Thursday, May 3, 2018

Review (+ Tour GIVEAWAY): Falling for You by Becky Wade

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Falling for You
(A Bradford Sisters Romance #2)
By Becky Wade
Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
May 1st 2018 by Bethany House Publishers

Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is taking a temporary break from her hectic schedule to work as the innkeeper at her family's small-town bed-and-breakfast. She was enjoying the peace of her hometown, Merryweather, Washington, right up until she came face-to-face with Corbin Stewart, the man she loves to hate. A thoughtful rule-follower by nature, Willow threw caution to the wind four years ago when she entrusted her heart to Corbin--and suffered the consequences when it all fell apart.

Former NFL quarterback Corbin is forceful, charming, and accustomed to getting what he wants . . . except where Willow Bradford is concerned. Unable to forget her, he's never stopped regretting what happened between them. When their paths unexpectedly cross again, he's determined to make her give him a second chance.

When a decades-old missing persons case finds Corbin and Willow working together, they're forced to confront their past and who they've become--and whether they can risk falling for one another all over again.

My Thoughts

For the best in contemporary romance, Becky Wade delivers every single time. I could never pick a favorite book because whatever I’m reading at the time is best, and that’s surely the case with Becky’s newest, Falling for You. In fact, it presented me with a conundrum … should I quickly read this story that totally captivated me, or proceed at a slower pace, so as to enjoy these characters longer and not miss a single nuance?

I really had no choice but to choose the latter because Falling for You is that good – and because of that, I haven’t quite finished. But I can say that there is rich characterization, complexity, and humor in this multi-layered story that builds on a previous relationship between Willow and Corbin. As the children of parents who had abandoned them, both are such lovingly flawed characters! Willow’s actions are fueled by her efforts to gain love by being the “good” daughter, and Corbin can’t resist her calm confidence. Corbin was “a veteran at every pleasure the world had to offer” and, in the beginning, “was about as trustworthy as a toddler with a permanent marker.”

Wade is a master at blending description with humor. Here’s just one example in this scene where Willow sees Corbin’s home for the first time: “His home was seducing her the way cream seduced cats … It whispered to her, this house. It spoke of history, style, and spaces that waited for children.”

Twelve-year-old Charlotte stole my heart as she convinced Willow and Corbin to help investigate a “cold case” disappearance in her family. The relationship between Corbin and his dad adds another emotional theme to the story. And the beauty of God’s grace is present on every page.

Falling for You is an outstanding story in every way and I hope we’ll see Britt’s story soon.

Highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book through Prism Book Tours and Becky Wade. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Other Books in the Series

About the Author

Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the Christy Award and Carol Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.

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Tour Giveaway

Celebrate the release of Becky Wade's Falling for You by entering to win a fabulous prize pack that includes some of Willow Bradford's favorite things!

One grand prize winner will receive*:
  • A model-worthy Kate Spade bracelet
  • A $100 cash card (so you can feed a housewares and home d├ęcor addiction like Willow’s)
  • A Seattle Candle Co. candle (that smells just like the setting of the book)
  • Roasted in Seattle Rainy Day Coffee
  • A delicious scone mix (so that you can enjoy scones just like Willow and Corbin do while having high tea)
  • Cozy book-lover socks
  • And of course, a copy of Falling for You
Two runner up winners will receive*:
  • A Seattle Candle Co. candle (that smells just like the setting of the book)
  • A copy of Falling for You
*Due to shipping costs, US entrants only.

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1 comment:

  1. We have the first book in this series in the church library. We also have other books by Becky, also.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.