Monday, July 11, 2011

Falls Like Lightning



Smokejumper Silas Kent never expected to see pilot Elle Westmore again. In fact, reuniting makes him realize what a mistake he made all those years ago. But before he has a chance to try to make amends, he's called to lead a new crew into battle against a massive fire in the Sierra Nevadas.

And then things go very wrong, very quickly.

A suspicious engine explosion forces the crew to parachute early while Elle barely survives a crash landing. Silas reaches the ground safely, but in beginning a desperate race to reach the downed plane, he soon realizes he has more to fear than just a raging forest fire.

My Review:

Packed with action and suspense, this one was a quick read. I just had to keep turning the pages so I could find out what happens. I like Grady's style -- he's detail-oriented, but not wordy and he gives his characters
emotional depth that adds a deeper dimension to the read.  The story is tight too -- the suspense and romance angles all lead to a crescendo of a climax. Wow -- he writes action with conviction. It left me breathless.

Loved reading a guy's take on the romance angle! He's made it very real and painful and exhilarating all at the same time. And honest. Brutally honest. I liked that Elle and Silas were straight up with each other -- no coy games or misunderstandings. Just gut-wrenching romantic drama! And the flashbacks Grady uses to explain their past relationship really helps heighten the tension.

This is Shawn Grady's third book and I will definitely be heading out to buy the other two. I've find a new 'must-read' suspense author.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

Giveaway Opportunity:  If you would like to win a copy of Falls Like Lightning by Shawn Grady, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca if Blogger isn't playing nice.  Open internationally. The draw will be held on Sunday July 17. Good Luck!


  1. I would love a chance to win Shawn's book! Please enter me. Thank you.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  2. Consider yourself entered Carmen. :-)

  3. This one's on my to-read list. I've read Grady's other books & loved them, of course I always love reading books from a male perspective.

  4. Hey Brenda, maybe you'll get lucky and win a copy!

  5. Shawn is an exciting author, I can't wait to read his third book. Add me please!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  6. Please enter me! I have read several other of Shawn's books and loved them! Thanks Kav:)


  7. Merry and Charity, you're entered! I can't believe I'm such a late bloomer when it comes to reading Shawn Grady's books. Sheesh! I really need to quit the day job so I can read more. LOL