Tuesday, May 24, 2016



Series:  Four Winds #3

Author:  Anne Conley

Publish Date:   03.05.14

Publisher:  Anne Conley

Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Grammar/editing:  book received as an unedited ARC  / errors excused

Received from:  Anne Conley (in exchange for an honest review)

Tour by:  My Family's Heart Book Tours

Date completed: 03.24.14

Goodreads link: Falling for Hope


Description from the publisher:

Hope is an eccentric librarian who lives with her five cats and loves to spend her time fantasizing about living in a world of shape shifters, vampires, and fairies. Although the existence of a paranormal world is far from Hope's reality, she can't help but sense there's something different about the mysterious man lurking in her library.

Gabriel is God's Strength, the Messenger, who's been tasked with delivering the Word for millennia. His most recent assignment will be his last, to fall in love and become human. But he can't quite figure out what he's done to displease the Boss. Gabriel's latest assignment might be the hardest, but this gorgeous rubenesque quirk of a woman definitely has him intrigued


The next morning, Hope was watching her feet as she climbed the steps to the library. She cursed to herself as she tasted the tangy-sweet saliva in her mouth again. Maybe it was some sort of building issue? She'd never heard of asbestos making people taste funny things, but she'd be sure to ask the other employees today, just in case.


As she neared the top of the stairs, Hope felt the prickly feeling yet again, and her gaze rose to the man standing in front of the library doors waiting.


"Aren't the doors open?" She tried to sound solicitous, but the truth of the matter was, this guy took her breath away. It was the man that had watched her all day yesterday.


"Yes, but I won't be staying today." The low rumble of his voice greeted her a cheery good morning unlike anything else she could ask for. Just the sound of his voice made her day perfect.


"Oh." Disappointed that he wouldn't be in her little room of the library bit through the fog of his voice.

"Come to dinner with me tonight."


Shocked speechless, she stared at him. He had an air of expectation about him, and his forehead crinkled in thought at the same time that she heard his luxurious voice rumble inside her head.

Come. Say yes. His sexy-as-sin voice resonated inside her head.


Hope's eyes darted around, making sure there wasn't anybody else who could have done that, before she looked back up at him. "You don't have to use the force on me. I'm thinking. I was just taken by surprise, is all."


Both of his eyebrows rose, almost to his hairline and his eyes widened in surprise. "You heard that?"


"Didn't you mean for me to?" She countered, putting a hand on her hip.


His face remained impassive. "Well…yes. But usually it's not so obvious." His tone of voice suggested he wasn’t expecting Hope to call him on his little trick, and seeing that gave her a little boost of confidence.

"You go around using Jedi mind tricks on women to get dates often?"


He chuckled, and his eyes dropped to the ground. "No. I've never done it for a date, no."


Hope's eyes roamed his body from his feet, clad in shiny leather loafers, up his gray woolen slacks (Hello, Fifty), to the black sweater vest he wore over a white long-sleeved button down shirt, open at the collar. His face held strong features: a square jaw with a small dimple in the middle, high, obscenely high cheekbones, a rather large mouth that made her mind travel to erotic places, and those eyes… The man exuded a strength that wasn’t visible. Well, it was visible, he looked like his muscles had muscles, but he had an air of intense power and vigor about him that told Hope he expected people to do what he said. Often.


Then her eyes traveled to herself. She had worn black dress pants today, with a shirt that actually sort of fit her large breasts, although it showed a little more cleavage than she was comfortable with. Hope looked at him again, and his eyes held the question. What was her answer?




The question in his eyes turned to surprise. Apparently, this guy didn't get questioned very often. An image flitted through her mind, the two of them together at a table, lit with candles, Hope's head thrown back in laughter.


She narrowed her eyes at him. "Did you do that, too?"


He had the grace to look sheepish. "Will you go to dinner with me?"




His head snapped up, and his mouth fell open. "Why not?"


"Because I'm having dinner with my parents tonight. But you didn't answer my question? Why do you want to take me out?"


It was his turn to peruse her. His eyes started at her feet, and slowly worked their way up her body. By the time they reached her face, Hope was squirming. "Why not?" The timbre of his voice washed over her, like it had yesterday, and Hope actually felt her breasts get heavier, as if they were swelling out of her bra.


Why not, indeed?


"Okay, my lunch is from one to two."


"I'll pick you up here, then? At one o'clock?"


Hope nodded, suddenly speechless again, unable to look away as he turned his long, lean frame and deftly descended the steps. Suppressing the urge to do a happy dance, lest he turn around and catch her, she scurried inside the library.



This is the third book in the Four Winds series.  While each can stand alone, it is my opinion that you will prefer to read them in order.


It is my experience that all of us who like to read consider ourselves to be a little outside of the norm.  Therefore it is easy to identify with Hope in this story.  Her favorite genre is paranormal romance, and she fantasizes constantly about being swept off her feet by a vampire, a shifter, an angel, or a fairy.  Because of this, she is able to guess Gabriel’s secret.  Damien is more aggressive in his pursuit of Hope than he has been previously.  His jealousy seems to be limitless.


I don’t know how she did it, considering the first one was so well done, but each book in the series has been better than the one before!  I am looking forward to the final book in this series (or maybe we’ll be surprised and there will be more than the four originally planned).  The final archangel of God’s Four Winds is Michael.  As surly as he was in this book, she’ll have her work cut out for her!  I will not miss it when it releases!!


The Four Winds series:

  1. Falling for Heaven
  2. Falling for Grace
  3. Falling for Hope

Stories of Serendipity Series:

  1. Dream On
  2. Neighborly Complications
  3. Chef's Delight
  4. Hot Mess
  5. Falling for Him (4.5)
  6. Gambling on Love







1 winner will receive all 3 ebooks of the Four Winds series (Falling for Heaven, Falling for Grace, and Falling for Hope)

1 winner will receive a FREE ebook of Falling for Hope

1 winner (US only) will receive an Autographed copy of Hot Mess, a Story of Serendipity




Thank you [My Family's Heart Book Tours] for hosting this tour.



originally posted 03.27.2014 on my previous website

WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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