Hey Bookishlovers! Today I’m reviewing Falling For Her Soldier by Ophelia London. This book is the last in this series and it is A-MA-ZING!!
She fell for the nice guy, but will she fall for the real guy?
Ex-ballerina Ellie Bell has twenty-four days left until her self-imposed man-less year is up. No more falling for the wrong kind of guy—charming, sexy, bad. Why can’t she find someone sweet like Charlie Johansson, her soldier pen pal? His e-mails meant the world to her, and she can’t stop thinking about him…until she meets Hunter, whose muscles and cocky smile threaten to have her relapsing.
Before Charlie “Big Game Hunter” Johansson’s last tour of duty, he’d gone through women like crazy. But after connecting on a real, emotional level via letters with his best friend’s sister, Charlie’s ready for a relationship—with Ellie Bell. But then her brother introduces him as Hunter. Proving he’s no longer a player by becoming Ellie’s dance partner for an Army benefit seems like it could convince both siblings he’s changed, but the harder he falls for Ellie, the harder it is to come clean. Can he convince her to fall for the real him before it’s too late?
About the Author
Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE, ABBY ROAD, the Perfect Kisses series including: PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER (coming Jan 2014). Visit her at www.ophelialondon.com. But don’t call when The Vampire Diaries is on.
Rating: 5 Glasses of Wine
This was my first Ophelia London book. It seems like I have a knack for reading series backwards, but I didn’t even realise it was part of a series, because it’s such a brilliant standalone romance and it definitely got me hooked on the author.
When you take a man who has quite the reputation regarding woman (his nickname is Big Game Hunter), add in that he is and will probably always be in the Army, you really don’t have a good impression of him at all. Then on top of that he lies (by omission, but still). But hell if he doesn’t make you go weak at the knees, well then there’s probably something wrong with you.
When I read a book that pulls me in, I completely live the story and connect with the characters, which is why I really wanted to kick Charlie in his babymaker for not telling Ellie the truth sooner. I felt Ellie’s pain at the lie and the way the truth came out, was not one of the best ways. I mean the woman was basically using every ounce of her willpower not to write off her man-free-for-a-year resolution. And hell Ellie really deserved the truth because she is so freaking amazing, you can’t help but girl-crush on her.
The attraction and harmony between the two characters are off the charts and it really comes through in some of the very, very hot dancing scenes. It was so Dirty Dancing, and sexy that my heart bounced right out of my chest. Then Charlie goes and pulls the stunt to make everything right again and I turned into a very messy version of myself. So many happy tears were shed at the end of this book, that Ophelia London definitely deserves a standing ovation.
You guys have to get this book! Get the whole series!