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Falling Close by Sydney Muse: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

One accidental kiss wasn’t supposed to change so much.

Dean Myers never meant to blow up his entire world in one night. But when he crashes Raven’s art show and pretends to be her husband, all to avoid the advances of a new employee at his family’s mountain resort, he’s halfway there.

Then he accidentally kisses her—his good friend Raven.

And now he can’t think about anything else.

Raven Lake has always been Dean’s partner in crime at work, and she likes it that way. But what if she liked that kiss even more?

After their marriage lie spreads, pretending to be his wife out in public is hard enough. Moving into his cabin—being that close to him all the time—might ruin her completely.

But a phone call changes everything. When Raven gets the opportunity of a lifetime, she might have to choose between her childhood dream and the guy she suddenly can’t live without.

Falling Close is a closed-door sweet romantic comedy with plenty of chemistry but no explicit content. This friends to lovers story can be read as a standalone, or as part of the Ponderosa Falls Wilderness Resort series.

Sydney Muse writes sweet stories full of lovable characters and swoon-worthy kisses. She grew up in a big city surrounded by the ocean, but now she lives in a small town surrounded by mountains. When she's not writing, you can find her (accidentally) killing plants in her garden, wrangling her kids, watching cooking shows with her husband, and trying to entertain two rambunctious cats.

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Falling Close is the third book in the Ponderosa Falls Wilderness Resort series. I had not personally read the previous books in the series and found that it read just fine as a standalone as well. 

Dean and Raven hooked me with their easy friendship right from the beginning... Their shared 'bear talk' had me grinning ear to ear and really set the tone for the relationship right away. But things get much more complicated when they end up in an accidental fake marriage... and share an accidental kiss! I loved seeing their banter and how their relationship progressed throughout the story. They were so fun together and kept me smiling throughout the story. As much as I enjoyed the friendship, I enjoyed their falling even more. Dean's confessional texts? Absolutely LOVED them! So sweet. 

As much as I adored these two, I have to say Dean's crazy family definitely made this story! I loved his mom's meddling and the prank wars with his cousin... there was just so much fun surrounding this family! It has me looking forward to going back and reading the previous books in the series all that much more! 

Falling Close is a closed-door romance with kisses only and no language. 


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