Sometimes you can't change - and sometimes you just don't want to. Discover Ben's side of the story in this fourth novel by the beloved, top-selling indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths, One Tiny Lie and Four Seconds to Lose.
Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she's made plenty of them in her 20-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it's time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.
Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris's plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny's Palace, he's ready to lead a more mature life - until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn't stopped thinking about.
If Ben truly were a smart guy, he'd stay clear of Reese. She's the boss's stepdaughter and it's been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she's trouble. The only problem is: He likes trouble, especially when it's so good-looking…
©2014 K. A. Tucker (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
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The start was a bit slow,then as I listened the story became more and more interesting. Loved this story and a perfect ending ... Very enjoyable
Reese is a troubled and trouble-making 21 year-old who takes a trip to Cancun as a step in recovery from a short, painful marriage. She meets Ben, who is on his last day of vacation. Even though Ben is the type to sleep with any female who shows an interest, he is enamored by Reese’s energy, unsocial behavior, and sharp tongue. Reese is estranged from her materialistic mother and accepts the assistance of one of her mother’s exes and past step-father, who puts her to work in his law firm.
Ben and Reese meet again months later as Ben begins his first position as a lawyer in the same firm. Reese’s ex appears back in her life with his new wife and former mistress. Reese is bitter and wants to hurt them as much as they hurt her, which drives much of Reese’s actions through the book. Ben is happy to be entertained by and a participant in Reese’s revenge as long as she understands and accepts his position against commitment.
The last book in a series, “Five Ways to Fall” reads well without reading previous installments. Tucker can write and is particularly good with character development, but isn’t the best storyteller. The plot would have been strengthened by expounding on Reese’s parents and her quest to learn about her father. The performances are well done, but production has a few small problems.
Overall, good escapism and worth a credit.
"Performance through me off"
I did not like the male voice, but the female was good. I thought the story lacked a thick/good plot
Favorite of this series! Definitely went out on a high note. Can't wait to stay the next series!
"The Best of the Series!"
With the combination of the winning story, great characters and excellent narration, Five Ways to Fall is one of the better audios I've listened to.
So many memorable moments! There were funny moments when Ben and Reese were teasing each other, or when she took revenge on her ex. I also loved the moments when the two were slowly realizing that they were falling in love.
So many! I loved Ben and Reese at his family's orange grove.
It made me laugh a few times, and I teared-up at the very end. I spent the majority of my time smiling.
Great story, great narration. I would listen to Deacon Lee and Elizabeth Louise again in a heartbeat!
"Perfection in every sentence"
Ultimate listening pleasure.
None. It is in a class of its own. A fanatastic and realistic story delivered audibly with shear excellence.
Reece and Ben in no particular order..... and all the other characters: Mason, Lena, Jack, Annabel, Ben's mom to mention a few....were all great
It made me laugh so hard, it was okay to cry. Very emotional with a lot of warm and fuzzies to make the ride worthwhile.
I have read and listened to all of the books in these series and with this installment, I am a K.A. Tucker fan for life.....I am adding all her books to my library and cannot wait for my daughters to be 18+ to read them.....They have become a family requirement of mine. The Narrators are off the chain in thier delivery and can only be compared to the best : Becca Batoe, Kirk Kerby...and still could easily come on top.......
"The male narrator ruins it for me"
I like the series, it's an easy read. But the male narrator kills the character.
"A disappointing end to a great series :("
The book begins with us getting Reese 's back story that doesn't ally have a lot to do with the main story line. Then we see her meet Ben in Cancun, after this embarrassing encounter she thinks to never see Ben again. Until she finds out he's working for her stepfather. Now these two start to become semi friends under strange circumstances that may lead to more if they can overcome their issues...
This book was okay. I liked it but no where as much as previous books. I so loved them... I felt this one got rather boring times... I just really didn't care for Reese, there was just something about her that rubbed me the wrong way. As the last story in the series I wish we had gotten to see a little more of the characters from previous books.. Not a book i would listen to again sadly...
"This one made me laugh"
Ben and Reese are just growing up - overcoming ugliness in the past. Realizing there is another side to every story.
I like K.A. Tucker's writing, but after reading/ listening to her glorify a home decorated with a confederate flag, our relationship has ended.
"Narrators were great choice!"
Paintball! Reece's last meeting with her ex. Phone singing. To name a few.
There were some laugh-out-loud moments. The dialog is well-done in K A Tucker's books. I also like her characters, they are well-drawn. The secondary characters in this one were great as well as the leads - Ben's mama and Reece's ASD step-brother, in particular!
This is the last book in this series, and my favorite. The characters were not as tormented, story not as violent or dark as some of the others. Ben was a wonderful character, I really liked him! Reading this one just after "Four Ways", I was at first disappointed that the male narrator was not Sebastian York again. After a few minutes I realized the brilliance of choosing Deacon Lee for this, as he sounded just like I imagined Ben would, with a smile or laughter in his voice! Elizabeth Louis was also enjoyable to listen to. I was glad to have this book in the audio version.
"Predictable Chick Lit"
I listened to the book but I felt it was way too predictable. I was rarely surprised about the story.
My next listen is Lesley Pearse ' Forgive Me'
I have read one of her books before and I enjoyed it.
I am just not into american voices and I guess I did not think about that when I listened to the preview.
I just think I have grown out of predictable endings for stories :-)
"One of my favourites from the series!"
Another great story by K.A Tucker. I'm sad to see this series end. I'd love more. I'd love more from different characters, but I'm excited to read her new series.
"Loved this book"
Audiobook for Five ways To Fall T.A Tucker
Reese is a Purple hair, pierced, spontaneous woman with Loads of spunk who likes to be a little bit of a rebel.
When she Marries her boyfriend of 6weeks she thought that they were madly in love, Only to come home from work one day to find him sleeping with his Ex girlfriend.
After doing something incredibly funny to her ex house she lands herself in a little bit of trouble.
After that she decides that she need a new start and moves to Miami.
Ben was all set for his Big Football career when in one fateful game he blows his knee out. He was always good at school so he dives into a different career path.
After Meeting a very drunk Reese one night Ben hasn’t been able to get her out of his head.
Now Ben is a Lawyer just out of collage when he starts at his friends dads firm, Where he turns up one day to see Reese is one of there paralegals.
I’m not going to give too much of this story away but it had me giggling and heartbroken for the young lives this couple have had to endure.
Listening to this Audiobook mad me what to run out and get all of K. A. Tuckers book due to reading them out of order now I have to catch up.
K.A. Tucker thank you for the hours of reading pleasure.
I Love listening to both Elizabeth and Deacon.
I Found Deacon’s voice to be deep and sexy with so much humor when it was called for I felt he really delivered Ben rolls well.
Elizabeth sounds young and full of Sass just like her character has in this book.
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