Her best bet is to stay away
Was Olivia hearing this right? The one man in Indian Lake she'd found truly intriguing since, well, forever—the hopelessly handsome heir to the region's most successful farming operation, Rafe Barzonni—was involved in horse racing? That made him, and her sudden attraction, downright dangerous. He wasn't just out of her league. He was a gambler. Like her father. With the shame of her father's racetrack betting addiction still haunting her, Olivia can't be part of that world. Rafe's world. She can't trust him, or his magnetism. But there's something deep in his incredible blue eyes that keeps drawing her closer…
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I like a little romance as much as the next girl, but Catherine Lanigan's Fear of Falling (Harlequin, 2016) just didn't make my heart pitter patter. Olivia is likable enough, I suppose, but Rafe is annoying. The book relies on the usual romance trope of lovers torn asunder by misunderstanding, but the misunderstanding is so petty and childish that it fails to move the reader to anything but exasperation. Fear of Falling just doesn't satisfy. Skip this one.
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