Saturday, October 8, 2016

[Review + Excerpt + Giveaway] Falling Slowly by Shirl Rickman

Title: Falling Slowly (Falling Novella Series #1)
Author: Shirl Rickman
Genre: Contemporary/NA
Release Date: October 6, 2016

Plain. Scattered. Klutzy. Naïve.
These are just a few ways people describe pretty but ordinary Rosie Fisher, and she’s okay with that. With her dull, mundane—sometimes messy—life.
It suits her.
Or so she thought…
Laid-back. Playboy. Charming.
These are just a few ways people describe handsome and charismatic Drew Nallen; he thrives on attention—especially from women—but likes his orderly, controlled life.
It suits him just fine.
Rosie. Drew. One accidental encounter and these two opposites are sharing more than a new friendship. They strike a life-changing deal, and what happens next?
It surprises them both.


4 Stars!

Shirl Rickman is a brand spanking new author to me and that will definitely change after this book. Falling Slowly is the first book in a brand new series that is shaping out to be so good. Full of steam and feels, this book touched all my high points of what I love about this genre. Rickman did an amazing job from the relatable characters to the flowing storyline.

Falling Slowly was a sexy, sweet, intense, passionate, and twisted book that will keep you on the edge of you seat as you race through the chapters. This book sucked me in from the first chapter and I didn't want it to end when the pages stopped turning. Rickman did a a superb job captivating me, helping me get lost between the pages.

It started out as an arrangement. Rules were set and they were to be followed. But like all rules, they are meant to be broken. Meet Rosie and Drew... two people who are going to play with the strings of your heart before stealing it away.

I am on pins and needles waiting for the next installment of this series!

I recommend this book.

A silence lingers between us. He studies me, his eyes never leaving my face. 
“Are you sure? No strings. No commitment,” he states. The tone of his voice is telling me he wants to be firm in the stipulations of this arrangement I’m asking him to enter into with me. 
Nodding, I repeat his words, “No strings. No commitments.” 
Drew gives me a slight nod and abruptly stands, holding his hand out to me. 
As I take it, he jerks me up and into his embrace. I want to look around to see if anyone is watching us, but I can’t take my eyes from his, and for one brief second, his gaze searches mine. Before I know what is happening, his lips are firmly against mine, coaxing my tight mouth to soften, and they do so without much effort. Drew Nallen is kissing me in the middle of the bar, and I’m kissing him back. I can feel his warmth. His control. I can feel my surrender, and it feels better than I could’ve imagined. Although intense, the kiss is short. 
Drew pulls back, and when I open my eyes, he’s staring at me with a surprised haze clouding his regard, then, as usual, his dimple appears on one side, and my insides melt. 
“I’m sorry, but I think the pleasure of this situation is going to be all mine,” I apologize. 
His happy expression leaves his face. Shaking his head, Drew quietly scolds, “Lesson number one: never apologize or criticize yourself. It’s the first rule of being more confident.” Drew lifts one hand from my waist and places it lightly under my chin, shifting my gaze up to his. “Also, I fear your view on your capabilities is utterly skewed. I might be the one who will need to work harder on my pleasure skills.”

Shirl Rickman is a writer, a dreamer, and an optimist. A small town Texas girl currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Shirl adores her husband, daughter, and two crazy dogs. When she's not dreaming up new love stories, Shirl can be found reading, drinking her favorite coffee, Kona Blend with coconut milk. She loves kindness, laughing and meeting her readers.

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