Author: Melissa West
Title: "No falling allowed"
Book 2 in series No kissing allowed
Main characters: Noah Hunter and Grace Soaring
I got the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review and I really loved it :) first of all, don't be discouraged by the fact that it's a part of a series, because it works perfectly well as a standalone :) although you will be curious about that first book after finishing this one ;) at least I definitely am ;) but more about that in a moment :) it was a sweet and short contemporary romance, and even though I had some problems with it, I had to give it a full 5 stars rating... ;) mainly because I could not put it down and after starting it one evening, I finished it that same day around 1 AM ;) but the writing style was sooooo good ;) I blame it on the writing style... ;) yep, that is my version and I am sticking to it ;)
So let me tell you a bit more about our main couple :) and it's not as easy to do as you might think, because I don't want to spoil you half of the book ;) especially since the story is not very long :) so if I'm being vague... it's totally on purpose :) Grace and Noah, both of them in their mid-twenties, meet one night in New York :) he's only visiting for one weekend, and even though she finds him too arrogant at first, he charms his way into her apartment... and I cannot blame her... I would cave as well ;) they spend the night together and the he disappears... little does she know, he had a very important reason to leave in the middle of the night... and yes, that is one of the spoilers I will not share with you here ;) next day is not a very good one, after waking up alone, getting fired and then cut off by her parents after not falling in line like her father would want, things are not exactly looking up for Grace :) but that changes when she gets a new job that takes her to... yeah, you guessed it :) straight to the little southern town where Noah lives :) and that's all the details I can share with you without spoiling the best parts of the book :) what I will say is that I really enjoyed their story... :) yes, it was a bit short and I would really love to read more about their interactions and how they got to know each other better, but overall it didn't diminish my pleasure of reading the book :)
Besides the main couple there were of course quite a few secondary characters, but I can't talk about all of them :) we would be here all day if I did :) so instead, I will focus on Cameron and Lauren :) they are both friends of Grace, and Cameron is actually the heroine of the first book in this series :) I loved her here, along with her husband-to-be ;) so now I am even more curious about their story :) definitely added it to my tbr #BookMountain :) and Lauren... I am assuming that she will be the heroine of the next story... or maybe it's just me and my wishful thinking cause I would love to read about her more :) both of them, along with other wonderful people we met in this book added awesomeness to this story :) and there are a few of them that I would really talk to you about more, but again... with my #NoSpoilers rule, I can't :)
What I loved about this book the most is definitely the writing style :) not only we had 2 POVs, and you know how I love that in books :) but the style itself was hilarious and made the chapters just flew by... :) the story had so much super fun moments, but there were a few of the more emotional as well... :) it's my first book written by this lovely author, but based on how much I loved it, definitely not the last :) so if you are looking for a short but lovely story, definitely give this book a try :)
I have a few quotes for you, to show you a glimpse into the book, but since they are from the ARC version, the finished one might be slightly different ;) happy reading :)
The very first few sentences from the book :) and I knew it will be fun ;)
"'Hummingbird to Eagle, over.'"
I looked over the gala in search of Janey, wondering why I'd been stupid enough to give her a headset. It was a charity event, not some CIA mission.
'Hummingbird to Eagle, over.'
Clearly, she'd missed the memo."
Part of a conversation between Grace and Noah :)
'If you're scared, just say it. Wouldn't be the first woman intimidated by my charm.'
A small smile played at her lips, and I knew I was close. 'I'm not scared.'
Once more our eyes locked, 'So prove it.'
'You are trouble, you know that?'
'You have no idea.'
Part of a conversation between Grace and Lindy, one of the people in that small town ;)
"'Okay, I'm sorry, but I've waited long enough.'
I glanced around. 'I'm... sorry?'
I almost fell over as I spun around in search of him. 'Where?' Is he everywhere here? Can't a girl get a break?'
'No, he's not here. But goodness, you should have seen your face. What exactly happened between you and our most eligible bachelor?'"
And the last one with the main couple :)
'Your eyes were closed.'
I glanced over at him, and if not for the darkening sky, he would have been able to see the blush on my face. 'No, they weren't. I was blinking.'
'For several long seconds?' he joked.
'What? A girl can't blink for too long in your presence?'"
a Rafflecopter giveaway About the author:
Melissa West writes heartfelt Southern romance and YA sci-fi romance, all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn’t like kissing? She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.