Getting Out Of Hand (Sapphire Falls #1) by Erin Nicholas

Getting Out of Hand: Sapphire Falls book one


Sapphire Falls, Book One 

Genius scientist Mason Riley can cure world hunger, impress the media and piss off the Vice President of the United States all before breakfast. But he’s not sure he can get through his high school class reunion. 

Then he meets the new girl in town. 

Adrianne Scott loves Sapphire Falls. The sleepy little town has been the perfect place to escape her fast-paced, high stress lifestyle. Her only plans now include opening her candy shop and living a quiet, drama-free life. 

Until Mason Riley bids four hundred dollars just to dance with her. 

Mason sure doesn’t look—or kiss—like a genius scientist geek. In fact, he makes Adrianne’s heart pound like nothing she’s ever experienced. Passion like this with a guy who travels the world and parties at the White House should probably be a red flag for a girl who wants a simple boring life. 

Good thing no one falls in love in a weekend. 

WARNING: read only if you don't mind some naughty words, sexy times described in great detail, humor, small town quirkiness, meddling best friends, mud in the kitchen, references to bisexuality, oh and talk about candy... and that's not a euphemism for anything... actual candy.


Getting Out of Hand...I wish the story would have gotten out of hand a little bit. I was expecting a cute, fun story but I just got a blah story with characters that I didn't really like that much. Maybe it is just not the book for me.

Mason is a genius for real. He is super smart, was always a nerd in high school, never fit in (especially since he was two years younger than everyone else) and has never felt normal. He has his own company and is super successful and his bff has helped him come off more normal than he would by himself. When he gets an invite to his school reunion he doesn't want to go. He hasn't been back to Sapphire Falls since he left and he doesn't want to. He also has someone interested in buying some land he owns, for what he doesn't know. At the last minute he ends up in town for the reunion.

Adrianne is new in town and super sweet, though she needs to learn to stick up for herself. She had a health scare which made her quit her successful, fast paced life for small town life. She needs the laid back pace and she is now afraid to do a lot of things. She doesn't really live much anymore because she doesn't want to die, even though he doctors tell her she is perfectly healthy. Her friend tries to get her to loosen up some, to take some chances, but she doesn't really.

When Mason first sees Adrianne he is intrigued. They hit it off right away. but Adrianne is not sure he really likes her or if anything can come of it since her boss, Mason's old crush and super popular girl used to getting whatever she wants, keeps throwing herself at him. Only he realizes he doesn't want that girl anymore. Adrianne is who he wants. Things move super quickly and it wasn't really believable. Suddenly Mason is in love and wants to spend the rest of his life with Adrianne. It seems to come from left field. I didn't buy it. Throw in some drama as Adrianne doesn't know what to do, things are moving quickly, Mason still has his company that would help tons of underprivileged people in other countries and you have the story. Of course everything works out in the end, but it wasn't nearly as fun getting there as I had expected. I didn't really find much in the story that was humorous, but it could just be not my sense of humor. The writing was just kind of blah for me and I didn't connect with the characters so it was just an eh read.

Rating: ★ ★1/2

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