I love a good “strangers when we meet” sort of love story and that’s exactly what Nicole Falls delivers in her F*ck and Fall in Love. From the very onset, we are told that Jane, our protagonist, has zero time for a relationship. She’s not interested. She’s focused on her career and she’s perfectly happy that way. That all changes when a quarterly trip to her company’s head office inevitably leads her to cross paths with perhaps one of the sexiest bouncers ever—Nigel. One would almost suspect that Fate has other plans for Jane.
In fact, instead of what she assumes will be a one-off, Jane finds herself developing feelings for the very sexy Nigel. And we readers get to follow along for the ride from start to finish.
What I liked
I loved the premise of F*ck and Fall in Love. It’s super relatable. All of us, at some point, have put love on a shelf to focus on our goals — whether it’s a college degree, achieving a promotion, buying our first home, etc. Sometimes, love ends up taking a backseat while we focus on other things. And sometimes Love says it’s not waiting any longer and we have to either roll with it or continue denying it. Jane wants to deny it but deep down we readers know she wants this too much to disregard the possibilities.
Nicole’s characterization of Jane and Nigel is spot on and the entire novella has a nice, cinematic feel to it. It made me long for those rom-coms with Nia Long and Sanaa Lathan that we rarely get these days. And, yes, I could see this becoming a movie. It had that feel to it.
And did I mention the love scenes in this novella are pretty hot? I didn’t? Well, now you know. So if you’re prudish, you might want to fan yourself. The rest of us will sit back and enjoy.
My only quibble?
I only have one! My only quibble was that I wanted to see a little more of Jane and Nigel getting to know one another outside the confines of the hotel and his apartment. But…that’s just me. 🙂
So if you’re looking for a short read for the weekend (or to avoid annoying relatives during the upcoming holidays) that’s well-written, sexy and funny, then F*ck and Fall in Love by Nicole Falls is right up your alley.
Star rating: 4/5
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