I Liked It!
I’ve been a lover of this series since it released, and I was so looking forward to Keegan’s story, but where the three previous books were five star reads for me, this one fell a bit short. I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy it, but Falling Hard just didn’t make me “fall hard” for Keegan and Emma as much as I wanted too.
Emma and Keegan have a history, and five years ago both of their hearts were broken. When they see each other again in Vegas, the chemistry and feelings reignite and as much as Keegan wants to hate Emma he can’t and as much as Emma wants to be with Keegan, she can’t. These two have a very complicated story, that plays out through this entire book, and I wanted to strangle them throughout most of it. If one or both of them would have come clean about ALL of their truths earlier in the book I think I would have enjoyed this more, because then they would have had more time to work on moving forward, but instead it was a bunch of dancing around the past and their feelings for one another.
One thing I did really enjoy about this book was when things were good between these two. I loved the banter and the back and forth between Emma and Keegan and seeing glimpses of their past and the summer they spent together. Watching the love they had for one another before everything went wrong, and watching them try to reconnect again. You can tell they belong together, but both of them are too stubborn, but just reading their thoughts you can feel how scared they are to let the other one in, and how much they still care for one another even throughout all the hurt.
Seeing the characters from previous books was also a plus, but don’t worry if you haven’t read the other books in the series, you’ll love them even if you don’t know their full stories, Lexi Ryan does a great job of catching you up! Like I said, I really did enjoy Falling Hard, but compared to the other books in the Blackhawk Boys Series, it fell short for me. Emma and Keegan are amazing, but I wish that the entire book wasn’t them fighting to repair things, or fighting their feelings, and we had a little more of them actually accepting that they belong together. The epilogue was amazing though and I can’t wait to read Mason’s story now!