Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Review: Just Fall by Nina Sadowsky

Publication Date: March 22nd 2016 by Ballantine Books
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the book:

Balanced on the razor edge of moral ambiguity, this sexy and seductive debut novel asks: How can you find out that the person you love is a killer…and continue to love him anyway? Perfect for fans of Karen Rose, Sandra Brown, and Erica Spindler.

On the night of her wedding to Rob, Ellie’s perfect world suddenly collapses. Her suave, charming, sophisticated husband is not the man she believed him to be. Could he really be a killer?

Ellie is rapidly swept into a lethal vortex of betrayal, lies, and uncertainty: Who is the man she married, really?

And how far will she go to protect him?

From Manhattan to the Caribbean, Rob and Ellie struggle to escape the grip of Rob’s former life - a life his employers are determined to ensnare him in for good.

When faced with a terrible choice—to become a murderess herself to save the man she loves, or to let him die—Ellie’s decision propels her into a whiplash-paced adventure, filled with cinematic twists and a startling sense of unease.

My Thoughts:
I’m currently addicted to romantic suspense. I can’t get enough lately. It has all the romance I crave without angsty, stupid relationship drama.  I enjoy the mystery, twists, action and danger!  Just Fall had plenty of danger and thrills, and a delicious romance I was rooting for from beginning to finish.

The story alternates between past and present starting out with a shocking scene in the present, and then working back and forth. 

Rob and Ellie meet and fall in love, but both know/suspect there are some secrets to uncover about their pasts.  Rob’s are a bit darker than Ellie’s, but hers make it so she can relate to Rob. Neither pushes too hard to discover each other’s secrets, because each has something to hide, but events make it impossible to ignore the past any longer.

I really enjoyed this mystery. It took me a little bit to get into the rhythm of the story, because you’re thrown into the middle of things and have to settle in a bit before it truly takes off.  From the beginning I was wholeheartedly on board with Ellie and Rob’s romance. They seemed perfectly matched and supremely in love, and after their disastrous pasts I wanted nothing but happiness for their future. Even though their lives may have been less than moral before, I could understand their choices (sort of?) and make excuses.  

I would’ve enjoyed the story a little more if I had more couple time in the present time chapters and if there were maybe not so many twists at the very end.  (Highlight for spoiler) I like to have things settled and get a little more couple time after all the craziness. (End of spoiler)

3.5 Suns

1 comment:

  1. Great review Rachel! I liked this one, too, especially the flashbacks to how they met/fell for each other but totally agree that it would have been nice if there was more time at the end for them to be together/be happy, etc.!