Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway for Falling Hard by Lexi Ryan


An NFL player with a secret past, and the one woman with the power to turn his world inside out...

Former actress Emma Rothschild is partying in Vegas in disguise. But I’m not fooled. Five years ago, I knew that body better than my own, and I haven’t forgotten a single detail.

When Emma’s unexpectedly left alone in Sin City, I agree to spend the weekend with her. As friends. Why not? If I can knock down the toughest guys in the NFL, I’m strong enough to keep my hands to myself, even if she is the sexiest woman I’ve ever met.

Emma is part of my past—years so shrouded in secrets that not even my best friends know the truth about who I am. I’m a single dad now and not interested in revisiting my old ways or trying to win back the only woman I ever let close enough to break my heart.

But this is Vegas, where all bets are off, and with Emma, nothing ever goes as planned…

REVIEW: 4.5 Stars
"I'd forgotten the little flutter I get in my belly every time he puts his eyes on me."

Ahhhh!!!!! I have loved Keegan since we met him, and if you have been following me for any amount of time, you will know that Lexi Ryan is one of my favorite go-to authors for sweet and sexy, guaranteed good reads. Add this one to the list. I seriously LOVE this series!!! Keegan was everything. Oh my goodness, everything. Just an FYI: if you haven't read any of the books in THIS SERIES, it's ok. They are all standalones with interconnected characters. Lexi always makes sure each book has their own story so you can jump right in and any background story will be caught up within the first few pages.

To say that Emma and Keegan have a complicated past, that's putting it mildly! And I will admit that I am mad at Keegan for how it all "started", but understand the why of it all. These two, while inseparable at one point, had to wade through the past hurts and anger and remember what they loved about each other in the first place to get to their "sweet spot". The pain that I felt for Keegan was jaw dropping. I gasped as I read this book seeing the past collide with the present. Seeing so much of what Emma dealt with, and in turn, causing Keegan enormous amounts of pain as well was really hard and made for a shut-out-the-family-and-read-all-day kinda read. I couldn't put this book down!

Poor Emma has a lot going on in her personal life and she has a lot of ridiculousness to contend with. To see what she went through as a child, to what she was forced to deal with as an adult. It wasn't an easy life and having the past breeze through like it did, it caused some whiplash of emotions to go through me. From happiness to anger, I felt it all for and against Emma.....that is until I got the entire story. My head is shaking. Poor Emma.

Keegan doesn't exactly have it easy either, even though he works SO hard to make sure his life stays on the up and up, but he makes the best of what he has and he lives a straight life. Keegan is a standup man. He is all man and is true to his word, but one thing that I think is amazing is that his emotions are genuine. I loved seeing how heartfelt he was with his feelings towards Emma. He made me smile and sigh and giggle like a little girl batting her eyelashes. I loved seeing the carefree candor they had when they talked. He's such an honest man and super swoon-worthy. I'm still giggling thinking about him!

Love is so important when you can't let go, when your heart still wrestles with the truth of the matter and the reality of the situation. My heart was so twisted up in this book! Lexi Ryan wrote another page turner that is a must read. It is gripping, emotional and heart-consuming. I whole-heartedly recommend this book, as well as this entire series!

"And she taught me what it was like to love without expectation, what it was like to be loved by someone with a pure heart."

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(Arrow's story)

Book 2 - RUSHING IN 
(Christopher's story)

(Sebastians's story)

(Keegan's Story)

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Once a college English professor, I now write full time. I live in rural Indiana, where, when I’m not writing, I get to hang out with my husband and two kids--a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old hellion, er, girl. Not surprisingly, reading and writing remain my favorite activities, though both come in bits and pieces these days, not the big hunks of time I enjoyed before I had children. When I’m feeling virtuous, I like to go running (I use that word liberally. I’m really, really slow) or do yoga. Don’t worry, I’m always careful to balance out such activities with a hearty serving of ice cream or a chocolate martini.





  1. Thanks for your thoughts, I enjoyed reading them! This is a great series and I am excited for this release! I am a huge Lexi Ryan fan as well!

  2. Sounds really good! Thanks for the review Bee!

  3. Makes me want to get them all right now.

  4. I love Arrow! I'm just sorry I missed out reading books two and three. Now I have an excuse to get back on this series coz I loved these guys when I met then I Arrow's book. I have to reread though coz I seem to have forgotten Keegan. But reading your review made me want to dive in this book first then the other two. Another great review!

    1. Most definitely pick the series back up! I love this series. Guaranteed easy reads that will make me smile. <3