Blog Tour: Taking the Fall: W. Ferraro

TakingTheFallCoverTaking the Fall (The Dennison Series #2)
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Hunter Dennison has been an overachiever in all aspects of his life. He knows what he wants and goes after it, and he intends to follow suit in his love life with the young and beautiful Molly.  His patience is at its last resolve as he waits for her to come of age, but finally the time has arrived, and he prepares to tell Molly how he feels.

What he doesn’t know is that someone else has set their own selfish agenda into motion, wreaking havoc on Hunter’s intentions and his confidence in Molly’s character.

Believing the vicious lies, Hunter veers off his planned path. He finds solace and comfort in another’s arms, never realizing that he leaves in his wake a devastated Molly.

However, fate cannot be fooled.

Now, twenty years later, they both have settled into their own lives in Clearwater Falls.  Hunter intends to rectify the past by letting Molly know that she is the one he wants now, just as he had wanted then.

Can passion all these years in the making overcome the weight of regret that they both carry?  Or will the price of their previous mistakes leave an insurmountable divide in their chance at forever?

WARNING: Recommended for adult readers (18+) only. Mature themes, strong language, and sexual content.

Sexy portrait of a young confident businessman

Young couple kissiing

Hunter Dennison and Molly Sowards  had crushes on each other as teens. But then their three year age difference was a big deal and neither was particularly good with expressing their feelings, And due to the actions of someone else, they never really got a chance to admit their feelings. Choices were made that sent their lives spiraling into different directions.

"Don't take the fall for the mistakes we both made. Don't do that. If you want someone to blame, blame me! Let me carry the burden of regret! Because I do every day!"

Now twenty years later, they have matured, have jobs that consume them, and children they love. But they are still not happy, still long for each other, but there are lies and painful history still between them. 

So many years wasted. So much unsaid. So many misconceptions. So many feelings that they kept bottled up and that kept them apart. But eventually Hunter has to decide whether is it better to forgive and move forward or continue living with the anger of the past. And Molly has to figure out if is is willing to take the risk on being hurt again.

"Sh** happens. Not everyone is as perfect as you! Give them a break or give them up. The choice is yours, but it is about damn time it is one or the other."

She needed to weigh the chance that if things went the way of one of the painful scenarios she couldn't rid her mind of, would she be willing to lose her friend for a non-guaranteed chance at something more?

This is a second chance love story twenty years in the making. I enjoyed seeing them take baby steps at reconciling and repairing their bond. But even when they begin to try to move forward and live out their dreams, real life sometimes gets in the way. And even if they want to bury the past, it resurfaces.

Can Hunter and Molly get to a place where it is safe to take the fall and know the other will catch them? Or will re-establishing their connection only leave them both heartbroken all over again?

I loved Hunter. He is probably the most humble and heartfelt of the Dennison men. Sure he made some mistakes that had repercussions. But he was also caring, charismatic, thoughtful, and kind. He was a good man that had been hurt. He made decisions that led him in certain directions, and was still left dealing with regret, pain, and anger. But once he falls, he falls hard and never truly could let go. He could be a bit quick tempered, but also really sweet and swoony.

He was sure that Molly was his fate. And fate always won out, right?

Molly was sassy, sweet, and nurturing. But she often lived for others and not herself. She still harbored pain from the past and was also struggling with family problems. She had fears and insecurities and it was hard for her to believe that the boy she crushed on  and  broke her actually had feelings for her as well. 

They had a great rapport, undeniable connection, and chemistry, but also a lot of baggage and challenges. They both could be stubborn and hurt each other, but it was usually in reaction to being hurt or perceived self protection. And sometimes going through the pain  made the happier times just that much more meaningful. But their lives were complicated and they had more people to worry about than just themselves.
It was nice to spend time with his family that we met in Afraid to Fall--his wonderful parents and equally charismatic brothers Gage, Reed, Mason, Casey, sister Bree, adopted brother Jamie, and Gage's wife Delaney. I love the camaraderie and the teasing amongst the family. They all have such strong personalities. The younger kids Sammy and Leah were adorable and her teen daughter Jess was a typical teen. And there was definitely a couple of antagonists that I strongly disliked that caused drama.

Overall it was an endearing story of crushes, second chances, friendship, and family. But they suffered through some drama, regrets, pain, and missed opportunities. I am looking forward to more with these colorful characters of Clearwater Falls. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Afraid to Fall
I live in New England with my young family. I’m a stay at home mom to two very active children. For all of you who are familiar with the stress of this job, I decided to complete an item on my bucket list and write a book. When I’m not writing, you will find me cooking, reading, shopping or being silly with the kids. In my opinion, one of life’s greatest pleasure is being able to get lost in a book.

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