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Suncoast Society #37

Beware Falling Rocks

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(Suncoast Society series book 37, MF, BDSM)

The last thing he wanted to do was walk away.

Paul was forced to make a heartbreaking decision to end things with Lynn. It took nearly two years to painfully hammer home that, despite his beliefs, he chose wrongly and all his friends had been right. Including Lynn. Now he’s back and ready to fight for the love he gave up—if Lynn will only give him a chance.

The last thing she can do is move on.

Lynn never blamed Paul because she understood why he had to leave. She also knows it tore him up inside. Two years later, she’s a shell of her former self and knows logic doesn’t matter when a shattered heart has deeply buried her under a rockslide of pain.

The last thing they thought they’d have was a second chance.

Paul’s sudden return threatens to upend Lynn’s life. Can she ever trust him again, or will her dreams be cruelly crushed once more?


First published September 26, 2016

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Tymber Dalton

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Lesli Richardson is the writer behind the curtain of her better-known pen name, Tymber Dalton (her "wild child" side). She lives in the Tampa Bay region of Florida with her spouse, writer Jon Dalton/Haley Jordan, and too many pets. When she's not playing D&D with her friends or shooting skeet, she's a part-time Viking shield-maiden in training, among other pursuits. The USA Today Bestselling Author (as Tymber) and two-time EPIC award winner is also the author of over two hundred books and counting.

She lives in her own little world, but it's okay, because they all know her there.

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Profile Image for BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme.
6,641 reviews1,266 followers
March 16, 2017
The Romance Review

This story loosely follows the previous book, Beware of Falling Ice. It can be read as a standalone but it is better read after the previous. It is not necessary to read the entire series to understand what is going on in this book.

This one is a bit of a tear jerker. For readers who fell in love with Cardinal Rule by Ms. Dalton, this one generates a similar feel, just not as intense. Ms. Dalton show the negative side of an open marriage. Or specifically when a married couple is not open and honest with each other. If just one partner in the marriage doesn't want to open the marriage, it is a disaster waiting to happen. Ms. Dalton shows the aftermath when play partners who are not married get screwed.

Paul was happily married. He had his cake and ate it, too. He loved his wife and enjoyed having Lynn as a kink partner. What could go wrong? My unsolicited opinion is, don't marry a person who isn't into kink and expect it to work out. Rather than drag the reader through a messy jealousy-ridden drama, Ms. Dalton skips to the aftermath.

Lynn's been without her Dom for two years. The break between her and Paul broke her heart and she could barely function. What is even sadder is that Paul was still no happier away from her. It isn't as if his marriage healed and everything became better. The complexities of this tangled threesome relationship is explained well and all too realistic. I am always impressed with how Ms. Dalton educates readers on the intricacies of a poly relationship. It captures both the good and bad without passing judgment.

The plot of this story is one of those dream come true ones. Lynn's sudden windfall into good fortune makes it so that she can reexamine the priorities in her life. This is the fantasy part of the story that I daydream about too, especially after a particularly hard day at the office. I loved what Lynn does with her good fortune. How she and Paul get back together is interesting. It reminds me of when my best friend decided to get back with the girlfriend who broke his heart. He did it behind my back because he knew I would disapprove and flip out… just like Lynn's best friend, Terrie. Terrie did remind me of yippy Yorkshire Terrier. It is good that Lynn is strong enough to make her own decisions and move forward.

The rekindling of a love that never died is a beautiful story. It isn't an easy journey back and Ms. Dalton throws many obstacles in the way of these two lovers. Still, this story is more happily ever after with a sweet ending. This erotic romance is recommended to hopeless romantics who love second chance themes.
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371 reviews
November 4, 2016
Excellent Read

Due to personal experience, I had a lot of sympathy for Lynn. I gave this four stars because Paul just seemed to lack the dominant edge Dalton is so good at writing. I also saw way too many similarities between this and Cardinal's Rules, but that was forgiven when Tilly showed up in this book. I love that woman, she is my hero!! Good read overall. A good addition to my Suncoast selection.
Profile Image for Elizabeth Hubble.
22 reviews2 followers
September 29, 2016
If it was an option I'd have given this book 3 1/2 stars. It was a little bit above average, but not enough to round up to 4 stars. This book should have been heart-wrenching, but unfortunately it just wasn't. The story wasn't bad by any means and if it had been written by any other author I probably would have been willing to cut it some slack, but when put up against books like The Reluctant Dom and Cardinal's Rule it just doesn't measure up. And while I get that every book can't be the masterpieces those two novels were(although Tymber has had many other books that I would rate as right up there with those as well), I think this book had a lot of potential and in the end it fell very flat. I'm going to put the rest of my review in spoiler tags because I don't want to ruin anything for people who haven't finished the book yet.

All in all this was not by any means a bad book, it just wasn't one of her best. I might give it another shot in the future, but it will probably not be one that I reread frequently.
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115 reviews
September 27, 2016
I laughed and I cried , was angry and sad, sympathetic and apathetic. I never realized that one book could produce the spectrum of feelings that I felt when reading it . The things I loved about the book were the cat Vinnie who reminded me so much of my own cat and, of course, I love anything Tilly. But most of all I loved the interactions and the honesty of feelings and actions that Tymber portrayed in this book . We all probably know an unbalanced person , but what we don't all know is how to react to them . I was shown the right way and the wrong way in this book . Now I am salivating for the next book in the series .
September 26, 2016
OMG! Grab some tissues cause this book has some heart wrenching moments. We get into some deep feelings with Lynn and Paul. Books like these make me happy I read. I'm sure Paul and Lynn's HEA will go through many more bumps and bruises (no puns intended) but they have made it this far.
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418 reviews
September 28, 2016
This was another excellent book in the Suncoast Society series. Lynn and Paul have been forced to end their relationship two years ago and neither of them is better for it. This book is about how they find their way back to each other.
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248 reviews3 followers
October 21, 2016
Liked this installment but for some reason I feel like Paul was very remorseful but still making excuses. I hated hearing his say he did the best he could at the time, cause it was just an excuse for abandonment. He knew what it could do to Lynn based on what happened to Tilly and Tilly is tough a freaking nails, but never found a way to check on Lynn in his 2 year absence. I loved the story but I'm not really at peace with it.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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503 reviews8 followers
September 3, 2020
My favorite part of this book was the scene where Tornado Tilly finally got to get some revenge. She managed to elude her men long enough to get a good hit in. This one felt with the carnage that come with not dealing with mental health issues. His ex chose not to work to get health and made 3 people miserable.
871 reviews
October 16, 2021
Love the way that these two get back together. I find it awesome that she did what she wanted to do with the Boom right when she found out about it, with reference to Terrie and Venture, that was a nic e touch. Glad to hear that Gilo finally made another appearance at this ceremony.

Could you imagine 568 million, wow just wow.

Thanks Tymber
Profile Image for Christina.
153 reviews10 followers
July 9, 2017
It wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst either.
Profile Image for Debbie Talbot.
77 reviews3 followers
October 13, 2016
This has to be one of my favorites. To see Paul and Lynn get their HEA after everything they went through was amazing to me. I can say from experience that she hit the nail on the,head when she explained the emotions dealing with Sarah. I laughed, cried , and cheered though this book. It shows the amazing author Tymber is that we are on book 37 in this series and she is still going strong. I have to rate this one up there in the top 5 for me.
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401 reviews2 followers
September 27, 2016
Tymber Dalton has done it again! In this, book #37 of the Suncoast Society series and book #2 of the South Dakota trilogy contained with that series, she has once again set and exceeded her bar of excellence. I love that her books are filled with human characters who are always real people with real problems and challenges to overcome. And the fact that her books contain at least a dash...and often quite a bit more than just a dash...of BDSM in the plot is just a plus. The realism of her characters, both in and out of the BDSM lifestyle, is a breath of fresh air in a genre that is so very often filled with erroneous and misleading information. Since Ms. Dalton is significantly involved in the BDSM lifestyle herself and knows first hand what is true and accurate in that lifestyle, the reader can always count on her for an excellent plot with real characters and real-life BDSM lifestyle experiences, both in and out of the clubs.

I loved this book. A common theme with Ms. Dalton is personal responsibility and the fact that to find happiness, one has to take responsibility for one's own actions. That is certainly the case with Lynn and Paul's story. It is a beautiful story of complex relationship dynamics and how you should never give up on something you believe in!

Of course, because her books are fiction, they are, of necessity, compressed into a short time span. However, that fact notwithstanding, I always find myself drawn into her storylines and usually can't stop reading once I've started. This book was released on Monday, September 26, 2016 and I finished it in the wee hours of September 27. That's just how good her writing is. And since I've become her Facebook friend and belong to her "street team" (Tymber's Tribe), I've learned a lot about her personal life and struggles as a writer and individual. That knowledge just adds to the attraction of her books. As of this date, I have all of her books written under all her pseudonyms (Lesli Richardson, Macy Largo, Tessa Monroe and Tymber Dalton) and she never fails to impress.

I highly recommend all of Tymber Dalton's (and Lesli Richardson's, Macy Largo's and Tessa Monroe's) books but this most recent book is at the top of my list!
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847 reviews33 followers
September 27, 2016
Whew! Book number 37, and still going strong! Frankly, I’d be quite content if this series never ended, and here’s why…The folks at Suncoast feel like my extended family in a way. From Mac, Sully, and Clarisse, to the Kleenex© riddled moments of Kaden, Leah and Seth. Tony meets his Shayla, and Kel gets dark and twisty with his goddess Mallory. And so on, and on. So many wonderful pairings in so many variations. Two Doms and a sub, two switches, a Dom and two subs, Master and Slave. However you mix it up, it’s all done as if catching slices of real life in real kinksters homes. Tymber writes from real life experience and it shows, and that’s why it ranks right up there as the best in BDSM fiction out there.

Paul Harmon had to make a choice two years ago that shattered Lynn Durann. He left her from their poly relationship to be with his wife, who no longer wanted him to have anything to do with Lynn. His wife suffered from mental illness and threatened to kill herself.

After two years of abject misery, Lynn’s life perks up some with “The Boom” (You’ll have to read to find that out) And after seeing Paul while going to leave on a trip, she decides to give him a chance. Paul jumps at it, knowing he wants her back, and for good. But, outside forces start to intrude on their tenuous reunion. Is love enough to keep them together? Buy a copy and find out!

As always, this was one of those books I had a hard time putting down. I do with all of her books, they are THAT amazing. And this one earns 5 super Feral Orgasms!
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3,925 reviews41 followers
October 1, 2016
This story starts out so bittersweet. Lynn has been suffering so much pain from loosing Paul. And sadly Paul has been suffering as well. There seems to be no good way for things to work out. Neither one wanted to part but Paul thought he was doing the right thing and be honorable. But suddenly everything has changed and doors can be reopened.

Paul really has so much to make up for and so much to get over himself. Lynn loves still and loves large but she is also willing to stand up for herself to both Paul and well meeting friends. She isn't willing to just let things go without making sure it goes better this time.

It was rewarding to see even when things seem hopeless sometimes love can stand the long haul and recover some of the worst.
Profile Image for H.  Duby.
181 reviews1 follower
May 24, 2020
I often experience strong emotions when I read the Suncoast Society books. But this was the first one that I had such a visceral reaction to based on recent personal experience. Brava, Tymber, for writing such a realistic view of what it is like for a power exchange relationship to end because of forces outside of the relationship rather than because of inherent issues within the relationship. I have a very strong idea that I will be re-reading this one multiple times as I come to terms with my Dominant simply walking away from me.
626 reviews
October 14, 2016
This is another installment of the Suncoast Society and is entertaining. I read this, Beware Falling Ice, and Dangerous Curves Ahead over a weekend. They are all inter-related stories and I enjoyed them all. Tymber Dalton is a one click author for me.
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3,488 reviews
November 11, 2016
Love It

Lynn really has a shattered heart and Paul is the one who shattered it - can they work out their problems and bring the love that they have for one another out in the open again.
42 reviews
November 9, 2016
Another great !!

Another great addition to the Suncoast series. I experienced the highs and lows of the story and was brought to tears. Knowing what Lynn had gone through was gut wrenching! I loved some of the characters from previous books.
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128 reviews2 followers
October 12, 2016
Kleenex handy on this one folks! Lynn and Paul are a terrific couple. Rollercoaster of a ride for these too but the ending is perfect. Tymber always gets me with the wedding vows!
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