Review: Falling In – Lydia Michaels

Posted September 7, 2014 by Shannon in Reviews / 0 Comments

18362193The debut of an emotionally charged and highly erotic contemporary romance trilogy, in which love and trust are the most dangerous games of all…

With a dark past that would have shattered most people, Evelyn “Scout” Keats is doing what no one in her bleak world thinks possible—getting off the streets and leaving her impoverished life behind. She’s a new maid at the luxurious Patras Hotel, and aims to keep her job no matter what. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to sacrifice her dignity, or let anyone into her heart. The risk of losing either is just too great.

When hotel tycoon Lucian Patras discovers Evelyn in a compromising position, he uses everything at his disposal to seduce her—a proposition that both surprises and frightens her.

Ignorant to her true circumstances, Lucian relentlessly pursues Scout as a prize to be won. But he is soon given an unforgettable lesson in love and sacrifice when he learns how far Scout has gone to gain her independence and discovers that there are some things money can never buy.


Series: The Surrender Trilogy #1
Release Date: September 17th 2013
Publisher: InterMix
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Kim
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Reviewer’s Thoughts

4.5 Cocktails

I absolutely loved this book, the characters were very intense, as was the story.   It brought out many different emotions in me when I read it.  I could not put it down, I read until the wee hours of the morning trying to get through to the end of the book.

What I liked about this story is that it was a heartfelt and sensual romance, while maintaining an intensity that begins to unfold into a much more intense plot and storyline for the series that promises to be thrilling and very emotionally charged. The relationship between Lucian and Evelyn is tenuous at best in the beginning.  Lucian and Evelyn are from two completely opposite worlds and you wonder how  they can manage to make any kind of relationship work but as they get to know each other and fall in love it makes you believe that anything is possible.  I did not care for Lucian when I first got to know his character but he grew on me as I read further into the book, he is very kind to those he loves and he is very protective and very possessive of what he believes is his.  I absolutely loved Scout/Evelyn, she has to be one of my favourite charters in any book I have read.  This is a woman who has endured a lifetime of hardships and heartache that only makes her stronger and more enduring.  Her and Lucian have this explosive chemistry and together they complete each other in a way that has you rooting for their relationship and love to endure all.  I can’t wait to read what happens next as the obstacles in their path to a happily ever after are nearly insurmountable.

I am not sure what to make of the secondary characters in the story, some I love and some I absolutely despise.  They are meddlesome and irritating.  Slade is a self righteous P**ck and I really hope in the next book he gets his due that is coming to him.

I am looking forward to the next book in the series and can’t wait to pick it up.  The writing was near flawless. The emotions were highly intense, the sex scenes were scorching hot and the romance was beautifully written. Falling In was an amazing start to a series and I highly, highly recommend it!

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