Friday, August 10, 2018

Review and Giveaway - Tailspin by Sandra Brown @SandraBrown_NYT @GrandCentralPub

Tailspin by Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
Date Read:  August 8, 2018
Length:  432 pages
Source: Publisher / NetGalley
★★★★☆
Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. 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 questions.

As Rye's plane nears the isolated landing strip, more trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt on his plane 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 to other people's problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo . . . and to the mysterious and alluring Brynn.

Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous forty-eight-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out. With everyone from law enforcement officials to hired thugs hot on their heels, they must learn to trust each other so they can protect their valuable cargo from those who would kill for it.
My Review

This was great!  I feel like I have been a fan of Sandra Brown forever.  Maybe not forever but a very long time.  I haven't read all of her books yet but I have been able to keep up with her new releases each year.  It is probably no surprise that I went into this book with rather high expectations.  I am happy to report that this met every one of those expectations.  Once I started reading this story, I didn't want to put it down and ended up having a fantastic time with it.

This book opens with Rye, a pilot, agreeing to fly a box to a small airport near Atlanta even though the area is covered with blinding fog.  Rye will fly in any kind of weather so he isn't even concerned about landing until something unexpected happens.  Brynn was given the task of retrieving the box and getting it back to Atlanta as soon as possible.  Soon Brynn and Rye are both pulled into a series of events that seems to become more dangerous at every turn. 

This book kept me guessing.  Just when I thought I had things figured out something would surprise me.  I thought that the suspense element was very well done and the fact that the characters were on a deadline kept things moving at a pretty quick pace.  One thing that I really liked about the story was how realistic everything was.  I honestly could see a situation similar to this happening and maybe it already has.  I found this to be a pretty thought provoking read.

I liked Rye and Brynn.  There is a bit of romance to the story but I really felt like it was a smaller part of the story although it was very well done.  Rye was a character with a big personality and I knew that he had to have a story.  He really was a stand up guy who refused to cross certain lines and looked out for others.  Brynn grew on me throughout the book.  At first I wasn't sure about her but as pieces of her past came out along with her intentions I grew to love her.  I loved that these two were able to work so well with each other to meet their goals. 

I would recommend this book to others.  I thought that this book was very well written with a fairly complex plot.  There was a whole lot of excitement, characters that had me cheering for them, and a few villains that were kind of fun to hate.  I can't wait to read more of Sandra Brown's work in the future.

I received a copy of this book from Grand Central Publishing directly and via NetGalley.
About the Author
Photo by Andrew Eccles
Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-eight New York Times bestsellers. There are over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. She lives in Texas. For more information you can visit www.SandraBrown.net.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter
Giveaway

I am thrilled to be able to offer a chance for one of my readers to win a copy of Tailspin courtesy of Grand Central Publishing! (U.S and Canada Only)

31 comments:

  1. I used to read her eons ago, I did like them then :)

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    1. I have read most of what she has written in the past 10 years or maybe a bit longer but I haven't read too many of her very early titles.

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  2. I don't think I've tried this author. Of course I haven't read a lot in the genre so that wouldn't be a surprise!

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    1. I really like her more recent books. There is a bit of romance but the suspense is really what keeps me reading.

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  3. I liked a few books by the author but I didn't know about this one

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    1. This was an excellent example of her work, Melliane!

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  4. I haven't read anything by this author before, but I have seen her books around! She's an author I've been meaning to try, but never got around to. It's so great that you enjoyed this one as much as you did! I really like the cover -- there's a lot going on. Based on your review, I think the cover did a pretty good job conveying the content.

    I'm also a fan of villains you love to hate! ;)

    -- Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I am honestly not a huge fan of the cover but the story was really well done. I was really hoping that someone would hurry up and kill the bad guys in this book :)

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  5. Seems like an enjoyable story. I've never read Sandra Brown. Sad, but true. I've heard great things about her books though and would love to get on board soon :) Great review!

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    1. She has so many great books to choose from, Shane!

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  6. Have not read anything by her yet.

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    1. I hope you get a chance to try her work soon, Kim!

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  7. Yay! for Sandra Brown. I never knew about this one.Definitely have to add this to my list.

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    1. I hope you like this one as much as I did, Nadene!

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  8. She's one I've meant to try for ages. I have a couple of yall who really enjoy her.

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    1. Yes, Anna! I think you would really like some of her books!

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  9. I've been reading her books for a while now and she never fails to keep me riveted. This sounds thrilling!

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    1. She is great isn't she, Laura?! This one is definitely worth picking up!

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  10. She had an audible daily deal which sounded so good I had to get it. I loved it and now have been watching for her books and want to get more of hers from the library also. I like the fact most seem to be stand alone. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I do love that her books are stand alones. I think she might have had a short series or two years ago but everything has been stand alones recently. I always have a great time with her work.

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    1. I hope you get the opportunity to read her work soon!

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  12. Oh my gosh. You're killing me here. I turned this down and knew I'd come to regret it. Your review just solidifies that. I hope this comes out in audio!

    Great review, Carole.

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    1. I am sure that it will be coming out in audio. I always feel like that when I have to turn a book down but you can't read them all!

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  14. Sandra Brown is one of those authors I haven't read yet but know I will totally get to one day. Maybe this is even the place to start. What was your favorite book by her that would be a good one to wet my feet with.

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    1. Sorry that I am just now getting back to this question, Robin! I really have given most of her books 4 stars. I read a lot of them before keeping track in goodreads and have a hard time remembering which book is which. I remember really liking The Crush and it looks like I gave Mean Streak 5 stars. I hope you get a chance to read some of her work.

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  15. Nothing like a good deadline to keep the pace racing and up, and the reader's attention apt! I have never heard a bad thing about a Sandra Brown mystery which is why I can't wait to try one :D So glad this one met your expectations!!

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    1. It really was a fantastic read, Olivia-Savannah!

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