- Falling For You
- by Heather Thurmeier
- Published by Crimson Romance
- Contemporary Romance
- 242 pages
Newly single Cassidy Quinn is thrilled to be a contestant on the new reality dating show The One. But her excitement turns to horror when the gorgeous bachelor turns out to be her ex-boyfriend. Seeing Brad again makes Cassidy realize she might not be as "over him" as she thought-and then she meets hunky cameraman Evan Burke. After watching his brother lose his wife in a tragic accident, Evan vows never to fall in love. But following Cassidy around as her personal cameraman makes him question his decision, and resisting her gets harder with every sunbathing, bikini-wearing day. Cassidy and Evan begin a forbidden affair while her ex-boyfriend tries to win her heart back one groping, awkward moment at a time. If Cassidy can manage to stop falling off horses (literally), stop falling onto her ex-boyfriend, the bachelor (yes, literally), and stop falling in love with backstage playboy Evan, she might still make it through the show without becoming a tabloid sensation. But soon Cassidy must choose between the ex who broke her heart and the cameraman who might never love her back. For Cassidy, this reality show just got real.
This is the second of book of Heather's that I've read and I was not disappointed. She offers up a humor-filled, heart-felt story, that reads like I'm watching a beloved chic flic movie. The characters are real and the emotional connection between the hero and heroine are spot on.
Cassidy is a fun character who is trying to step outside her comfort zone and try something new. I can really appreciate that about her and very much enjoy her journey along the way. Her sister signed her up for a reality tv show much like The Bachelor and she is horrified to discover the ex-boyfriend who dumped her is the prize of the show. Along the way she really does find 'love' it's just behind the camera, not in front of it.
Her counterpart, Evan, I had a little more trouble with. He held back his feelings because of a tragedy his brother suffered...I didn't really connect with that motivation, but even so, it was a sensual and sweet love story. The chemistry between them was phenomenal and I adored their happy ending.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves light contemporary romance. It was a very good read and I look forward to reading more of Heather's books.