Falling for Her by Laurie LeClair

The girl next door is now the woman he’s falling for.

As her ten-year high school reunion approaches, Becca Thompson feels the pinch of not accomplishing enough since graduation. Romance has been an even bigger bust. Longing for more, she decides to organize a fall harvest festival and community fundraiser on her family’s orchard. But Becca gets more than she bargained for when she asks her childhood friend to help. Suddenly her bestie is making her knees weak and her heart flutter.

Jason Fox is dedicated to his veterinarian practice and raising funds to make his dream animal shelter a reality. When he’s sidelined by an injury, he takes a break and returns home to Cupid’s Corner. But from the moment he sees Becca, everything’s different. She’s no longer the young girl he picked apples and pumpkins with—she’s a self-reliant, beautiful woman.

Jason helps Becca with the festival, but the more time they spend together the harder it is to ignore the sparks. Can leaving the friend zone end in love or will it ruin everything?

Titles in the Cupid’s Corner series include – Dear Cupid – Picture Perfect BrideFalling For Her

Title:  Falling For Her
Series:  Cupid’s Corner #3
Author:  Laurie LeClair
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 22, 2020
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5

Falling For Her is the third title in the Cupid’s Corner series, and brings us a delightful friends-to-lovers story that will warm your heart this season.  Jason and Becca had been childhood friends, but when Jason moved a few towns away to work in his mentor’s veterinarian practice distance kept them apart.  Now, Jason has returned to Cupid’s Corner and both are a bit surprised when those steady, understood friendship feelings begin to move into the perhaps we’re falling in love territory.

Becca doesn’t feel that she’s accomplished much since high school or even college graduation.  Yes, she’s returned home, to a small-town she loves and cannot imagine leaving, to work with her family at their local orchard.  Becca decides to hold a fall festival at the orchard to not only showcase her family’s business but to also use it as a fundraiser for the local animal foster program.

Jason’s return home to recover from an injury has brought their friendship back full-force, and working together on the festival/fundraiser puts them in closer contact than they’ve had for years.  Enough for them to realize that there is more going on between them than just a childhood friendship.  The chemistry is strong, but the friendship is precious – are they willing to try for more, maybe admit to falling in love or avoid the conversation in order to keep the friendship safe?

I enjoyed Falling For Her, Becca and Jason’s romance is realistic, full of one kind of love moving in a different direction, friends, family, all the joys and annoyances of small towns… and pets, love the pets.  I’ve fallen in love with Cupid’s Corner, the series, and the town.  If you love a really good romance, believable people and circumstances, and that special sizzle of falling in love then you’d enjoy not only this story but this series as well.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Tule Publishing. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

Available for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle

 

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