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You know the story.
Boy meets girl, they fall in love, two kids, white picket fence.
This isn’t that story.
This is more like...
Man meets woman. Man sleeps with woman.
Man meets another woman, sleeps with her.
And so on. You get the idea.
I own a small boutique hotel in New Orleans, the Kingston. I’ve seen men do some stupid stuff in the name of the woman they love, or at least the woman they love for the night.
That’s not me. I’m always in control. You’d be surprised how much you can get away with on just good manners and a smile. It’s the only way to keep my secrets safely locked away.
And my smile hides a lot. Until her.
She turns me down flat. Playing hard to get is my favorite game. It’s the thrill of the chase.
Only problem is, I think it’s me that’s getting caught.
What I love about reading a Prescott Lane book is that I never know what I’m going to get, I just know that it will be great. With To the Fall I was expecting an angsty comedic love story and while there are some funny moments, this is a story that touches on many sensitive subjects. Centered around a modern day “cad”, Pierce Kingston isn’t even quite aware of just how damaged he is. He does know he’s in denial, and only when faced with the potential for a real relationship does he come to recognize just how deep it goes.
Bolstered by the cast of friends, family, and potential love interest, Pierce faces a part of his past with great reluctance, one that he has long buried. Set in Lane’s own home of New Orleans, Pierce finds himself attending sex therapy as the stereotypical playboy. He shares an age old secret with his best friend Annie, one he won’t even acknowledge, much less discuss.
As this part of the story begins unfolding, I found it hard to put the book down, I was quickly engrossed with Pierce and Annie pasts’ and anxious to uncover what this secret was. As Pierce starts to finds himself enamored with Sutton, I could feel the tension rising. It’s clear Annie’s role in Pierce’s life is major and she see’s something in Sutton that she believes is the path to help Pierce to heal.
To The Fall is layered with mystery, romance, humor and some incredibly sexy times. But it also looks at these areas with a different lens. One that is hard to digest at times, but Lane explores this with sensitivity. My feelings ran the gamut and once again Lane captured even more of my adoration. 5 Stars and recommendation!
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