Freefall by Joanne Efendi

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SKU 978-1-77233-539-2

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Santa Cruz Skydivers, 1

Twenty-five year old professional skydiver Levi James has a troubled past that he just can't seem to leave behind. The main cause of his problems—his father. The billionaire Australian publishing magnate, who after being MIA for most of Levi's life, has decided Levi needs to start playing a role in the family business, whether Levi wants to or not. 

Andi LaRosa, a twenty-one year old Costco cashier, comes from a loving, if somewhat suffocating, traditional Italian American family. With no direction and in a deep depression, she often seeks solace in Valium and the bottom of a Vodka bottle. That is until see meets Levi and instantly falls for his Aussie charm. 

The daredevil skydiver makes her feel alive and gives her a sense of direction that she so desperately craves. But can their fledging relationship survive Andi’s personal demons and Levi’s meddling father, who refuses to let his son go? 



Turned out that perfect ingredient was another bottle of tequila. This one tasted smooth and was no doubt very expensive, unlike the cheap stuff at the bar. Levi certainly enjoyed the perks of being a billionaire’s son. We drank until the sun came up and I could no longer form coherent sentences. I didn’t remember at what stage I passed out, but I woke up in his bed in only my panties, tucked up against his shirtless chest with his arms wrapped around me. I was horrified, yet thrilled at the same time. I couldn’t believe this was happening. I lay there searching through my memory for any clue as to how I ended up almost naked in his bed.

After we came back to his apartment, bits and pieces of the night seemed to have been wiped clean from my brain. My last clear memory was of him cleaning up the grazes on my elbows and shoulder with iodine and putting a plaster on them before we started playing some drinking games, which may or may not have included body shots. There was zero recollection of me taking my clothes off and getting into bed with him. Closing my eyes again, I almost groaned out loud. As much as I wanted it to happen, I prayed that we hadn’t had sex. That would be a very, very bad move. Especially since I couldn’t remember it.

I had to get some clothes on and get out of here. I couldn’t face him like this. Sober and almost naked. But I didn’t want to move in case I woke him up. Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place, and believe me, in bed with him right now, I could definitely feel the hard place pressing into my thigh.

Slowly, I lifted his dead arm draped over me and attempted to roll away from him, when his arm stiffened and he pulled me back into his chest.

“Where do you think you are going, party girl?” he murmured in my ear, sending shivers up my spine.

I looked up at him, but he still had his eyes closed.

“I’m awake, in case that’s what you’re thinking. I just can’t open my eyes. I think they’re glued shut.” He exhaled and laughed at the same time. “What a night!” he exclaimed, his eyes still firmly shut. “Man, do you know how to party. I thought only Aussies could drink like that. By the way, I won. I was last man standing. Literally.”

I cleared my throat. “Um… how did we end up in your bed?” My voice was rough from copious amounts of alcohol consumption. “And how did I end up practically naked?” I was hyper aware of the fact my breasts were currently pressed up against his flesh.

He gave a booming laugh that made me jump, which only made him laugh even more. He lifted his arm, rubbed his eyes with his fingers, careful to not hit the cut on his cheek, and ran his hand through his hair. I didn’t dare move in case I exposed anymore of myself to him. Slivers of sunlight shone through gaps in the drawn drapes, giving the room a substantial amount of natural light, just enough to see my almost naked body.

This was new territory for me. I had never awoken next to a guy, let alone shown parts of bare anatomy to anyone. My one and only experience hadn’t been exactly the kind where we took all our clothes off. In fact, my pants had remained around my ankles and my top hadn’t even come off. Why I was thinking about that awful experience right now, I had no idea.

Quickly, I pulled the bed sheet up high above my breasts and moved away from him slightly so we were no longer touching. After he finished rubbing his eyes, he propped himself on his side and faced me, his eyes slightly bloodshot and the skin around the cut under his eye starting to come out in a light shade of purple. My God, the man was hot, even with an obvious hangover and black eye. I was even partial to his unshaven morning look, extremely partial. Naked, unshaven, bruised, and disheveled. He looked like he should be at a photo shoot for GQ, not in bed with me.

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Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings)
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Written by Mile High King Book Club on 2nd Feb 2018

Prepare yourself for a very emotional and ugly cry. It’s filled with adrenaline, excitement and passion. “When we jump, as I mentioned, Phil will go first with his client and we will go last. Because you will be harnessed onto the front of me, you will have to be sitting right here on the edge on the plane with your legs hanging over the side …...When we fall, I will need you to put your head back on my shoulder and lift your feet up behind me. We are going to flip backwards away from the plane and I will need you to stay like that until I tap you on the shoulder. Then you can extend your arms and legs.” Andi and Levi have a strong physical attraction with each other the minute they met. This attraction set the stage for a “friends with benefits” relationship. Like falling from an airplane, Levi begins to experience a heart racing desire to be more and wants Andi to take the dive with him. Andi has been living a life almost checked out. She builds up enough self-confidence to take the plunge and trust the parachute, i.e. Levi will not break her heart and protect her until her feet hits the ground. Once she decided to participate in her happiness she fell in love. In theory, Andi took a leap from the plane fill with orgasmic nights and landed on her feet with THE ONE. Just like Levi tapped her shoulder, they threw themselves into the relationship with joy. Each of them are flying on a cloud of happiness. Like the jump, once they started they had no control over falling in love. With the interference of Andi’s overprotective brothers; the antics of Levi’s father, her leap of faith becomes problematic with drastic consequences. She is left with a broken heart even the best ice cream could not curb. Levi’s love is the equivalent of flying. Like soaring through the clouds; having a great day for a jump, he makes a deal with the devil himself, his father, to ensure his happiness and Andi’s safety. I am an emotional reader so I don’t like spoilers, no matter how cryptic they may be. To fully enjoy the story, skip the prologue. It leaves you waiting for “it” or “something” to happen. You are flipping the pages waiting for the next possibility. I like suspense without the introduction of suspense. I want to be hit in the gut unexpectedly and administer first aid afterwards. The prologue removes that aspect and it’s the reason why I give it a 4 kink review. **I was gifted a copy from author in exchange for an honest review on blog** Like this review? Become a fan on Facebook at Mile High KINK Book Club.

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Written by Melyssa Winchester on 2nd Feb 2018

This was a different read for me for a couple of reasons. The first being, I’d never read anything by the author before, so it was a new experience that way, and the second being, I don’t think I’ve encountered a good that centered around sky diving before picking this one up. But a book based around freefalling (at least from a sky diving standpoint) wasn’t all this was. It was so much more than that. It was a story that was equal parts humorous, sweet, emotional, moving, and heart wrenching and by the time I finished it, all I wanted was more. More of this couple, more of Levi and Andi on their own and even though at times I wanted to wring the one brothers neck, I even wanted more of Andi’s family as well. They just came across that well as the love story between these two people progressed. It was a little slow going in the beginning for me, I have to admit, but I do see the reason and the need for it to be that way. The author had the arduous task of bringing not only the characters to life but what really ties them together in the beginning (the sky diving lesson) and you can’t go at an undertaking like that lightly. There has to be more description, more sensation and feeling.

I loved this book how And fell in love with a ...
Written by lori hoffman on 2nd Feb 2018

I loved this book how And fell in love with a man she just meet they had more obstacle in the way like his ex told false stories about them being back together to and then the newspaper when she's the paper she fell in a deep depression then drank alcohol and took medicine that put her in a coma the family did everything to keep him away from her he then made a deal with his father and got her the best medical care they had a meeting with the family so he could be with her he had his father and his ex tell her family what they did to break them apart he got the family to agree to let him see her he spent all his time with her and kept talking to her and telling her how much he loved her

Sweet and Fun!!
Written by Chrissy on 2nd Feb 2018

Very sweet and fun to read. I love to read stories like this where the girl has always been the least noticed, and has some insecurities about her looks. Then she meets this amazing guy who seems to have it all and really can't understand what he could possibly see in her, knowing he could have any girl he wanted, but he can't seem to see any other girl but her. He slowly builds up her self esteem until she begins to have a little confidence in him and their relationship. But then, something or someone from his past comes back and crushes her newfound confidence. Only, he has fallen so hard for her that he is willing to sacrifice everything he has to protect her and do whatever he can to make sure she doesn't suffer. And, of course, they have to end up together!! He may have some scars and dust, but he is undeniably a knight in not so shining armor. I do love a happy ending!

Loved it - a bit more sexual graphics that you ...
Written by K.M.L. on 15th Oct 2015

Loved it - a bit more sexual graphics that you I find in most of the YA genre - be will be fine for most. Story was good, easy fast read. The kindle version does have some typos.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading 'Freefall'
Written by genevieve on 10th Oct 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed reading 'Freefall'. Most of the book is fast paced and kept me reading till I had finished it. The characters are well rounded and the story line well researched. None of the too often glaring errors that occur because the author hasn't bothered to check salient facts. It's a steamy yet gentle romance and unlike another line of romance books didn't make me want to gag or hurl the book in the opposite direction for being too predictable. (Yes I have done both. ) This is definitely a good book for when you just want a little relaxation ie you're not in the mood for 'War and Peace' or 'Uncle Vanya.' but you want to read and be entertained. There are a couple of errors that the proofreader should have picked up but only a couple and they don't detract from the book as a whole. I'm giving this book 5 stars as I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.