Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-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…


4.5 stars out of five 

“If you have to fight over a guy, he’s not worth it. Go for the one who’s waiting for you.”

Five Ways to Fall is the fourth book in a great companion series by K. A. Tucker. This book follows Ben, the infamous ladies’ man who works as a bouncer at a strip club while earning his law degree. Once graduated, he begins working at a law firm where he meets his match, Reese.

What I loved most about this book is Reese. She’s a spitfire character who believes revenge is a dish best served cold. After a quick tumultuous relationship that led to an even quicker marriage and divorce, she’s a woman scorned looking for revenge and revenge only. She’s fun, quick witted, and emotional. She’s a believable character with motivations I haven’t read about in other books.

Ben is as swoon worthy as they come and almost your typical male love interest. However, his rapport with Reese is funny, cheesy, and sexy making their relationship exciting.

Overall, Five Ways to Fall is a fantastic edition to this companion series and is my second favorite book after One Tiny Lie. Definitely worth reading.