About Falling Down Under

falling down under

Her wedding will save her family from ruin. But opera’s Aussie bad boy won’t let the ring on her finger stop him. Will she choose her family or her heart?

Giada’s sick of hearing Jack Wellington’s name before she even lands in Australia for her next opera. And her mother doesn’t need to be there to ensure Giada doesn’t fall prey to his charms. She’s a grown woman who can take care of herself, and she’s well aware that a scandal could prevent her wedding to one of Italy’s most eligible bachelors. Not to mention, his wealth will save her family. If only Giada could shake the lingering doubt that she doesn’t know what love is.

Jack’s used to getting the woman he wants. For this opera, he has his sights set on Giada. The ring on her finger only adds to the challenge. When his usual tactics fail, he’s forced to face his inner demons to become a man worthy of her. But such a man wouldn’t entice her into his arms to break her engagement.

When the opera ends, Giada must decide between a marriage that will save her family or risk it all on a man trying to steal her heart.

Falling Down Under is the second book in the Opera Dynasty contemporary, clean and wholesome romance series. If you like a heroine who questions true love, a bad boy who wants redemption, and a story that tugs at your heart, then you’ll love this novel by award-winning author Lisa Swinton.

My review

Doesn’t it sound amazing to go to Australia right now? I loved the way I got to take a virtual trip to Sydney in this book.

Giada and Jack are the two main characters in this one. They are both in an opera at the Opera House in Sydney. I really liked the plot line based around that. It’s not a plot line I’d read before and it was great!

Giada is from Italy. She’s a grown woman. Yet her mother sees the need to go with her to Sydney to make sure that she doesn’t get taken in by Jack. That’s a little crazy on her mom’s part. And her mom was a little crazy. I’m really curious now as to what the mom’s story is. Hopefully the author tells us at some point.

Jack is a playboy. He’s made a huge name for himself that way, which is why Giada’s mother feels the need to go with her. But…the reader sees a different side of him. He’s not really that guy who he appears to be. But is simply playing a part due to things he’d dealt with as a child.

This book has a whole cast of side characters. Giada’s parents and sisters, Jack’s siblings, and the opera cast, as well as Giada’s fiance, Marco. I loved the depth the author gave these side characters. I really want to know what happened to some of them. Especially Giada’s sisters and Marco.

I liked the plot of this one. It’s a bit predictable, but cute. I did like the way both of the characters were able to grow and change. It’s a solid book that you will enjoy reading.

I was sent an e-copy of Falling Down Under as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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