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Falling for Her Soldier (Perfect Kisses #3)

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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…unti
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Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published January 13th 2014 by Entangled: Bliss
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Claire Robinson
4 Elvis & Bublé Stars!

I have read all of the books in the Perfect Kisses Series in the past couple of weeks, and the one lasting feeling that all of them have left with me is happiness. Falling For Her Soldier is book three, Playing at Love and Speaking of Love being the first and second books.

Being a big fan of the Series genre, this book and it's predecessors did not disappoint. I loved that we got too see more of Jack, Tess, Mac and Rick as well as getting Charlie and Ellie's story in th
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Bethany
3.5 Very sweet stars!

Falling for Her Soldier was a sweet romance, the kind that puts a smile on your face for most of the book.

Falling for Her Soldier is book three in the Perfect Kiss series. I haven’t read any of the other books in the series but I don’t feel like that hindered the story at all. Ellie Bell has been treated badly by guys one to many times. So after her last breakup she decides to go one full year without any men. To help her stick to her goal, Ellie completely focuses on runni
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Rachel
If you are looking for the perfect curl up with a good book on a summer or winter afternoon book, then this is one.

This is a fantastic story, it sucked me in from the first page and kept me turning those pages. I loved the main characters in Ellie and Charlie and the secondary characters were just as much fun. Especially Jane.

Ellie Bell is a ballet teacher, a soldiers sister and on a self imposed year long man ban. She runs her a ballet studio and also volunteers at the Warrior Station for sold
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Irene
4.5 stars

Loved Falling For Her Soldier!

In Falling for Her Soldier we see Ellie having strong feelings for the man who helped save her brother while in Afghanistan. Ellie has never actually seen Charlie, she only knows him through the emails they've been exchanging since he first contacted her to tell her about her brother's injury.
But after a few months the emails stop (Charlie stops writing after he's goes on leave and heads back home) Ellie can't forget how Charlie made her feel through these
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Robin Bielman
I had the honor of reading this book early and I couldn't put it down. The premise is cute and heartwarming as can be, and the characters are real and wonderful and I found myself smiling the whole way through. Ellie and Hunter (I'm calling dibs on him now, by the way) had the best chemistry and watching them fight it was so much fun. Watching them give in was even better. Hunter's little omission kept me riveted and Ellie sticking to her guns on a promise she made to herself was admirable. From ...more
Ceri
This is also published on Babblings of a Bookworm: http://babblingsofabookworm.blogspot....

Ellie Bell used to be a professional ballet dancer until an injury led to her retirement. Now she teaches ballet to young children. Ellie has spent the last 11 months focussing on her work as she's been on a self-imposed man-free year to try and break herself of her bad habits of dating sexy bad boys who will just break her heart. Ellie's parents are both dead and the only real family she has is her brothe
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Rachel Harris
One of the most enthralling, sweeping, heartfelt romances I've read in a long time. Realistic and authentic, sexy and sweet. The pacing of this love story was spot on perfection, and I fell hard for the brave and conflicted soldier Charlie...right along with the strong and immensely relatable Ellie. Highly, HIGHLY recommend!
Kanoko
Excuse me for the exclamation point overuse, but…

OMG!!! Charlie is so adorable!!!

Well, phew! Glad I got that out of my system now.

Honestly, I wasn't expecting to like this one. Falling For Her Soldier: A Perfect Kisses Novel was originally a case of “I liked the first two books in this series and can't imagine the third topping them” (I loved loved loved Mac and Rick!) and “I'm not sure I'm interested in ballerina heroines enough to empathise with them.” I should've known better—I was in the h
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Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros)
This was my first adult novel by Ophelia London and I am so glad I picked this one up for review! I loved Ophelia's Definitely, Maybe in Love, so I was excited to read one of her adult contemporaries next!

Falling For Her Soldier definitely didn't disappoint. When I first started reading I felt a little deja vu. Ellie has put herself on a year long dating ban because she always tends to fall for the wrong guys. Her last relationship ended badly and so she set a ban to basically detox herself of
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Sandra
Ellie Bell has sworn off men for one year. While helping her brother recover from an injury while serving in the Army overseas she corresponds with one of his friends who helps her through the traumatic event until he suddenly cuts off communication.
When her brother introduces her to Hunter, the guy who gets all the ladies, and is a fellow soldier she is instantly attracted but won't allow herself to fall for his lines.
While volunteering at the center where rehab and recovery for the injured sol
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Melody May
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Rating 4 1/2 Stars

I finished Falling for her Soldier by Ophelia London and I must say that I wasn't let down. This story has everything that makes a Bliss story bliss.

Anyway, Ellie Bell has given up being with men for a year and she's approaching the year mark when she meets Charlie Johannson. However, she doesn't know it's Charlie, because when finally meets him face to face he's introduce to her as Hunter. Charlie use to be a big player, but after the last deployment
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Monique
Loved it! Full review to come
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Review also appears on my blog All The Bookish Love

Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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 t
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Heather Anne
I was engrossed in this book from the minutes I started reading it. Having danced for several year when I was younger, I’ve always been drawn to stories that involve even the slightest bit of dance. Plus, a dance teacher and a soldier? How cute is that?! Falling For Her Soldier is one of those books that you can pick up and read in an heartfelt afternoon and one to surely leave you wanting more.
I will admit, I haven’t read the first two books, but after reading this one, I am going to make sure
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Erin
******3.5 stars******

I loved the idea of a romance where swooning pen pals turned into a face-to-face love story, and knowing that the gorgeous guy was also a soldier? Yep, I was sold! Charlie “Big Game Hunter” Johansson was once the player and now the reformed good guy falling for his email message companion. He was lusting and starry-eyed like a teen boy in a girl’s locker room, but Ellie was not going to be an easy sell!

Ellie was completely resistant to everything Hunter’s reputation represe
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Erica
How cute was this book? I totally have a thing for books with anything dance, which I didn't realize this one was until I started reading. The heroine is a dance teacher! Paired with the soldier part of the title, and I was sold.

Falling For Her Soldier is one of those sweet, heartfelt romances that just warmed my heart. Ellie and Charlie/Hunter both have so much that has happened in their lives, yet something still pulls the two of them together.

After reading this one, I totally have to go back
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Miranda
After putting herself on a 365-day retreat from men, Ellie is only interested in being a friend to Hunter when her brother introduces him. What Ellie doesn’t know is that Hunter is actually Charlie, the man that she has been corresponding with since her brother was hurt in a mission, and the one that she has been having feelings for. Knowing the stories that Ellie’s brother has told her about Hunter and his womanizing ways, Ellie knows for sure to stay away from him but find herself with a flick ...more
Angie
Ophelia London is officially on my auto buy list. I have recently read most of her books and they just keep getting better. I received an early copy of Falling For Her Soldier for an honest review and once I started, I couldn't put it down. I had to read until it was finished, so nothing was accomplished at my house today. Thanks Ophelia!! Ophelia’s writing style and the way she weaves the story together is fantastic. The romance between Charlie and Ellie is a slow build, but you feel the sparks ...more
Nicola
When I was given the opportunity of reading this as an ARC I did a little happy dance; Playing at Love was the first Bliss book I ever read, I loved it and subsequently Speaking of Love and I'd always hoped that Tess' brother Charlie would get his story.

Charlie has a pen-friend, Ellie, sister of his best friend and the man whose life he saved in Afghanistan. They've never met, both have developed feelings and when they do there's a case of mistaken identity; Ellie has no idea Charlie is Charlie
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The BookWhisperer
After putting herself on a 365-day retreat from men, Ellie is only interested in being a friend to Hunter when her brother introduces him. What Ellie doesn’t know is that Hunter is actually Charlie, the man that she has been corresponding with since her brother was hurt in a mission, and the one that she has been having feelings for. Knowing the stories that Ellie’s brother has told her about Hunter and his womanizing ways, Ellie knows for sure to stay away from him but find herself with a flick ...more
Samantha
I really liked this one. He's a solider who rescued her brother and kept her informed of what was happening. She kept him in the real world by continuing to email him and have conversations. What happens when she swears shes done with playboys and the biggest playboy ever just happens to be the same guy she has been talking to?

Fate steps in when he's introduced as Hunter the Big Game Hunter instead of by Charlie his real name. He wants to tell her the truth, her brother doesn't want him near he
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Shari
I loved this book from the first page. The chemistry between Ellie and Hunter (Charlie) was sizzling. Ellie was on a ban of men for a year, nearing the end of the year when she meets Hunter at the SW. Hunter is a womanizer and Ellie's brother's best friend from the army. Ellie knows Hunter as Charlie from emails, where they connected, when her brother was injured. Can she believe that Hunter is that same person that she knew as Charlie. Loved the fun and the banter from these two.
Highly recomm
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Jessica Figueroa
I found this book very sweet and delightful. I found it weird (in a good way) how everything that went on was in a matter of days, just barely a week. It felt like they have know each other for a while the way the book was paced (Maybe it was just me that feels that way). I loved the connection between Ellie and Charlie. I wish he had told her sooner about what he was hiding but it wouldn't have been much of a book if he had. I loved the story it was fast paced and very enjoyable. I loved how on ...more
Amanda
I loved this book! A hot military man and a redhead ballerina who wouldn't love that. I have loved this whole series but this one is my favorite! you wont be disappointed with this series. can be read without reading the others but why would you!
Jenn
Jan 17, 2014 Jenn rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: sweet
This was a very sweet book. I absolutely adored Charlie and his struggles to prove he wasn't worthy of the nickname "Big Game Hunter" anymore. The progression of the romance felt very natural, too; it was so easy to believe these two fell for each other as quickly as they did.

I'll definitely be checking out more of Ophelia London's books!
Michelle Potter
Respect. Respect for each other is so important in a relationship, and it seems like such a large part of what made me fall in love with this story. These two characters have that for each other. Ellie respects Charlie for his love of the Army, and Charlie feels the same way for Ellie's love of dance as well as her need to reach her goal. He is so determined to help her reach that goal that he is willing to sacrifice his own need. I was so happy to see Charlie's friends and family in Falling for ...more
Amanda
This was very happy romantic read. The characters were charming and very sweet is made the book a very easy read. If you want to read a very feel good book. This is the one!

I read this ARC in exchange for a honest review.
Heidi

Four Stars: A light, feel good romance with lots of chemistry and sizzle.

Ellie finishes her ballet dance class amidst a gaggle of giggling four year olds. She loves her job, in spite of the fact that her injured knee makes dancing more difficult. Over the past year, Ellie has thrown herself into her ballet studio after her mother's death, her brother's deployment and a cheating boyfriend, she was in a tailspin. She swore off men for a year, but when she started getting emails from a fellow offic
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Ginger
I had a smile on my face the entire book. I instantly loved Ellie and Charlie (liked both viewpoints) and could totally hear them in my head, sarcasm and all. This a great sweet and sexy read! Perfect third book and London does not disappoint. (Love that this is a "clean" romance with all the heat but without all the smexy descriptions of body parts).
Danielle from Short and Sassy
This is my first book by Ophelia London and now I am wondering why I haven't read her other books, cause I loved this one. This book is book 3 in the series. I didn't know it before I read, so you cant totally read this as a stand alone. I am going to go back and read the others in the series. That is how much I liked this book.

Falling For Her Solider centers around Ellie Bell, a ex-balleriena who had to retire because of a serious injury. She is back in her hometown and has taken over her mom'
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Cindi
Loved this story about a soldier and a ballerina! Lots of great chemistry and the dancing stuff was so swoony! I also loved that these characters got to know each other a bit through email before actually meeting--even if only one of them knew that. And anytime Michael Buble comes on the radio, I'll be thinking of this book and smiling.
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USA Today bestselling 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, ...more
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