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Falling for Bentley

(Falling for Bentley #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,845 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Just when Bentley Knight thought life was only about football and women, a Hail Mary pass comes at him, changing everything.

Forced to grow up faster than he wants, Bentley struggles with the responsibility of being a good example to his younger brother, on and off the football field, and pleasing his frustrated, demanding father. Just when he reaches his limit of complicat
Published March 22nd 2014 (first published March 21st 2014)
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Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
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Is Book 2 out? OMG Book 2 better be out... Oh it is. I need to see what happens next.
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Be back later!
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

☆☆☆☆4 Sweet Country Stars ☆☆☆☆


Home is where the heart is the heart is. And that can't be more true for Haley as she spends her summer back home taking care of her grandparent's farm while they are on vacation. While in town, she runs into Bentley, a former high school bully, who made Haley's high school life miserable. Bentley is instantly attracted to Haley and immediately apologize for his stupidity back in high school. So can Bentley win th
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a first time read from this author
.. This was an easy and light read you can read in a night ..
Bentley Knight made Hales school days terrible for her.. He teased
and called her a name thunder thighs .. Hales is a teacher she just got done
teaching and was ready to go home to her grandparents ranch for the summer..
Her grandfather and grandmas was taking a trip while they are gone Hales gets help from
the local football team to help with the ranch only to find out Bentley Knight is one of
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Quick read but it was a good & really cute story. Overall, I enjoyed it. Diving right into book two cause that ending was such a cliffhanger!
Kat DM
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
✩★✩★✩5-Sweet Stars✩★✩★✩
*ARC given by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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This story is so sweet and innocent. Was a little too tamed compared to the other books I have read, but I loved it all the same. Shawnte will pull you in right from the beginning of Bentley and Haley's journey, which is a part one in the series. She will make you fall in love like it was your first time falling. Will make you want to slap and pull Bentley's hair and love him at the same time.

Haley is feisty and I
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
Haley is a school teacher on her summer holiday break and is spending it helping out at her grandparents farm in southern Arkansas whilst they go travelling for a while. She spent every holiday break at the farm as a child and her grandparents have played a big part in her upbringing.

Bentley is the boy who taunted Haley at high school, he called her thunder thighs and basically made her high school years pretty miserable. He is also the defensive coach for the school football team who are doing
Neilliza Swaffar
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*A copy given by author, in return for an honest review.*

☆☆☆☆☆ 5☆☆☆☆☆

A short simple, but addicting story about two people falling in love. This book hooked me from the beginning, that I had a hard time stopping to go to bed to sleep.

I really enjoyed the sparks and the flirting between Haley and Bentley. I love how easily it was for them to fall into each others arms.

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I enjoyed the football team also. They were not only helpful, but sweet and protective towards Haley. Even though Bentley ends up
A Novel Love
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Rating 4 stars
Falling for Bentley is a sweet and easy read. I liked the idea that coming home is what makes you happy, and for Haley I believe that is what she needs from the beginning. I liked her sass and the way she stood up to Bentley from the time that she walked back into town.
Bentley is clearly a work in progress. I enjoyed that the author give you his high school background to show his growth. He is clearly growing into a stand up man. He still does not have it all under control and
Isa Jones (Jo&Isalovebooks Blog)
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I was gifted a copy by the Author in exchange of an honest review.

Oh what a lovely story, I loved the way it was written, Bentley is your typical high school heartthrob and has a football career ahead of him and Haley is your typical good girl who gets teased by maybe not being your perfect size cero girl, when times move forward and destiny brings this two characters together both have to face the ghost of their past, both have to learn from their mistakes and forgive past transgressions at the
Erin-Jayne Lloyd
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Blushing Stars!!!!!
I loved this story! It was light and sweet and I couldn't get enough it. I loved the characters and their connections, and relationships with one another. This story holds old wounds, fresh starts, first loves, and mistakes made. I was drawn in to the story, it felt like I was there, like an old friend catching up. I can not wait to find out what happens next in Chasing Bentley! I am a huge fan of series and author!
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
Haley had a rough childhood , her mom took off and her dad traveled so much that Haley never had a real place to call home and by high school she had felt very lonely. Always having loved the feel of being at her grandparents ranch her father decided to let her finish out her high school years living with his parents while he fulfilled his dreams with his job. High school wasn't easy for Haley , she was made fun of a lot and mostly by one kid who happened to be the high school football star. Now ...more
Apr 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
What does a school teacher and a football star has been have a common? Maybe you need to read Falling for Bentley to find out!
Haley can’t wait for summer vacation so she can go back to her roots in her grandparent’s farm in Arkansas. She loves her teaching job, the school the jury is still out. Raised by her grandparents the later years of high school Haley formed a special bond with them and being back was like being home again.
Bentley was his school’s football star and a full paid scholarship
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Wow!!! What can I say about this book, it is absolutely amazing!! This book pulled me in from the very beginning and didn’t let go, when the end came I was left wanting more. This book is a short, fast-paced read that pulls the reader in and takes you on a journey along with the characters.
Haley is a teacher who is on summer break. She goes home to her
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it

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Bentley has spent most of his adult life working a farm and taking care of his
parents, but he's not sure that's what he wants to do. There was a time that
football, girls, and drinking were all he needed until his family.

Haley wants to do nothing more than move back to the farmland she grew up in and
loved. Changed in appearance because of high school, she has got the attention
of the one person who made her life hell there. Will she be able to forgive
Bentley for his mistakes in the past and
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I read Falling for Bentley because this was the book that I got to pick from my TBR jar. I tried scanning through the Goodreads reviews and saw some great things that people had to say about it. I still wasn’t expecting much, though. For one, this plot has been used and abused by too many books before. High school jock being an ass to the heroine and then falling in love with her years after, not knowing that she has been in
Tina Lee Harris
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars

I thought this was a light hearted easy read. I enjoyed the characters and their banner with each other. The setting of the story makes me want to move to the country and find my own football coach.

Haley spent her high school years living with her grandparents on their farm. After leaving and becoming a teacher, she loves to come back during summer breaks to spend the summer with them. This is home for her. She would do just about anything to be able to move back to the farm and teach.

Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I like the plot of this story. The past of the characters made them more real and not just a fictional character. I like how Bentley and Haley got this past between them which hinted that they’re not really strangers to each other but someone just getting reacquainted and seeing each other at better light. Haley’s trouble and Bentley’s confusions made me relate to them. I kind of like Travis character too. And I’m curious about Curtis. He’s like a spice to the whole story. So aside for Bentley a ...more
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Personal Response:
I really enjoyed this book. It showed how to overcome your past. It also proved that people can change. It sets a good example for seeing that the people you were friends with in high school when you get older a lot of them change.
Haley is moving back to her grandparents ranch for a few weeks in the summer as her grandparents go on vacation. They are leaving her in charge with a long to do list that needs to be done by time they come back. Haley's grandfather knew she c
Shannon (leaninglights)
Actual rating 3.25 stars
I'm slightly conflicted on how to rate this book. First of all, it's only around 150 pages, so I'm not sure I'd call it full-length, which is fine. Second, the writing was not my favorite -- very simple and with a narrative I am not a fan of (i.e. first person, present tense self-narrating "I went to the market and then I went shopping for ten minutes and then I went to my car..." <-- just an example). Other people may not mind it, but it's something
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Haley Wells is a teacher who just finished teaching junior high students but rather teaching kindergarten and first grade students. She is spending her summer looking after her grandparents’ farm while they go on a needed holiday.

She has a list of things to do from her grandfather as he also managed to hire the local football team to help with the chores for sponsoring their new jerseys. Haley ends up spending time with the football guys and the assistant coach since the head coac
Natalie Townson
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love the way that Shawnte writes, I always feel so emotionally attached to the characters and this book is by far one of my favorite reads this year.

From the very first page you are drawn in, Haley is such a likable character who you can tell hasn't always had it easy, when she goes back to help on her grandparents farm for the summer the last person she wanted to see was Bentley, especially after all the cruel names he called her during school it was because of him she didn't have confidence.
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Falling for Bentley is a cute story and a cliffhanger.
I'm not a big fan of cliffhangers and a book has to be pretty good to make me want to read they next in the series and Falling for Bentley does that.
Haley's home helping out on the farm and spending time with one of the
biggest bullies from high school. She's a different person now and lucky for both of them so is he.
Haley and Bentley spend time together working with the boys on the farm and eventually begin to spend a little time one on one
Mika Pisueña
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: love-hate
3.5 stars

This is a short read in which I read in a span of 2 hours. But in those small amount of pages, I have learned to like Haley and Bentley enough that I wanted more.

Haley was never popular at High School, well, in ways that mater. Yet, she was popular to be picked on especially by the cliche football player heartthrob, Bentley.

Years after, Haley comes back to look after her grandparents' ranch while they are away. The same ranch that Bentley's football team that he coaches is helping in ex
Sara Luck
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-read
This is a light easy read...BUT it has a cliffhanger and book two isn't out yet...fml! Haley is a teacher spending her summer helping out at her grandparents ranch. Bentley is the schools defensive football coach. The head coach works out a deal with Haley's grandpa that if his players help out at the ranch he will provide their jerseys. Well Bentley and Haley went to school together and Bentley made Haley's life miserable by taunting her and her weight. Haley no longer has any extra weight and ...more
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Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a light, short read with a very sweet storyline. What I particularly liked was that although it was short the author managed to ensure the relationship build-up didn't feel rushed. I find that this can be a common problem with the shorter reads, and even with the longer books on occasion, where the relationship can feel rushed, the characters too quick to drop the L-bomb, and therefore becomes less believable and realistic.

There is the odd grammatical mistake but not so much that it beco
Writing was disjointed and confusing. There was no real character development and the supposed connection between the love interests was flat. There was no build up, it was like the author was like "oh yeah I'm writing a romance book, oops I better make them kiss" and so they do in one of the most awkwardly written kissing scene ever. Then in almost the next chapter she give up her vCard, it was so up romantic and awkward. Then it was like the author thought it would fun to torture us more with ...more
Sharon Courtney
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book leaves you wanting more, much more. I throughly enjoyed this book, but think i read it to
Fast as i got to the end, and wanted it to continue.. Cant wait for #2
Hales is a teacher and when summer break starts she heads up to her Grandparents ranch, there she bumps into Bentley,who picked on her in high school.. Bentley is a coach in the local school and his team go up to Hales ranch to help out with odd jobs, and Bentley and Hales.. Mmm your going to have to one click to find out.. You
Anita Martin
Dec 05, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A total mess!!!

I purchased the entire series at one time and regret it! This is the first book in the series and the only words that came to my mind when I finished it was what a total mess! The editing was horrible. There were also grammatical errors, misspelled words, but what stuck out the most to me was the lack of chemistry between the H and H. I found both characters boring and immature! I am not sure how anyone could give this book a good rating. My advice to others who are looking to pur
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About the Author
Shawnté Borris has been writing since 2012. It all started when her
youngest started school full time and she went through empty nest
syndrome. This is when her first novella, With Love began. It took 12
weeks to write, edit and publish. It debuted January 5th of the following year and opened #33 of the top 100. Shortly after, it became a top ten sensation of that year. She will al

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