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Monday, August 11, 2014

{Short & Tweet} Review: When I Fall (Montgomery Manor #2) by Tamara Morgan


Inspired by Midnight Book Girl, Short & Tweet reviews are my way of taking time off from the daily blogger grind for the hellish month of August while still keeping you posted about what I’m reading.

Because I can't be confined to 140 characters - expect twitlonger length reviews.

 When I Fall by Tamara Morgan
Source: Review copy provided by author

Socialite Rebecca Clare gets through life one vodka tonic at a time. Emotionally shattered after her best friend's death, she's cast as the latest pseudo-celebrity screwup and hounded by paparazzi 24/7. So naturally, the cameras are rolling when she gets into a scrap at a club (he started it). But then an unexpected white knight steps in.

Playing caretaker isn't Jake Montgomery's usual role, but Becca is his stepmother's little sister. As they bond over their bad reputations, they find they have a lot more in common than the spotlight. When a photo of the nightclub incident goes viral, it raises protective instincts that Jake never knew he had. What better way to save Becca—and the family—from scandal than by claiming he's her fiancĂ©?

Becca agrees to play along, never expecting a fake engagement to feel so right. But she's vowed never to depend on a man for happiness; how can Jake convince her that falling in love is worth the risk?

{Short & Tweet} 
 The first book was a little too soap opera-ish in tone for me but this one hit all the right notes!

Jack and Becca are hard to like - they have bad reputations - that they kind of deserve - but this is where Morgan excels - writing flawed characters that are still likable.

I liked Becca but Jack really stole the show. I loved how his story arc played out and how we got to see more of the Montgomery family dynamics and Jack's place within it.

Funny, sexy and heartfelt!


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    1. I love the covers for this series. The cover for the next book is really nice too.

  2. I enjoy strongly written, flawed characters -- as long as they don't cross that soap opera line!
    "I can't be confined" No you can't, Karen. No. You. Can't. *high fives* :)

  3. I haven't read book 1 yet, but I'm relieved to learn that 2 didn't suffer from the dreaded sequel slump. Plus, flawed characters are my absolute fav, so I'm sure that I'll hit it off with Jack and Becca.

  4. I love it when a series gets better. I don't think I would have been a fan of the first one either. Hopefully the third will be even better. :)

  5. It's books like this that makes me believe that one can write about broken characters without too much angst.

  6. I hadn't realized this was out. I didn't love the first book, but I did likebitZ I'm excited you enjoyed When I Fall!

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  8. Flawed yet likable characters are my favorite!!!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  9. Added! Flawed by likable characters are my favorite ;)

  10. Funny, sexy, and heartfelt sounds good to me! I gotta do shorter reviews, too--it's the only way to keep up with the madness of the fall releases.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  11. Hmm, with them hard to like at first might be hard on me but Jake stealing the show does seem to turn it around