falling hard is the ninth book in the nugget romance series, and even though it stands alone, a lot of the secondary characters have previously been featured in the series, so the connections between them might be a little easier to keep straight if you've read them all.
in falling hard, we meet logan jenkins, who inherited some money from his biological father and who is native to nugget. he happens upon his father's old estate, and annie sparks, the acting caretaker mistakes him for the hired help. because logan is at loose ends and he is interested in gaining some perspective on his heritage, he goes along with this.
though, because nugget is a small town his ruse doesn't last long. people remember his mom, and they definitely remember his dad. even though they can't tell him one nice thing about him. logan's intentions were never to stay in nugget, he's just left the navy seals and intends to work in the private sector. but meeting annie and falling for her isn't what he planned to do with his post-military life. he's always been an adrenaline junkie, and life in nugget doesn't seem to be all that thrilling.
but there is something about nugget that gets its hooks into you. because the more people from the town logan encounters, the harder he has to fight the desire to stay. logan never thought he was missing all that much by not knowing his biological father. but coming to nugget and being with annie allows him to see the value of putting down roots. but for someone who was used to a rootless existence, he's not sure how to handle this change of outlook.
but life can be about compromise. and both logan and annie are adults who communicate, so they will figure this out. and maybe build something beautiful together while they're at it.
**falling hard will publish on april 11, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/kensington books (lyrical press) in exchange for my honest review.