4/5 Stars for The Harder He Falls by Lynda Aicher



The Harder He Falls (Kick)

Author:  Lynda Aicher

Publication Date:  June 7, 2016

Genre:  Gay Romance


RITA Award finalist Lynda Aicher fires up a thrilling series featuring rugged men who play hard for a living. When it comes to one another’s hearts, they never back down—because behind closed doors, the games they play are very different.

Expert whitewater-rafting guide Grady Kelley lives for that rush of adrenaline: at work, as the newest employee of a Portland-based outdoor-adventure sports company, and off the river, where liaisons with anonymous men keep him satisfied. Grady prefers no drama and no strings attached, but when tragedy strikes, fate leads him to Micah Swaine. He’s hot, masculine, distracting—and offers the kind of deeper connection Grady has sworn off, no matter how badly he craves it.

Working at a leather bar, Micah meets a lot of guys, but Grady’s different—and he seems to feel the same way. The trouble is, anything beyond casual sex is too risky for Micah. He’s got secrets he doesn’t know how to share, secrets that would make any relationship a battlefield. No man, even one as compassionate as Grady, would stick around for that kind of trouble. And yet, as physical desire melts the walls they’ve put up, Micah and Grady discover that trusting each other is the most exhilarating adventure of all.

The Harder He Falls is intended for mature audiences. This ebook includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


My Review:

My rating:  3.5 stars

Grady and Micah burn up the pages of this scorching romance.

Grady is filled with guilt over his responsibility in the accident that left his cousin in a coma.  Micah has residual effects from being a coma several years back.  They both need control and they both need to let loose.  They both want different things and yet they only want each other.

These two damaged men need each other.  Their journey was emotional and dynamic.  A highly-fulfilling read.

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