The Harder You Fall
From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes another scorching Original Heartbreakers tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world…
Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one ...more
“I couldn’t go another moment without having you in my arms.”
“Good, because I couldn’t breathe another second without being in yours.”
What does it say about a series that after every book you want to go back and deduct a star off the previous book? I swear this trilogy has been a real struggle and let down for me. Even when the couples have moments that I enjoy, the overzealous hammy writing just ruins anything I liked about them. Everybody is a cartoon, even the crazy ex girlfriend who wa ...more
I’m just adoring this series and devouring the books one by one. I just love the hometown feel, the characters and what they go through, and last narrator Savannah Richards captures me from the moment I start listening to the very end.
In The Harder You Fall we have Jessie Kay Dillon and Lincoln West. Jessi Kay is Brook Lynn’s sister. We’ve gotten to know her as a party girl and Brook Lynn is constantly s ...more
I thought Jessie Kay and West were really good characters. I loved Jessie Kay. She'd made so many changes in her life and I loved how far she’d come. West was an intense and complicated man. He could be so hard headed but I understood why. I loved the animosity they had in the beginning and the attraction that was hidden beh ...more
“Don’t you know the very moment you start flirting with temptation, you’ve lost the entire war?”
“We’re at war?”
“Yes! Your body clearly wants to invade mine.” ~Jessie Kay
After I didn't feel any connection with the previous book (Jase and Beck), I hope this one will satisfy my curiosity about Lincoln West. He has mysterious persona being a millionaire video-game creator and a bachelor. Gena Showalter always keep the best for the last. So, here I come!
Jessie Kay think she has no f ...more
Whatever this was, whatever had changed between them, whatever he was doing, she wanted no part of it—because deep down she wanted all of it.
Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to start anew, by not being the party girl anymore. She wants to find what her sister and friends have found, someone to love. The only problem is the love-hate thing she has going with sexy West whom is exactly not what she needs. He can only offer her a two month relationship after which he will dump her and she wants m...more
After meeting Beck, Strawberry Valley’s most sought out bachelor, the one known as ‘one and done’ we now meet Lincoln West aka ‘two months and done’.
Lincoln West lives by many rules but there is just one particular rule that keeps him going; never date a woman for more than two months. The secrets of his past are well guarded even from his best friends, Jase and Beck. He would do anything for them but he would never let them worry about his own demons. There ...more
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So we start with two people desperately attracted to each other but vehemently denying that attraction for their own separate reasons. There is delicious sexual tension between Jessie Kay and West throughout most of the book. Watching them try not to give into it was hilarious, intense and totally entertaining. I love the way they help each other overcome their fears, except that spider stuff Jessie Kay SHOULD be af ...more
I really can't say enough good things about it. This last book is my favorite because of the way she redeemed Jessie Kay Dillon. She was my least favorite character throughout the series, and I honestly wondered how Gena would be able to make her into a solid heroine. Well, she did. It wasn't long into the book before I was cheering for her. By the end, she became one of my favorites. Lincoln West was another tough cookie to crack. He was ...more
With the new books in this series coming out soon I really needed to get caught up. I'm so glad I did. One, you don't know who mentally weighed down you feel when you fall behind on a series you enjoy until it happens. I was just kinda mad at myself for letting it happen.
I really do enjoy this series. Love the guys very much!
The Harder You Fall is about two characters that I wasn't sure about. Jessie Kay slept wit ...more
Jessie Kay is a wonderful, damaged character. She's had it rough but she keeps getting back up to dust herself off. I love it. Her sass, her brashness, and her positive take on her life. It may not be ideal but she's rolling with it. haha
Lincoln is adorable - kind of the guy that exasperates you but you still hang out with him. His OCD would drive me up the wall but he's a good person at heart so it's okay. haha
They had pr ...more
Oh my goodness am I so glad I read this book! It was the best of the series! In the first book, I could barely stand Jessie Kay, she was so selfish and destructive. However, in the 2nd book I started to lik ...more
You know why I love Gena Showalter's books? Because she writes amazing heroines and honestly it is pretty hard for an author to make me love my heroines but Gena always does and especially with Jessie Kay. She might just be my most favorite heroine ever. She is snarky, sassy, fun, and she also has decided finally to be true to herself. To treat herself with the love and respect she dese ...more
Jessie Kay is a wild woman, and in previous books I knew her book would be awesome, that girl didn't let me down, "reeling, needing a moment to regroup, she tossed her napkin on the table. And, just to be tactless, she added, “I’m headed to the lady’s crapper. Alone,” she added for the girls’ benefit. “If I take a while, don’t come looking for me.” Even without realizing it Jessie Kay can bring West into lust, “gonna love you foreverrr...something something something...give it to you so goood.” ...more
I loved that Jessie had reached the point where she was no longer willing to settle. She's determined to find someone who loves her for her and half-measures weren't going to cut it. Unfortunately, half-measures see ...more
Jessie Kay is hilarious and I'm so glad she finally decided to focus on herself and her own happiness
West was a formidable complement to JK and it was nice to see that they helped each other (view spoiler)[ and, ultimately, worked through their issues together, hiccups and all (hide spoile ...more
Oh Jessie Kay, Jessie Kay, Jessie Kay the things that come out of your mouth make my eyes water from laughing so hard. I am head over heals in love with The Original Heartbreakers and for me The Harder You Fall was simply the best of the series and that is saying a lot!
'Apparently, all a guy had to do to find his soul mate was screw Jessie Kay.'
The beauty of The Harder You Fa ...more
Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl ...more