Falling Softly by Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr

Falling Softly by Jayne Rylon and Mari Carrfive-stars

Falling Softly Series: Compass Girls #4
on October 21, 2014
Pages: 166

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The deepest falls aren’t always the hardest.

Darkness has crept into Sterling Compton’s charmed life, relentlessly stealing what’s left of her grandmother’s memories. When she happens upon a compelling stranger leaning against a broken-down pickup in the middle of nowhere, grief and a gut-deep attraction spur her to take that too-safe life by the horns.

From the instant Sterling emerges from her Jeep, Viho is drawn to her carefree spirit. Her innocent offer of a ride turns into the ride of his life in his truck bed—and he forgets why he meant to avoid Compton Pass at all costs.

He should have known that karma was waiting to laugh in his face. Especially when Viho figures out Sterling’s father is the one who stood between him and the man he should have called “father”.

Yet it’s tough to hate someone who offers him a job. Especially when he and Sterling realize there’s a living tie on the way that will bind Viho to her family forever—if he can convince her she’s much more to him than an obligation.

Warning: Sometimes it’s hard to let go, but every story has an ending. This one has a Native American hero with a chip on his shoulder the size of Wyoming and a vulnerable heroine who has a gift for polishing up diamonds in the rough. Some scenes may tug heartstrings so hard it’ll hurt, but the oh-my-god orgasms make up for it.

My Review

This was the icing on the chocolate Compass Ranch cake!

I’ve read all of the Compass Brothers and Compass Girls books, and this was a beautiful ending to the story, though I’m so sad to see it end. This book could easily stand alone, but was so much richer having known the history of this strong, loving family.

“Did you know my grandfather JD was almost twenty years older than Vivi? People around here still talk about how epic their relationship was.”

The story of Sterling and Viho (14 years her senior), and the family surrounding them, brought about giggles, tears, and many pages turned as fast as possible. I waited a long time to hear this part of the story and couldn’t soak it in fast enough.

“‘Good morning,’ he rumbled with the sexiest not-quite awak voice she’d ever heard.”

The sex between these two was explosive. Have extra panties handy in case yours get ripped off in the excitement.

“Instead of triggering his orgasm, her pleasure only seemed to inspire him to rut hard against her, thrilling in the tug of her spasming flesh. ‘That’s right. Come on my cock. Show me how much you like getting fucked by a stranger on the side of the road.’

Oh, God. He was a dirty talker too?

The epilogue was so sweet and a fitting end, yet a beginning, too, all at once. Here’s to many generations of Comptons to come in our own imaginations.

In the meantime, I’m sure both Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr will keep filling our libraries with books that make us feel happy, sad, sexy, smart and sassy. I hope in the future we’ll see another collaboration between these two amazing authors. Thanks for sharing the Compton family with all of us, ladies!


About Jayne Rylon

Jayne Rylon is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She received the 2011 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Indie Erotic Romance. Her stories used to begin as daydreams in seemingly endless business meetings, but now she is a full time author, who employs the skills she learned in her straight-laced corporate existence in the business of writing. She lives in Ohio with two cats and her husband, who both inspires her fantasies and supports her career. When she can escape her purple office, she loves to travel the world, avoid speeding tickets in her beloved Sky, and, of course, read.

About Mari Carr

Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary sexy romance and romantic suspense novels. With over two million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

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