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Friday, June 16, 2017

Review: Free Falling by Sandy James

Title: Free Falling
Author: Sandy James
Series: Damaged Heroes #2
Format: Ebook
Release Date: March 7th, 2017
Length: Novel (308 pages)
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Suspense
Source: Free via Author
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

Free Falling is book two in the Damaged Heroes series. I've enjoyed the other Sandy James books I've tried so knew I had to give this one a go. The blurb caught my attention when it said the leading lady had an empathic ability. This is set as a Contemporary Romance but it does have a bit of Suspense mixed into the story.

We start off meeting Laurie Miller who is a psychologist at a free clinic that desperately needs a break. Her empathic power is on the fritz and with all the stress she heads out to her family's home in Montana. A blizzard hits and Laurie sees someone stranded on the side of the road and goes to help him. This is how we meet Ross Kennedy, a lawyer that was sent to Montana for a break but also to have someone sign a document. Laurie luckily saves him in time from the freezing weather and the two warm up together by the fire. Sparks fly and the duo decide to look each other up when they're back to their normal lives in Chicago. During their stay at the Montana house, Laurie finds a Prohibition Era journal from possibly someone in her family. It brings her ex-boyfriend back into the picture and secrets are unveiled that Laurie and Ross have to figure out if their relationship can withstand it.

Free Falling had a bit more suspense than I anticipated and I wound up enjoying it! I'm usually not a big fan of that genre but this had just the right mixture of romance and a sliver of paranormal with the suspense. While the book was a bit predictable for me in some sections, the story overall was well written and kept my attention. So far it looks like this series can be read as standalone books if you want/need to. Ross's character was in the previous installment, but you'd be fine starting with this one if you wanted. All in all, I really enjoyed this novel and recommend it for anyone looking for a Contemporary Romance with a bit of suspense tossed in.


22 comments:

  1. More suspense than expected? I can roll with that

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    1. I didn't go into it thinking there would be much if any but was pleasantly surprised :)

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  2. it's nice that despite it's not usually for you you had a good time

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  3. I don't really like when a book is predictable, but if you say it has "the right mixture of romance and a sliver of paranormal with the suspense", I know it might still work for me as well ;)

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    1. It had enough that I couldn't predict mixed in but there were parts that I knew what was going to happen haha

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  4. Suspense romance? My! Wouldn't have anticipated that just by seeing the cover. Great review!

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    1. I didn't really expect it either haha It worked well for the story though :)

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  5. I'm always down for some suspense. Although, the cover doesn't seem to portray any suspense. So I could see it being a shock when it pops up. Sounds like a good story though.

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    1. Yeah, it started out as a normal contemporary with a touch of paranormal (she has empat powers). Then it added in suspense when her ex came back in the picture.

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  6. That does sound like a good book.

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  7. Suspense can be good if done right. Glad you liked it.

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  8. It sounds like an enjoyable read! I like suspense if it's well done, haha.

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    1. I'm really picky about suspense added into a story, I don't like most. This one really worked for me since it took the back seat :)

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  10. Glad to know you enjoyed it, even though this is not your typical read.

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