Falling Softly

Compass Girls, Book 4

Brave or stupid? Fortunately it worked out, but Sterling is secure in her world and as such, stops to help a complete stranger on the side of the road. What she finds is the man who will be her world and her future, but there’s a lot of pain and secrets to wade through to get there.

Viho is considerably older than Sterling and even though he succumbs to her allure the first time they meet, he feels he should hold back when it appears he’s going to stick around a while. Kind of a tarnished white knight move, but it showed he had morals.

This was the last story in the series and I’m sorry to see it end. Viho and Sterling were both lost and lonely and it was a quick progression to lovers but then things slowed down and real feelings started to grow. There was plenty of steam between these two with some pretty permanent results. I was sad about Vivi, the matriarch of the clan who has Alzheimer’s. Her story is what wove the whole series together and her conclusion was bittersweet.

Book Blurb for Falling Softly

The deepest falls aren’t always the hardest.

Compass Girls, Book 4

Darkness has crept into Sterling Compton’s charmed life, relentlessly stealing what’s left of her grandmother’s memories. When she happens upon a compelling stranger leaning against a broken-down pickup in the middle of nowhere, grief and a gut-deep attraction spur her to take that too-safe life by the horns.

From the instant Sterling emerges from her Jeep, Viho is drawn to her carefree spirit. Her innocent offer of a ride turns into the ride of his life in his truck bed—and he forgets why he meant to avoid Compton Pass at all costs.

He should have known that karma was waiting to laugh in his face. Especially when Viho figures out Sterling’s father is the one who stood between him and the man he should have called “father”.

Yet it’s tough to hate someone who offers him a job. Especially when he and Sterling realize there’s a living tie on the way that will bind Viho to her family forever—if he can convince her she’s much more to him than an obligation.

Warning: Sometimes it’s hard to let go, but every story has an ending. This one has a Native American hero with a chip on his shoulder the size of Wyoming and a vulnerable heroine who has a gift for polishing up diamonds in the rough. Some scenes may tug heartstrings so hard it’ll hurt, but the oh-my-god orgasms make up for it.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2015 4.00