Before We Fall (Stone Lake, #3) by Jordan Marie


Title: Before We Fall

Series: Stone Lake, #3

Author: Jordan Marie

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: September 17, 2019

If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all.
That saying is as old as the hills in Tennessee, where I used to live.

And it’s definitely true.

I’m a bad luck magnet, at least when it comes to men.
Moving to Stone Lake was supposed to be a fresh start.
Here, I was going to build a life I could be proud of. Finally put down roots and live quietly.
Be safe and happy.

It didn’t quite work out that way, but I’m stubborn and I’m not about to give up.
Ben Kingston was the first man to handle me with care.
He gave me a glimpse of something I desperately wanted.
And then, tore it away from me with the carelessness of one whispered word.

I don’t need a man to complete me.
In fact, I’ve had enough of them.
I’m okay with being single the rest of my life.
I’ll be just fine with my handy friend B.O.B.

Except Ben keeps coming around, tempting me and a girl can only take so much.
Ben’s out to prove I can trust him. I don’t trust any man, not anymore.

But my resolve weakens when he touches me, slides his hand down and proves buying stock in batteries might not be a good life plan.

Welcome back to the world of Stone Lake.
Junie and Ben have a bumpy start for sure, but when trouble comes knocking on Junie’s door, will she let Sheriff Kingston prove he won’t let her down again?

Complete Standalone Romance



Before We Fall (Stone Lake, #3)
by Jordan Marie © 2019

“That was a mistake,” I tell him. “I’m just not ready to have a man in my life,” I sternly express to him, and I have to wonder if he can hear the panic edged at the back of my voice.

“You’re a woman who screams sex, Junie. Do you really think you can go through life without enjoying that in your life?”

“I scream sex?” I repeat, feeling like I just swallowed my tongue.

“Oh, yeah, more than anyone I have ever met.”

 “You’re wrong,” I deny.

“It’s been a year, Junie, but I haven’t forgotten a moment of our time together.”

“That was a lifetime ago. I’m a different person now. I have a new life plan.”

 “A life plan?”

 “Yeah. I just decided on it tonight,” I tell him and that’s not a lie. I decided on it right this minute, and I’m going to stick to it.

“What is this life plan, Junie?” he asks, and his dark eyes hold a humor in them that I shouldn’t like, but I do—even if they are freaking me out.

“I’m buying stock in batteries.”


“Definitely. The only man I can handle in my life is Bob.”

“Bob.” For a minute he looks confused and then he starts laughing. His laughter warms me, chasing away the last remnants of the fear I felt earlier.

“Oh, Junie. You’re in trouble now.”

“I am?”

“Definitely,” he says, but he gets up and starts walking to the door. I follow him like I’m in a trance.

“Why am I in trouble, Sheriff?”

“Because I always did like a challenge, and now, I’m going to feel compelled to remind you that your vibrator can’t compare to what I can do to your body.” He opens the door and casts me one last glance. “Make sure you lock this door, Baby. I’ll see you tomorrow.”



5 iScream Cones

“It’s a good thing you have a big dick, because your personality sucks sometimes, Sheriff.”

Junie is broken, but she’s still a badass. I think it’s her determination to avoid her history of bad choices and the resulting pain that’s made her stronger. No way does she want to repeat past mistakes and allow any man to hurt her again. No longer is she hiding her true self, she’s letting her sass and style fly free. Her sarcasm and pink tutu are an instant turn-on for Sheriff Ben Kingston. He might be recovering from a broken heart, but his dick ain’t broke.

I enjoyed the hell out of the witty banter between Ben and Junie. But, I might have enjoyed the dirty talk even more. Ben is most definitely an alpha #HotCop and he’ll have you sticking your head in the freezer to cool off.

And then there’s the suspense the author throws into the mix to keep you on your toes. You’ll be fanning yourself one minute and picking your jaw up off the floor the next. Never knowing what’s headed your way and afraid to blink in case you miss something.

Another thing I loved was the support characters. Gavin is Junie’s brother and he is also an alpha #HotCop. The two cavemen are hilarious together because they want to hate each other but can’t. They argue but work well together when it comes to protecting Junie.

Of course, I was rooting for Junie to give Ben a second chance. I don’t blame her for walking when she did, I would have done the same. But, he won me over pretty quick and I knew he was the right man to handle her brokenness with care. And sometimes, that care requires his bossy side to come out. You might want to read those parts several times just to make sure it sticks…sigh.

This series keeps getting gooder and gooder as I get more and more attached to the Stone Lake residents. I don’t know if there will be more, but wherever the author leads I’ll follow. The line forms here…



USA Today Best Selling Author Jordan Marie, is just a simple small town country girl who is haunted by Alpha Men who talk in her head 24 hours a day.

She currently has 14 books out including 2 that she wrote under the pen name Baylee Rose.

She likes to create a book that takes you on an emotional journey whether tears, laughter (or both) or just steamy hot fun (or all 3). She loves to connect with readers and interacting with them through social media, signings or even old fashioned email.



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