Ready to Fall by Daisy Prescott


Ready to Fall

Synopsis:

When you fall, you fall hard... 

Tall, dark, and handsome is an understatement when it comes to John Day. With rugged good looks, his ever present plaid shirt, and a dog named Babe, John is a modern alpha male lumberjack in more ways than one. 

Lurking beneath the gruff exterior and beard could be the heart of a romantic. Or is John a wolf in flannel clothing? 

After his favorite neighbor rents out her cabin for the winter, John finds himself playing fireman and tour guide to Diane Watson, a beautiful brunette with her own messy past and recent battle scars. 

Will he be ready to fall in love? Or will he go back to his old, flirty ways? 

Hold onto your heart... and get ready to fall with John Day as he tells his story in this contemporary adult romance/romantic comedy told in male POV.


This is a spin-off from Geoducks Are for Lovers. It isn't necessary to read that novel first.

Review:

I was really looking forward to reading Ready to Fall. I had heard such great things about Daisy Prescott and her books. They are supposed to be funny and amazing. While this book wasn't terrible, I didn't think it was amazing either. I didn't find it really humorous. It just read like a normal romance, but without a lot of emotions or emotional attachments.

I hadn't read Geoducks Are For Lovers yet so I did not already know John from that. This book is told from his point of view which was odd for me. I liked John, but this book seemed so devoid of emotions it was strange to read. Like I never really saw him and Diane fall for each other or anything. I am not sure if it is because it was told from John's POV (and John is kind of not emotional) or if it is the authors writing style. Either way John is seeing his high school crush, though she is married now. They got together over the summer and she told him she was separated and going to get a divorce so he was okay with their arrangement. He is kind of not looking for a real relationship, though he doesn't seem to be really against it either. He just goes with whatever his high school crush says which was just strange. I mean you can read his thoughts and...like he met her parents and he thinks how that is something that would be more serious, but are they serious? Eh, let's just go with it. I don't know. It was odd. I was expecting him to be a player, and he says that he was one before, but I never even really saw signs that he was one. Strange.

Diane needs some time away from everything. She found her husband cheating on her and she is filing for divorce. It has just happened so she is still pretty upset about it. She moves in next to John for the winter and the two quickly become friends. She is not looking for love again, and he is not looking to get into another situation with a lady who is still married. His high school crush didn't end so well when she starts talking to her husband again and making amends with him. John doesn't want to be the other man. The only reason he started with the crush was because she assured him it was over with her husband. So since Diane is not officially divorced he doesn't want to even think about going there with her.

Well they grow closer and closer and fall for each other. I didn't see it though. The writing was just strange. It didn't make me care about any of the characters or what was happening. I didn't hate it, but I am also not rushing out to read everything else by this author. An odd read and not one I would call a romantic comedy.

Rating: ★★

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