I’ll never forget the first time I saw Nora Fisher. The way my heart sped up in my chest and blood rushed through every part of me. I was drawn to her the moment our eyes met.
She was beautiful.
Just like me.
I never meant to hurt the only woman I’ve ever loved. She was light, and I was dark, casting shadows on everything around me. Letting her go meant spiraling back into the darkness only Nora could pull me from. But I’d sacrifice myself a thousand times for her.
Four years later, she’s back, and the passion she ignites makes the fight for her stronger. But the more I try to make things right, the more I realize how complicated things have become.
And now I’m starting to see that maybe her light was never meant to be mine.
Free Fall is a standalone, contemporary romance.
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Free Fall was so good. I wasn’t sure what to expect as Emily Goodwin is a new to me author, but I was highly impressed. This book was an emotional rollercoaster, and once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. It was completely engrossing, and Nora and Jack were wonderful characters.
Free Fall is a stand-alone novel. It’s written in dual first-person perspective, narrated by Nora and Jack.
These two had each experienced more heartbreak in their short lives than most adults do. Their pain was completely different, yet completely unimaginable. The things Jack had been through, in particular, were catastrophic. It was fascinating to see how Ms. Goodwin portrayed his experiences and the fallout from them. Each and every time he remembered the day that changed his life I felt like my heart stopped.
Based on the cover copy, I had been expecting Free Fall to be completely a second-chance romance. Instead, we got to witness their initial love story and their second chance. It made their reunion that much more poignant since we’d went through their first love in real time. Experiencing the type of connection they had, the way they were each the support system the other needed at the most desperate times in their lives, made it easier to understand the connection they still had years later.
I know this is an unpopular opinion, but the only wish I had for Free Fall is that the epilogue hadn’t been included. I know people love them, especially the type this one was, but for me, it just didn’t add to the story and felt rushed, had it been a little longer or more substantial it may have worked better. I think I would have really been the most satisfied with the book had it ended a chapter before the prologue, that would have been the most impactful ending to me.
As I mentioned earlier, Emily Goodwin is a new to me author. I don’t know how she hasn’t crossed my radar before, especially if her other books are anything like Free Fall, but I’m glad she’s on it now. This book was powerfully written and covered sensitive topics without ever feeling exploitative of those themes. Ms. Goodwin’s prose was powerful and engaging; she’s a talented artist, and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.
Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.
She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.
Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.