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.
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".
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