When We Fall - Marquita Valentine

When We Fall

By Marquita Valentine

  • Release Date: 2015-12-08
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 38 Ratings


“Your heart will pound, you’ll laugh, you’ll feel, and you’ll definitely swoon,” raves Katy Evans. In this captivating novel in Marquita Valentine’s Take the Fall series, a small-town sweetheart takes a chance on the bad boy who’s always been her hottest fantasy.

The last time Piper Ross saw her best friend’s sexy older brother, Jase Simmons, he was being taken away in handcuffs. Seven years later, two things haven’t changed: Piper is still head-over-heels in love with him . . . and Forrestville’s chief of police—Piper’s dad—still hates his guts. So when Piper sees a chance to get close to Jase, she makes her move—literally. As his new roommate, and as the office manager of his tattoo shop, Piper won’t be satisfied until Jase knows that she wants to be his.

The quintessential good girl, Piper is pure temptation for Jase. The only reason he’s always kept his distance is because she’s the last person he’d ever want to hurt. But once he realizes that Piper is ready to take the leap, everything just makes sense. Suddenly Jase feels like a new man—until nasty rumors start swirling and Piper’s heartless father stirs up even more trouble. Now Jase must convince Piper that she wasn’t wrong about him . . . because falling in love never felt so right.

Praise for When We Fall

“Crackling with tension, intrigue, and romance, this story has it all. Your heart will pound, you’ll laugh, you’ll feel, and you’ll definitely swoon.”New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans

“Sexy, sweet, and hopelessly romantic, When We Fall is a fantastic bad-boy-meets-good-girl romance!”New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely

“Good girl and bad boy romance? Yes, please. When We Fall is a sexy, sweet page-turner.”New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett

When We Fall is beautifully written and so full of sexual tension I was holding my breath. I literally didn’t put it down! I devoured it in one sitting and immediately bought everything else Marquita Valentine’s ever written.”USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne

“A sweet read with likable characters, When We Fall is a great introduction for new readers of Marquita Valentine’s books.”USA Today bestselling author Jen Frederick

“If you’re looking for a good-girl-meets-bad-boy romance with tons of sexual tension and you’re a hopeless romantic . . . then this is your book!”—Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends

“There were parts of this novel I felt were actually poetic, and the emotions were written so well they pulled at me.”—The Romance Factor

“Jase Simmons is some kind of hot, and his actions toward Piper make him all the hotter. . . . I absolutely loved seeing everyone getting exactly what they deserved!”—RoloPoloBookBlog (five stars)

“[When We Fall] had me flipping the pages to see what would happen next. I enjoyed it.”—Once Upon an Alpha Male

“I really enjoyed the story line of a rich girl loving a bad boy.”—Channelling Colee Book Reviews

“A sweet and charming story of two people who were meant to be together.”—Thoughts at One in the Morning

“The author did not disappoint with this one.”—Lustful Literature

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


  • Emotional, sexy read! Worth the money!

    By Pam50627
    Excellent writing! I loved this book. When We Fall is the 2nd book in the Take the Fall series. Piper is the daughter of a absentee father and wealthy mother. They don't care what she does as long as she doesn't do anything to ruin their social standing. Piper is left without a job and without a place to live. Jase was the object of her teenage crush. Jase has been attracted to Piper for years but didn't do anything since he felt no one would approve of their relationship. Then Piper asks for a job in his tattoo parlor & a room to stay in. Although this book is part of the Take the Fall series, it could easily be read as a stand alone. There are familiar characters between the two books but the reader would not be lost. This is a sweet romantic story with a happily ever after but the plot takes several twists & turns as Piper & Jase find their way to each other. Outside forces continue to interfere with them and cause trouble. The plot line is very believable and easy to follow. Marquita manages to get you emotionally involved in the story and its characters. The characters are complex and well described. Jase comes across as a jerk in the beginning but you begin to fall in love with him as Marquita peels back the layers so that we can see his heart. I count this book as one of my favorites and one I'll read again & again.
  • When We Fall

    By Razorback Girl 59
    Another great read! This is my third read from this author and she doesn't disappoint.
  • Another great addition to the series

    By royalc11
    Marquita Valentine has made me fall in love with every book of hers , and this was no different. She's loved him for so long; he's been fighting his attraction to her. It's such a cute story!
  • Super Cliché

    By Briannasta112
    It is a good book, with promising characters, but it is so cliché and not realistic.
  • Loved it

    By lab9197
    Piper has loved Jase since she was 14 years old. But circumstances always seemed to keep them apart. Piper comes from a rich, controlling family. Her parents are horrible people. They are emotionally cold towards her. So as a child she was very shy, timid, and had a stutter, which her mother makes fun of. What mother does this? She also has bad case of asthma, which her parents refer to as “her disgusting condition”. While others may have treated her badly, Jase never did. He always made an effort to acknowledge her in school. Jase comes from the other side of the tracks. He was recently paroled for attempted murder, which by the way he did not commit. Piper’s father is the Chief of Police and because he did not like those Simons’ boys he made sure Jase was put in jail. After seven years, Jase is released. When Jase first got out of prison all he was interested in was alcohol, and women. But despite this, part of his heart always belonged to Piper. Jase and Piper were two good people who really cared for each other. They just needed to spend time together to realize it. Jase was so sweet. He went out of his way to learn how to give Piper her inhaler when she needed it, made sure the house was professionally cleaned since dust could set off her asthma and even went to the doctors with Piper to learn how to prevent asthma attack during sex. Towards the end, Piper began to find her voice. She became stronger and more confident. This was a very enjoyable read. This is the second book I have read by this author and I am always pleased at the writing style and storyline. It was well written. The characters are likeable. .
  • When we fall

    By Day728
    What a great series! ❤️
  • Loved it

    By Jujulove17
    I loved it! A woman trying to find herself and a man trying to keep his new life on track. Sparks fly when they are with each other and now they just have to decide if being together and facing all the drama is worth it. Loved it!