Evan Lennox is going nowhere fast. She’s living with her grandparents after her parents bailed on her, she got kicked out of her posh private school, her ex-boyfriend proved to be the biggest sleaze imaginable, her former best friend is a back-stabber, and her current best friend is stuck in backwoods NJ. To top it all off, one teeny, tiny fire she lit to burn some memories of her ex goes a little out of control and winds up igniting a good piece of a very powerful family’s pecan orchard.
Evan lands her pampered behind in court and gets sentenced to community service. Which she knows she deserves. But the hard labor and humiliation may be her undoing.
Until she meets Winchester Youngblood on the site.
Everything about him is tricky, confusing, not at all what it seems, and so sexy, Evan can’t resist pulling closer. But every step she takes to get to know him gives her more of a reason to back up and put him as far out of life as she possibly can. Because Winch is one hundred percent complicated, and Evan isn’t looking for that. At all. She needs to meet a nice, responsible guy, not share searing kisses with the charming hustler she met after they both got sentenced in court.
But Winch is so much more than what he seems, and Evan finds out that she’s falling hard for the guy everyone underestimates and writes off. And Winch realizes that Evan is the one person who’s ever challenged him to ask for more out of his life, and her courage inspires him to try to be the person she sees when she looks at him. With every single odd stacked against them, Evan and Winch need to find out whether they have what it takes to fall for each other.
Sexy & Addictive – Fall Guy is another fabulous book by Liz Reinhardt; a spinoff from Liz’s Brenna Blixen series (Slow Twitch) featuring Evan Lennox, the strong willed, sweet and endearing best friend of Brenna.
Fall Guy can absolutely be read as stand-alone…though I’m a stickler for reading in order and when it comes to a spin off I like to know all I can about this character prior to reading. So if you are like me, I would read the Brenna Blixen series, which is amazingly good, first, so that you can meet Evan in the 3rd book.
Evan is fun loving and bold. Winchester is smooth, cocky but very complicated. I loved them both.
Evan is a force of nature in the sense that she grabs life by the balls. She will let nothing get in her way to achieve what she wants which is fun and ultimately love. However, she may come across strong, which she is to a certain extent, but she also has an adorable vulnerability.
Winch has a tough family life and it gets in the way of living his own. He has a very misplaced sense of duty and responsibility for his family which means he can’t follow his heart. And what a heart this guy has. It is huge. Winch is amazing.
Their journey is an emotional roller coaster. At times I thought just get on with it already. But they needed to figure themselves out and confidently stand for what they believed in and each other.
I loved hearing the voices of both Evan and Winch. It made me connect with both and understand their actions, behaviour and character growth.
Fall Guy has great characters and all the necessary emotional angst and romance for a great read!