Monday, June 23, 2014

Review: Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker

Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths, #4)
Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths #4) by K.A. Tucker
Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.
Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.
If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…
Publishes in US: June 24th 2014 by Atria Books
Genre: NA Contemp
Source: Netgalley
Series? Ten Tiny Breaths #4
my review of series:
#1 Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
#2 One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker
#3 Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker

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    I wanted to read Five Ways to Fall because I have totally fallen for K.A. Tucker's characters and the world she has built in relation to Kasey and Charlie... with Cain and his club making for a tight circle of friends and drama. This one helped prove to me that NA is still for me since the last I read was a DNF. 
     Reese is fiery and handles herself. But she has a lot of pain inside her not only from her new husband cheating on her early into the marriage to her father leaving her and a tumultuous relationship with her mom. She really stole my heart, but she also frustrated me because she made such rash decisions over and over and it only ended up in hurting herself and making a failed relationship hurt even more. Then dealing with the law and keeping herself out of trouble, I just wished that she could have learned more from the past and made her life better. She was doing that for the most part getting into a good job with her stepdad and devouring the paralegal world. 

     We know Ben from previous books, and he's the same here. Happy, goofy, funny, a player. But we get to see another side of him. We see his relationship with his mom, and some insight into his family life growing up. We get to see all professional and serious Ben at work and that is pretty hot. Ben also befriends Mason, Reese's stepbrother, and that creates an inside for getting the job there, and also shows how he will be friends with anyone. 

     Though we do see a lot of growth from Mason, and I liked that. He was able to find himself and be a little more laid back and accepting once in the hands of a woman. That was another thing that I liked about this one. Not only do we get a peek into the lives from some of our fave main and secondary characters from the first books, but this one also adds some strong side characters. Lina had a lot of personality and I appreciated the honesty but loyalty between her and Reese. 

    The ever present hot chemistry between the characters has swept me off my proverbial feet once again. Reese and Ben meet in an unexpected circumstance and then their first attempted hook up goes array. Which leads to some hilarity once they end up working together. But though there were some potential for hot moments that were unfortunately interupted early in the book, it makes for a better and longer tension to build between them with wanting to keep Ben's job, since her stepdad owns the law firm they both work for. 

    The ending took me by surprise in some ways, but I ended up loving it. I think that it worked out well and gave me a sense of closure with Reese and Ben even if I will miss them, and wish that I could get more time in their world. I was sad to find out this is the last planned in Ten Tiny Breaths series, but can always hold out hope that she'll change her mind, or that somehow I can love a new set of characters she writes just as much. 
Bottom Line: Hot, romantic and sweet.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Ever been in a relationship with a coworker?
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  1. Yay, so happy you loved this one as much as I did. Noooooo, this is the last book planned for the series??? It can't be.

  2. Really... hmmm... I didn't pay attention to this series before because it's NA, however the heroine doesn't sound annoying at all

  3. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsJune 23, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    I haven't started this series yet, though I've read both positive and negative reviews but want to make up my own mind before saying nope to them. But glad this got you back into NA, I guess you got to go through the bad to get to the good sometimes. :) And nope, I've never been in a relationship with a co-worker. I know people do, but awkward.

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. I didn't love the first book so I haven't continued the series but I'm glad you enjoyed this!

  5. I'm glad that you enjoyed this one :) I've seen mixed reviews on this series, but it's been one that I've been curious about. Great review!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  6. Oh I am so excited to get back to this series. I loved TTB... great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  7. Melissa (Books and Things)June 23, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Oh this makes me want to start that first book even sooner! Great review!

  8. I've only finished the second book in this serious but I am anxious to continue. They is just something fun about them!

  9. Jenea WhittingtonJune 23, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    I do like the sounds of this one, and I need to catch up with this series. Great review.

  10. You have no idea just how much I want this book in my life Brandi! I'm a huge fan of K.A Tucker so this one is a definite must and i'm glad to hear your loved this one!

  11. looking forward to reading this book! Glad you loved it Brandi.

  12. I read a mixed review about this one so I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  13. I like the sound of this one! Ben seems like a good guy for Reese. I guess relationship with co-worker can be tricky... but I'd like to think that it's not that different from having a relationship with someone in the same high school. What do you think?

  14. Andrea @The Bookish BabeJune 24, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    I haven't read thus series since One Tiny Lie, but this sounds great! Glad you enjoyed!

  15. I've read nothing but great things about this series. So glad you enjoyed this one! The genre is not for me but it sounds like the author is good at putting the story and characters together.

  16. Sigh... I love the NA genre and for the life of me, I have no idea why I haven't started this series! Mason sounds so good and appears to grow so much and Reece has me intrigued! I just read an excerpt at another blog where he rips his shirt off at the Angry girl... I know I'll like him!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  17. Totally feel ya, I know its not for everyone

  18. Didn't you like it or just haven't had time

  19. Ben is pretty awesome.
    Hmmm..... Same high school and work as a career anyways I do think there is a difference. HIgh school relationships aren't expected to last, and there are a whole lot more people and easier to distance and not have to deal with them much. Which could be the case in a large company as well, but when its smaller, hard to avoid seeing and working together.

  20. Me too, I wish there were more coming.

  21. They are fun and quick... not to mention hot

  22. I don't think you have to read in order. The previous characters are mentioned and it means more if you've read their books, but I don't think you'd be lost at all. 1st one was my fave though

  23. Ah yes, Mom was awesome, great touch to the book.

  24. Ah, I see what you mean. Thanks for sharing your view, Brandi!

  25. Well, it sounds like the relationship here is steamy and then the characters and their development is really something that you drew you to the book. It sounds nice :) I have never been in a relationship with a co-worker... seeing as I have yet to be an actual worker xD
    PS I will get the paypal to you today, sorry for the delay! :(

  26. Steph O'NeilJuly 17, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    I've been thinking about reading this series... it's getting harder to resist. Do I have to read them in order, do you think?

  27. I really enjoyed this one Brandi..and the farm and Mom...loved it there. Reese and Ben had good chemistry.

  28. Oh, yay! I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Can't wait to spend more time with Ben. He's so adorable and funny :) And ha! Yayyyy for good chemistry. That's always a must. I hope this one will be the turning point in which I'll fall in love with Kathleen's books again.

  29. I've read Ten Tiny Breaths book and remember liking it. I don't know why I didn't follow it up with the second one immediately, but since the series is completed I might just move it higher on my tbr list. Thanks for the honest review!

    Dea @ Teen Readers' Diary


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