Book & Author Details:
Freefall by Emily Goodwin
Publication date: January 30th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Romance
I’ll never forget the first time I saw Nora Fisher. The way my heart sped up in my chest and blood rushed through every part of me. I was drawn to her the moment our eyes met.
She was beautiful.
Just like me.
I never meant to hurt the only woman I’ve ever loved. She was light, and I was dark, casting shadows on everything around me. Letting her go meant spiraling back into the darkness only Nora could pull me from. But I’d sacrifice myself a thousand times for her.
Four years later, she’s back, and the passion she ignites makes the fight for her stronger. But the more I try to make things right, the more I realize how complicated things have become.
And now I’m starting to see that maybe her light was never meant to be mine.
Free Fall is a standalone, contemporary romance.
Hmmm. This is a tricky one.
To me, the synopsis for this book suggested that the story would revolve around the second chance element of Jack & Nora’s story. That’s what drew me to the book. But the first half of the novel was the back story. And, whilst the understanding of how they got to where they did was essential, for me, that part of the story felt slow and unnecessarily long.
The pacing picked up once the two were reunited. But the difference between the two segments meant that the second chance element felt hurried, and I really wanted to read more about their grown up selves.
On the positive side, the characters were beautifully fleshed out and their interactions everything you would expect and hope for. Jack’s issues were dealt with in a manner which explored them but didn’t fix them with a literary magic wand. I liked that. I liked that the author navigated the trickier route.
In summary, whilst it didn’t quite hit the mark for my taste, it is a story which has been well received by others.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.
She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.
Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.
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