrigued by Ellie, but he’s not relationship material. Or so he thinks. Besides, Ellie is off limits for so many reasons. However, he can’t deny the palpable chemistry between them.

I really enjoyed this one! Ellie and Jesse’s story is sweet, with just a few heartbreaking moments. It’s pretty light, overall, and without any unnecessary drama, which I appreciated. The story-line is gripping, so I was immersed in the book from the start.

The two main characters are interesting to read about, endearing and relatable. I liked Ellie a lot. She’s a strong, kind, compassionate woman, a caring, dedicated nurse and a wonderful mother. I absolutely loved the way she was with her twins, Daisy and Daniel. Those scenes are simply adorable. Jesse is a wonderful hero. He’s sexy as sin and he also has such a big heart. He’s caring, sweet, considerate and so protective. Even if he’s a little damaged, he’s perfect for our heroine. The way he is with Ellie and her twins is truly heartwarming.

I enjoyed the slow burn relationship between these two characters. Their relationship is genuine and progressed naturally. I loved the way their interacted with each other, the way they came to know and trust each other and all the sweet, adorable scenes between them. The steam aspect is fantastically developed here. The sexy scenes between the two  are off the charts hot, detailed and well written. I really have to mention the fantasy scene – dayum, so HOT. I liked all the supporting characters, which are engaging and well-portrayed and I’m looking forward to read the previous two books in the series…hopefully, in the near future.

If you are looking for a light, sweet and sexy contemporary romance, look no further and pick Pamela Clare’s new book.