Published June 2014 by Atria Books|343 pages
Where I Got It: the Nook store
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #4
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.
Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.
If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…
What I Thought:
I’m really sad to see this series come to an end, because I’ve really loved this series! But I am glad to see Ben’s story, and I liked it more than I expected.
I loved that characters from the previous books made appearances in this one, and while I vaguely remember Ben from their stories, I’m actually glad he got his own book. I loved the first 2 books, and really liked the third- which didn’t have that special something the first two had. Five Ways To Fall brought that something special back.
I just loved Ben and Reese together. They really have an interesting relationship, and I just loved how their relationship developed over the course of the series. I also loved that the book was narrated by both Ben and Reese, and I loved getting to know both of them. I especially loved the relationship Ben had with his mom and the relationship that Reese had with her step-dad Jack. Especially Reese and Jack, because he took care of her even though he was no longer married to her mom. But seeing Ben and his mom showed that he really is a good guy, and why he acts the way he does.
And I really wish that Reese and Kacey met more, because there’s something about Reese that really reminded me of Kacey. I like to think they’d be fabulous friends, and they really would get along quite nicely. I really felt for Reese, and she’s definitely a survivor. You can’t help but get drawn into her story and I really wanted her to come out on top! (And up with Ben, of course).
It did get me emotionally at the end, but there were some really funny moments too! Reese and Ben together were hysterical at times, but it works. I really couldn’t ask for a better couple to end this series with.
Let’s Rate It:
I really liked Five Ways To Fall- not as much as Ten Tiny Breaths or One Tiny Lie, but more than Four Seconds To Lose. I loved Ben and Reese’s story, but I do wish we got more of Ben’s story, since the main focus seemed to be Reese. Which is fine, since I really love her, but I was expecting a bit more of Ben. Five Ways To Fall gets 4 stars.