Reviewed by Gitte
I have to say I’m really enjoying this series. Every book brings something different to the table (pun intended) and it just makes for an overall addictively easy and sexy indulgence read! Who can say no to that right?
The cover and the synopsis does not do this story the justice it deserves and it’s more than what it appears to be. Embracing the Fall is an emotional story where wounds from the past are finally healed both mentally and physically. Lainey Reese is a fab Author; she understands and takes great care to convey her characters thoughts and feelings through mild BDSM.
Embracing the Fall is the story of Cami and Ziporah; best friends who’ve experienced a horrifying ordeal in the past, enforcing and binding their love and protection of each other forever.
“He hurt me, Z.”
They have a connection that is purely friendship based and mentally unbreakable. Where Cami is soft and vulnerable, suffering in silence trying to find her place in the world, Z’s a force to be reckoned with, but on the inside she too has a hidden vulnerability and a need to be protected, loved and cared for.
‘Over the years, Cami had perfected hiding her emotions when things got too real for her. She could put up a front and be nothing but sunshine and roses, even while inside, her world was crumbling.’
Cami finds what she believes she truly needs in the shape of Evan; a dominant imposing Master who’s initially there to guide her. Well…surprise-surprise for Z when she unravels a side of her she never knew existed. The two girls embark on a path that bring them more than they ever bargained for in passion, love and circumstance. Two friends and one gorgeous Southern gentleman who finds himself with his hands full (understatement) and what he least expected! I have to say Evan is LUSH! His intense passion and overall nurturing and protective side had me swooning.
‘They were his life now. His happiness was irrevocably tied up with theirs.’
It’s important to note to readers that this book has NO f/f sexual relationship despite being categorised as f/m/f. Lainey Reese has written a beautiful story on love and friendship, which to be honest I thought came across unique and well executed. Really enjoyed this one and loved catching up with the characters from the previous books and can recommend this series as a whole to readers who enjoy this genre.
*ARC received from Author for an honest review*
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