Women and construction shouldn’t mix. At least, that is what the client, Mr. Blackwell, thinks when twenty-one year old Julia Dayle Halstead is promoted to project manager to remodel a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse into a bed and breakfast. However, the schoolhouse contains a dark secret that has been hidden for nearly a hundred years. A secret that will unleash the Furies of Hell and cause the Angels in Heaven to weep as ethereal brothers, Matthew and Nathan battle over Julia’s very soul.
Fall’s cover didn’t really do anything for me, but the blurb caught my attention. The idea of woman working construction was intriguing, and Julia didn’t disappoint. Willing and ready to take on a man’s job, an arrogant client, and two immortal men, Julia was a strong female lead.
Nathan and Matthew were good, but they didn’t really stand out. They don’t compare to the more dominant men that you find in the steamy romance novels. I felt like Julia’s performance outshined theirs. With that being said, Matthew and Nathan were better suited for a clean read.
The plot was solid and it had some twist and turns, but the novel lacked the finishing touches that come with publisher releases. Over all, I was happy with Fall. It was interesting, and I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up a sequel.
Jennifer Hurst, the author of Fall, is holding a contest to win a gift certificate to theTorrey Schoolhouse Bed and Breakfast in Torrey, Utah. For those interested, check out the details here. I will post more about the contest on August 21, 2011, following an interview with Jennifer.