Tuesday 23 June 2015

Fall For Me (Ladder Company #1) by J.C. Emery ~ #bookreview #excerpt


Melanie Kincaid is a trust-fund baby with a knack for sassy comebacks and unnecessarily complicating her privileged life. So, of course she would have to fall in love with a man she can't have.
Jameson Hayes is a NYC firefighter for Manhattan’s oldest ladder company with big shoes to fill and a city to protect. He’s strong, sexy, and not looking for the complications Melanie brings. But he can't stay away from her either. The attraction between them is immediate and the pull between them is crazy powerful. But she's only home for the summer and long-distance relationships never work.
Unfortunately, Melanie’s beauty and smart mouth are a lethal combination and Jameson isn't the only Hayes who's interested. As if his brother isn't enough to compete with, now the city's most famous arsonist wants to claim her as his next prize. Jameson can't stand to watch Melanie get hurt and she can't seem to keep herself out of trouble.

Fall for Me is the first Ladder Company novel, a stand-alone companion series about New York's most elite firefighting family with hot alpha heroes, snarky heroines, and an arsonist hell-bent on destruction.

About the author:
As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can't imagine a climate more beautiful.

JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories-- and everything has at least a splash of romance.

Website http://www.jcemery.com
twitter username jc_emery


“Every time you think about me you touch your necklace.” His eyes fall from mine to the gold wishbone that hangs from my neck and rests against the hollow at the base of my throat. I remove my hand from my necklace. I don’t even realize I’m doing it half the time. I could lie, that I’m not thinking about him, but he wouldn’t believe me.

“You hear my voice and you touch it,” he says slowly with a soft smile that creeps up on his lips. “You see me walk by and you touch it.”

“And we’re friends,” I say, reminding both of us of this fact.

“Kind of hard to be friends when one of us is refusing to participate,” he says.

“This is stupid. We’re attracted to each other, but we’ve chosen not to do something about it. I’m going back to New Orleans until graduation and you’re stuck in a lease with Miss Cranky Pants. That’s our lives and every time you start being all Mr. Gorgeous, you make it hard for me to remember that.”

His shoulders shake as he laughs, looking carefree for the first time in over a week, and he breathes deeply as he calms himself. “Miss Cranky Pants, that’s a good one.”

I don’t even have the decency to be embarrassed for letting my nickname for Lydia slip in front of him. It’s bad enough I said it in front of Roy, his dad, who’s now using it on an almost exclusive basis. Thankfully, Jameson doesn’t call me on referring to him as Mr. Gorgeous.

“I want to be your friend but we need boundaries,” I say. I don’t really want friendship, but I’ll take what I can get.

“List your demands and I’ll list mine.”

Christ, this man is ridiculous.

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Author and Inkslinger PR
Genre: NA / Adult Contemporary Romance 
Part 1 in a new series

My Fall For Me Review ...

After reading the Bayonet Scars by J.C. Emery, I jumped at the chance to read this new series.  But after reading it I have mixed feelings about it.  I liked the idea of the story but I didn't fall in love with the characters as much as I would have liked.  This series has huge potential but there was something about this one that I didn't fall for.

Melanie Kincaid has lived a pretty easy life. But she hasn't always felt like she belonged.   Jameson Hayes is a NYC firefighter and comes from a great family.  He was content with his life but not happy.  He didn't realize this until he meets Melanie for the first time.

Melanie and Jameson basically have a love at first site thing but can't do anything about it, since Jameson's in a relationship where he lives with his girlfriend.  So instead of breaking up with her he's going to stay in the relationship until his lease is up.  What?????

So even though he's head over heels for Melanie and knows she's the one he decides to ride out his relationship.  He even still sleeps with her.  Then finally when his girlfriend effs things up does he become single.  At this point his brother has made a play for Mel so he stands aside.  What????

Instead of talking to Mel he assumes, assumes and assumes.  At this point he decides to sow his wild oats, even though he's still waiting for Mel.  What??????

I have to admit that this part of Jameson didn't make him endearing to me.  His actions spoke different then his feelings towards Mel. 

Now Mel was a bit more endearing to me but she was playing with fire.  She too did not communicate properly which caused more unessecary angst for these two.  Thankfully for her she now feels a place where she belongs, which is part of the Hayes family who have seem to have adopted her and her family.  Once these two finally get their heads out of their asses and Jameson stops playing around these two can finally be together.  

Which would have been great but then Jameson turns schmaltzy sweet which again doesn't endear me to him.   However even though schmaltzy they are good together and the Hayes had already adopted Mel so things were good. 

After reading my review people may be wondering why did I even continue when this couple wasn't winning me over.  Well the reason is, while Jameson and Melanie are playing whatever game they were playing with each other, there is a serial arsonist on the loose.   This drama is what kept me going.  It was suspenseful and the reason I will continue with this series because I need to know who it is and why.  We are left with a couple of options of whodunnit and I can't wait to find out more and why the Hayes are being under attack. 

Even though Jameson didn't win me over I did like the idea of the story.  It had huge possibilities but fell flat for me.  However the suspense was good and this series has huge potential.  I have a feeling that this series is going to get better and better.  Fingers Crossed. 

3 I Didn't Fall in Love Thumbs up!

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