The Bradford Sisters Romance Book #2
From the back cover:
Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is taking a temporary break from her hectic schedule to work as the innkeeper at her family’s small-town bed-and-breakfast. She was enjoying the peace of her hometown, Merryweather, Washington, right up until she came face-to-face with Corbin Stewart, the man she loves to hate. A thoughtful rule-follower by nature, Willow threw caution to the wind four years ago when she entrusted her heart to Corbin–and suffered the consequences when it all fell apart.
Former NFL quarterback Corbin is forceful, charming, and accustomed to getting what he wants . . . except where Willow Bradford is concerned. Unable to forget her, he’s never stopped regretting what happened between them. When their paths unexpectedly cross again, he’s determined to make her give him a second chance.
When a decades-old missing persons case finds Corbin and Willow working together, they’re forced to confront their past and who they’ve become–and whether they can risk falling for one another all over again.
First, I have to say this: I have read almost everything Becky Wade has published on the Christian market (I’m missing 3.5 novellas, I think) over the past couple of years, and up till this point, I would have had a really hard time picking a favorite. “Falling for You” did me in. It is decidedly my favorite of Becky’s books (and you have no idea how strong the competition was!).
I loved that both Willow and Corbin had made very obvious, very heartbreaking mistakes in their past. Mistakes that influenced them negatively years later. I also loved that they, slowly, came face to face with those mistakes. And overcame them. And found forgiveness.
The theme of reconciliation was glorious.
The part where Willow, through her own realization of the truth, inadvertently opens someone else’s eyes to the Truth (I don’t want to spoil anything) was beautiful.
The part where she puts her own feelings aside to keep her word (again, no spoilers), sobering.
The part where she and Corbin remain friends, heartbreaking.
And the mystery was good.
Most of all because the team of a retired quarterback, a famous model, and a middle-schooler, working their way through a cold case was, at all times, interesting, and much of the time HILARIOUS.
You probably already realized this, but in case it needs reinforcing:
This book gets all the stars, all the happy tears, and my full recommendation.
Ps! One of my favorite quotes is the one below:
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You can find “Falling for You” by Becky Wade here:
Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the Christy Award and Carol Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book as part of the Prism Blog Tour. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.