Your personal information is secure! Read our privacy statement

« Back to Login
By creating an account, you agree to abide by Entangled’s Terms of Use.
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
"Email" is not a valid hostname!
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Email or Password is wrong!

Peek Inside Falling for the P.I.

Teacher Kate Abbott's fresh start in Still Harbor was the beginning of the life that she and her two best friends always imagined for themselves. Still, being a working single parent hasn't exactly improved Kate's love life. But Kate's preference for nachos over men quickly disappears when she meets the oh-so-sexy Matt Lane.
Until she finds out he's a cop. And all of the attraction in the world won't be enough to overcome Kate’s past...

Availability: In stock

USD Buy today and earn 299 points!
Get your e-book automatically
delivered to your Kindle™ or
open directly on your iPad™,
phone, or computer.

She could never trust a cop…

Teacher Kate Abbott’s fresh start in Still Harbor was the beginning of the life that she and her two best friends always imagined for themselves. Still, being a working single parent of a special needs daughter hasn’t exactly improved Kate’s love life. But Kate’s preference for nachos over men quickly disappears when she meets the oh-so-sexy Matt Lane.

Until she finds out he’s a cop.

Matt is a former cop-turned-private investigator, and he knows fear when he sees it. A cop clearly spooked Kate…or hurt her. Still, something about the gorgeous professor catches his attention, and despite his “no settling down” policy, he can’t resist her. But all of the attraction in the world won’t be enough to overcome Kate’s past…


"I would highly recommend Falling for the P. I. for romance readers who enjoy a small town feel, deeply engaged couples and secondary characters who make you long to move time forward so you can get to their stories."--Keeper Bookshelf, Goodreads

"This was a sweet, heartwarming and fun read." --Irene, Goodreads

"This was a sweet and intense romance. It's filled with family, angst, secrets and chemistry." --Esther, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633753297
Series: Still Harbor, Book 1
Release Date: Aug 11, 2015
Page Count: 196
Imprint: bliss
Genre: contemporary, law enforcement/firemen
Tropes: opposites attract

Select Featured Reviews

See All Reviews on
By Claire September 15, 2015

4 - "Stop drooling and start walking." Stars!

Falling for the P.I. is the first book that I have read by this author, and I will certainly be coming back again and reading more of the Still Harbor Series. Victoria James managed to catch my attention with Matt and Kate’s story, and get me so invested ...more

By BookLover March 21, 2017

ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for a honest review.

I loved every minute of this book. I find myself tongue tied while trying to describe what I loved so much about this book, as seems to be the case the more I like a book. This is my first re ...more

By Fizza July 05, 2015

An exceptional read! I enjoyed this book very much, especially because I loved both main characters. Although its different from usual Bliss titles but I didn't mind that. Kate and Matt's story was worth the read.
Matt is ex-cop and a P.I. Kate is a high school teacher. There is some mystery around K ...more

By Irene August 08, 2015

4 heartwarming stars

I really enjoyed Falling for the P.I.

This was a sweet, heartwarming and fun read.
I loved both Kate and Matt, they were lovable and very relatable characters.
Their story touched my heart, I loved seeing them get together and fall in love.
And seeing Matt with Kate's little girl, o ...more

By Nicola August 08, 2015

It's always exciting to begin a new series by an author you love; new characters to fall in love with, new places to discover and a new storyline to immerse yourself in. Victoria James has brought all this with Falling for the P.I. and it quickly became evident that I too, was going to fall in love ...more

By Esther August 21, 2015

This was a sweet and intense romance. It's filled with family, angst, secrets and chemistry.

Our heroine, Kate is a teacher who adopted a little girl with down syndrome. Kate had something happen in her past that has kept her closed off from relationships with men. Kate lived in foster homes growing ...more

By Eva August 10, 2015

Kate Abbot is a single parent who considers giving up her preference for nachos over men lifestyle when she meets Matt Lane until she finds out he’s a cop in this captivating contemporary romance.

Matt knows fear when he sees it and a cop clearly has Kate running scared and the reader can’t help but ...more

By Sapphyria August 10, 2015

Kate's sisters take her out one evening in an effort to get her to meet more people - especially of the male persuasion. She wasn't planning on really finding anyone to talk to until she sees Matt. She finds herself drawn to him, that is, until he tells her he's a former cop and currently part owner ...more

By Angie August 11, 2015

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley from Entangled Publishing for an honest review. As soon as I started the book I remembered the author always builds a unique characteristic or social issue around the hero/heroine into her stories. In this case, Kate's adopted daughter, Janie, has Dow ...more

By BookSnuggle November 10, 2015

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/Entangled Publishing for an honest review. "Falling for the P.I." was a great story and is book one in the "Still Harbor" series. The author got my attention right away. Kate has had a rough life. It is hard for Kate to trust other people especially men ...more

By Talking July 01, 2015

Another hit read from Victoria James! An emotion packed read that had a bit of everything - hearts and flowers, secrets, emotional dramas and tense scenes that keep readers glued to the story.
4 Stars
*Review copy received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review ...more

By Veronika May 01, 2016

I loved this book! It was my first read by this author and it won't be the last for sure. The writing is gripping and entertaining. ...more

By Jen August 11, 2015

Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Falling for the P.I. is the first novel in the new contemporary romance series entitled Still Harbor from bestselling author Victoria James and is set in the fict ...more

By Marsha December 31, 2015

First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Still Harbor is a new beginning, a place to set down roots and grow for Kate, her daughter Janie – as well as for her created family of two other sisters and their children. Kate has discovered that blood does not make a family, but friendship bonds certainly can de ...more

By Becky August 10, 2015

If more first dates featured the world's best poutine, surely the world would be a better place? ;)

I had so much fun reading this book! As always, Ms. James's sense of humor shines through in her writing. There were so many giggle-worthy scenes (and more than a few snort-worthy as well), that I coul ...more

By Home. Love. Books. July 29, 2015

To read this review and others like it check out my site at

So I do love the whole private idea profession, just sounds like so much fun to me, plus it lends itself to a lot of great plot ideas to go with. So I picked up this book because I thought this book was going to focus ...more

By Monica August 02, 2015

A woman with a horrible past but she has been able to become a woman with a career and a loving mother. Now she has a man that can shelter her if only she could open up to him.

This is the first story in this new series for Ms. James and I totally loved it. I love a story where I can connect with the ...more

By Romance Between The Sheets June 20, 2016

Please note this review may contain spoilers.

FALLING FOR THE P.I. was a really nice read that I devoured in pretty much one sitting. Kate and Matt meet at a bar, but Kate flees when she sees a reminder from her past. But after they bump into each other a few more times by pure coincidence, Kate find ...more

By Eleanor (The Book Hammock) August 04, 2015

I’ve missed this type of novels. That particular style within the contemporary genre is so much fun to read, while still emotionally engaging, that I always find myself surprised when I enjoy it.

Victoria James wrote this book for me. I dare you guys to argue or claim otherwise.

Kate and her pseudo si ...more

By Megan August 11, 2015


*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for honest review* Thank You!


I think that by now it’s obvious that I love Victoria James. She can write some of the cutest love stories ever. I loved Red River series and her Tall Pines Ranch series. After reading those series, she’s on my auto buy list.
Fal ...more

By Bec August 26, 2015

4.5 Stars

Ms. James never ceases to impress me with her books, and this one was absolutely delightful to read. The plot was compelling, well-written and I loved how it started with Kate meeting Matt, and then running scared when she learns certain things about him.

As for the dialogue, there are so ...more

By Kelly August 10, 2015

This story is so sweet. The characters are worthy and honest and not drama filled; or in other words, mature. I loved how the mystery and suspense built up and how you were given clues here and there but it wasn’t till the end was everything revealed. Tiny clues are much better than revealing too mu ...more

By Kim Reads August 12, 2015

Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

When it comes to storytelling, for me, Victoria James can do no wrong. Her characters are people you want to know. She combines romance with just enough past tragedy to make you feel for the main characters. She also gives you just enough of a glimpse into t ...more

By Book Gannet August 06, 2015

For such a short read this book sure manages to pack an emotional punch. Right from the start this tale weaves the mystery of Kate’s past in with her current life and her relationship with Matt. It’s sweet at times, intense at others, and always enjoyable.

I liked Kate. She’s a woman who has clearly ...more

By Deanna August 13, 2015

*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *

Falling for the P.I. by Victoria James is a well-written, fast-paced contemporary romance, with a compelling heroine that pulled me right into her story and made me pay attention to her. I loved Kate right from the start, and I lov ...more

Showing 1 to 25 of 25
3.96 avg rating
Victoria James

About the author

NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Victoria James

I always knew I wanted to be a writer and in grade five, I penned my first story, bound it (with staples) and a cardboard cover and did all the illustrations myself (if you've ever seen my drawings you'll know how horrible they must have been. I still draw stick figures). Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again. In high school I fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, I married my own hero, pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened my own business. After the birth of our first child, I knew it was time to fulfill the dream of writing romantic fiction. I'm a hopeless romantic who is living my dream, penning happily-ever-after's for my characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but I'm quite content living in suburbia with my husband, our two young children, and very bad cat.

entangled reward points