Falling Hard, by Stacy Finz is an interesting contemporary romance with intriguing characters living in the small town of Nugget, California.
Shortly after leaving his life as a Navy SEAL, Logan Jenkins discovered the true identify of his now deceased biological father. Logan arrived in Nugget in searching for a sense of connection to his father and extended family, who once lived on the Rosser Ranch.
During his initial visit to Rosser Ranch, Logan meets Annie Sparks, who hires him to help out for a few weeks, while uncovering his historical roots. Despite her productivity and determination, Annie recently had to leave her family farm to branch out on her own in agricultural economics, yet she's still dealing with on-going family drama.
Even though their situation is temporary, Logan and Annie give into their attraction to each other. As the story unfolds, they continue to deal with family issues, career choices, and geographical living options. Plus, Nugget is a typical small town with gossipy neighbors and quirky characters, yet there's underlying problems.
Since it's the ninth book in the Nugget series, it's recommended to start with the first book, Going Home, yet it's not necessary to read the books in order.
Falling Hard is an interesting story with intriguing characters, and it's geared towards those who enjoy reading modern romances, particularly small town romances.
Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.