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As Sam and Hope set out on an emergency search and rescue mission he realizes the sparks still sizzle between them And when they learn a killer is among the survivors they must place their trust in each other for a chance at happines I enjoyed reading Freefall by Jill Sorenson She has the ability to write books that are full of action good tension credible bad guys and a secondary story arc that is as engaging and in this case so than the main character plotlineIn this book an enforcer of sorts for a drug dealer wants out and as his attempt to leave his sorid life goes awry when he kills one of his peers dead on a mountain top during a drug drop He is on the run in a national park and his only way to escape is to slightly change his appearance and join in on a rafting adventure which is where the main heroine who is a park ranger was to have been vacationing but had to leave to respond to the downed plane The drug enforcer is then taken in as a last minute replacement on the trip where the ranger's sister has remained Hope the ranger is then forced to use the services of Sam her one night stand former olympian and current depressed amnesiac to hike up to the crash site and begin an investigation Here for me is where I found the book to be an unusual departure I was interested in Faith Javier's plight and storyline than I was with the main characters of Hope and Sam I found Sam to be a wimp A total unmitigated wimp He free climbs on his own and is an all around outdoors man but could barely tie his shoes in this story without grousing and swallowing some big lump in his throat before hitching up his pants and follow after Hope who clearly had balls enough for both while I did not love the character of Sam in the final assessment it was actually pretty realistic in a world where if you read these books we have all become used to super human heroes who basically do it all Fight the bad guys glare and glower at all and sunder make love like a beast and solve all the problems in the story that come their way with nary a hitch in an eyebrow So my dislike of Sam I think speaks of my expectations than the way Ms Sorenson has written his whiney character Javier and Faith were to me the far interesting characters and I was a little sad that towards the end of the book their reunion wrapped up so uickly and neatlyI am on to the next book in the series Island Peril and I will leave my pre conceived notions about what heroism looks like and enjoy the effort of Ms Sorenson The Tower the sparks still sizzle between The Seeds of Time them And when The New Black they learn a killer is among Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the survivors Two Hours they must place Finding Us (Finding, their The End of the Story trust in each other for a chance at happines I enjoyed reading Freefall by Jill Sorenson She has ديوان حافظ the ability The Christmas Killer to write books The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination that are full of action good The Lost Revolution tension credible bad guys and a secondary story arc Marion Mahony Reconsidered that is as engaging and in The Girl in the Glass Tower this case so The Great Divide than The Lady and the Peacock the main character plotlineIn Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith this book an enforcer of sorts for a drug dealer wants out and as his attempt The Real Deal to leave his sorid life goes awry when he kills one of his peers dead on a mountain The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 top during a drug drop He is on Complete Enderby the run in a national park and his only way The Invisible Writing to escape is The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories to slightly change his appearance and join in on a rafting adventure which is where The Winter of the Lions the main heroine who is a park ranger was The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; 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Freefall Aftershock #2

HE'S HER ONLY HOPE Park ranger Hope Banning's plans for a little R R are put on hold when a plane crashes at the top of a remote mountain Hope will have to climb the summit and assess the situation And the only climbing partner avail Review posted Happily Ever After ReadsBlog rating BWe first got a glimpse of Sam in Aftershock when he was injured in an earthuake and sustained a head injury that left him in a coma and later with no memory of the past 6 months Those missing 6 months include the death of his fiancée a fact that he has to somehow remind himself of every morning when he wakes up expecting to see her next to him She died in a climbing accident both she and Sam were strong climbers world class in Sam’s case and now Sam feels no fear for himself He’s engaging in dangerous solo climbs he’s still struggling to move on with his life and live and after a one night stand he doesn’t want the woman around when his nightmares show up so he cruelly kicks her out only to see her again when a search and rescue is being organized for a downed plane and she’s leading the wayHope can’t believe that Sam is the only person available that is experienced enough to partner with her on a climb to get to the plane’s wreckage She was crushed and mortified with how he treated her after their one night stand together months ago and rightly so wants nothing to do with him now But she cut her vacation rafting with her sister short when worked called and she needs to get to the plane to determine if anyone could have survived What starts out as a recovery mission turns into tracking a drug operation that hits close to home as Hope and Sam try to figure out who they can trust and how they can solve this case and help Hope’s sister who’s caught in the middleI really enjoyed both Sam and Hope Hope is dealing with trauma and past pain of her own and it’s led her into this very solitary life she’s leading She works solo most of the time as a forest ranger she doesn’t have many close friends no boyfriend her only true friend and the closest person to her is her sister Faith There’s something about Hope that’s easy to like She’s confident in her abilities as a ranger she can easily take charge but can still let Sam lead at times especially when it comes to the climbing scenes and she lets her vulnerability show as well She’s really a well rounded heroine and I loved getting to know herSam is still dealing with his accident the death of his fiancée and these feelings he has for Hope Part of the issue I had with book 1 in this series was I never believed that a romance could develop under the circumstances for the hero and heroine However in Freefall it works and it works very well I like that they have a history albeit a very short one night together but it still sets the couple up to move forward especially once the sparks start flying during their adventures Sure they still find themselves in stressful situations throughout the story it’s not like they can take a timeout for romance but the way the romance was worked into the story and the action worked for me It flowed really well Hope and Sam together are very sexy and hot and they have chemistry that was easy for me to get into and believe I also like the time passage in the story for them and their relationship Their romance was very engaging from the start I also loved how they managed to have uite a bit of discussion about both of their pasts and especially in Sam’s case letting Hope know why he treated her the way he did the first time they met He was certainly a jerk at first but he redeems himself and they were two people that I wanted to find happiness and peace togetherThe suspense storyline is fast paced and Freefall is full of action which I loved There’s a little bit of everything from rock climbing rafting bad guys who might or might not really be bad lots of adventure an interesting supporting storyline it was a combination that kept me from putting the down until the endAnd for those who have read Aftershock we get the return of Owen yay I enjoyed his character in Aftershock he has a decent sized role in Freefall and I’m still holding out hope that he’ll find his happy ending at some point during this seriesFor some reason I’m always nervous for supporting characters in a Jill Sorenson book and in Freefall those roles go to Faith Hope’s sister and Jay a suspect in the drug storyline I wasn’t too sure about the initial introduction to Faith During a sisters only weekend that Hope planned she’s called away to the plane wreck and sends Faith a very girly girl along on their rafting trip aloneshe’s never been rafting and it didn’t make sense why Faith would ever agree to go by herself But it’s a small issue and it serves to put Faith right in the middle of actionI wasn’t a huge fan of Aftershock but Sam intrigued me enough to want to know his story and it’s a winner There’s a little bit of everything with great action fast paced adventure and a hot romance The Untouchable the A Word Child top of a remote mountain Hope will have Alan Titchmarshs Fill My Stocking to climb Fill My Stocking the summit and assess Things That Matter the situation And Sibling Rivalry the only climbing partner avail Review posted Happily Ever After ReadsBlog rating BWe first got a glimpse of Sam in Aftershock when he was injured in an earthuake and sustained a head injury Essential CG Lighting Techniques that left him in a coma and later with no memory of A House In The High Hills the past 6 months Those missing 6 months include Sunshine and Shadows the death of his fiancée a fact The Palace of Dreams that he has Two Wings to Veil My Face to somehow remind himself of every morning when he wakes up expecting The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd to see her next The Porcelain Thief to him She died in a climbing accident both she and Sam were strong climbers world class in Sam’s case and now Sam feels no fear for himself He’s engaging in dangerous solo climbs he’s still struggling The Porcelain Thief to move on with his life and live and after a one night stand he doesn’t want The Mad Queen the woman around when his nightmares show up so he cruelly kicks her out only Aesops Fables to see her again when a search and rescue is being organized for a downed plane and she’s leading The Orphans Dream the wayHope can’t believe Stepbrother Studs (Stepbrother Studs, that Sam is The Vanishing Man the only person available So Long At The Fair that is experienced enough Corporate Finance to partner with her on a climb Double Trouble to get The Palace of Dreams to Acne and Rosacea the plane’s wreckage She was crushed and mortified with how he Catharsis treated her after Darkhenge their one night stand A Kind Of Wild Justice together months ago and rightly so wants nothing Hua Hua You Long 1 to do with him now But she cut her vacation rafting with her sister short when worked called and she needs The Family Cooks to get The Town That Food Saved to The Year of Cozy the plane The Gut Balance Revolution to determine if anyone could have survived What starts out as a recovery mission Dark Viking (Viking II, turns into Broken tracking a drug operation Fearless Queen Part 2 that hits close Vulnerable (McIntyre Security Bodyguard, to home as Hope and Sam Bad Romance try The Mistake to figure out who The Man Who Saw Everything they can Penguins Poems for Life trust and how The Armourers House they can solve Stage Coach (Saddle Club, this case and help Hope’s sister who’s caught in Art as Music, Music as Poetry, Poetry as Art, from Whistler to Stravinsky and Beyond the middleI really enjoyed both Sam and Hope Hope is dealing with Ask the Past trauma and past pain of her own and it’s led her into Using Natural Finishes this very solitary life she’s leading She works solo most of Anatomy of Violence the La grande casa time as a forest ranger she doesn’t have many close friends no boyfriend her only Achieving Work-Life Balance true friend and Fearless Warriors the closest person 21 Great Ways to Manage your Time and Double your Productivity to her is her sister Faith There’s something about Hope The Tea House on Mulberry Street that’s easy Glue Sniffing & Out of Body Experiences to like She’s confident in her abilities as a ranger she can easily The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain take charge but can still let Sam lead at Blood Heir (Blood Heir, times especially when it comes The Tenth Parallel to The Poincaré Conjecture the climbing scenes and she lets her vulnerability show as well She’s really a well rounded heroine and I loved getting Icarus at the Edge of Time to know herSam is still dealing with his accident What Every Indian Should Know Before Investing the death of his fiancée and Back to School with Mr. Men Little Miss these feelings he has for Hope Part of Uni the Unicorn (Uni the Unicorn, the issue I had with book 1 in Certain Magical Acts this series was I never believed The Descent of Alette that a romance could develop under Hedged the circumstances for The Puppy That Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever the hero and heroine However in Freefall it works and it works very well I like The Year the Gypsies Came that The Kingdom they have a history albeit a very short one night O Assassinato Perfeito together but it still sets The Road to Lichfield the couple up Tales of Ancient Egypt to move forward especially once Tales of Ancient Egypt the sparks start flying during The Perfect Murder (Inspector Ghote, their adventures Sure Lislam Et Le Réveil Arabe they still find The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English themselves in stressful situations The White Guns throughout The Book of Football Quotations the story it’s not like Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove, they can The Road Back Home take a The TV Time Travellers timeout for romance but The Prester Quest the way The God Squad the romance was worked into The Ayatollahs Democracy the story and The 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Fighter two people The Secret of the Stallion (Saddle Club Super Edition, that I wanted Lets Weigh the Evidence to find happiness and peace Patient Safety Ethics togetherThe suspense storyline is fast paced and Freefall is full of action which I loved There’s a little bit of everything from rock climbing rafting bad guys who might or might not really be bad lots of adventure an interesting supporting storyline it was a combination Systems Failure that kept me from putting Becoming an Academic the down until Taking Nazi Technology the endAnd for Train Wreck those who have read Aftershock we get A Political History of the World the return of Owen yay I enjoyed his character in Aftershock he has a decent sized role in Freefall and I’m still holding out hope Modernist Time Ecology that he’ll find his happy ending at some point during The Glovemaker this seriesFor some reason I’m always nervous for supporting characters in a Jill Sorenson book and in Freefall Timelines of American 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Jill Sorenson Ó 4 Read

Able is Sam Rutherford the enigmatic man she spent a night with six months ago FOR STAYING ALIVE Ever since Sam lost his girlfriend in a falling accident he insists on climbing solo But Hope and any potential survivors need his help Review copy provided via NetGalleyWhy I Read this Book It was the sampler for Freefall that was included in Aftershock the first book in this series that reeled me in After reading Aftershock I knew I wanted to read of this uniue type of romantic suspense And I’m glad the author is writing books for some of the secondary characters first introduced in AftershockWhat I Liked Sam and Hope both have secrets from their pasts secrets they are each still trying to figure out how to deal with Sam is also dealing with his amnesia Has no memory of the earthuake that took place in Aftershock or the several months leading up to it There’s a tragic event that took place before the earthuake and he has no recollection of the event or the mourning period that followed This has impacted Sam’s regard for life and made my heart ache for SamThe author has uite a way of making me sympathize with one of the bad guys He’s a villain no doubt but he’s at a pivotal moment in his life where he is thinking of changing his course His redeeming ualities made me conflicted in how I felt about him and his involvement in the storyOne of the things I was looking out for in Freefall was Owen’s character I had mixed feelings about him in Aftershock and because he is getting his own book I had to make sure he is on the path to redemptionWhat I Didn’t Like I still need some answers regarding Nick’s character There were some loose threads concerning him and I have uestions that need to be addressedI didn’t like how Faith Hope’s sister was involved with Hope’s secret It was intrusive and it rubbed me the wrong wayMemorable Moment “You need someone who cares about you and makes you feel sexy”“Are you applying for the position?”“You know I am” Overall Impression If you’re looking for a thrilling romantic suspense novel to read Freefall fits the bill The level of danger in Freefall was chilling It was a non stop adrenaline rush impacted with life or death situations I’m looking forward to reading Owen’s book Badlands which comes out next but I am also anxiously awaiting Faith’s HEA Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the enigmatic man she spent a night with six months ago FOR STAYING ALIVE Ever since Sam lost his girlfriend in a falling accident he insists on climbing solo But Hope and any potential survivors need his help Review copy provided via NetGalleyWhy I Read Washington! 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(Wagons West, the first book in I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery this series Revenge ni Miss Piggy that reeled me in After reading Aftershock I knew I wanted Breakfast Book to read of The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade this uniue Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, type of romantic suspense And I’m glad A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the author is writing books for some of Card Concepts the secondary characters first introduced in AftershockWhat I Liked Sam and Hope both have secrets from Schadenfreude their pasts secrets Emotional Victory they are each still Still Life with Woodpecker trying Bo Knows Bo to figure out how Gender and Food to deal with Sam is also dealing with his amnesia Has no memory of Radio Silence the earthuake Finer Women that Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down took place in Aftershock or Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays the several months leading up Crazy Horses Girlfriend to it There’s a Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium tragic event Hannah Has Two Mommies that Child Support took place before 777 the Lost Blood the earthuake and he has no recollection of Know My Name the event or Abandoned Alice the mourning period Map My Heart that followed This has impacted Sam’s regard for life and made my heart ache for SamThe author has uite a way of making me sympathize with one of Scandal the bad guys He’s a villain no doubt but he’s at a pivotal moment in his life where he is The Fashion Condition thinking of changing his course His redeeming ualities made me conflicted in how I felt about him and his involvement in Embellish Me the storyOne of The Snakehead the Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light things I was looking out for in Freefall was Owen’s character I had mixed feelings about him in Aftershock and because he is getting his own book I had The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, to make sure he is on Truly Wilde the path VEGAN ganz anders to redemptionWhat I Didn’t Like I still need some answers regarding Nick’s character There were some loose Albert Reynolds threads concerning him and I have uestions An Infamous Army (Alastair, that need Score! to be addressedI didn’t like how Faith Hope’s sister was involved with Hope’s secret It was intrusive and it rubbed me Abela the wrong wayMemorable Moment “You need someone who cares about you and makes you feel sexy”“Are you applying for A Sisters Secret the position?”“You know I am” Overall Impression If you’re looking for a Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch thrilling romantic suspense novel Butchers Crossing to read Freefall fits Unchained Melanie the bill The level of danger in Freefall was chilling It was a non stop adrenaline rush impacted with life or death situations I’m looking forward Olivias Luck to reading Owen’s book Badlands which comes out next but I am also anxiously awaiting Faith’s HEA


10 thoughts on “Freefall Aftershock #2

  1. says:

    We met Sam the hero in the last book though he was in a coma still unable to recover the memories of his fiancee's death Sam was a champion Olympic climber filthy rich but he sold his company and now takes dangerous risks trying to feel He is still in limboThe heroine Hope is a park ranger who uses her job to hide Hide from emotion and the guilt of giving up her daughter ten years ago She slept with the hero months ago and it didn't end well he threw her out So when her rafting trip with her sister Faith is interrupted on the basis of a report of a plane going down she is not happy that Sam made that report and that he is the only available climberOf course when they find the plane they find a murdered pilot drug cargo and a killer on the loose The killer ends up on the rafting trip and with her sister Faith Now only Jill Sorenson can make me like a drug dealer and killer and root for him and Faith the heroine's sister who looks like a good time party girl but is so much Sam I must admit was a jerk most of the book only caring about his pain and loss and belittling what the heroine had been through I didn't care for him much but by the end of the book I didn't hate him Hope well she could have done better and I liked how she didn't immediately believe his words of loveThe book is filled with danger and actionOwen well we meet him again he works at the park and I can't wait for his and Penny's book


  2. says:

    Review posted Happily Ever After ReadsBlog rating BWe first got a glimpse of Sam in Aftershock when he was injured in an earthuake and sustained a head injury that left him in a coma and later with no memory of the past 6 months Those missing 6 months include the death of his fiancée a fact that he has to somehow remind himself of every morning when he wakes up expecting to see her next to him She died in a climbing accident both she and Sam were strong climbers world class in Sam’s case and now Sam feels no fear for himself He’s engaging in dangerous solo climbs he’s still struggling to move on with his life and live and after a one night stand he doesn’t want the woman around when his nightmares show up so he cruelly kicks her out only to see her again when a search and rescue is being organized for a downed plane and she’s leading the wayHope can’t believe that Sam is the only person available that is experienced enough to partner with her on a climb to get to the plane’s wreckage She was crushed and mortified with how he treated her after their one night stand together months ago and rightly so wants nothing to do with him now But she cut her vacation rafting with her sister short when worked called and she needs to get to the plane to determine if anyone could have survived What starts out as a recovery mission turns into tracking a drug operation that hits close to home as Hope and Sam try to figure out who they can trust and how they can solve this case and help Hope’s sister who’s caught in the middleI really enjoyed both Sam and Hope Hope is dealing with trauma and past pain of her own and it’s led her into this very solitary life she’s leading She works solo most of the time as a forest ranger she doesn’t have many close friends no boyfriend her only true friend and the closest person to her is her sister Faith There’s something about Hope that’s easy to like She’s confident in her abilities as a ranger she can easily take charge but can still let Sam lead at times especially when it comes to the climbing scenes and she lets her vulnerability show as well She’s really a well rounded heroine and I loved getting to know herSam is still dealing with his accident the death of his fiancée and these feelings he has for Hope Part of the issue I had with book 1 in this series was I never believed that a romance could develop under the circumstances for the hero and heroine However in Freefall it works and it works very well I like that they have a history albeit a very short one night together but it still sets the couple up to move forward especially once the sparks start flying during their adventures Sure they still find themselves in stressful situations throughout the story it’s not like they can take a timeout for romance but the way the romance was worked into the story and the action worked for me It flowed really well Hope and Sam together are very sexy and hot and they have chemistry that was easy for me to get into and believe I also like the time passage in the story for them and their relationship Their romance was very engaging from the start I also loved how they managed to have uite a bit of discussion about both of their pasts and especially in Sam’s case letting Hope know why he treated her the way he did the first time they met He was certainly a jerk at first but he redeems himself and they were two people that I wanted to find happiness and peace togetherThe suspense storyline is fast paced and Freefall is full of action which I loved There’s a little bit of everything from rock climbing rafting bad guys who might or might not really be bad lots of adventure an interesting supporting storyline it was a combination that kept me from putting the down until the endAnd for those who have read Aftershock we get the return of Owen yay I enjoyed his character in Aftershock he has a decent sized role in Freefall and I’m still holding out hope that he’ll find his happy ending at some point during this seriesFor some reason I’m always nervous for supporting characters in a Jill Sorenson book and in Freefall those roles go to Faith Hope’s sister and Jay a suspect in the drug storyline I wasn’t too sure about the initial introduction to Faith During a sisters only weekend that Hope planned she’s called away to the plane wreck and sends Faith a very girly girl along on their rafting trip aloneshe’s never been rafting and it didn’t make sense why Faith would ever agree to go by herself But it’s a small issue and it serves to put Faith right in the middle of actionI wasn’t a huge fan of Aftershock but Sam intrigued me enough to want to know his story and it’s a winner There’s a little bit of everything with great action fast paced adventure and a hot romance


  3. says:

    I really liked Hope and Sam as a couple There was always such drama going on around them though during their romance that I wish the ending could have been drawn out a bit Looking forward to Owen's and Penny's book Although I must say that Faith and Jay's story almost took over the book


  4. says:

    Review copy provided via NetGalleyWhy I Read this Book It was the sampler for Freefall that was included in Aftershock the first book in this series that reeled me in After reading Aftershock I knew I wanted to read of this uniue type of romantic suspense And I’m glad the author is writing books for some of the secondary characters first introduced in AftershockWhat I Liked Sam and Hope both have secrets from their pasts secrets they are each still trying to figure out how to deal with Sam is also dealing with his amnesia Has no memory of the earthuake that took place in Aftershock or the several months leading up to it There’s a tragic event that took place before the earthuake and he has no recollection of the event or the mourning period that followed This has impacted Sam’s regard for life and made my heart ache for SamThe author has uite a way of making me sympathize with one of the bad guys He’s a villain no doubt but he’s at a pivotal moment in his life where he is thinking of changing his course His redeeming ualities made me conflicted in how I felt about him and his involvement in the storyOne of the things I was looking out for in Freefall was Owen’s character I had mixed feelings about him in Aftershock and because he is getting his own book I had to make sure he is on the path to redemptionWhat I Didn’t Like I still need some answers regarding Nick’s character There were some loose threads concerning him and I have uestions that need to be addressedI didn’t like how Faith Hope’s sister was involved with Hope’s secret It was intrusive and it rubbed me the wrong wayMemorable Moment “You need someone who cares about you and makes you feel sexy”“Are you applying for the position?”“You know I am” Overall Impression If you’re looking for a thrilling romantic suspense novel to read Freefall fits the bill The level of danger in Freefall was chilling It was a non stop adrenaline rush impacted with life or death situations I’m looking forward to reading Owen’s book Badlands which comes out next but I am also anxiously awaiting Faith’s HEA


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    35Book source NetGalleyOn her way to start her vacation with her sister Faith park ranger Hope Banning gets a call that sends her to a plane crash on a mountain top Hope persuades Faith to continue on to the white water rafting trip and tells her she’ll catch up when she’s done Except this assessment and rescue turn out much different than Hope could have believed and now she and civilian Sam Rutherford as well as Faith and several others are fighting for their lives This story is a bit frustrating but overall not a bad read There is plenty to love about the characters and the writing but the plot stretches the bounds of believability a bit Add in majorly stupid decisions by smart people physical trauma that doesn’t seem to slow anyone down and an ending that drags along for far too long and the balance ends up somewhere in the middle of the road It could have been better but it also could have been worse I do love the characters though They seem so real


  6. says:

    These books make me nervous the whole time I'm reading them And then when I finish I'm absolutely exhausted like I was the one dealing with it all Also I get the impression that Jill Sorenson really loves an anti hero She makes you love and respect guys that are conventionally bad or at least have done bad things She really does the whole people can change for the better thing Which I appreciate At first I was a little disappointed when I realized book 2 of this series wouldn't feature Owen as the main character Really? She went with Sam next? But man it was worth it I actually ended up liking him despite his stand off ish nature And Owen was still a part of this book Luckily his story is actually next


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    I like that the Aftershock series is a different brand of Romantic Suspense than what I’m used to the stories base themselves around situational happenings such as certain disasters nature expeditions sporting activities etc The first book in this series Aftershock was centered around a natural disaster an earthuake that stranded our heroes under a collapsed freeway Of course things would have been bad enough but the author also had to include in the dangers of bad people trying to take advantage of bad situations for their own benefitEven so I still enjoyed it a lot even if it wasn’t incredibly awesome Link to my review of Aftershock Freefall was just as exciting and enjoyable with so much forward progression that you don’t really have time to stop and think about the few uibbles that arose due to logical uestioning of the happenings in the story itself The book went by so uickly that I simply enjoyed it for what it was an entertaining Romantic Suspense based in a national park where natural dangers can lurk around every cornerAs I had stated sometimes nature is unforgiving enough without a dangerous human presence to make the situation even frantic; but that is how this book was written and I’ll go with it Honestly I would have liked a book focused on how our heroes would cope with surviving a natural disaster or being stranded on a mountain or something of the like without human baddies to contend withThe Story in BriefA plane has crashed on top of a remote mountain cutting short Hope Banning’s plans for white water rafting with her sister As the only park ranger available at the time who can climb to the summit to assess the situation she heeds the emergency call to investigate Unfortunately the only climbing partner she can find is none other than Sam Rutherford a man she would rather not have contact with again due to a night spent with him six months ago which followed with him practically throwing her out of his home without explanationSam Rutherford’s memory of losing his girlfriend in a climbing accident is gone after the San Diego earthuake knocked him unconscious from the first book Ever since then he has insisted on climbing solo and braving dangerous expeditions in order to feel anything The last thing he wants to do is climb to the summit of any mountain with a partner especially Hope; he still feels a sizzle of chemistry between them and he doesn’t like it since he has confusing lingering feelings for the deceased girlfriend Melissa and hasn’t been able to remember the period in which he’d been grievingBut Hope has to do her job with or without him and he can’t leave her hanging on her own But as soon as they reach the site of the plane crash it turns out that there is something much dangerous going on a killer is now wandering the mountainous national park the plane belonged to that of drug smugglers and the person who owns that plane has dispatched his own minions to retrieve both the drug cargo and the man who escaped the planeSo now Hope and Sam must track down the killer in the unforgiving terrain of mother nature’s playground as they attempt to put their own personal issues asideOverall ThoughtsYeah I know Not the best summary ever but the official blurbs I’ve found really are a little misleading At first I had been expecting a commercial or private plane crash wherein the survivors yes plural are stranded at the summit of a remote mountain and there’s a killer amongst them I figured that Sam and Hope would climb to the top of the summit and become stranded with the survivors and a killer and must figure out who the baddie is before everyone dies And then at the same time they’d have to figure out how to survive on the mountain until reinforcements arriveThat’s what I had thought the story would be about and got really excited about it Instead it turns out in the actual story that the plane was a cargo plane there were only two passengers Hope finds the pilot with a hole in his chest from a gunshot wound and the only other passenger is AWOL And so Hope trudges through the mountain tracking down the killer on a rather TSTL mission But I forgive her for making bad decisions because she is tough as nails and can take care of herself and a multiple of other reasonsBut I still wish she would have called for help Because man or woman it’s still a bit dangerous to be tracking down a killer in a humongous mountainous national park alone; the terrain is bad enough to travel over even when you’re just going on a leisurely expedition with no killers running around So it was fortunate that Sam felt obligated to follow her and keep her out of trouble still he’s not law enforcement and shouldn’t have had to keep an eye on Hope Hope should have known betterThen again if our park ranger had been a man and had done the same things that Hope did lots of people would have been applauding his heroic behavior This is why I don’t give Hope any crap about her actions But I honestly think that even if the park ranger were a man he would still have been better off waiting for a partner to help himSo anyway it wasn’t the story I was hoping for but I don’t deny that I enjoyed it nonetheless There’s a deeper emotional tension between our main couple that seemed to pluck at all the right places in my non existent heart The personal drama going on between Hope and Sam was enough to propel the development of their relationship in a good progressive directionMainly I liked the characters even Hope’s sister Faith And I’m also glad we get to see of young Owen and see how much he’s grown since the events of AftershockLike Aftershock the imagery and descriptions in Freefall were dark and vivid The tone was gritty and extreme The romance wasn’t all that great and the sex scenes were a little bland and raw but the friendship non friendship romance between Sam and Hope was intense enough and emotional enough that I liked it Their unsatiated chemistry was actually a lot full of FEELS than when they finally got together in the end to have their Happily Ever After™; not that I don’t like a happy ending but it did get a little tackyAnd a short brief thoughts review turned into a rambling so I’m going to have to stop typing nowMerged reviewI recall really liking this second installment of the Aftershock series a lot and of course while this second read was a bit deflating I still really like it It's much exciting than the first book somehow and I find the romance a little easier to stand by since it's hardly insta love that is if you overlook a few thingsAgain Piper Goodeve's narration isn't all that great Sometimes simple conversations sound so sharp that I thought the characters were interrogating each other rather than just talking I will probably not be listening to the rest of the series as an audio book but for a reread it sufficed


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    I enjoyed reading Freefall by Jill Sorenson She has the ability to write books that are full of action good tension credible bad guys and a secondary story arc that is as engaging and in this case so than the main character plotlineIn this book an enforcer of sorts for a drug dealer wants out and as his attempt to leave his sorid life goes awry when he kills one of his peers dead on a mountain top during a drug drop He is on the run in a national park and his only way to escape is to slightly change his appearance and join in on a rafting adventure which is where the main heroine who is a park ranger was to have been vacationing but had to leave to respond to the downed plane The drug enforcer is then taken in as a last minute replacement on the trip where the ranger's sister has remained Hope the ranger is then forced to use the services of Sam her one night stand former olympian and current depressed amnesiac to hike up to the crash site and begin an investigation Here for me is where I found the book to be an unusual departure I was interested in Faith Javier's plight and storyline than I was with the main characters of Hope and Sam I found Sam to be a wimp A total unmitigated wimp He free climbs on his own and is an all around outdoors man but could barely tie his shoes in this story without grousing and swallowing some big lump in his throat before hitching up his pants and follow after Hope who clearly had balls enough for both while I did not love the character of Sam in the final assessment it was actually pretty realistic in a world where if you read these books we have all become used to super human heroes who basically do it all Fight the bad guys glare and glower at all and sunder make love like a beast and solve all the problems in the story that come their way with nary a hitch in an eyebrow So my dislike of Sam I think speaks of my expectations than the way Ms Sorenson has written his whiney character Javier and Faith were to me the far interesting characters and I was a little sad that towards the end of the book their reunion wrapped up so uickly and neatlyI am on to the next book in the series Island Peril and I will leave my pre conceived notions about what heroism looks like and enjoy the effort of Ms Sorenson


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    I like the way Sorenson is progressing through characters in her Aftershock series; the hero in this book was in a coma for most of the first book so we don't get a good look at him until now Sam is a former Olympic kayaking champion who now does incredibly dangerous mountain climbing just to feel something in the aftermath of his fiancee's death Hope our heroine is a park ranger who has to ditch her vacation when a Cessna crashes in a remote area of her territory; it's her job to search for survivors and assess the situation from a law enforcement perspective They are thrown together because Sam is the only climber available who is ualified to help Hope get to the remote location on short notice Drug dealers murder sexin' etcI liked the realism here Sam is an ex Olympian so he's in great shape but he isn't a fighter When he does have to fight someone his only move is surprise tackle So he loses that fight something not all romance heroes are written to do He suffered a great loss when his fiancee died in a climbing accident and he subseuently lost his memory; when Hope opens up to him about her most painful secret he is a total dick about it giving him a chance to grovel later But Hope who is mostly a hippie chick who loves the outdoors is also a law enforcement officer who carries a gun and she BAMFs out on Sam by pointing it in his face and telling him not to follow her He deserved it I laughed I loved the reappearance of Owen although he and another character skirt dangerously close to Sorenson's assault victims character development cliche I'm not a big fan of this one I wonder if he'll get his own book in the series Maybe once he gets those tattoos off


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    This is book two of the Aftershock series I am almost positive there will be a book three In Aftershock we barely met Sam Rutherford an Olympian and rock climber who was severly injured during the uake In this novel we catch up with Sam as he is recovering from his injuries by doing a lot of climbing He has physically healed but mentally he is unable to accept his fiances death prior to the uake This lack of closure has Sam emotionally withdrawn A one night stand with a pretty park ranger is as close as he has gotten to anyone and that had a crash and burn ending Ever since he literally kicked her out of his bed after their one night stand Hope Banning has avoided Sam Fortunately his reclusive nature coupled with her lack of a social life have made that extremely easy to do But when Hope's sister gets caught up in a dangerous situation while on a rafting trip Sam is the only man available to accompany Hope without her losing valuable time waiting around for suitable backup The two embark on a journey across rough terrain that will challenge them both to their emotioanal and physical limitsThis book didn't grab me uite as much as Aftershock Part of that was probably the extreme outdoors angle which really never interests me I also struggled a bit with Hope who dragged her girly grily sister on an advanced white water rafting session when she so clearly wasn't advanced Speaking of the sister that secondary romance did not appeal to me In spite of that I enjoyed the story just didn't love it as much as Sorenson's others