Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Freefall Book Tour By Susan Rae (Review and Excerpt)

freefall by Susan Rae:  Excerpts

The pilot gazed off into the clear blue Midwestern sky for a final safety
check to make sure no planes were coming in. Satisfied all was clear, he
thrust the throttles forward.
“Okay baby, here we go!”
The plane’s powerful engines roared. The twin-engine Comanche started
to roll, slowly at first, and then quickly gained momentum. The pilot’s blood
raced as the ground flew past him. An excitement he found nowhere else coursed
through his veins. He pulled back on the column, knew the moment the wheels
left the ground, and smiled in wonder — no matter how many times he did this,
the rush was always the same.
The plane soared up past the terminal, up over the hangars and the landlocked
cars in the parking lot below. As the Comanche gained altitude, the pilot
marveled at the sleek phenomenon of speed slowing down.
Then all hell broke loose…

Her high heels beat a steady tattoo across the tile floor as she made her
way toward the sign that read “Surgical Intensive Care”…
“Excuse me,” she said, her voice sounding amazingly calm despite the butterflies
that swept and dove in her stomach. “I’m Kate Reynolds. I’m here to
see my brother.”
The nurse glanced up and then spoke to another nurse who was in conversation
with a man who stood just a few feet from Kate. “Julie, the sister’s here.”
Kate looked over to them. Almost as one, they turned to gaze at her. Both
seemed to hesitate, and then the nurse smiled — but her eyes took on a sympathetic
cast. Kate’s heart skipped a beat.
“My brother, Keith…is he…?” Her words trailed off, and she swallowed,
unable to voice her greatest fear. The trip from San Francisco to Milwaukee had
taken a long, grueling, and quite turbulent seven hours. During her layover in
Denver, she’d checked in with the hospital. Keith was in surgery, and although
his condition was grave, he was still alive — then.
“Your brother is holding his own, Miss Reynolds,” the nurse assured her.
“At least for now.”

My Synopsis 

Kate's gets the call she never would have expected to receive, her brother Keith had always told her that if you took care of your plane then flying would always be safe. But why is he in a coma with broken bones, bruises, stitches and close to knocking on deaths door? She can't lose her brother the same way they both lost their parents. Nothing seems to be right anymore someone is looking into the case but she doesn't understand why its taking so long, now Everett who served with her brother in the Army is also investigating. And from what he says things aren't the way they seem Keith's plane accident wasn't no accident. Who would do this to her brother? She didn't know but she was going to figure it out one way or another.

My Thoughts 

An excellent read I was really touched by the story, it seemed so real, Susan Rae wrote a creative plot with great character development. Kate was ridiculously stubborn on so many levels but she was smart and she really wanted to find out what or who had caused Keith's plane to suddenly crash. She became kind of like a detective trying to piece everything together without looking suspicious. I felt bad for her in a way cause all of this meant that someone who she and Keith were friends with was trying to kill the only person she had left. It started getting more and more difficult to trust anyone anymore..

Everett was a great character he tried his best to protect Keith, and Kate all at the same time. Sometimes I didn't know what to think about his character he seemed nice but sometimes he seemed very strange and suspicious, it was as if he was hiding something that he didn't want anyone to know or find out especially who he really was to Keith. But he was an excellent character played his part extremely well. He was exactly what Kate needed, he was there for her helping her solve her brother's suspicious accident. I really liked Everett he is so nice, sweet, and downright amazing.

All in all I really enjoyed this book it was better than I had expected it to be, I went into it thinking it was some sort of love story, but it wasn't it was a great mystery/action/sad story. Also with a great storyline! With that said this book deserves a 4.5/5 stars just what I needed since I haven't really been reading anything else I want to read more books like this now. This one had great twist and turns!
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. 

*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*

About Author

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 Coast Romance.

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 Nikute


  1. Ana,

    Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed freefall. Happy readers is what makes the writing fun!

    Susan Rae

    1. It was my pleasure! I will definitely be reading other books from you!
      I loved your writing style.


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