Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Harder He Falls (Kick #1) by Lynda Aicher



Reviewed by Tabatha


The Harder He Falls is the first in a new series from Lynda Aicher, and if you follow me you know that she is one of my favorite authors out there. Her books are always so compelling and emotional, and this one was no exception. We have two main characters that both have plenty of baggage they are dealing with, but they also have an intense amount of sexual chemistry you can feel coming off of the pages too. Those two elements combined make this story an interesting read.

Micah and Grady's attraction to one another is instant and ferocious. But despite the fact that they engage in a heavy amount of sex early on in their budding relationship, as time passes the connection between them develops into something neither of them thought possible for their futures. Grady because he's closed himself off from the possibility to trust, and Micah because he feels his disability prevents him from it.

Now I'm betting you're wondering why 3 stars, Tabatha? As much as I love Lynda's emotional approach to the relationships between her characters, it was actually the added BDSM elements into the story that didn't do much for me. It just seemed like Grady did a total 180 where that was concerned, and although it's explained it still just didn't seem to work . Now that paired with the fact that I really didn't like Grady didn't help. Grady was a downright asshole a lot of the time, and his constant running away from his problems got really old. It just frustrated the crap out of me that he acted like a teenager, and I felt that Micah deserved better than that when all he was trying to do was help. Now Grady did have some sweet moments in there where he was almost likeable, but by the time they came it almost seemed too little too late.

Overall would I recommend this one? Absolutely! It's still an interesting story angle with Micah's disability, and when Grady isn't being a douche bag I enjoyed the interactions between him and Micah. I'm definitely going to continue on with the rest of the series. I'm eager to see what happens with Finn and the rest of the Kick crew.

*I received a review copy from the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.*

If you'd like to check out more about this or other books by Lynda, please head over to her website.


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