Tag: romance books with depth

The Consequences of Falling by Claire Contreras

cof coverBook: The Consequences of Falling

Author: Claire Contreras

Release date: 12 January 2019

Genre: Contemporary romance

Main characters: Presley Rose, young, soon-to-be-divorcee, keen to prove herself in her father’s firm. Nathaniel Bradley, her nemesis, and her father’s protégé who knows just how to push all her buttons.


The list of things I hate is short. Not even my soon-to-be ex-husband is on that list. Nope. I save only the worst of the worst, the crème de la crème, the absolute I cannot even for this list . . .

1. Black coffee
2. Rude people
3. Nathaniel Bradley

Which is why when my father informs me that he’s making Nathaniel Bradley his new business partner, and in turn, my boss, I flip out. 

1. He’s an annoying know-it-all. 
2. He calls me a spoiled princess every chance he gets. 
3. He disapproves of everything I do.

I go into this knowing I’ll hate every second in his presence. Except the longer he’s around, the more I find myself staring at his lips and remembering the one time they were on mine. I randomly find myself looking at his hands and wondering how they’d feel on my skin. 

I try to snap out of it, but I guess I’m not as smart as I thought I was. No matter how many times I remind myself of the times I’ve practically thrown myself at him and he’s pushed me away, I keep falling little by little.

I’d always heard that it was a bad idea to mix business with pleasure and if that’s the case, this thing with Nathaniel has demise written all over it.

Why you should read it: I haven’t read many books by Claire Contreras in the last few months – no idea why as I enjoy her work immensely. I was drawn into this story from the first page and I truly loved Presley – her inner monologue and the exploration of her difficult relationship with her parents was fascinating. Nathaniel is also a really interesting hero. He fires back at and challenges Presley in a way no-one else does in her life. I thought he was a bit harsh at times, but it became apparent as to why and then I understood where he was coming from.

Presley came across as a spoilt princess at times but I felt for her quite a bit. Going through the stress of divorce, she’s left feeling that she can’t trust anyone. She doesn’t know what to do in her professional life, as no-one really thought she was capable of much to begin with. The chemistry between Nate and Presley and the time span of the book really made for a deep love story. I loved every minute.

What you may not like: Presley has a tendency towards stubbornness which may, or may not annoy you. I found it entertaining and completely understood where she was coming from. Other than that, I can’t recommend it enough.

Rating: 5/5 for a sweet, sad and sexy read about second chances, being enough and forgiveness.

Buy links:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2SRmseV
Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/TCoF

Wait For it by Molly O’Keefe

wait-for-itBook: Wait For it

Series: Everything I Left Unsaid #4

Author: M. O’Keefe

Release date: February 28th, 2017

Main characters: Tiffany Edwards – mother to three small children and trying to free herself from her ex. Blake Edwards, her brother-in-law – trying to make amends.

Plot: Tiffany Edwards is quickly heading for rock bottom. Fleeing her violent husband, she seeks help from an old friend. She wasn’t bargaining to run into her nemesis – and more specifically her brother-in-law, Blake. The last time they saw each other was over a year ago and he paid her handsomely to stay away. Now he wants answers…

Blake misjudged Tiffany in the past. Now he sees the woman she is, rather than the woman he thought she was and he wants to make amends. But will she let him?

Tiffany is tired of being scared – she just wants some peace of mind for herself and her children: but can she have that with Blake in her life?

Why you should read it: This book. Oh my goodness – this series is so good. Tiffany was heartbreakingly real. She’s made some bad decisions and they’ve really bitten her in the ass. She’s so protective of her children, so much so that she doesn’t let her pride interfere when it comes to them. I felt for her and believed in her character. 

Blake is a cold and calculating character for much of the book. He’s an expert in reading people and he uses this skill well. His development throughout the book was dramatic and so satisfying. He really surprised me. Their dynamic was intense, sexy and made for an addictive story.

What you may not like: I guess the storyline may be upsetting to those who may have had similar experiences. To see a character coming out the other side was heartening though. I’m struggling to find a negative to this book…

Rating: 5/5 for a story about second chances and trusting in happiness and love.