Afraid to Fall

Afraid to Fall

by Sutton Bishop




Guatemala—a country rife with civil unrest, human and narco-trafficking, and looters of antiquity is the perfect backdrop for AFRAID TO FALL—a steamy story of romance, adventure, and suspense.

Needing a break from both her personal and professional life, forensic anthropologist Ariana Antony makes a spur-of-the-moment decision to join a research expedition in Guatemala's Petén jungle.

Haunted by guilt, Dr. Luca Fierro is still healing from a tragic accident. His life revolves around research, teaching, and triathlons.


Ari and Luca first meet. Their attraction is explosive. It is also off-limits.

Can Ari lower her defenses and let Luca in? Can Luca heal his deep wounds and explore new territory with Ari?

What begins as a scientific adventure turns into a life-and-death struggle for survival, forcing them to explore and confront their demons and desires.

*** For Mature Audiences Only ***

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989881647
Publisher: NliveN, LLC
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Series: Ancient Passages
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Sutton Bishop enjoys having a foot in both worlds—real and make-believe. She’s been writing stories since she was a little girl, her imagination inspired by the rural meadows and woods of her childhood and her travels and life experiences. She has degrees in forensics and anthropology and a minor in world history. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, their four kids, and a passel of pets.

Afraid to Fall is Sutton’s debut romance.

Find Sutton online at and Author Sutton Bishop on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Afraid to Fall 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Kayla_Davis More than 1 year ago
He ached to kiss her again. To explore more of her beautiful body. To make her purr." Wow I'm finding it hard to believe this is a debut novel from Sutton Bishop. I must admit this cover is originally what drew me to this book. And boy am I glad it did! What a beautiful love story it was. If you are looking for a intriguing intense read Affraid to Fall is the book for you. The author blended history and romance for a truly unique reading expirence. I love when authors do their research and it definitely showed in this novel. The details of this book are very descriptive, with a well written. I always felt like I was right there with the characters experiencing every little thing with them. Affraid to Fall was interesting and kept my attention from the very first page. I just wanted more and more of this story. It was informative without boring you with historical facts, or technicalities. I absolutely adored Ari and Luca. Guatemala may be scorching hot but the chemistry between these two characters only made it more smoking HOT! Like seriously some of these scenes definitely had me reaching for my ice water! It was a nice unexpected bonus. "You are light. Bellissima" Ari is one of those heroines you can't help but love. Her character is one you hope for when you start a book. I was entranced by the demons of her past that she always seemed to be running from. She is by no means perfect but she couldnt have been more perfect for this story. Ari is well educated and takes everything in life very seriously. Sure she could use to let lose and have some fun from time to time, but I can totally understand her hesitation. I loved watching her develop and grow throughout this book. "Luca emerged from the water and lowered himself next her. God he is gorgeous. And sexy. And probably off limits." Luca is not my typical alpha, but I found myself falling in loce with his character regardless. I loved that his character was confident, with a air of cockiness. He had this know it all attitude that I loved to hate. It was Luca's gentle an caring attitude though, that left me absolutely melting in swoons many times. When he solely focused his attention on Ari his feelings were intense, and consuming. *4 STARS* Well earned for a book that took me way out of my comfort zone and made me LOVE every page of it! I will definitely be reading more books from this author.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
sutton bishop's debut, afraid to fall, takes us to the ruins of ancient maya in guatemala. it's an archeological dig, and ari has joined up after her career and relationship almost imploded. a forensic anthropologist who is interested in mayan culture this expedition is the trip of a lifetime. or it would be if the crazy sparks she shared with the expedition leader, luca didn't threaten to derail her focus. it's hard to hide their attraction from everyone on the team, and when ari runs into danger, luca knows that he will fight to save her no matter what. he's lost someone once, and he can't lose ari. part indiana jones, part proof of life, this story will keep you on the edge of your seat while swooning. luca is a super dreamy hero and how he helps ari come into her own and heal is super sexy. and the setting, the way the author takes us to the unknown places of guatemala is really quite special. i loved seeing the mayan influence in the story. **afraid to fall will publish on november 2, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of sutton bishop/next steps pr. in exchange for my honest review.