Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Blog Tour & Review: To The Fall - Prescott Lane

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To the Fall 
by Prescott Lane 
Publication Date: March 8th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

You know the story. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, two kids, white picket fence. This isn’t that story.
This is more like . . . Man meets woman. Man sleeps with woman. Man meets another woman, sleeps with her. And so on. You get the idea.
I own a small boutique hotel in New Orleans, the Kingston. I’ve seen men do some stupid stuff in the name of the woman they love, or at least the woman they love for the night.
That’s not me. I’m always in control. You’d be surprised how much you can get away with on just good manners and a smile. It’s the only way to keep my secrets safely locked away.
And my smile hides a lot. Until her.
She turns me down flat. Playing hard to get is my favorite game. It’s the thrill of the chase.
Only problem is, I think it’s me that’s getting caught.
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Review
5 Stars 
To The Fall is a standalone romance novel told from main character, Pierce Kingston's, point-of-view. It's the story of Pierce and his denial of all things love, marriage, and future...at least until now. He's the hotshot owner of small, popular boutique hotel, but he's best known by all for his personal life. He loves women, but not in the way they want. He's committed to giving a good romp and providing financial support, but nothing more. When Sutton, a new hotel owner, denies him he invests himself into the chase for her, something he can control while everything in his life is out of control. Soon she's wound her way around his heart, proving that just maybe he does believe in love, as long as he can keeps his secrets and haunting ghosts away.

"Sometimes greatness happens from falling."

I don't even know how to review To the Fall, it's impossible for me to do so in a way that Prescott Lane deserves without me rambling or revealing too much. It's the sort of book you just have to read to understand, the nature of Pierce and his issues with love revealed in great detail and the true heart of the novel is in the past, not in the present. It's both romantic and heavy, a combination that you might not expect to work, but does very well in this case. I connected with Pierce in a way that I have never connected to a male character or male narrator before. His past had so many, maybe too many, similarities to my own past and his present issues were eerily similar to some of my own struggles that I had to work through. His issues with love caused so many to worry about him and caused a lot of hurt to those who fell in his path. 

"'I need you too, Sutton.' My eyes flash open wide, unsure why I said that. I don't need her. I don't need any woman."

I really appreciated that Prescott Lane took a multifaceted approach to this novel, revealing us Pierce's hidden self in his therapy sessions while his natural, controlling ways took over in his daily life. We were given glimpses of who the man really was, especially as his past started creeping back in on him. Sutton, on the other hand, is a gem and one of the best female characters I've read in a while. She was honest, unabashed, and very believable. I felt like she was real, her love of Pierce could be felt as I read the words on the pages. She really became the answer to Pierce's questions, their emotional connection the thing that kicked off the unraveling of his secrets and the reveal of his ghosts. His past isn't pretty, it was really painful to read, but was marked by his strength and courage to overcome. His best friend, Annie, had a huge part in the novel, revealing to readers that she carried much of the burden of his past on her shoulders and that her life revolved around assisting him in his success. I loved Annie, I really ached for her and for Pierce as the past was revealed and the heavy weight of those long held secrets began to weigh them both down. Though I hated what ultimately happened, what finally lead to Pierce's success and discovery of love was authentic and realistic to what happens so often in real life. 

"I see the moment I break her."

To The Fall is a complex novel with characters that develop through out the entire book. The revelations take this novel into uncharted territory when it comes to romance and Prescott Lane mastered it perfectly. It was an incredibly emotional read for me, one that I think I needed, and will  be a powerful read for all who take the leap and fall into To the Fall. Prescott Lane has always delivered with her novels, but To the Fall finds its place among my favorites, alongside Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher and Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre. Thank you for this novel, Prescott, it was beautiful and heart wrenchingly perfect.
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Meet Prescott
Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.
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  1. Thank you so much! Prescott Lane

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