Abel | Laramie Briscoe

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A year worth of flirting comes down to this kiss…


I’ve eaten more tacos the past year than I have my entire life. It’s not because I love those little handfuls of goodness (although I do). It’s because of the woman who runs the local food truck Let’s Taco Bout It. Seeing her makes my day, and while I can’t admit my feelings, I can at least see her smile.

Until Halloween. When a man gives her attention she doesn’t want, she pretends we’re together, and lays a kiss on me that I’ll never forget.


I’ve spent the last year watching the hottie in the constantly torn and dirty jeans shyly walking up to my food truck and ordering the same thing each time. I’ve done my best to drag him out of his shell, but nothing works until a night of unwanted attention forces me to make a move.

Now? He’s hanging around even more, and when his husky voice calls me his girlfriend? I melt into a puddle, and he’s the only one who can pick me up and put me back together again.

Tropes Included

  • small town
  • he falls first
  • golden retriever boyfriend
  • friends to lovers

Abel is book two in The Broken Falls Series: a series of interconnected standalones following a group of friends who have become family in small-town West Virginia, and the women who bring them to their knees. You do not have to read them in order, but each book builds upon the relationships of the last.

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Abel will grab your heart when you learn about his past. He has always been able to depend on his father, Boone (book 1 of the series) and I loved that about him. I think it helped Abel tap into the more cinnamon roll side of himself. He’s hardworking and once he gets out of his own way, he’s willing to take the long road for Kara.

Kara has had to come to terms with the fact that not everyone is support of her opening a food truck. But she’s determined and works hard to ensure her success. I love how she adds the social media aspect to her business to help keep income flowing.

Had I not read the first book, I felt like I’d been a little stumped at how the incident between these two at the Halloween party. Perhaps a flashback of this at the beginning would help a reader jumping into this as a standalone. I did love how Kara stepped up and made a move (since Abel was dragging his feet). I love that his dad and friends give him a push while still considering his reasons for hesitating.

I had to remind myself that they were younger than the characters I typically read, but honestly, it was nice to see them actually communicating and sharing feelings. That saves a lot of issues from an icky miscommunication! I also love how we get to see a continuance of Boone and Alexis – always fun to catch up with previous characters and see their growth. I think we’ll see a lot of growth from Abel and Kara, too!

About the Author:

Laramie Briscoe is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of over 30 books, with sales of over half a million copies.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on Apple Books, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Her books have been known to make readers laugh and cry. They are guaranteed to be emotional, steamy reads.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on Netflix.

Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and an adorable dog named Gus.

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