Thursday, July 21, 2016

REVIEW: "No Falling Allowed" by Melissa West (Contemporary Romance)

by Melissa West

Publisher: Entangled Publishing - Embrace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: July 18th 2016

Series: No Kissing Allowed, #2
Standalone: Yes

Description from Publisher:
My life just went South…

Twenty-four hours. That’s how long it took my life to flip upside down.

Wake up in bed alone after the best night of my life? Check.

Get fired instead of the promised promotion? Check.

Wealthy parents cut me off when I refuse to follow their path for my life? Check.

Now I’m in Cricket Creek, SC—a place where no New Yorker belongs—disowned and broke, with a new job that I can’t mess up. Oh yeah, and staring at my one-night stand, who happens to be the complete opposite of my type.




Noah Hunter never should have made it back to my apartment in NYC, and I definitely shouldn’t be in his small town. But fate had another plan. Or a horrible sense of humor.

Who knew Mr. Wrong could feel so right…
My Rating:
Heat Rating:

My Musings:
The Southern charm is ripe in this one and as fun and you would imagine! The "other side of the tracks" trope, along with bad boy/obedient socialite trope are enjoyable. Things with Grace's parents seem to wrap up almost a little too cleanly, but I can forgive that. The moment with her dad is sweet.

The relationship between Grace and Noah is well-developed, with obstacles that are very real - her insecurity and his duty. The way they talk about things is something that really stood out to me, as it sounds very much like what real people would say. The way they hedge around topics that leave them vulnerable before giving in is certainly reminiscent of my own experiences!

And the dialogue between friends was just as genuine. So many of the things said had me laughing or smiling! I adored Lindy and Cameron, in particular.

This was certainly not without some sizzle either! The zing is felt from the beginning and just grows from there. The flashbacks of their "one night stand" were a refreshing addition to this, shedding even more light on the connection they share.

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About the Author: Melissa West
Melissa West is the USA TODAY bestselling author of swoony Southern romance and YA sci-fi romance,all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn't like kissing?. She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University.
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