Book – All Falls Down (All Falls Down #1)
Author – Ayden K. Morgen
Publication Date – November 1, 2014
Genre – Romance/Suspense
Type – Stand Alone Series (Next book told in Jared’s POV)
Cliffhanger – Yes and No
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
When Savannah Martin walks in on her abusive boyfriend and her best friend in bed together, she thinks life can't possibly get any worse. And then she wakes up in a hospital in Italy, scared and alone. With nowhere left to go, Savannah runs to the family who took her in when her mother abandoned her as a teenager.
But things aren't as simple as they were then.
For starters, two years of constant emotional abuse has broken Savannah in ways she's not sure can be repaired. And patriarch Matthew Talbot has been murdered, leaving his eldest daughter, Lexi, in charge of a global non-profit and her younger sisters.
Jared Corbit, Lexi's gorgeous boyfriend, is the only thing standing between her and whoever murdered her father. That doesn't stop Savannah from falling in love with him. She knows it's wrong, but she just can't stay away from him when he makes he feel like no one else ever has before.
Finding out his relationship with Lexi is a ruse should make things easier, but when the truth is finally revealed, Savannah's fragile world threatens to fall apart. There's a murderer on the loose, and he's gunning for the only family she has. To save their lives, she and Jared will be forced to make a decision that just might destroy her completely.
How is she supposed to let the man she loves marry another woman?
My Thoughts - Story
This book completely took me by surprise – it was nothing like I thought it was going to be. The author was able to take a story and weave so many other shoot off stories along the way. Definitely a captivating book that had me baffled with what was going on.
I did have a bit of trouble connecting with Savannah at first and at times got annoyed at her self pity and denial that she belonged.
I also got pissed at Lexi a few times and thought that she treated her younger sister as a child when in fact she was in college and over eighteen.
Just two little annoyances that didn’t take away my enjoyment of the story.
Savannah is from an abusive relationship and with bad news from the States; she takes off to be with her surrogate family.
But things aren’t how she left it so many years before – there are threats on her friends’ lives and a new face has joined the estate.
Lexi has her boyfriend living with the family who is there to protect them but things get a bit complicated when Savannah learns that Jared has feelings for her instead of Lexi.
Reason for Reading – Blog Tour
Story Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Steam Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Angst Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Would Read More from Author? Yes