Book Title: Freefall (Santa Cruz Skydivers, #1)
Author: Joanne Efendi
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: October 8, 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
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, a 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 his son go?
I lay in his bed, listening obsessively to everything he did, kicking myself at my cowardice. At this moment, I could be with him, but here I was…alone. Something was wrong with me. I wanted it, I wanted him, but was too afraid to reach out. Years of rejection had taken their toll.
Behind the closed bathroom door, the toilet flushed and the faucet turned on as I heard him go about a normal waking routine. Next, I was waiting for the sound of the shower. Instead, he reappeared in the bathroom doorway, still naked and still glorious.
“Andi, I’ve had a better idea. Why don’t you shower now instead of later…with me?” He reached his hand out to me. “You know, Santa Cruz is in the middle of water restrictions. So, really, you could just think of it as doing your part for the environment.”
Joanne is a lover of books and the written word. It had been a life long dream of Joanne’s to write and publish a novel. A dream that she finally fulfilled in early 2014 after writing YA Paranormal Romance Illuminated Darkness for close to three years. In 2015, her NA Romance ‘Freefall’ was signed by Evernight Publishing.
Joanne grew up in sunny Queensland in Australia and currently resides on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and two sons. She has always had a passion for writing and is a former radio announcer and journalist. Currently she works in her other passion- teaching children the vital life saving skill of learn to swim. In her spare time she likes to drink coffee with her friends and train and compete in triathlons (very badly).
Joanne is currently writing a sequel to Freefall, and a YA Contemporary novel that may or may not take another three years to write. She also has plans to write a sequel to Illuminated Darkness, that will be titled Darkness Enveloped.
I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl