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Fall for Me

(Ladder Company #1)

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Melanie Kincaid is a trust-fund baby with a knack for sassy comebacks and unnecessarily complicating her privileged life. So, of course, she would have to fall in love with a man she can't have.

Jameson Hayes is a NYC firefighter for Manhattan’s oldest ladder company. He has big shoes to fill and a city to protect. He’s strong, sexy, and not looking for the complications M
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Paperback, First, 260 pages
Published April 30th 2015 by Left Break Press (first published April 28th 2015)
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Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

2.5 to 3 I didn't fall in Love Stars!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Author and Inkslinger PR


After reading the Bayonet Scars by J.C. Emery, I jumped at the chance to read this new series.  But after reading it I have mixed feelings about it.  I liked the idea of the story but I didn't fall in love with the characters as much as I would have liked.  This series has huge potential but there was something about this one that I didn't fall for.











Melanie Kincaid has lived a pre
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judy skinner
May 04, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
hes a ass

I couldn't finish this book sorry to say. I like this author but not this bok won't be reading this series. this man wouldn't be faithful to anyone. he wants her sooo bad but when he gets a chance to have her the reason he doesn't is just stupid. he decides instead to sleep with every woman he can calling it "sewing wild oats". I wouldn't want this guy period!
Ivy Deluca
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Michelle
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: http://bookbriefs.net** NA Review

My Thoughts

Fall For Me is the first book in the Ladder Company Series. The Ladder Company Series is a group of new adult standalone contemporary romances each about a different brother (or sister) in a family of 14 firefighters. I think there are 4 Hayes siblings currently working at Ladder Company One. I like this series style and I think it works best with a large group of friends or a family dynamic so I am predicting great
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Veronica of V's Reads
Some spoilers may be revealed. Read at your own risk...

Melanie and Jameson meet at a benefit for her mother's charity. He's a fire fighter and she's a college senior home for the summer. They experience an instant attraction, with one glitch: Lydia, Jameson's live-in girlfriend of the past five years. Conundrum 1.

Melanie and Royal, Jameson's younger sister, hit it off and develop a friendship. Jameson's entire family seems to like Mel a whole lot more than Lydia. Hennesey, Jameson's brother is u
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Paula  Phillips
Apr 19, 2015 rated it liked it

Do you have a thing for firefighters ? Loved the TV Show Chicago Fire ? JC Emery has envisioned both Hot Guys and Firefighters together to bring us readers a new series called The Ladder Company. In Book #1 we meet Melanie Kincaid who by all means is a society trust-fund rich girl but deep down she would rather wear jeans and a tshirt and have fun than spend a single moment with all the other rich socialites and Jameson Hayes who is a seventh generation firefighter and doesn't have time for dist
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Adrianne James
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You know those books that keep you up at night because you can't put the damn thing down?? Yeah, this is one of those.

JC Emery has done it again. Fall for Me is funny and romantic and the characters are so damn real that it's easy to get lost in the pages. You root for the couple to get together than you watch as they fight to keep what they have with nails between your teeth a grimace as things start to get a bit scary.

Don't get me wrong, this is a light hearted love story and while the suspen
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Amy
“This is what my love looks like. Here, on this hill, waiting for my girl. For as many hours, as many days, as many years as it takes, I’m here. Even if you’ll never be ready for me, I’ll still be here, waiting for you.”

Falling For Me follows the story of Melanie and Jameson. Melanie comes from a privileged life, but could care less about her financial status. She loathes having to go to socialite benefits where the old money looks down at the new money. This particular benefit though seems to l
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Josie's 4.5 Star Review

I am a huge fan of JC Emery and I have loved every book that I’ve read from her so when she was writing another book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Things that stood out for me in this book were that it was based in NYC, had a Firefighter and a sassy heroine. What else did I need? Let me say this book is a quick read but the author does not skip a beat with the drama, angst, sex and danger in this book. Fall For Me is told in alternate POV’s so we get to see how bo
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Chu
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Melanie Kincaid liked Jameson Hayes and the rest of his family the moment she laid her eyes on him/them. She might come from a well-off family, but she’s really a down to earth person. She has sass, and it sometimes gets her into trouble. But there was one trouble that she can’t seem to shove off her life and that is falling in love with someone who belongs to another.

If Melanie Kincaid is well –off, Jameson came from humble beginnings, he came from a family of firefighters. He’s handsome, stron
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Up All Night Book Addict
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015, reviews
Who else has read J.C.'s other work? I couldn't wait to get my greedy hands on this one. I am a huge fan of J.C.'s! Let start off a little different. Before I delve into my thoughts on the book, I want to discuss the author's previous work. (Don't worry, I have my reasons.) The past books I have read of hers have been gritty and captivating. They are more down and dirty reads. So those nay-sayers who didn't like her previous works, you don't need to overlook this one. It's nothing like her other ...more
Red Cheeks Reads
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you love firefighter romances then you’ll love this. I love the TV shows Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D so I was excited to read this. Hot firefighter? Yes. Please. Melanie Kincaid comes from a privileged family and is more than used to getting what she wants. Jameson Hayes follows in a long line of hard working family members. They have always worked hard for what they want and where they are now. But it seems neither Melanie or Jameson can have what they want no matter how much they want it.

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Anna
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’m sorry but IMHO the H, Jameson, was a big dirtbag. He has a girlfriend when he meets the h, Melanie, and they have an instant connection. BUT he lives with the girlfriend and he doesn’t want to be that guy. Melanie doesn’t want him to be that guy. Fine. No problem.

Then he becomes that guy. Where to begin? (view spoiler)
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Verna Loves Books
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fall For Me by JC Emery was everything I hoped it would be and more. When JC let me know she was writing this book, I was so excited and it went beyond my expectations. This is the first book I’ve read of hers and I’m so glad I did. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
I really enjoyed the characters. They definitely make the book what it is. It’s such a wonderful story filled with romance, suspense, and firefighters. You read that right, the brothers are firefighters. What more could you
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Texas Reader Stacy
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free-to-1-99
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Julie Jackson
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC for a honest review.

This was a lovely read. The story between Mel and Jameson is very romantic and down to earth. I was happy to read and see that the ending was a HEA.
Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love*
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Sarah (A Weebish Book Blog)
Apr 18, 2015 marked it as did-not-finish
Those characters that you know are basically serial killer bait. DNF at page 36
Fre06 Begum
Jul 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
Did not like either main leads
Jessica
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Blazing Stars!!!

If you love firefighter romances then you’ll love this. Fall For Me is the first book in the Ladder Company Series. The Ladder Company Series is a group of new adult standalone contemporary romances each about a different brother or sister in a family of 14 firefighters. Several of the Hayes siblings currently work at Ladder Company One together which also adds to the dynamic of the series. Told in dual narrative between the main guy and main girl it is sure to be a hit with
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NicoleLynn (PopCrunchBoom)
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars! Review to come :)

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This review previously appeared on my blog, PopCrunchBoom Books


My Review:


Fall For Me by JC Emery follows Melanie Kincaid, a trust-fund baby with a sassy attitude who’s never really fit in among the female elite. Of course, she doesn’t really mind that at all. And when she bumps into a girl named Royal at the Heroes in Action benefit ball they become instant friends. Those who bond in the bathroom; bond forever. Plus it helps that Royal is the only normal girl there
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FTTEBB
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
When Melanie Kincaid went to the charity event she never expected to run into the one man who sets her soul on fire but she can never have. The unexpected and interesting meeting of Jameson Hayes has Melanie appreciating the NYFD in more ways than one. The moment these two met changed them forever. When life keeps getting in the way, will these two be able to find their way to each other before it's too late?


I was gifted the book in exchange for and honest review and if I wasn't a sucker for a f
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Kim
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
When Melanie Kincaid went to the charity event she never expected to run into the one man who sets her soul on fire but she can never have. The unexpected and interesting meeting of Jameson Hayes has Melanie appreciating the NYFD in more ways than one. The moment these two met changed them forever. When life keeps getting in the way, will these two be able to find their way to each other before it's too late?


I was gifted the book in exchange for and honest review and if I wasn't a sucker for a f
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Jennifer Wolfel
Apr 17, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 Starlet Stars

This was my very first JC Emery read and I have to say I truly enjoyed this one. I had a few issues, mostly with the way it ended but overall the story kept me on the edge of my seat and left me begging for more. JC's writing is spot on and she really has well developed main characters, as well as secondary characters. In this book we follow the story of Melanie & Jameson... These two will make you want to pull your hair out, and at times I was worried that things were going
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We like it big book blog
A book about a firefighter and heroine whose name is Melanie…. How could I possibly not want to pick this up??? I really enjoyed this book, loved the angst of the cat and mouse chase that take place throughout the entire book.

The connection between Melanie and Jameson is instantaneous, totally love at first sight but unfortunately for the both of them, timing isn’t on their side. With Jameson in a long-term though crumbing relationship, Melanie is dead set on keeping him in the “good guy” catego
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J.M. Adele
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fall For Me is the first book in the Ladder Company Series by JC Emery.
When nature calls and the line for the ladies room resembles peak hour traffic, Melanie Kincaid joins forces with Royal Hayes and heads to higher ground. The men's room upstairs, that is. Melanie doesn't see the point of being ladylike if it lands you with a burst bladder. She doesn't see the point of being ladylike at all. She's also not shy in letting Royal's brother, Jameson, know that she's attracted while blocking him f
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Emma
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult
It is very rare for me to rate a book 2 stars but I felt I had to on this occasion. It may be I am a little harsher than normal in my critique as I have read a spate of books where the guy is a douche and the girl is a bit of a doormat and I have reached my tolerance level of both. Apologies in advance for Fall for Me taking the brunt of my exasperation of this type of characterisation.
I will say Fall for Me is compelling; I can honestly say I couldn’t put it down but in the same way you follow
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Laura Hannaway
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Several times this came really close to being a four star read, but in the end the parts I had a problem with seemed to outweigh the positive stuff.

This is a new adult novel about 21 year old college student Melissa and her relationship with twenty-something fire fighter Jamieson. For the most part I liked Mel, she was sweet and funny and seemed like a character it would be nice to hang out with, the only part of her personality that didn't resonate with me was her lack of a spine where Jamieson
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Malissa
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, na, romance
3.5 Stars: Please note my rating system on my blog if more clarification is needed. http://www.readsallthebooks.com/


I was really excited by the premise of this book and I was not let down in terms of action, and suspense, but sadly the romance never hit the mark quite right for me. While they were witty and fun in the beginning and there was definite chemistry between the two main characters, Melanie and Jameson they began to drag me down in their at times childish relationship. I understand tha
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