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Review: FREEFALL by Jill Sorenson

In Freefall by Jill Sorenson, Hope Banning and her sister Faith are on their way to a white water rafting trip. Hope, a Park Ranger at Sierra National Park,  gets a call about a plane crash near her station. Knowing that time is critical, Hope sends her sister on without her and makes plans to hike to the crash site. She can’t go alone and Sam Rutherford, who saw the plane go down is the only option to be her climbing partner. Sam and Hope have a past but Hope is counting on Sam to act professional. When they reach the crash site, the couple realizes that a murder has occurred and that drugs are involved. Meanwhile,  Faith is put in danger when the mysterious Jay literally shows up out of nowhere on the rafting trip. Can Hope save her sister? Can Sam and Hope rekindle their one night stand and turn it into something more?

16160034Sorenson delivers again with another action packed thriller!  Her characters are battling not just the elements but a murderous drug cartel. No one can be trusted to help out Sam and Hope.

Sam Rutherford was first introduced in Aftershock. He was in a coma after Lauren Boyer rescued him. In this book, we finally get to learn more about him and the mysterious Melissa he kept asking for. Hope was a great character to read about. She was a kick butt take no prisoners character. She did not put up with Sam’s crap and it forced him to realize that he needed to stop living in the past.

There are actually two romances in this book. Faith meets Jay, who is a actually Javier Norte. Javier works for a drug cartel but after a personal dispute with his boss,  he wants out. Despite all of the odds stacked against them, it was great to see Faith and Javier get their HEA.

Freefall is the second book in the Aftershock series but it can be read as a standalone. An action packed adventure with two romances in the story line keeps things very interesting. Anyone who enjoys romantic suspense should check out this book and series.

Reviewed by Candy

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About the Book:

Title: Freefall (Aftershock, #2)

Author: Jill Sorenson

Release Date: January 1, 2013

Publisher: Harlequin

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: Borrowed from the Library

Summary:

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 available 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. 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 happiness.

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