No Falling Allowed
Series: No Kissing Allowed
Author: Melissa West
Publication Date: July 18, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
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…
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Melissa West has gained a new fan. No Falling Allowed was so much fun to read! I adored the fast-paced romance. It was filled with scorching chemistry and sweet moments.
I loved the way No Falling Allowed was written in dual points of view. I liked knowing what was going through Grace and Noah’s heads. The spark between them could be felt from the minute they came in contact with each other! It didn’t matter whether they were in bed or out of it. Everyone in town (including me!) could feel the heat from these two. They didn’t just have a physical connection, though. They could see past each other’s strong exteriors to the emotions underneath.
Grace’s character was exciting to see grow. She started out as a nice, but somewhat snooty rich girl. Losing everything had such a profound effect on her. It made her re-examine her life and how she wanted to live it. Grace finding her independence and inner strength was very cool.
Noah was the star of the show. I admired his willingness to do anything for his brother. He was one of the good guys. I definitely swooned over some of the stuff he said to Grace. And those moments in bed…Dang! He was good at directing things.
The one thing I found missing from the story was Noah’s parents’ story. I wish there would have been more information about them and what happened to them. Noah told Grace a little, but not enough. He knew way more about her than she did about him by the end of the story.
One warning I would give readers is that the story is filled with insta-lust and love. If those relationship tropes bug you, you might want to skip this book.
No Falling Allowed was an incredibly entertaining read filled with just the right amount of heat. I would definitely recommend it to readers who enjoy light and fluffy contemporary romances. I’m looking forward to going back and reading the first book in the series.
Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Scarlett followed my gaze and bit back a laugh. “Damn, that’s her? She’s pretty. Like, supermodel pretty.”
“You know?” She peered over at me, but I refused to meet her eyes. “That’s the first time I’ve ever heard you give anybody a semblance of a compliment. How well do you know her?”
I shrugged, my thoughts drifting back to Grace’s legs wrapped around my waist, my lips on her neck. “We met when I was in New York.”
“And that’s it.”
“It doesn’t look like that’s it. Maybe I should just go ask her.” Scarlett started toward Grace, and I all but tripped over myself to stop her. She grinned knowingly. “You like her.”
“What? No, I don’t.” I scratched my jaw, then went to work on the next table.
“All right, so why aren’t you seating them? Lindy’s a friend, even if she’s probably still in love with you.”
“Good God, do you ever shut up?”
“I will. As soon as you go seat them.”
“What exactly do I pay you for if I’ve got to seat the guests and scrub the tables?”
Scarlett beamed back. “My charm.”
“I’d like a refund, thanks.”
“You’re seriously refusing to go seat them, aren’t you?”
I sighed heavily and set down the dish bin I’d been carrying. “Clean the rest of these tables.” Then I walked toward the door, each step making me feel both enthralled and nauseous. I needed this girl out of my head before the whole town figured out how gone I was over her.
“Hey. Two?” I asked, my eyes on Lindy, before jumping to Grace, and damn. Her green eyes pierced through me, and all logical thought went out the window. “How was your night?” I asked, because clearly I was an idiot who couldn’t control himself anymore.
“Good.” She fidgeted. “Yours?”
“I saw you outside this morning. Nice Jeep.”
My eyes lifted back to hers from where they’d drifted to the floor like it could somehow save me from this conversation. “I saw you, too.” She tilted her head a little and bit her bottom lip, drawing me there. Walk away, man. Please, for the love of God, walk away. But I couldn’t. That invisible force between us, the one that had drawn me to her that night in New York, now wrapped around me, locking me to the spot—locking me to her.
DON’T MISS THE FIRST BOOK IN THE NO KISSING ALLOWED SERIES….
No kissing. No touching. And definitely no falling in love…
Armed with her besties, an embarrassing number of shots, and her list of 10 Wild Things To Do Before Adulthood, recent grad Cameron Lawson is partying it up before she starts her dream job at New York’s biggest ad agency. Her last task? Hook up with a random guy. And while it’s so not her style, the super-sexy guy sitting next to her is definitely game. No names. No details.
At least, that was the plan.
On her first day of work, Cameron discovers her hook-up is none other than Aidan Truitt—her new boss’s boss. Talk about failing the “no fraternizing with coworkers” policy on an epic level. Especially when Aidan makes it clear their one night was only the beginning. Falling for him could cost her everything, but sometimes the only way to get what you want is by breaking a few rules…
ABOUT MELISSA WEST
Melissa West writes heartfelt 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.
Connect with Melissa at www.melissawestauthor.com or on Twitter @MB_West.
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