Title: The Hardest Fall (Roadmap to Your Heart #3)
Author: Christina Lee
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 23, 2016
Page Count: 226
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Lee trades country ballads for show tunes in the next standalone book of her M/M series, Roadmap to Your Heart.
After licking his wounds from a painful relationship, Tate Sullivan is ready to move back home. He picks up where he left off as drag queen extraordinaire Frieda Love in a West Village bar in New York City. He doesn’t expect to be drawn to the mysterious man with the dark eyes who shows up to every single performance–flirtatiously eyeing Tate one second and disappearing on him the next. Why mess around with a guy who is clearly giving him mixed signals?
Sebastian Clark is on a mission the first night he shows up at Ruby Redd’s. He doesn’t anticipate his plan being flipped on its head by the charismatic drag queen and even more so by the mesmerizing man beneath the makeup. But the more he learns about the vibrant and brash Tate Sullivan the more intrigued he becomes. So he pushes aside his guilt about why he sought out the bar in the first place in order to get to know the guy behind the stilettos.
They’re opposites on many levels, but as Tate spends time volunteering with Sebastian at the shelter, he begins to feel good about himself in ways he hadn’t before. For Sebastian, Tate represents a sense of fun and freedom that is completely fresh and invigorating. Before they know it, their easy companionship catches fire, and Sebastian is kissing a man for the first time, while Tate is opening his heart to new possibilities. But Sebastian is still keeping a secret, and Tate will have to decide if he can trust again, or if the betrayal he feels from Sebastian’s confession is too much to overcome.
The Hardest Fall is a sexy yet sweet and emotional tale of two men, one who is still haunted by his past relationship and the other holding a secret. This book was a first for me in the respect that I have never read a story where the one of the main characters is a drag queen. I really enjoyed their story.
Tate and Sebastian are different yet they are so good for each other. Tate hides a lot behind the facade he portrays. He is still hurt and a little insecure due to his failed relationship. As a result of which he is weary of his connection with Sebastian. Also his trust issues make it really hard for him to believe in a relationship. Sebastian is hiding a secret from Tate, something he should have been upfront about. This does create problems between them and coupled with Tate’s trust issues their relation had many hurdles to face. What I liked is that Tate and Sebastian had so many facets to their personality and they are unraveled only as the story progresses. It was really enjoyable to read about them and the way their relation developed. I also liked that Sebastian knew that he wanted Tate and was ready to fight to make their relation work. They both made me fall in love with the story.
The Hardest Fall is a book which will take you on an entertaining and emotional journey. Another wonderful addition to the series and a must read for all Christina Lee fans.