Freefall by Mary Eason
Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (124 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Orchid
Special Agent Rainie McClain wants out. Out of The Agency. Out of the shadow life that has consumed her for far too long. Walking away from The Agency means letting go of the only man she’s ever loved, her husband, Captain Roc Branson. But at thirty-eight, Rainie has seen all the violence and death she can handle. And after discovering she’s pregnant, she just wants a normal life. But what can be normal about the reappearance of a long lost brother who may or may not be a sadistic killer, the heartrending demise of her marriage, and the web of lies that grows until she no longer knows who to trust? It’s vital that she discover the truth soon...because what she doesn’t know, just might kill her.
Agents with the Agency must not get involved with each other. Rainie and Roc were unable to abide by this rule. They fell in love and got secretly married, but now things are going sour.
Rainie's brother Justin disappeared when she was a child, but he's now reappeared. Unfortunately Rainie thinks he is also Jeremiah Silver, the leader of the FLA terrorists. Her husband, Roc, is keeping something important from her, but she is also keeping something from him. She's pregnant but knows Roc will never leave the agency and be content with a family life.
Through lies, deceit, danger and espionage Rainie tries to work out what she really wants. A life with the Agency or life as a single parent. Her decision is made harder by her brother insisting things are not as they seem and that she is being lied to. Roc asks her to trust him, but then disappears on Agency work. Rainie has to decide who is telling the truth and who she should trust.
Freefall kept me mystified and on edge to the end. Fast moving with action, danger and love I was never sure what was going to happen next. Never mind that Rainie didn't know who to trust, I didn't know who she should trust either. One thing I didn't feel at ease with was she did a lot of internal thinking which slowed the story down.
On the whole Freefall is a good read if you like your romance mixed with action, adventure and suspense. I would definitely read another book by the same author.