Review: To the Fall

Sunday, 14 January 2018
To the Fall To the Fall by Prescott Lane
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm not sure what initially attracted me to this book. I've never read anything by the author before but something about Pierce's character fascinated me, especially with the story being written from his POV.

Here we have a sexaholic businessman who is in therapy - for his sexual proclivities, not sins of the boardroom - and a woman who is his rival in more ways than one. The share painful memories where relationships are concerned but can they find a way to move forward from their previous heartbreak in order to find a way to trust love and everything it has to offer?

Pierce Kingston is a dominant man, in and out of his business suit. He runs a hugely successful hotel alongside lifelong friend, Annie. Together with Pierce’s half-sister, Tawny, they share a close bond and support each other, mostly against Pierce’s stepmother, Vicki. When Tawny gets a gig at a rival hotel, Pierce comes face to face with Sutton Presley, the hotel's new manager. Drawn to her immediately, Pierce is desperate to get to know her but he has one big problem, the sex diet his counsellor has demanded he follow, for one whole month. Whilst this diet frustrates Pierce, it gives untrusting and hesitant Sutton time to get to know the Pierce the man, rather than Piece the man with the body to die for.

Whilst Sutton and Pierce’s relationship gets off the ground slowly, Pierce starts to face new demons which are connected to his past which he had assumed to have put to rest. With Annie needing answers and Pierce needing to forget, the friendship of these two lifelong friends start to crumble with catastrophic effects.

I enjoyed this story but it didn’t blow me away as I hoped and expected. The storyline was intriguing and the characters were interesting but for some reason it just didn’t gel for me. I felt that the story was trying to be too many things and left me watching from the outside rather than drawing me in. As the story progresses there are twists and shocks which I really didn’t foresee but made the story go from being lighthearted to incredible poignant. This is where the essence of the story was finally revealed and savoured.

This ebook was kindly provided by the author prior to release in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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