Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: Free Fall by Susan Rae

Romantic Suspense
Title: Freefall
Author: Susan Rae
Date Published: June 22, 2012
Freak accident, or attempted murder? Kate needs answers to her brother’s plane crash, but can she trust undercover DEA agent “Spike” Larsen to deliver them? Kate Reynolds’s quest to unravel the mystery of her brother’s plane crash throws her into the turbulent wake of suave pilot/mechanic Everett Larsen. His gray gaze ignites in her a passion as powerful as a jet stream, but it also sparks a memory—one she can’t quite reel in. A bitter divorce has taught her to trust no man, so how can she trust Larsen? Drawn by a cryptic message Keith left on his answering machine, Everett “Spike” Larsen flies to Milwaukee for answers, but he is unprepared for the torrent of emotion he feels when he sees Kate—after his wife’s death, he thought himself no longer capable of such emotion. He is afraid to give into his feelings for Kate—afraid to love again. But when Kate insists on helping out at her brother’s aircraft repair shop and gets too close to the truth, he is even more afraid to lose her.
My Review:
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.

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Author Bio
I write, basically, because I just can’t help myself. I can't resist the challenge of taking
the intriguing characters and storylines that pop into my head and fleshing them out into
compelling manuscripts. Romantic suspense is a natural to me, because it allows me to combine
my love of a good mystery with a passionate love story. It also lets me express my appreciation
for the outdoors in the settings which I recreate on the page.

My first novel, heartbeats, is a story of romance and danger set against the background
of busy Chicago and the quiet, rural cornfields of northern Illinois. heartbeats has garnered
numerous awards, including RWA Golden Heart Finalist for Best Romantic Suspense Novel and
Best First Book by First Coast Romance Writers.

In freefall, my second novel, danger and suspense are juxtaposed against the tranquil
valley of Sylvan Lake (fictitious) in the Kettle Moraine Forest and the sun-dappled waters of
Door County, Wisconsin.

When I’m not sketching characters or working out plot problems, you might find me
on the golf course working on my handicap. I also enjoy traveling around the country seeking
out new settings for my novels with my husband and my empty nest puppies, Ginger and

Links to Purchase
Freefall, Musa Publishing
Heartbeats, Musa Publishing  
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*


  1. Great review! Thanks for sharing it! :D

  2. Sounds like you enjoyed this one. I do like romantic suspense too. Nice review!

  3. Good review, Susan. Since I'm an avid fan of Sandra Brown, then I must take a look at Freefall. (I love to read and write rom. sus. too, but I'm better known for Regencies - though not particularly gentle ones)!

  4. Great review, i too love romantic suspense or mystery. I am glad that after a rough start you were hooked.