Book Review: Falling for You by Barb Curtis

Posted March 24, 2022 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger / 36 Comments

Falling for You
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Series: Sapphire Springs #3
by Barb Curtis
Publication Date March 29, 2022
Published by Grand Central Publishing
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Workplace, Fiction / Small Town & Rural, Fiction / Women
Pages: 352
Format: ARC

***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***

From the series that “fans of Susan Wiggs will their liking” comes this irresistible story of a free spirit who falls for the last man she’d ever expect (Library Journal).

Just when recently evicted yoga instructor Faith Rotolo thinks her luck has run out, she inherits a historic mansion in quaint Sapphire Springs. Though Faith never imagined putting roots down anywhere, small-town life is growing on her, as is her fixer-upper house. If only her handsome new contractor, Rob Milan, would stop spoiling her daydreams with the realities of a major rehab…and his generally grouchy vibes.

A single dad of two, Rob doesn’t have much time for fantasy wish-list ideas his clients can’t afford. Then again, Faith’s creative energy might be exactly what he needs right now. But while Rob and Faith work to give her home the second chance it deserves, their spirited clashes wind up sparking a powerful attraction. As work nears completion, and Faith’s house becomes the shining jewel of the neighborhood, will she and Rob realize that they deserve a fresh start too? 

Falling for You by Barb Curtis is the third and last book in her popular Sapphire Springs series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone book.  This small-town romance with opposites attracts trope also has a little bit of mystery to make this a very satisfying read.  

Faith Rotolo is a yoga instructor who travels the world providing first-class yoga instruction to travelers.  After returning from working at a remote location in Fiji, she finds out she has inherited a sprawling Victorian home in Sapphire Springs from an uncle she barely knew.  Faith has no plans to ever settle down, but Sapphire Springs has a way of drawing her in.  

Single father of two adorable girls, Rob Milan, is focused on providing a stable home for his girls in order to gain dual custody of them.  Over a year ago, he caught his wife cheating on him with his boss.  After punching his boss and undergoing anger management, Rob knows he has to keep his nose clean and stay out of trouble in order to gain custody of his girls.  

The author has a knack for writing comforting small town romances, and I really enjoyed my trip back to Sapphire Springs.  I liked that this book has a bit of a mystery along with the romance and family drama.  Faith and Rob are opposites as Faith is more of a free spirit, and Rob is rooted in numbers and logic, but their romance feels realistic and they balance each other out beautifully.  

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance and women’s fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About Barb Curtis

Barb Curtis

A happily-ever-after-crafter at heart, Barb Curtis’ love for writing began with a quick-witted style column, and her background in marketing led to stints writing print and web copy, newsletters, and grant proposals. The switch to fiction came with the decision to pair her creativity with her love for words and crafting characters and settings she could truly get lost in. Barb happily lives in a bubble in rural New Brunswick with her husband, daughter, and dog. You’ll find her restoring the century-old family homestead, weeding the garden, and no doubt whistling the same song all day long.

36 responses to “Book Review: Falling for You by Barb Curtis

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  2. I really enjoyed the second book of this series and meant to get to this one, but I didn’t request it on Netgalley with my time so limited right now. I’ll have to catch up with a library copy at some point. I like that there’s a bit of mystery featured.

  3. It sounds like it is a good series. I also like when they add a bit of a mystery to a story. Great review, and I am glad you enjoyed it, Wendy.

  4. This book has two things I love: the main character inheriting an old Victorian house, and the single dad! I will definitely be checking this one out. 🙂