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Posted July 18, 2012
This was a mystery romance read and I truthfully enjoyed the book very much. Character development was spot on as was the pace of the writing and action. I pretty much had the villain picked out before the halfway mark, but there were other characters who threw in a surprise of their own along the way. Somewhat typical of romance novels, I wanted to shake some sense into Kate Reynolds and Everett Larson for not being honest with each other and keeping pertinent information to themselves. That didn't stop their animal magnetism for one another . Definitely an adult read as the physical aspect of a couple scenes was very steamy and sizzled my socks off!
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Posted September 11, 2012
I need the ability to add 1/2 a star as I would say it was a 3.5 but not high enough for the 4th star. Also before I begin my review I must warn that this book should be read by mature audience as some of the scenes described can get very steamy.
I found the characters to be very well defined and unique in each their own way. Some characters would even surprise you. The bad guy isn't hard to figure out but that doesn't stop you from reading the rest of the story as you want to throw both Kate and Everett in a room and lock the door until they admit everything they hide from one another which isn't just feelings.
A fairly easy read and enjoyable. A great addition to any mystery, suspense readers collection.
Posted August 20, 2012
Freefall by Susan Rae is a contemporary romance novel with a good
storyline, great characters and a mysterious accident that might not be
an accident at all. Kate Reynolds gets the message that her brother
Keith was in a plane accident and rushes to his bedside. Her world turns
upside down when she hears that he is in a coma and the doctors are not
sure how long this is going to be. Then she discovers her brother has a
fiancée she never heard about and strange things are happening at
Keith’s business. In order to save Keith’s business she will do anything
in her power to find out the truth. Everett “Spike” Larsen is an old
army buddy of Keith and a DEA agent. He has been contacted by Keith just
before the accident but never heard about what. So Everett goes
undercover to find out the truth about Keith’s accident because he is
convinced that it wasn’t an accident at all. Meeting Keith’s sister Kate
will complicate things because she lights up the candle inside him he
thought was burned out long ago. That Kate and Everett keep a lot of
secrets from each other isn’t a good thing to start a new relationship
with, but luckily those two characters are very forgiving towards each
other. In the end they both do this to keep the other save and to find
the truth about Keith’s accident. Susan Rae has written a great novel
where two people with damaged relationship in the past are able to find
happiness again. This book has great characters, a good storyline and is
very easy to read. I truly enjoyed reading this.
Posted August 19, 2012
I felt this book had a rough start just with the way that it was
bringing things together. However, the story immediately took off and I
was hooked. I chose to read this book because I love a good romantic
suspense. This book had both the suspense and romance. I definitely
could compare this to a Sandra Brown type book. After the story took
off, this book was a page turner and did not let me down. I also loved
that the story continued to the end and that there wasn’t any extra
“filler” at the end. When the mystery is solved and the romance
finalized, it was over. I enjoy that in a book. Unless of course, there
may be another in the “series”. I enjoyed all of the characters. Kate
obviously was dealing with a lot as far as her brother and then
remembering past events. She was a little hesitant to the romance, but I
adored how Larsen was able to handle her. Larsen was a tough man and
proved to be her hero. Kate being a strong woman, Larsen knew he
couldn’t smother her, but was able to prove he had something to give.
J.T. just gave me the creeps, even in the beginning. Wow! I definitely
recommend this book to all lovers of romantic suspense. The mystery plot
is something new to me. I have not read it in other romantic suspense
books. I liked the newness of that whole idea. I would give this book
4 stars as it got me hooked and kept me reading to the end.
Posted August 6, 2012
Free Fall is a suspensful, mystery romance where Kate's brother is in a coma after surviving a plane accident...or was it murder. The author, Susan Rae pens the story with well written plot with good character development. I found it to be an entertaining story that all romance mystery/suspense fans will like.
This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.
Posted August 2, 2012
What a perfect book to read in the summer! Romantic and suspenseful, freefall is a story about a woman whose brother is now in a coma after surviving a terrible plane accident. Or was it an accident?
Kate puts her own life on hold as she rushes to her brother’s bedside. There she find her brother had a fiancée she never knew about and starts to uncovering things that make her wonder about his accident. Unknown to her DEA agent Everett Larson is also looking into the crash. Keith’s former army buddy had received a message from him just before the accident took place.
I truly enjoyed reading freefall by Susan Rae. The characters and the plot made for a nice, fast read. The romance was perfect and the suspense wasn’t to dark or scary.
Posted August 2, 2012
What caused the plane crash that leaves Kate Reynolds’ brother Keith in a coma? Was it an accident? Or was it sabotage? Find out in freefall, an intriguing mystery by author Susan Rae.
freefall is an interesting mystery with a bit of a romantic angle. While helping keep her brother’s business running while Keith is in a coma, Kate Reynolds discovers a few inconsistencies in his business and personal life. Equally suspicious of the cause of the accident, ex army buddy Everett Larsen is determined to find out what happened to Keith. With a few misgivings, Kate reluctantly teams up with Everett to uncover the truth.
Kate and Everett are well developed and likable characters. However, I was surprised that Kate would so easily believe the worst about her brother. Kate and Everett find it difficult to trust one another in spite of their growing feelings. They continually keep important information from each another and Kate’s lack of trust in Everett puts them in harm’s way.
Despite the fact that some of the characters’ thoughts and dialogue are a little dated and unnatural sounding, freefall is a fairly well written novel. The plot is well-conceived but it is fairly easy to piece together the mystery. However Susan Rae does an excellent job at throwing in a few unexpected twists and turns.
All in all, an entertaining novel with a pretty steamy romance, freefall is an easy to read novel that fans of romantic suspense will enjoy.
Posted July 30, 2012
The book opens with “the pilot” taking off and soon realising that there’s something not right with his plane. He’s faced with the choice of attempting to right the problem by continuing with his flight – and thus potentially endangering citizens – or returning to the runway in what can only be a crash landing. Following the pilots’ code of ethics, he chooses to put only himself at risk rather than innocent people who just happen to live close by the airport.
We then meet his sister, Kate, who is having to come to terms with the fact that her brother has almost died in an accident involving a flying machine for the second time in his life. The doctors inform her that despite the extent of his injuries he still has brain activity, which is a good sign, but there’s no telling when, or if, he’ll wake up. Kate basically puts her life on hold in order to tend to her brother, but she also wants to help keep his business, an airport, running while he’s unable to keep on top of it himself. As she starts to uncover the events in his life leading up to his accident, though, she also finds herself wondering whether she really knew her brother as well as she thought she did.
At the same time, we’re introduced to Everett Larsen, an army buddy of our beloved coma patient, Keith. Keith had contacted him prior to the accident about something fishy taking place. What’s more, it would appear that Keith’s accident might not have been an accident at all. Everett, now an undercover investigator, is determined to get to the bottom of what happened to his friend, which puts him in Kate’s path. She doesn’t recognise him, though, and he’s happy to present a false persona in order to keep her from learning the truth.
There’s a lot of truth being kept from others in this story, which is usually the way of things in mystery, but Kate and Everett do tend to take it to an extreme. They’re both damaged individuals with previous relationships that ended in emotional turmoil. As such, they’re still working past their demons, but in each other they find a way of coming to terms with what happened – the past is the past and both realise that they need to turn a new page and look to the future instead.
I enjoyed the budding relationship between these two characters as well as the glimpse into life around a small airport. With Schiphol being one of the busiest airports in Europe, my experience is obviously very different, though I have visited some smaller ones in passing (like the “field” in the photo above), which seem much more relaxed and very quaint! In fact, the little views into the life running an airport like this were the highlight of the story.
My only real gripe with the story was that the truth behind what happened to Keith was fairly transparent. As soon as any new information was imparted to the characters, even if it was misleading, it was possible for the reader to put the pieces together much faster than the story was keeping up with. It was just too easy to unravel the mystery and I could see most of the twists and turns coming from the moment they were introduced.
Despite this, I enjoyed the read!