Review: Falling In by Lydia Michaels

Posted September 19, 2014 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Falling In Review: Falling In by Lydia Michaelsby Lydia Michaels
on September 17, 2013
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Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
Series: The Surrender Trilogy #1
Pages: 337

The debut of an emotionally charged and highly erotic contemporary romance trilogy, in which love and trust are the most dangerous games of all…

With a dark past that would have shattered most people, Evelyn “Scout” Keats is doing what no one in her bleak world thinks possible—getting off the streets and leaving her impoverished life behind. She’s a new maid at the luxurious Patras Hotel, and aims to keep her job no matter what. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to sacrifice her dignity, or let anyone into her heart. The risk of losing either is just too great.

When hotel tycoon Lucian Patras discovers Evelyn in a compromising position, he uses everything at his disposal to seduce her—a proposition that both surprises and frightens her.

Ignorant to her true circumstances, Lucian relentlessly pursues Scout as a prize to be won. But he is soon given an unforgettable lesson in love and sacrifice when he learns how far Scout has gone to gain her independence and discovers that there are some things money can never buy.

Bethany’s REVIEW


Why this series is not getting more buzz is beyond me because it had everything I need in a 5 star read – the emotions, the connections, the steaminess. EVERYTHING! This is the first book I’ve read written by Ms. Michaels, and I quite impressed to say the least.

Falling In is a romance between Evelyn “Scout”, a young woman whom has been homeless her entire life, and Lucian, an alpha CEO millionaire and hotel tycoon. Yes, this is a Cinderella story in essence. However, it goes so much deeper than that. This book really really opened up my eyes to the horrific conditions the homeless population in America endure. This book also doesn’t sugar coat the rapid heroine addiction and disease that plagues our homeless.

‘He was completely inexperienced with such raw humanity.’

So, don’t let my last sentence scare you. Falling In is NOT dark at all, it just has a lot of depth. This book is actually pretty damn steamy. The main characters have terrific chemistry. I adored the way the author developed them – a steady build up of tension. I enjoyed the tug and pull of the outside sources that try to keep Evelyn and Lucian apart and their fight to follow their hearts to grow a relationship. These two people’s backgrounds couldn’t be more night and day.

‘She wanted to please him. Everything she did somehow always brought her back to him. She was addicted to Lucian.’

Please, please, please download the sample of FALLING IN. I think you will be as surprised as I was by how the story just sucks you in. IT CONSUMED ME! I guess sometimes you stumble upon the right book at the right time, when you’re in the right frame of mind. So find a comfy chair, put your feet up, sip coffee, and just lose yourself in this story and unforgettable characters.

I can’t wait to read the rest of the trilogy!

Sarah’s REVIEW

4.5 stars!

Falling In is the first book in the Surrender Trilogy by Lydia Michaels. This book was such a breath of fresh air for me. Not because it was sweet and pleasant, because this story certainly had parts that weren’t easy to read. It was just so different than anything I’ve read lately, and written so beautifully. I love when a book takes me by surprise. I opened this book one afternoon, and hardly put it down until I finished it early the next day.

Evelyn “Scout” Keats has lived on the streets her entire life, and at 21 years old is more than ready to leave that life behind. Scout wants more for herself, and even with all the absolute heartache and darkness she’s lived through, she still strongly believes she can make it happen. Soon after she begins work as a housekeeper at Patras Hotel, she meets the owner, Lucian Patras. Lucian’s proposition to Scout is the beginning of an amazing journey to bring this unlikely pair together.

The author’s writing just blew me away. She absolutely has a way with words. Descriptive, artistic, poetic, and REAL – the writing style sucked me in to the point that I physically felt what Scout was feeling. When her heart was continuously broken, my chest ached, and when she was hungry, I swear I was too. I haven’t been this emotionally connected to a story in quite awhile.

I finished this amazing story a few days ago, and Lucian and Scout are still on my mind. I love when a story affects me so much that I think of the characters like I would the real people in my life — wondering how they are, and wishing them well. I can’t wait to start book two, and continue on this journey.

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About Lydia Michaels

Award winning author, Lydia Michaels, writes all forms of hot romance. She presses the bounds of love and surprises readers just when they assume they have her stories figured out. From Amish vampyres, to wild Irishmen, to broken heroes, and heroines no man can match, Lydia takes readers on an emotional journey of the heart, mind, and soul with every story she pens. Her books are intellectual, erotic, haunting, always centered on love.Lydia Michaels loves to hear from readers! She can be found of Facebook or contacted by email at



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