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Series: Falling for the Freemans #2
Title: Falling Hard by Kate Hewitt
Author: Kate Hewitt
Publisher: Holiday, Tule Publishing
Published: March 10th, 2016
This is a very emotional story with a tragic past which still has to be reconciled for many of those involved. Quinn Freeman was a young child when his father was tragically killed in a boating accident. Quinn and his family then left the town which had been their home, Creighton Falls, abandoning the hotel they owned there. Quinn can’t remember what happened but feels guilty about his father’s death. When his Mum asks him to go to check out their now derelict hotel, he does so reluctantly. He intends helping make only essentiall repairs to the property to enable it to be sold. He stays in a nearby town and has an unexpected encounter with a young lady there which results in the young lady’s sister verbally attacking him. Back at the hotel, he contacts a variety of local tradespeople to ask for quotes and one of them is the plumber, Meghan O’Reilly. It turns out Meghan is the protective sister he’d already encountered. She carries a lot of responsibilities of her own but their attraction is mutual even if totally unwanted but both of them!
This is a delightful small town story, one where everyone knows everything about everyone else. Both Quinn and Meghan have their own issues and it is the exploration of these that makes this story such an emotional rollercoaster read. Their relationship develops from animosity to friendship and more as Quinn strives to work on repairing the hotel and develops ties within the community. Both Quinn and Meghan have lots to sort out for themselves before they can achieve their HEA together. This is the second book in this series but I think it works well as a standalone – though I have also read and reviewed the earlier novel, Falling For Christmas, which I also thoroughly enjoyed!
Many thanks to the publishers who gifted me a copy of this book through NetGalley without any obligations. This is my honest review after choosing to read it!
He didn’t want complications. She was looking for a miracle.
Quinn Freeman has spent his life avoiding the dangers of commitment, but his reluctant return to his home town that’s steeped in tragedy for his family stirs up memories and emotions he’d intended to leave buried. His arrival lights hope in many hearts including one long dormant.
Meghan O’Reilly, the town’s only plumber and solo caretaker of her dependent sister, is weighted down with responsibility. She only sees in Quinn a careless charmer who isn’t used to hard work—but she still can’t keep from imagining his kiss… and longing for his touch.
Surely some things, like a fling between them, can be simple… Or is it possible for a fling to become forever?