Worth the Fall (Brew Ha Ha #2)
Kasey Lane is having a bad week.Understatement.Her idea of success never involved losing her job, man, and apartment in 24-hours. Now, with nowhere to go and no way to pay for it anyway, Kasey decides it’s time for a fresh start, which means a new apartment, a new career, and…no men.But as a magnet for ridiculousness and absurd brushes with the law, her start goes from fresh to stale in record time. It doesn’t help that Mr. Wrong keeps showing up during her adventures gone awry and taking over. Now, as Kasey plans her way to independence she has to decide if the only path to success is going it alone...or if maybe a partner in crime can make the journey sweeter.

Worth the Fall (Brew Ha Ha #2) Details

TitleWorth the Fall (Brew Ha Ha #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 13th, 2014
PublisherRogueGiraffe Books
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Humor, Funny

Worth the Fall (Brew Ha Ha #2) Review

  • Mitch Castro
    January 1, 1970
    This was a cute read even though h got the worst time of her life – failed relationship, being jobless, kicked out of the apartment, and more.But how Kasey rose from her rock-bottom life, struggles for mediocrity and eventually getting back on track again – total chick-lit.And romance part was cute too. A bit tame for NA, but overall, an okay read.
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  • Jacob Proffitt
    January 1, 1970
    This is second (third) in a series. The two prior stories are both very short (hence the first being designated #). I highly recommend reading both before this one. They're independent of each other, but we see both couples from those stories in this one and they form a significant part of the background. So knowing them from before is pure bonus. Also, both stories are pretty good, so there's that.I deeply enjoyed this story. Kasey is striking out on her own, though not by choice. She doesn't k This is second (third) in a series. The two prior stories are both very short (hence the first being designated #½). I highly recommend reading both before this one. They're independent of each other, but we see both couples from those stories in this one and they form a significant part of the background. So knowing them from before is pure bonus. Also, both stories are pretty good, so there's that.I deeply enjoyed this story. Kasey is striking out on her own, though not by choice. She doesn't know exactly who she is, having subsumed her identity in her now-ex. I loved exploring her world with her and finding out who she would be right along with her. I loved that she was determined and confident (when she remembered to be) and that she was willing to try all the things that might have made her uncomfortable just to learn if she liked them. Yes, she had some growing to do, but I liked how willing she was to do it.Part of that enjoyment is Max. He's just a complete sweetheart and I loved how uncomfortable that sometimes made him (rescuing kittens, of all things). If you can fall even a little bit for an Officer Hottie, this book is going to be like catnip. He's also part of this book's only real flaw, but I'll get to that. Meantime, get ready to swoon. Also, the banter between him and Kasey is outstanding. Oh! And I totally want the Officer Hottie Kitten Calendar...The only real flaw in the book is that it's a bit too . . . shiny. Kasey catches a beyond-belief break in falling in with Jenna and the Brew Ha Ha crowd and they really are way too ideal to take completely seriously. And yeah, that includes Max. He's off-the-charts drool-worthy, but that's par for the central setting/friend-group. I took it in stride under my "give a book an unlikely premise if it makes the story work" exemption. If you're hard-core about realism, though, this will grate.Anyway, this was a great distraction and fun story with awesome characters and snappy dialogue. So a solid four stars and I'm definitely picking up the next. A note about Formatting: Fair warning: the eBook format I read has a really bad break between the end and the preview of the next book. It looks like a normal section break only with a label added. So it's a little different than the rest of the book, but there's no announcement that this is an excerpt or that you're leaving Kasey and Max behind. It's obvious relatively quickly, but that's a jarring realization, frankly.A note about Chaste: There are a couple kisses, but Kasey is legitimately worried about finding herself before falling for a new guy so it worked that they'd get to the love thing before sex was on the table (or anywhere else).
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  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    January 1, 1970
    Fun, lighthearted romance!I really enjoy this series! The first couple books are short stories, this is the first full-length novel in the series and it was great spending more time with these characters and in this setting. I love the lighthearted feel of each story.The book has a fun start, it sucks you in right at the get go and I had a hard time putting it down. Kasey has had a bad week. She lost her job, her apartment and her boyfriend. She stumbles upon a cute coffee shop where she meets s Fun, lighthearted romance!I really enjoy this series! The first couple books are short stories, this is the first full-length novel in the series and it was great spending more time with these characters and in this setting. I love the lighthearted feel of each story.The book has a fun start, it sucks you in right at the get go and I had a hard time putting it down. Kasey has had a bad week. She lost her job, her apartment and her boyfriend. She stumbles upon a cute coffee shop where she meets some new friends. I actually really loved the part of the story, her making friends and finding people who actually care about her and of course meeting a great guy, Max. I loved her interactions with Max, he always seems to be around when something is going wrong for Kasey. (view spoiler)[While I thought they had a cute relationship, I wouldn't have minded knowing what Max was really thinking. I also would have liked to see him court her a little more, I didn't like how he sometimes came across like he was liking her against his better judgment. I would have liked to see him fall in love and accept her and love the stuff she harmlessly gets herself into. If that makes sense. She deserved some wooing after the jerk that was Jason. (hide spoiler)]Overall, a fun read and one I'd recommend to anyone in the mood for a romantic-comedy. Content: PGRomance: CleanLanguage: MildOther: Social drinking, talk of couples living together sans marriageSource: Received review copy from publisher for an honest review.
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  • Leslie
    January 1, 1970
    4-4.5This was such a cute story. I really, really loved it. I felt so much for the heroine and could completely relate. I laughed and smiled thru out the book. If you are looking for something steamy, this is not that book. But honestly, I get tired of steamy all the time. And.... This book just felt very realistic. I felt like I could be Kasey at so many points!! Kasey is trying to move on from being dumped by her ass of a boyfriend. She has always relied on him and wants to be independent and 4-4.5This was such a cute story. I really, really loved it. I felt so much for the heroine and could completely relate. I laughed and smiled thru out the book. If you are looking for something steamy, this is not that book. But honestly, I get tired of steamy all the time. And.... This book just felt very realistic. I felt like I could be Kasey at so many points!! Kasey is trying to move on from being dumped by her ass of a boyfriend. She has always relied on him and wants to be independent and find out who she is. She is determined to stay away from men. Too bad one guy ALWAYS seems to be around. :) I loved the tension between her and Max. And their fights... I just grinned! I really didn't want it to end. So why not a 5? I just wish we had gotten more at the end. It seemed a bit rushed. And there were several questions left opened about side characters I wish were explained. I am not sure if they are getting books in the future, but I am anxious to find out!
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  • Chan
    January 1, 1970
    It was okayWriting: I’m not sure what happened here. One would think that with two authors (Caitie Quinn & Bria Quinlan) that there wouldn’t be any mistakes. Not the case. I did like the witty quips and the descriptions of the scenes where mishaps occurred. The mishap scenes were written very well and had me on the edge of my seat, not in fear, but in anticipation of what was going to be said or done so I could laugh.Characters: Max, a police officer and Kasey a newly forced business owner a It was okayWriting: I’m not sure what happened here. One would think that with two authors (Caitie Quinn & Bria Quinlan) that there wouldn’t be any mistakes. Not the case. I did like the witty quips and the descriptions of the scenes where mishaps occurred. The mishap scenes were written very well and had me on the edge of my seat, not in fear, but in anticipation of what was going to be said or done so I could laugh.Characters: Max, a police officer and Kasey a newly forced business owner are the main characters. There were other characters and I’m assuming there is some character history that I’m missing from previous books. Storyline: Max and Kasey are newly single because of horrible relationships. Kasey is kind of a snob who claims to be taking time to find herself. Max is a guy who knows what he wants and is willing to get what he wants by stealth. Kasey’s propensity to fall into trouble and Max’s need to be needed are a great combination for this couple if Kasey would stop pushing him away. There were a few times that I laughed so hard that I had tears sliding down my cheeks and it felt good. However, this story began to fall flat and became boring. I think the frustration came from the entire story being this back and forth between Kasey and Max. As soon as they decided to be together and I was beginning to perk up and looking forward to rest of the story, it ended. Intimacy Scenes: There were two kisses at the end when Max and Kasey finally decide to be together. One was very sweet. It had the potential to cause a swoon. Oh and some hand holding…again at the end.Overall, it was all right. I might read the previous books to see if I’m missing something.
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  • Jessie
    January 1, 1970
    Kasey has had a tough week. She's lost her job, got dumped by her boyfriend, and is only a few days away from homelessness, since she was supposed to be moving in with said boyfriend. To continue that run of luck, every time something goes wrong, police officer, Max Darby, seems to be there to witness every new embarrassing moment of her life.I loved Kasey! I probably have some bad karma coming my way because I was so amused at all of the embarrassing scrapes Kasey kept getting herself into. I l Kasey has had a tough week. She's lost her job, got dumped by her boyfriend, and is only a few days away from homelessness, since she was supposed to be moving in with said boyfriend. To continue that run of luck, every time something goes wrong, police officer, Max Darby, seems to be there to witness every new embarrassing moment of her life.I loved Kasey! I probably have some bad karma coming my way because I was so amused at all of the embarrassing scrapes Kasey kept getting herself into. I loved Max. He was a perfect blend of tough, protective, funny, and sweet. I laughed out loud many times throughout the book. While there were characters living together, the book was very clean, with only kissing described. Worth the Fall is part of the Brew Ha Ha series, yet each book can stand alone. While the books don't need to be read in order, I do recommend reading them all (I went through the whole series in two days)! They were that good!Content: clean (some kissing, and a mix-up about prostitution)
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    This one had me laughing out load. Good heavens this girl got herself in more messes. I enjoy Bria's humor and like this whole series. My favorite is still The Catching kind, but all have been fun reads. This one takes a little while to get going but it brings the whole gang together in a fun way. This is clean, with a couple sexual innuendo parts. SPOILER;(There is talk of prostitution but it's all a giant mistake. )
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  • Kathy Jo
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsKasey Lane has pretty much hit rock bottom through no fault of her own. She has been laid off, her boyfriend dumps her the night before they are supposed to move in together and she's now homeless thanks to said loser... I mean boyfriend. Kasey decides from here on out she does NOT need a man to take care of her. She is going to become a new and better Kasey and eventually down the line she will find someone safe, someone who won't over take her life and tell her how to live it. Enter M 4.5 StarsKasey Lane has pretty much hit rock bottom through no fault of her own. She has been laid off, her boyfriend dumps her the night before they are supposed to move in together and she's now homeless thanks to said loser... I mean boyfriend. Kasey decides from here on out she does NOT need a man to take care of her. She is going to become a new and better Kasey and eventually down the line she will find someone safe, someone who won't over take her life and tell her how to live it. Enter Max... an alpha male who does whatever he can to take care of the people he cares about. He can't help it... it's just the way he's built. From the first moment he meets Kasey (it's hilarious by the way!) he knows that she is trouble. She just has this way of getting into situations that he doesn't know whether to laugh or be irritated. She is definitely not like any other woman he knows. These two are like oil and water around each other and you can't help but cheer them on! I was sucked in from the very beginning and did not want to put this book down! I lost count at how many times I literally busted out laughing while reading! It was seriously SO much fun! The only thing that could have made it better would've been having them get together just a bit sooner so you could see how they were as a couple. And of course if the book wouldn't have just ended! You all know how much I hate that! Just a little bit more... that's all I wanted! ;) Hehe. All in all it was an awesome book! I can't wait to read the next book in the series! I definitely will be checking out more books my Bria Quinlan/Caitie Quinn! And of course I can't forget my casting choices! This one was a bit hard because there was zero description of the heroine so I had to go with who I felt would fit best for myself. Hehe. What do you think?! Content: Mild language throughout, mild innuendo.
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  • Chumchum_88
    January 1, 1970
    Okay this one was a bit different from the previous one, for one thing it was longer XDI'm really starting to fall for Caitie Quinn, her books are just that amazing and wonderful, as I said this one was a bit different, it was proper sized book, not a short story like the previous two. But it was just as adorable.I liked all the characters in it, even asshole Jason, he gave the readers something to laugh at: Him, especially with the car assault and the childish indignation in Facebook. But I lik Okay this one was a bit different from the previous one, for one thing it was longer XDI'm really starting to fall for Caitie Quinn, her books are just that amazing and wonderful, as I said this one was a bit different, it was proper sized book, not a short story like the previous two. But it was just as adorable.I liked all the characters in it, even asshole Jason, he gave the readers something to laugh at: Him, especially with the car assault and the childish indignation in Facebook. But I liked Kasey and Jenna and Ben and Max and Jayne and Hailey and Dane and John and Abby ... did I cover them all? I guess I did. Anyway all of them were wonderful and I so wanna go to The Brew. I liked in here how the author showed us the relationship results after the first two short stories, Ben and Jenna were so adorable, especially when he's always humoring her and the shoes in the kitchen thing. Well, Kasey had since the beginning of the book the worst luck ever, it just jumped from one bad thing to the other, but what was the best thing that might have happened to her was going to The Brew it practically saved all her problems, she found new friends, new place to live and started her own company and found a guy she's attracted to and he's attracted to her. Her interactions with him were so adorable and they gave the vibe that said we have a chemistry going on but our hands are off. I hated the arrest thing with the lousy cop and Max's reaction after he helped her out of it, but the after after reaction was the best, and it was typical of them to get together after getting bad at each other.Overall, *thumbs up*
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  • Quirky Omega
    January 1, 1970
    It has to be the sweetest romance I have read in some time. I am so glad the ever amazing Nadia recommended it to me!If you are expecting some hands-on, romantic action to go on over hear, please look away. This isn't an erotica and thank God for that! It was lovely how the two leads slowly begin to get to know each other and like each other. The progression of their romance seems so simple and realistic. And the way they first meet each other! So darn funny, adorable and memorable. <3Now for It has to be the sweetest romance I have read in some time. I am so glad the ever amazing Nadia recommended it to me!If you are expecting some hands-on, romantic action to go on over hear, please look away. This isn't an erotica and thank God for that! It was lovely how the two leads slowly begin to get to know each other and like each other. The progression of their romance seems so simple and realistic. And the way they first meet each other! So darn funny, adorable and memorable. <3Now for the critical evaluation. The writing is gripping enough that I didn't get bored once. The plot progression is logical. The characters are unbelievably adorable and amazing. But therein lies my issue too. They were too perfect at times. Not at least one f-word? (A clean romance deserves a clean review.) I doubt anyone can be that perfect that none of the cuss words ever figure even remotely in the daily vocabulary.The characters themselves are quite realistic physically. The hero isn't the usual 6 foot hunk so if you have a love for tall male specimens, you might want to reconsider. Actually, read it despite that. This is a sunny read that should amuse all kinds of readers.
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  • J
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars. I loved this book. I loved this book so much that I've preordered the next one, not because this isn't a standalone, it is, but because I'm just hoping that this couple that I fell in love with will also be a part of book #3. This book was so funny but also romantic and quirky at the same time. It follows Kasey, a girl with a little black cloud following her around. She loses her job, her boyfriend, her apartment and just about everything else in her life in the course of a few days. 4.5 stars. I loved this book. I loved this book so much that I've preordered the next one, not because this isn't a standalone, it is, but because I'm just hoping that this couple that I fell in love with will also be a part of book #3. This book was so funny but also romantic and quirky at the same time. It follows Kasey, a girl with a little black cloud following her around. She loses her job, her boyfriend, her apartment and just about everything else in her life in the course of a few days. This book takes us on her journey as she tries to rite the ship, put her self esteem back together and, although she's not looking for it, find a new love along the way.This author snuck the hero into this book under our (and Kasey's) noses -- I had no idea they would be the H/h, but boy was I rooting for them at the end. And Authoress Quinn needs to realize that some of her female readers are at a certain age where if they laugh too hard certain physical problems arise. The scene at the gym with Kasey on the treadmill was classic.Not much steam but more than made up for in great writing and a great story. Bring on Heidi and #3.
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  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    Contemporary romanceThis book had me laughing out loud. Hilarious characters in ridiculous situations. Max. Is. Adorable. I loved him, even if he was bossy. ;) Kacey deserved a little happiness in her life after the rough few years she's had and I loved that Max was the one to bring it to her.. Their relationship was a lot of fun. This is a well written, contemporary, romance series. There were a couple of swear words. Definitely no bedroom scenes and only a few kisses.....I do have to add a "Bu Contemporary romanceThis book had me laughing out loud. Hilarious characters in ridiculous situations. Max. Is. Adorable. I loved him, even if he was bossy. ;) Kacey deserved a little happiness in her life after the rough few years she's had and I loved that Max was the one to bring it to her.. Their relationship was a lot of fun. This is a well written, contemporary, romance series. There were a couple of swear words. Definitely no bedroom scenes and only a few kisses.....I do have to add a "But" though.....The only thing that frustrates me about this series, because otherwise I've really enjoyed it, is the casual references to sex....or to who is living with who...or has been with who. I know that a lot of society unfortunately looks at it this way but to me it's something sacred and special between a married man and woman who are in love and eternally devoted to one another. It makes me so sad that it's thrown into casual conversation like it's no big deal. I have been disappointed in that. Because of it I would call it an Adult read.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    I stayed up until 2:30 this morning reading this book, when I couldn't stay awake for another minute I went to bed, then I may have woken up at 5:15 am to finish up this book (and then went back to sleep). It was super funny. Like belly laugh funny. Be cautious of the treadmill! (honestly, some of the funniest words ever!) Max is just too cute and believe me when I say he is exactly like all police officers. (these things I know) AND seriously, Kasey Lane is the best name ever. She is awesome an I stayed up until 2:30 this morning reading this book, when I couldn't stay awake for another minute I went to bed, then I may have woken up at 5:15 am to finish up this book (and then went back to sleep). It was super funny. Like belly laugh funny. Be cautious of the treadmill! (honestly, some of the funniest words ever!) Max is just too cute and believe me when I say he is exactly like all police officers. (these things I know) AND seriously, Kasey Lane is the best name ever. She is awesome and smart and is always doing something that lands her in a bad situation, but it is not her fault.I only wished the cover was move in-tune with the content ... but that is me being me and is no way a reflection of the words. Because the words were totally entertaining and completely worth the read.
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  • Nadia
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars.Okay I can't lie, it was cute okay? And fluffy. And rainbows and unicorns. But.Kasey. How can anyone act like such a klutz at her age? She got on my nerves on multiple occasions.Jenna. She's awful. How can anyone want to be friends with her? She has to get into everyone's business. Kasey keeps going how cute Jenna is, but she's not, just no. Oh and I forgot to add, Kasey was let go of her job because of the hard economy, but her behavior throughout the book made me convinced that it wa 2.5 stars.Okay I can't lie, it was cute okay? And fluffy. And rainbows and unicorns. But.Kasey. How can anyone act like such a klutz at her age? She got on my nerves on multiple occasions.Jenna. She's awful. How can anyone want to be friends with her? She has to get into everyone's business. Kasey keeps going how cute Jenna is, but she's not, just no. Oh and I forgot to add, Kasey was let go of her job because of the hard economy, but her behavior throughout the book made me convinced that it was clearly her fault. No sympathies for you hun.I liked the guy though. The other characters were okay as well. Basically it would have been a better book without Kasey and Jenna.
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  • Annette
    January 1, 1970
    This one made me laugh. Out loud. A lot. And that doesn't happen much.I'm not usually a reader of rom com, but I enjoyed this one so much. The characters were fun, the situations were a little crazy sometimes, but the main characters voice was hilarious to read.Content: Pretty clean. I think there were a couple mild swear words. Most of the characters have significant others that they are living with without being married. But there are no sex scenes, not really even sexual innuendo.
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  • Christina
    January 1, 1970
    There were parts I really liked about this book- the chemistry, the dialogue, the story.. it was quirky but it completely worked for me, right up until the story cut off at the end. I felt like immediately after the sort of climax of the story, it just stopped. Still a good book though, but definitely needed more.
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  • Toni Shiloh
    January 1, 1970
    Hilarious and adorably romantic
  • Amanda (Hootie) Clark
    January 1, 1970
    I've spent the last week reading through the rest of the books in this series and absolutely LOVING them! I read the first one and fell ass-over-tea-kettle for it and decided to give it some time before I read the others. Just enough time to see if after a few weeks I was still interested in reading them. Well, I can honestly say that the story and plot which revolves around the adorably named "Brew Ha Ha" coffee shop kept and held my interest.Worth The Fall was about newly single Kasey who has I've spent the last week reading through the rest of the books in this series and absolutely LOVING them! I read the first one and fell ass-over-tea-kettle for it and decided to give it some time before I read the others. Just enough time to see if after a few weeks I was still interested in reading them. Well, I can honestly say that the story and plot which revolves around the adorably named "Brew Ha Ha" coffee shop kept and held my interest.Worth The Fall was about newly single Kasey who has numerous mishaps befall her all while the (unbeknownst to her) hero, Max, witnesses it all. In the course of the first chapter she has lost her job, her shitty boyfriend dumps her because of it and she is subsequently kicked out of her apartment. Right away Kasey is a character I could connect with because the pitfalls that life throws at her were so oddly similar to mine. Kasey did pick herself up and dust herself off but it left her gun shy to expect good things to happen for her which, again, is something I relate to 100%. I love how determined she was to start fresh and do something outside the box to shake up her career. Max is the adorably steadfast cop who aside from being her constant pseudo guardian, is friends with some of her newfound click so the two are thrown together several times. Max was such a great hero. He was stoic and strong but had a playful side that made him easy to love. The way he teased Kasey and the adorable nickname he gave her after a particularly embarrassing incident was hilarious and swoon worthy! Their romance isn't easy with Kasey being stubborn but Max was such a patient and caring man that their push & pull was delicious!I fell in love with John and Sarah from The Last Single Girl and didn't think anyone could take their place in my heart with the story they had but Kasey and Max gave them a serious run for their money. SERIOUS! As is Caitie Quinn's M.O. this book was funny, witty and heart warming. I usually love me some steamy romance but every now and then (more so now as of late) I need something just purely clean and sweet. I get so jaded about sex and relationships sometimes and a good solid couple like this is just the thing to reassure me that it is worth the fall. (No pun intended) I really hope Quinn isn't finished with The Brew yet because I am still dying to know about another couple I have gotten to know throughout the series. The way she incorporates all her secondary characters in with the MC's is fluid and creates a wonderful dynamic in the story. I am so glad I stumbled onto her books because now I have a "Go-To" author I can count on when I need something sweet and endearing.
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    5 Stars....HUGE- GIGANTIC- MASSIVE 5 MILLION STARS. I more than loved this book. There is no one word that can describe exactly how much I loved it. From beginning to end there was no stopping. I didn't want to. I loved the characters. I loved the relationships. I loved the friendships-new and old ones. I loved that brooding Max and Kasey didn't have that teenager fake electric feel or zaps. When there eyes locked they had a vision of riding off into the sunset. They were attracted to each oth 5 Stars....HUGE- GIGANTIC- MASSIVE 5 MILLION STARS. I more than loved this book. There is no one word that can describe exactly how much I loved it. From beginning to end there was no stopping. I didn't want to. I loved the characters. I loved the relationships. I loved the friendships-new and old ones. I loved that brooding Max and Kasey didn't have that teenager fake electric feel or zaps. When there eyes locked they had a vision of riding off into the sunset. They were attracted to each other but didn't want to be. I LOVED Kasey and her day to day troubles << This is where things were entertaining. I loved that Mr. Brooding himself was always there. Max was so perfect. You had no clue what he was really thinking but as you saw what he did or would do those actions spoke wonders. MAX!!! He is the exact definition of brooding. He gave off the vibe of not caring but it's what he did, his follow through that shown different. I loved it, HIM!!! Everything he did, their fights, their talks. Of course neither of them wanting this. I loved when they argued. Seriously, their fights were the best.I was happy and sated and thrilled while reading this and when I read the end...it made me sad. Sad because I enjoyed it so freaking much and it's over. I'll reread this again and again but I'll never get to read it for the first time again. There are only a very small group of books that I wish I could trap that feeling, the perfection, to mimic how I felt when I read it the first go round. Worth The Fall is in that group!I wish I had some quick quotes to add but I was highlighted paragraphs and tagging pages. It's the context as a whole, the entire scene. That's why I'll be rereading this.Please, I really want more Max and Kasey. I need it.
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  • Heather andrews
    January 1, 1970
    This is a YA book so for all of you who want to read this and think there's naughty bits you're safe there isn't any. What the book does contain though is tons of humor. Max I loved him right off, "Ms. Lane, you either backed into town property or you didn't. Which is it?" Kasey she's an interesting character she just has no luck what so ever but that changes when she meets Jenna and her gang and I loved the tightness the group contains around each other, "I dipped my pizza crust into ranch dres This is a YA book so for all of you who want to read this and think there's naughty bits you're safe there isn't any. What the book does contain though is tons of humor. Max I loved him right off, "Ms. Lane, you either backed into town property or you didn't. Which is it?" Kasey she's an interesting character she just has no luck what so ever but that changes when she meets Jenna and her gang and I loved the tightness the group contains around each other, "I dipped my pizza crust into ranch dressing as they all looked at me funny. I wasn't going to defend myself. It was good and that's all the excuse I needed." At times I don't think Max and Kasey really understand each other and they bottle in what they're thinking until it's too late, "I don't need this. I don't need to be responsible for someone I'm not even responsible for. You aren't my fiancee or girlfriend. You're just this girl who can't manage to stay out of trouble and the truth is, that's your problem." Of course once the boy gets his act together he tends to be bossy, "Tuesday, I'm coming to get you for breakfast. You're going to wait in your apartment and ask me who I am when I knock on the door and then you're going to hold my hand as we walk to The Brew where I'll buy you a muffin." This book was such a great read.
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  • Amanda Lee Disheveled Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    What a light, funny, and sweet read. The writing is great the story line is even better. I loved how the H & h kept running into one another. They fit perfect with each other from the very beginning. Kasey (the heroine) is hilarious, she's always finding herself in some ridiculous predicament. And Max (the Hero) is always there to either rescue her or laugh with her.Now this book being a contemporary romance novel lacks any steamy scenes.....It's safe to recommend to Grandma or Mom. But that What a light, funny, and sweet read. The writing is great the story line is even better. I loved how the H & h kept running into one another. They fit perfect with each other from the very beginning. Kasey (the heroine) is hilarious, she's always finding herself in some ridiculous predicament. And Max (the Hero) is always there to either rescue her or laugh with her.Now this book being a contemporary romance novel lacks any steamy scenes.....It's safe to recommend to Grandma or Mom. But that doesn't mean that you won't feel the chemistry between the Hh or that you won't swoon over Max. I love to read books with a bit or a lot a bit of steam to it but sometimes its just really nice to read something that is light, funny, and ok to share with my mother. :) I recommend this book to anyone that loves cute funny romances. It's a re-read for me and I look forward to more from this author.~~I was given an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.~~
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  • Sara Cardon
    January 1, 1970
    Kasey's story had me laughing out loud. So much humor, it was great. In the week when everything in her planned out life goes wrong, Kasey meets new people. Jenna at the Brew Ha Ha coffee shop becomes a fast friend and pulls Kasey into her funny, nice, quirky group of friends. Kasey also meets Officer Darby, repeatedly, every time she's in trouble. I enjoyed their interactions, plus them with the friends. He's one of those characters who takes awhile to figure out (on purpose - it takes Kasey a Kasey's story had me laughing out loud. So much humor, it was great. In the week when everything in her planned out life goes wrong, Kasey meets new people. Jenna at the Brew Ha Ha coffee shop becomes a fast friend and pulls Kasey into her funny, nice, quirky group of friends. Kasey also meets Officer Darby, repeatedly, every time she's in trouble. I enjoyed their interactions, plus them with the friends. He's one of those characters who takes awhile to figure out (on purpose - it takes Kasey a long time to piece him together, so me too). This is a great rom-com in book form. I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars because it has a little hard to follow in a few spots (maybe just me?) and I wasn't a fan of Max's frustration of liking her against his will - very Pride & Prejudice, just without him resolving that enough for me. Still, this is a fun story and I loved it.
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  • Jennifer Lombardi
    January 1, 1970
    This book was absolutely hilarious. I have not laughed that hard while reading in a really long time. Kasey is a real hoot, always in the wrong place at the wrong time and of course getting caught. The only problem I had was that the end was a big let down. It could have had more detail.... more excitement but it was dull and rushed. Other than that, the book was great! *This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review*
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  • Carien
    January 1, 1970
    A lovely, funny and romantic follow-up in the Brew Ha Ha series. #officermax made for a good read. What a patient man. This was one of those 'cannot-possibly-put-it-down' books. If you can get through the gym and kitchen scenes without bursting out in laughter, I will be impressed.A big thumbs up. Cannot wait for the next one!
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  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    January 1, 1970
    Cute! This is a fun series. Just picked this one up for fun, not for review. I've read one other in this series and I'll be looking forward to the rest when I have time to squeeze them in.A couple instances of mild swearing and some innuendo and references to sleeping with ex boyfriend.
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  • RaeLynn Fry
    January 1, 1970
    Fun Rom com!Great, fun book that only took me a couple of day to read
  • Grace Tolman
    January 1, 1970
    I found a new favorite author. I love it when I stumble upon a great book, but I also feel a bit foolish that I've been missing out on great authors this whole time. Why haven't I heard about Ms. Quinlan? Which rock have I been hiding in?Anyways, Kasey has had a string of unfortunate events fall upon her and the irony, there's this guy that is witness to all of these embarrassing moments. Max is a law enforcer that keeps on getting the calls when Kasey falls flat on her face. They don't particul I found a new favorite author. I love it when I stumble upon a great book, but I also feel a bit foolish that I've been missing out on great authors this whole time. Why haven't I heard about Ms. Quinlan? Which rock have I been hiding in?Anyways, Kasey has had a string of unfortunate events fall upon her and the irony, there's this guy that is witness to all of these embarrassing moments. Max is a law enforcer that keeps on getting the calls when Kasey falls flat on her face. They don't particularly want to fall for each other, She- because she felt so controlled by the ex and wanted to be her own woman and He- because he doesn't want "crazy" in his life and Kasey, with all of her bad luck, just screams that, and more. Now this is #2 in a series and yes it can stand alone. I actually didn't feel like I've missed out on the story line because I didn't know the back story of some of the characters. But yes, after reading this, I want to read all of them. The writer did a fantastic job helping me feel invested in the characters. This is a very witty book. Sometimes the tone is a bit sarcastic, but it's all in good fun. I also love her descriptions and analogies. It's just an over all feel good, laugh out loud read. The book does have some insinuation that people are sleeping/living together but it is very clean. No graphic scenarios and even Kasey and Max's kiss was very sweet. Just one warning, if you start this book, you might have to clear your schedule because you wouldn't want to put it down. :)
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  • Anoush Emrazian
    January 1, 1970
    Kasey seems to have the worst luck. Not only does her boyfriend (Jason) break up with her because she lost her job therefore making her homeless, but every time something horrendous happens to her, the same guy is there to observe: Max Darby. Sure, Max is always there, but all he can see in Kasey is complication and drama. He is not interested in that mess.Jason was controlling and narcissistic and manipulative and Kasey is just beginning to see all the red flags that were there all along. She's Kasey seems to have the worst luck. Not only does her boyfriend (Jason) break up with her because she lost her job therefore making her homeless, but every time something horrendous happens to her, the same guy is there to observe: Max Darby. Sure, Max is always there, but all he can see in Kasey is complication and drama. He is not interested in that mess.Jason was controlling and narcissistic and manipulative and Kasey is just beginning to see all the red flags that were there all along. She's sworn off guys, especially the dominant type. But if that's what she really wants, why is Max--"talk about the controlling alpha-male stereotype"--so attractive to her?Kasey's swinging to the extreme other end of the spectrum, trying to do life on her own without the help of anyone else. It was a pleasure to watch her figure out that you're not weak if you need help and you're not being controlled when someone wants to make sure you're safe. And Max calls her on it.You're working so hard at trying to be what you think a successful woman in the city is, you're bypassing finding out who you are again. But this time it's your own doing.A fun aside from these books are the characters that are also authors. For example, the writer disclaimer:Anything you tell me may end up in a book unless you specifically ask for it to be off the record.I put this on my to-read list a couple years ago after reading the first book in the series and now I'm kind of sad I waited so long because I was reminded how much I enjoyed the first book.
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  • Fiction Aficionado
    January 1, 1970
    I laughed so many times through this book! So much droll (as in, amusingly odd) humour, and such a refreshing and dynamic style of writing! I'm thoroughly addicted. Kasey was a fantastic character—a mixture of sass and self-deprecating humour, which comes in really handy since she manages to get herself into so many scrapes. After losing her job, her boyfriend, and her apartment all at once, she suddenly realises how narrow her world was and relishes her newfound independence, and a take-charge I laughed so many times through this book! So much droll (as in, amusingly odd) humour, and such a refreshing and dynamic style of writing! I'm thoroughly addicted. Kasey was a fantastic character—a mixture of sass and self-deprecating humour, which comes in really handy since she manages to get herself into so many scrapes. After losing her job, her boyfriend, and her apartment all at once, she suddenly realises how narrow her world was and relishes her newfound independence, and a take-charge police officer definitely doesn't fit the new plan. But is it possible to take independence too far?I absolutely loved Max and the way he and Kasey bounced—or in many cases sparked—off one another. In fact, I love the whole group of friends, and even Abby, the snarky bartender at The Brew. There is so much vivacity in these characters and this story. If you're after a chick-lit style romance, or even just a good laugh, definitely give this one a go.
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  • NaDell
    January 1, 1970
    I liked that this story starts out with the main female character in such despair (ok, that sounds terrible to say, but sometimes you just have to start over and rebuild and that's the point to do it!)She lost her job, her boyfriend, her apartment, and her whole life plan very quickly and is suddenly thrust into the city without any friends or support system or anything to pull herself up. She goes into a coffee shop (Brew Ha Ha) and meets people that will change her life forever.I appreciated t I liked that this story starts out with the main female character in such despair (ok, that sounds terrible to say, but sometimes you just have to start over and rebuild and that's the point to do it!)She lost her job, her boyfriend, her apartment, and her whole life plan very quickly and is suddenly thrust into the city without any friends or support system or anything to pull herself up. She goes into a coffee shop (Brew Ha Ha) and meets people that will change her life forever.I appreciated the clean, but still romantic and suspenseful storyline and that they really seemed to get to know each other, which in turn meant as a reader, I got to know them and could understand their ideas and emotions and next steps. It did get a little old hearing her describe how cute he was with nearly the same descriptions every time, but I overlooked that for a good story.
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