Sunday 1 October 2017


Becoming Bella
Ghost Falls #2
By Sarah Hegger
Releasing September 26th, 2017

In Becoming Bella (Ghost Falls #2) by Sarah Hegger, Bella Erikson is well-loved by the people of Ghost Falls, yet she's sick and tired of everyone feeling sorry for her because of the long-time crush she's had on Sheriff Nate Evans. Determined to do whatever it takes to make people see she's so much more, she decides to try and enjoy life, live a little and hopefully find another man to help take her mind off the gorgeous Sheriff. However, when her pursuit for another man leads to trouble in the way of him sending her heart emojis and giant bouquets of flowers, there's only one man to turn to -- Nate Evans. Will Nate finally realize that Bella is the woman for him, or will their relationship crash and burn before it ever really gets started?

There are just some authors that know how to brighten this reader's day when she's feeling down and Ms. Hegger is one of those wonderful authors, especially with heroes like the Evans brothers that are a  total triple D threat -- delectable, delightful and dexterous; heroines that are determined to go after what they want like Bella does in this book, even though things go a combination of right and wrong for her; and secondary characters that made me laugh, especially Bella's next door neighbor with her flirting and determination to land her Mr. Right. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine came face-to-face for the first time that had me laughing at Bella's predicament. How does she manage to get herself into trouble the way she did?

The dialogue was well-written and a wonderful combination of intense moments and teasing banter that had me adoring the main characters, as Nate is a man determined not to get involved with a sweet woman like Bella, and yet, she's impossible to resist, not only because of what's happening to her, but because it's palpable there's something about her that he can't get enough of. However, in saying that, the trouble Bella faces from someone determined to win her heart had shivers running down my spine at various moments throughout this story, as the man that wanted Bella was an obsessive jerk that kept getting more and more bold in his pursuit. Will Nate be able to protect her?

As for the main characters, both were absolutely enthralling. Bella is determined to prove she's not pining after Nate, even though she's had a crush on him for years and I liked how proactive she was in her pursuit to get over him, even though things don't go according to plan for her. I also liked how resilient and courageous she was in standing up to her grandmother; a woman that didn't know how to let go of something important to her, even though Bella had every right to do what she was planning. While Nate, he is such a fantastic hero that I couldn't get enough of, as he would do anything for family, even if it means dealing with a mother that thinks the world revolves around her. I also liked how much the hero has turned his life around from the juvenile delinquent he once was, how far he's come in being a police officer and how protective he was of the heroine. Then again, Bella needs all the protection she can't get and I could understand why the secondary characters were so determined to help her.

Overall, Ms. Hegger has penned another must read book for this series where this couple's chemistry was wonderful and had me flipping the pages determined to discover how things will work out for this pair; where the romance was wonderfully-crafted and illustrated how good and right Nate and Bella are together; the secondary characters were just as entertaining as the main ones, because of their sound advice and determination to see Nate and Bella happy; and the ending had me on the edge-of-my-seat due to what happens to one of the main characters, but left me completely satisfied with how Nate made things right with Bella since there's no way he can let her get away. She means everything to him. I would recommend Becoming Bella by Sarah Hegger, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope, the friends to lovers trope, small town romances; or books by authors Ruthie Knox, Jill Shalvis, Kelly Moran and Samantha Chase.

This Christmas, a good reputation can really get in a girl’s way . . .

As long as she can remember, Bella Erikson’s been the unofficial sweetheart of Ghost Falls, Utah. And ever since Nate Evans dipped her braids in purple paint in the first grade, he’s been her dream guy. Not that she minds the attention, but sometimes she wishes people saw more in her than just the girl who still has a crush on Sheriff Evans. She has a life after all, a new bridal shop to run, and more mature relationships to pursue . . .

Nate knows he’s not good enough for sweet Bella. But he’s pretty sure the new guy sending her heart emojis and giant bouquets isn’t either. And when Bella’s suitor turns stalker, protecting Bella isn’t just Nate’s instinct—it’s his duty. Crammed together for safety and really talking for the first time in years, Bella and Nate can’t fight the moment their chemistry turns into pyrotechnics. Whether it will burn them out or light up the sky, only time will tell . . .

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