Published by Createspace Independent Pub on April 30, 2015
Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, Suspense
Source: eARC from Author
Melanie Kincaid is a trust-fund baby with a knack for sassy comebacks and unnecessarily complicating her privileged life. So, of course she would have to fall in love with a man she can't have.
Jameson Hayes is a NYC firefighter for Manhattan’s oldest ladder company with big shoes to fill and a city to protect. He’s strong, sexy, and not looking for the complications Melanie brings. But he can't stay away from her either. The attraction between them is immediate and the pull between them is crazy powerful. But she's only home for the summer and long-distance relationships never work.
Unfortunately, Melanie’s beauty and smart mouth are a lethal combination and Jameson isn't the only Hayes who's interested. As if his brother isn't enough to compete with, now the city's most famous arsonist wants to claim her as his next prize. Jameson can't stand to watch Melanie get hurt and she can't seem to keep herself out of trouble.
Fall for Me is the first Ladder Company novel, a stand-alone companion series about New York's most elite firefighting family with hot alpha heroes, snarky heroines, and an arsonist hell-bent on destruction.
Fall For Me is the first book in the Ladder Company Series. The Ladder Company Series is a group of new adult standalone contemporary romances each about a different brother (or sister) in a family of 14 firefighters. I think there are 4 Hayes siblings currently working at Ladder Company One. I like this series style and I think it works best with a large group of friends or a family dynamic so I am predicting great things for the Ladder Company Series. Told in dual narrative between the main guy and main girl it is sure to be a hit with fans of new adult contemporary romances.
I read a lot of new adult contemporary romance and I read them in all romance tropes. But I have to say, one trope that I do not read that much is one where one of the ultimate couple to be is in a relationship with someone else for much of the book. Because it can leave me feeling conflicted. This was not a cheating book. Jameson and Mel only shared one kiss and both of them felt awful about it, but it was clear that they had feelings for each other. So that made me feel a little better about the setup. And Jameson’s girlfriend was a crazy B. But still I did feel kind of bad for her at some points in the story, but then she would go and do something so crazy that I kind of wanted to kill her and I was back to wanting her out of the picture, like, yesterday.
Mel is beyond great. I loved her as the main character of Fall for Me. She is a sweetheart, and freakin’ hilarious. She is great, it is no wonder that the entire Hayes family is half way in love with her as soon as they meet her. She has a streak of crazy in her but it is the interesting kind of crazy, not the kill you in your sleep kind of crazy. Which makes her a perfect match for Jameson.
Jameson and Mel are great. I did want to shake Jameson about a million times though. I have no idea why he continued to stay with his crazy girlfriend. There were no feelings there, not even really friendship. They were just awful to each other, so I didn’t get why he continued to stay. But to each their own. The story line of Fall for Me was a really cool mix of romance, a dash of drama and even a bit of suspense thrown in. I love that the mystery aspect was not solved in this book and will most likely be something that is carried over into the next book. I would read these books in order for that reason.
This is a great steamy and flirty new adult contemporary romance with a good amount of humor thrown in. I think it will be great for fans of Sawyer Bennett. This was my first JC Emery book, but I know it won’t be my last. Not by a long shot.
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- May Clean Sweep ARC 2015