Review: The Harder You Fall (The Original Heartbreakers #3) by Gena Showalter

The Harder You Fall was a fantastic contemporary romance! I loved Jessie Kay and West’s story. Super entertaining with a great mix of drama and emotion.



The Harder You Fall 

The Harder You Fall (The Original Heartbreakers #3) by Gena Showalter 


From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes another scorching Original Heartbreakers tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world…

Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. He moved to small town Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, with his brothers-by-circumstance hoping to escape the worst of his memories—until a brash beauty dredges up long-buried emotions.

A reformed party girl, Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to walk the straight and narrow. But her love-hate sizzle with West is just too irresistible. They can't be near each other without tearing off their clothes, but the last thing she needs is to be his next two-month dump. Can she be the one exception? Because as any former girl-gone-wild knows: rules are made to be broken.


4 out of 5 stars

This was an awesome story! West and Jessie Kay had such a wonderful story filled with animosity, lust, and need... and so much emotion and love. Great addition to the series!

I thought Jessie Kay and West were really good characters. I loved Jessie Kay. She'd made so many changes in her life and I loved how far she’d come. West was an intense and complicated man. He could be so hard headed but I understood why. I loved the animosity they had in the beginning and the attraction that was hidden behind it. It made for a lot of fun, playful scenes. Them opening up and letting down there guard was fantastic, as well as a bit heartbreaking and emotional. West had such a sad past and I really enjoyed learning his history, watching him open up to Jessica Kay, fight his demons, and let go of guilt. I love the changes that openness brought about, I adored seeing the softer sides of them.

The writing was so good. Loved the details and development. I was on the edge of my seat when it came to West and his history. He was just so demanding and controlling because of his past, which could seem way over the top, so I couldn't wait for him to get to that point of acceptance and lighten up. Getting there stressed me out. He was a hard character to love but I got there in the end. I really liked him throughout but he frustrated me because he was so freaking stubborn. Him getting to that moment of opening up was defiantly worth the wait though!

I thought the first was a bit slow but that might have been me getting annoyed with West about the situation. The second half  had a much better pace and was super sweet… and when West really started to make me melt. There's some drama mixed as well that kept things moving along well and was a nice addition to the story.

Really great read with likable characters that had the right mix of fun and drama mixed in with a lot of love and emotion. I am loving this series!


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I love a story that has serious animosity between the main characters. Do you have any favorites that fall into that category? Let me know!


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