Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Review, After the Fall Author L.A.Witt

Title: After the Fall
Series: Tucker Springs,6
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Word count: 54,000
Page count: 206
 Genre: MM, Contemporary
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher Blurb:
After years of saving every penny, Nathan has finally managed to buy the horse of his dreams. He’s looking forward to a summer of exploring the Colorado mountain trails above Tucker Springs with Tsarina. But on their very first ride, a motorcyclist makes a wrong turn, scaring Tsarina into bolting and leaving Nathan with a broken leg, a broken hand, and a ruined summer.
Ryan is a loner and a nomad, content with working odd jobs before moving on to the next town. Feeling guilty for causing the accident that leaves Nathan in two casts, Ryan offers to keep Tsarina exercised until Nathan heals.
Despite their bad start, Nathan and Ryan soon become friends . . . and then much more. But with a couple of nasty breakups in his past, Nathan doesn’t want feelings getting involved—especially knowing that Ryan will never settle down. But since when do feelings ever listen to reason? 

 After the Fall by author L.A. Witt is the sixth book in the Tucker Springs series. This book can be read all by itself and understood just fine.  I really felt this book was a deviation from the series. I wished it had more characters from the previous books so I didn’t feel that disconnection from the series itself. However having said that, this book is amazingly well done. The character connection, the love and caring jump off the page. 
Nathan is a strong character who has to deal with a tough situation. But how he deal and recovers really made me cheer for him. the saying getting back up on the horse has a whole new meaning for Nathan.
Ryan is a dare devil. But he needs the grounding that Nathan can give. They each have something very special to give to this relationship.  Nathan tries to guard his heart but Ryan free falls into love and refuses to let go. I liked Ryan’s acceptance and carefree nature.
Over all the characters are really well developed, and the love is there. If you want more connection to the series this one might disappoint, but if you just take this love story as a standalone it will go on your keeper shelf. I know I will be keeping it and taking it out to read every time I want to believe that love really can conquer all. 

                                                      Four Twinkling Stars!!

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