on August 22nd, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Jaime Garcia had dreams. Growing up poor, he always knew his chances of attending college were slim. With no father in their home, he did everything he could to help his family, including working side jobs that sometimes required him to do things that werenÔÇÖt always safe or smart.
One night, Jaime found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Sent away for a crime that never should have happened, his attorney plea bargained a sentence that put him in a federal prison camp far away from home and his family.
As the years passed by, Jaime adjusted to his life in prison and found a way to fulfill his dream of earning a college degree all while being incarcerated. What he hadnÔÇÖt expected though was to meet someone he would become attracted to, someone who knew nothing about his past. Jaime and Erica were placed together in a study group for a class assignment. They instantly have a connection and enjoy spending time together in the military library.
At first, Erica doesnÔÇÖt know that Jaime is different from the other military men on base. However, when she discovers the truth behind the jumpsuit he wears bearing the name The Falcon Club, how will it affect their friendship and the relationship that has started to develop between the two of them? Can Jaime convince Erica he is falling for her and not just taking advantage of her because of his situation? The Falcon Club: Falling for Her, book two in the two-part series, is told from JaimeÔÇÖs point of view and should be read after Falling for Him, EricaÔÇÖs story.
In this second installment, we continue where Amy Stephens left us in Falling for Her. The story is told from JaimeÔÇÖs POV and allows us to truly get to know him as a person and not just a love interest. You begin to understand what it means to live between in a rock and a hard place, and how good people can make stupid mistakes.┬á Sometimes you pay very dearly for those mistakes.
This book felt much less like a romance and rather a journey into JaimeÔÇÖs head. He has an incredible family, one who supports and loves him no matter what. ItÔÇÖs pretty hard to find that, regardless of income status. What took me by surprise as my favorite part of the book is how Jaime never changed who he was at the core; he maintained his integrity and soul regardless of what he experienced.
Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself. While this is *not* the best way to lose yourself, Jaime, his family and Erica came through the trials of fire as better people. If you think of a romance as a journey to love and a better place, then you definitely have one on your hands.
Stephens does an amazing job writing the gritty details that bring the story to life. You become invested in Jaime, feeling his despair and living his struggle. I was so upset at his mistake that I had to put the book down, walk away, and regroup. This was even with knowing where the story would lead! ItÔÇÖs a perfect conclusion to Jaime and EricaÔÇÖs current story and the beginning of their next chapter.
~Review by Loredana
(Previously posted on TBE)