Thursday, April 30, 2015
CLEAN ROMANCE: The Art of Falling by Julie Jarnigin
ABOUT THE BOOK
Heather Tornsten needs a man…a celebrity, more specifically, for a fundraising gala for the Dallas art museum, where she works. And what better headliner than bull rider Wyatt Lawrence? Although why people idolize grown men who make their living falling off animals, she’ll never understand.
When his mom was diagnosed with cancer, Wyatt determined to focus on doing what she wants—like visiting some art museum. But when his mom teams up with Heather Tornsten to get him involved in a fundraiser, he knows he’s been set up. The more involved he gets with the pretty events coordinator, the more he realizes falling off a bull is far safer. Because falling for Heather–who has made it clear that she won’t risk her heart on any man who courts danger–might break a whole lot more than his bones.
The Art of Falling is a short novella that I enjoyed a whole lot. I loved the characters, especially Heather, Wyatt, and Lorraine, Wyatt's mother. Lorraine's matchmaking efforts are amusing and well-intentioned much to Heather and Wyatt's chagrin. While Wyatt and Heather like each other right off the bat, they have some pretty big differences to overcome. Wyatt's job as a bull rider scares Heather more than she can say after she's already lost her daredevil brother to a risky hobby. She's not sure she can cope with it all. But with faith and courage, she and Wyatt find hope to face the future despite the challenges and their differences. I really enjoyed this sweet romance.