Freefall by Tess Oliver: Review

Freefall by Tess Oliver: ReviewFreefall by Tess Oliver
on January 4th, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 268

After leaving high school, with a hard won diploma and the title of most likely to break hearts, Alexander "Nix" Pierce has left his wild, out of control years mostly behind him. A small inheritance from his grandfather has given him the funds to open up his tattoo shop, Freefall, and he has started to pull his life together. Aside from trying to keep his best friend, Dray, from killing himself in the fight ring, and his slight obsession with a pin-up model he's never met, Nix's life is going smoothly . . . until Scotlyn James, the object of his obsession, walks into his shop.

Ever since a tragic accident killed her family and left her alone in the world, Scotlyn James hasn't spoken one word. Up until now she didn't care that she had no way of talking to people. Her awful aunt would never have listened, and Lincoln Hammond the arrogant, selfish man who pulled her from the streets of Los Angeles wouldn't hear her words if she could speak. But when Lincoln insists she get a tattoo to cover up a scar on her side, Scotlyn meets the artist, Nix Pierce. And now she longs for her voice. Now she has found someone who will hear her.

Stacia says…

 While trying to find a book to read for this month’s #cleanoffyourkindle review, I stumbled upon Freefall which had been on my kindle for far too long.

This is the first book in the Custom Culture series and is told in a dual point of view (POV) between the two main characters Alexander “Nix” Pierce and Scotlyn James- who’s name I completely fell in love with by the way. Nix is  perfect book boyfriend material; he is sweet and loving, an alpha when its needed, and a great friend, brother, and grandson. Best known as the heartbreak kid, Nix use to love them and leave them. But, he has changed his ways and now just focuses on his Tattoo business and taking care of his grandma who suffers with alzheimers.

Scotlyn has had a pretty rough life, but she still is a strong woman who is fighting hard to become independent, even though she has been mute since an accident killed her entire family. Lincoln Hammond, who I found slimy from the beginning, saved Scotlyn when she was homeless and strung out and gave her a place to live. But his controlling ways become too much and she wants nothing more than to get away from him and finally find her voice.

“I will take you from him, Scotlyn,” “I thing about you every fucking minute of the day, and I will not let you slip out of my life. I will take you from him.”

Their was an instant connection between Scotlyn and Nix and the sexual tension was smoldering. However, I did feel that the coming together of their relationship was a little rushed. I would have liked a bit more. Also I felt like the drama that was throughout most of the book, wrapped up pretty quickly and I didn’t feel like the end result was realistic or fitting with the flow of the story.
Overall, this was a quick and enjoyable story and I look forward to reading about the other men in this series.


About Tess Oliver

Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of freefall. She is a former teacher, who now dedicates her morning caffeine rush to writing romance instead of teaching math and reading. Tess lives in California, the land of perpetual sunshine and traffic, with her husband, kids and five dogs. She is a longtime romance junkie, who likes her hero to be an alpha with a twist of compassion and if he has long hair and rides a horse or a motorcycle all the better. She writes young adult, new adult and adult romance in both contemporary and historical settings. When she’s not reading or writing romance, she can be found hiking, vacuuming up dog hair or baking goodies for her family.