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Taking the Fall

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Karen Hill does not need a hero clad in shining armor! She has never been saved by anyone except herself, and the last thing she needs is Michael Tanner claiming he’s going to save her now. Save her from what? As far as she’s concerned, he’s the only thing she needs saving from! Under Cover Narcotics Officer Mike Tanner is accustomed to being patient. Waiting and watching ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published June 26th 2011 by Whisk Away Books (first published June 24th 2011)
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Nov 22, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing
obviously i love all of Margaret Chatwin's books. Mike and Karen just grab you from the beginning, youre interested from page one, and its full of action and twists to keep you interested until the very end. You find yourself caring for the characters, laughing with them, worrying for them, and at times you just cant read fast enough! Awesome story, you wont want to put it down!
Eva Leger
Jan 07, 2012 Eva Leger rated it it was amazing
Shelves: b-fiction
If you haven't read one of Chatwin's books yet I suggest going to her page, reading the descriptions, finding the one you think you'll like best and ordering it. Chances are you'll be ordering the rest shortly after.
I've read all three of Chatwin's books, two were 5 stars for me and one was 4 stars. I read Sweet So Fragile first (that's my 4 star), 101 second (5 star) and Taking the Fall last. In case anyone looks close enough to notice my lists and sees that I have signed copies I want to make
Margaret Chatwin
Nov 21, 2011 Margaret Chatwin rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This book is one of my favorites. (And not just because I wrote it.) I love the chemistry between the characters! I like the way Karen’s fierce independence clashes with Mike’s long-suffering type personality. It not only turns them both into something different by the end of the story, but it creates a few laughs along the way.
I like the morals of the story: patience, perseverance, forgiveness, understanding, kindness, following one’s dreams, selflessness, and the positive up built of others.
Apr 28, 2015 Glory added it
Shelves: dnf
Зачем, зачем авторы создают таких раздражающих героинь? Читая подобное, я хочу отречься от своей любви к ХЭ. Бросила и мысленно представила, что герой эту дурную бабу убьет нафиг, и никакого вселенского счастья. Ствол на обложке, видимо, для этих целей и предназначен. Автор знала, да-да-да. Придумать такой персонаж "случайно" не получится.
Естественно, без оценки.
Nov 24, 2011 Kristin rated it it was amazing
I loved this book & was sad when I turned the last page! Normally, when I read, I find characters unrelateable and have a difficult time remembering names, but that was not the case here. I loved the details. The little things the author does to draw you in and make your imagination spark to life is what makes a book good; and this is a good book!!
Dec 21, 2011 Peggy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own, 2011
Taking the Fall is fast paced and full of adventure. It had awesome character development-- they felt so real and stayed with me long after finishing the book.
Melanie Cluff
Apr 11, 2012 Melanie Cluff rated it really liked it
I have never written a review before and don't claim to be very good with words, but I will give my honest opinion of this book. I thought it was a very good story and kept me interested right from the beginning. I loved Mike's character and could see why Karen fell for him, but I have to admit that Karen really bugged me in the beginning. Her character did get better, but I don't believe anybody could be as stupid and mean as Karen was portrayed in the beginning?! Like I said she did grow on me ...more
April Daley
Feb 16, 2012 April Daley rated it it was amazing
Mike and Karen were thrown together because of a dangerous situation and it was as if they were meant to be together from the very start. They were perfect for each other and they both knew it from the very beginning, but Karen being the independent person that she is had a hard time letting herself put down the walls she built up around her Heart to let Mike in. I think we can all relate in some way with Karen we want the world to see us as strong and independent but desperately long to have so ...more
Jan 30, 2012 Sierra rated it it was amazing
Wow is this book amazing! Its full of adventure and gets you hooked instantly! Once you pick this book up its impossible to put down!
If you like good looking guy, action and adventure and romace all put together this is defintally the book you will want to read.
Dec 19, 2011 Casey rated it really liked it
Good classic story line creative descriptions and a very enjoyable read overall.
Dec 06, 2011 Ashley rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, it was fast moving and suspensful. If you are looking for a good short read I highly recommend this book!
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Sep 17, 2012 Tiffany Loves Books rated it really liked it
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I am sorely tempted to give a recap of the storyline but will do you the favor of not repeating the blurb in my own words. :)

Mike is a very sexy character. I'll be honest and say that I found him physically attractive although I have no clue what so ever what his facial features are. I'm not sure if Chatwin simply didn't put enough of an emphasis on it or if I was simply an unobservant reader. (I believe
Jess Kittelson
Mar 06, 2012 Jess Kittelson rated it really liked it
I downloaded the Nook version of Taking the Fall. I think I actually paid for it back in 2012, but it didn't make it to my Nook before the computer crashed on me! However recently I got my hands on a free version and made the immediate nook transfer this time! This book has shown me that Margaret is very versatile in writing character personalities. I won't lie Karen was a hard character to like. I feel she was written that way on purpose though. If she wasn't lashing out at others she was sever ...more
Sherry Fundin
I love it. An employee that does their job too well. So well, in fact, that it places her life in danger. Enter a man who will betray her. A cabin in the woods. I knew what would happen, but this is a great story about life and the ability to pick yourself up after you have been knocked down. The tension Margaret Chatwin created by very successfully twisting and drawing out the conclusion made me read this cover to cover, unable to stop.

“Your first name should be Independent. Independent Hill.”

Roseanne Wilkins
Dec 15, 2011 Roseanne Wilkins rated it liked it
I read this book in a few hours because the story is interesting and easy to read. Margaret does a great job setting up the tension and throws us into a tense manhunt. I enjoyed much of the story and hesitated to leave a review because I think this book deserves a higher rating than I'm giving it. Margaret is a very good writer. I would have rated this book 5 stars, but I prefer the main characters to not sleep around. Although Margaret didn't dwell on the other relationships, they bothered me e ...more
Skye Williams
Dec 19, 2011 Skye Williams rated it it was ok
Shelves: give-aways
I start this review off with, this is not my kind of book and it wasn't what I though it was going to be.

The writing was good, but when I entered the Giveaway for this book I though I was going to be reading a investigative story, not a romance novel.

Kind of feel bad poor Mike. At some points it feels as though Karen is over reacting...(view spoiler)
Vanessa Fenn
Dec 25, 2011 Vanessa Fenn rated it it was ok
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We read this book for my at home book club. It was just ok for me. I hated the leading lady (which may have been what the author wanted). I felt like the story climaxed at the middle and the rest of it just drug on. However, there were some exciting and well written parts.
This book was pretty good. I thought once they got off the mountain, it dragged some, and then it ended so abruptly. Also, I'm not sure why it was, the digital copy on my Nook was really wierd, some of the pages only had writing on half of the page, which isn't a big deal, it just bugged me a little.
Jun 28, 2012 Clare rated it it was amazing
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