Afraid to Fall
Author: W. Ferraro
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 18, 2014
The Boyfriend Bookmark: ★★★★★
Jaded and hardened by the ultimate of betrayals, Clearwater Falls Sheriff Gage Dennison is content with his simple, detached life.
With only his loyal dog at his side, Gage has successfully maintained the walls he’s built around his life and heart for eight years. From his secluded house at the end of a private road, to the solitude of a small town sheriff, he has no trouble keeping everyone just where he wants them – at a distance.
But Gage soon learns his walls are not as solid as he thought them to be.
Despite all his efforts, and against his will, Gage’s new neighbor Delaney Collins threatens to crack his once-impenetrable walls.
Unprepared for the constant verbal sparring, and growing physical attraction to Delaney, Gage is suddenly fighting an internal war he never expected. His brain and reason insist he keep his distance, but his body refuses to listen. Especially when the lure of her warm, willing body soothing his bruised and battered soul is too much to resist.
As the demons of his past are revealed, will Gage crumble under the weight of his fear? Or will he find the strength necessary to tear down his walls and hold on to the only woman that offers him a second chance at love?
Determined to never let another inot his heart, Gage has left his heart sealed off tight. But there is something about that that sassy redhead that he helped on the side of the road. Something he immediately felt. But there is no way. He will never let another woman destroy him again.
Delaney is looking for a new start. Her heart has been broken and she is left with a son, alone, to pick up the pieces. Needing nothing more than a fresh start she moves to the small town of Clearwater Falls. But her new neighbor is helpful and good-looking. He is arrogant and kind of a douche too. But he consumes her thoughts. He consumes her mind. And when he isn’t next door, she wishes he was.
There is a connection between the two of them, but her past and his past are a little too familiar to him. He can’t let her in. But there is a force that keeps moving them close and closer together. One night, a bottle of Whiskey and all bets are off in his world.
Delaney has been patient and understanding of his need to push her away. She gets it, but she is looking forward and not behind to her past. But in order for anything to work between the two of them, he is going to have to forgive the his past and learn to live again.
But can he take that risk, or is it easier to watch her walk away?
She is his fresh start, his chance to get it right. He is her forever, but if he keeps pushing, there is only so much she can forgive before his past kills any chance for a future between the two of them.
This book is highly charged and written with such intense passion, that itis hard to put down. I fell in love with Gage, but I learned to hate him too. He was so blinded by his past that he couldn’t see his future right in front of him. And Delaney… forgiving to a fault almost. But you can’t admire her strength and hope for a bright future. Romance wasn’t what she was expecting when she moved to this small town, but when two people are meant to be together, they will fight for what they have and make it work. Well… maybe.
This book was beautiful story of starting over again. Learning to love and trust and accept. It was a beautiful story of new beginnings, if the past stays behind them. W. Ferraro has such a talent for making beautiful people fall in love in in spite of their faults, or maybe despite them. I have loved all of her work in the past, but this one just seems to top them all. I love the town, it’s people and love that is meant to be. I love the passion and the steam, it was hard to put down. A five-plus star read. I cannot wait for a quite moment when I can revisit their story.
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Other Books By W. Ferraro
Three of Hearts (Hamden Series Book 1)
Three of Spades (Hamden Series Book 2)
Three of Diamonds (Hamden Series Book 3)
Breaking Spades (Hamden Series Book 4)