Rye Mallett, a fearless “freight dog” pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken, usually unshaven, and he never gets the regulation eight hours of shut-eye before a flight; but he does have a rock-solid reputation: he will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So, when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound Northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn’t ask why–he just ups his price.
As Rye’s plane nears the isolated landing strip, more trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt that causes him to crash land, and then by Dr. Brynn O’Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert’s stead. Despite Rye’s “no-involvement” policy when it comes other people’s problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo…and to the mysterious and attractive Brynn O’Neal.
Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous 48-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out. With the hours slipping by and everyone from law enforcement officials to hired thugs hot on their heels, the two must protect their valuable cargo from those who would kill for it–that is, if they can trust each other.
Before I share my review I would like to applaud Sandra Brown on her 80th book and her 70th New York Times bestseller! Wow, I am in awe of this well-deserved, amazing achievement. Congratulations to the queen of romantic suspense!
Sandra Brown’s latest novel, Tailspin, is a fast-paced suspenseful, race against time.
It is Thanksgiving weekend and fog, like no one has seen before, has completely socked the Atlantic seaboard in. A delivery of utmost importance needs to get to Atlanta ASAP! Rye, a no-nonsense pilot, has been hired to make this delivery. His plan is to get in and out and move on to his next delivery, but this delivery has turned out to be much more complicated than expected.
One of my favorite elements of this book is the race against time. There is a 48 hour clock that is instrumental to the storyline, which really adds to the intensity of the book.
My favorite character is Violet. It took awhile for her to be introduced and I wish there was more of her. She puts a smile on my face, while breaking my heart. I had a hard time connecting with Rye. I didn’t find him very likable, but then again maybe he wasn’t meant to be. He is a bit rough around the edges, self-absorbed, and very blunt. But there were occasional moments when a soft spot in his heart shined through and we could see deep down he really does have a heart.
I thought the first half of this story was a bit slow, but the second half made up for that. I found myself flying through the end of the book to find out what would happen.
This may not go down as an all-time favorite Sandra Brown novel, but I am still an undying fan!
*Other Sandra Brown Books I Have Reviewed:
My Rating: 3/5
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: 8/7/2018
Pages: 432 (eBook)
*Book 18/20 in the #20booksofsummerreading challenge.
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