Title: Fall Hard
Author: JL Merrow
Publisher: Samhain LTD
Gay/ contemporary / Mystery
Some memories are better off lost in the mist…
Eight months ago, British academic Paul Ansell lost his lover—and all the memories of their time together—in an accident at Iceland’s Gullfoss Falls. Returning to the misty island country to resume his study of the bloodthirsty Viking Egil Skallagrimsson is tough as he struggles to pull his life back together.
First, there’s his colleague, Mags, who treats him like glass, and summer student Alex, who peppers him with discomforting questions. Then there’s Icelandic jet-boat driver Viggo, a tattooed, modern-day Viking who won’t say much about how they know each other. Leaving Paul to wonder if their volcanic attraction is fuelled by a desire to make a fresh start, or desperation to forget the past.
As more fragments of his lost memories fall into place, Paul is unsure if he can trust himself, much less anyone around him. And he begins to suspect his accident was nothing of the kind.
Warning: Contains a modern-day Viking whose boat has V8 engines for oars, and a harsh land of hot springs and hotter passions that won’t forgive any false steps.
The Blurb covers what this book is about; when Paul lands back in Iceland he still has no memories of the day he was so injured and his live-in lover was killed.
As he starts meeting people he had known before , the comments they make about his life with his lover just don’t add up.
Paul has an accidental meeting with Vitto and instantly feels a connection with him. Were they lovers? He doesn’t believe he’s the type to cheat but he knows there is something there.
Paul and Vitto become lovers and …WOW… The chemistry is Hot!!! There is angst on Paul’s part, how can he want Vitto the way he does and what does that say about him?
What really happened at the Falls that day? Did he have anything to do with his lover dying?
JL Merrow pulls you into this book and keeps you intrigued the whole way through. This book was well written and the thorough research shows in every page.
I have always enjoyed JL Merrow‘s books and I highly recommend this one!
Reviewed by: Cheryl