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Free Fall

(Fly Me To the Moon #6)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Houston, Texas, 1965

When an accident rocks the American Space Department, threatening the race to the moon, the agency wants to eliminate distractions, including those in the bedroom.

Astronaut Dean Garland, on track to become the first man to walk in space, is fine with that. Except the directive comes too late to prevent the biggest distraction of all: Vivian Muller… Garl
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Briar's Reviews
Free Fall by Emma Barry is one of the sweetest, feel good books of the year!

Thank you to Tamsen Parker who suggested I pick up books by Emma Barry! I can't thank her enough, because Emma's writing is beautiful and matches perfectly with my reading style.

Free Fall is about Dean and Vivian, an astronaut and the daughter of of a wealthy businessman, who happen to find themselves in a sticky situation. They are expecting a baby and they have to get married to "set things right". This story follows t
Maria Rose
Free Fall by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner is the latest romance in the author duo’s Fly Me to the Moon series. It’s set in the early days of the space race between the Americans and the Soviets. With a fascinating mix of fact and fiction and emotionally engaging characters, it’s a series not to be missed. Each story reads well as a standalone with a compelling romance amid the successes and failures of various missions.

When astronaut Dean Garland meets Vivian Muller at a party, their one nigh
Kay (aka) Miss Bates
Gah, I love this series. Barry-and-Turner do such a great job of infusing it with all the fun stuff of the American 60s. And none of the terrible tragedy or cataclysmic changes: it's not that they're not aware or that it doesn't linger, or hang over the narrative, like the women's movement. They manage to write in a comic mode that still makes the historical period believable.

MoC is my favourite trope so I was already pretty much sold on this novel. I loved it even more than I thought I would.
Brandy Painter
This was perfectly wonderful and charming. I enjoyed both Vivy and Dean as characters. This is a lighter book in tone overall than some of the more recent ones in the series, but it still has tremendous depth and good character development. I like Vivy's vast interests and her connections with the women in her life: her old bonds with her sorority sisters and her new ones with the astronaut wives. Dean is very much the strong silent type, and the struggle he has with reconciling that with his vi ...more
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
Loved this.

While it's not a marriage of convenience, the book has a lot of the staples that make that trope so good for me, especially because Vivy and Dean are trying to live without sex.

I adored Vivy. She was so much herself, and I loved that about her. The romance and chemistry between her and Dean was excellent.
Cathy Geha
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Free Fall by Genevieve Turner & Emma Barry
Fly Me To The Moon #6

Vivian “Vivy” Muller’s laugh drew Major Dean Garland to her side at a party they both were invited to. With little ado they made their escape only to find themselves soon wed to one another as a result of that one night they spent together. Vivy, a wealthy sorority girl, juggles being a student and an astronaut’s wife as she gets to know the quiet man she is married to. Dean finds that the home Vivy has created and her chatter pr
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Completamente adorable. Me encantó. Dos de mis tropes favoritos "older hero, younger woman" y "marriage of convenience".

Dean es serio, callado y reservado, y Vivy es vivaracha, charlatana y llena de vida. Es hermoso ver cómo los dos se van enamorando, conociéndose y tratan de tener un buen matrimonio. Se casan porque no les queda otra, pero la atracción estaba ahí, así que por lo menos tienen eso de base, la parte física, pero les falta lo emocional.

Me encantó que él fuera tan callado y dulce c
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was charming, this series is charming. I really liked Vivy and Dean and all their contrasts. I sort of love that they had to bond without sex, even though I fully felt both of them on their frustration.

I like these books so damn much.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in2018
I thought I was in a place where I was annoyed with stupid dudes who don't talk, but I think getting Dean's POV helped mitigate that a lot.
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Gretchen Alice
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always, I cannot recommend this series enough. This romance set in the Space Race era in Houston combines fascinating characters with a genuine love for space and science. Free Fall places a stoic astronaut into a shotgun marriage with a vivacious sorority girl whose daddy runs the company that makes the space suits. Dean and Vivy are mostly opposites (with intense chemistry, of course) and when she gets unexpectedly pregnant, there's only one thing for them to do. Getting hitched is only the ...more
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-kindle, read-2018
But she checked with her body, and it turned out she couldn't find her good sense. She must have left it in her other handbag.
Which somehow Dean knew, because he said, "I live down the street. Let me show you my telescope."

These two KIDS seriously! :D No but I adore this series and this book is no exception. It's very much Dean and Vivy's book and they're just not up there at the top of the list (that's Charlie and Parsons fyi) of Characters I'm Interested In (I mean Obsessed With). Every book i
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great, fun read in the "Fly Me to the Moon" series. This one features socialite and sorority girl Vivian Muller and her shotgun marriage to astronaut Dean Garland. This was a well-written romance but to me it lacked some of the complexity of other books in the series, especially "Earth Bound." That is, Viv was 10 years younger than her husband, a bit insecure, and she goes into her marriage with boundless enthusiasm and confidence, and that rang a little hollow to me. I did like how Barr ...more
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series!

I have spent the last three days reading all the books in this wonderful series. The characters are so real and the situations so plausible that you sometimes have to remind yourself that this is fiction, although based on events in the real world. I hope the authors keep the books coming. For those of us who lived through the race to the moon the series is a reminder of different times, when being patriotic was a virtue. For younger readers the authors have provided a pretty
Book  Minx
Hmmm. Great character work, at least in terms of how they’re drawn. Vivy is as bright and vibrant as she’s described. Less so in terms of arc. Same with the central conflict. Built gorgeously but not really taken anywhere. I’m also uncomfortable with the style of resolution. Yes, they both needed to grow up some and be better communicators but the deceit was one-sided and her concerns around paternalism from the men in her life were valid. She’s working on it with her dad but her husband said I ...more
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don't usually write reviews but I really hope more people will read this book! I finished it in one night and an hour this morning.

Being the daughter of a NASA engineer who helped in the "Space Race" I was naturally drawn to this time period and story line. I loved the characters and how they worked on finding their own way together. It was totally worth the price (although I wish it was KU!) Give it a whirl I don't think you will regret it.
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Sweet addition to the series.
I love the sixties as setting. Quick read.
A great addition to this series. I loved Vivian and even though this wasn't my favorite romance in the series, it was still a fun, interesting read.
MB (What she read)
Aug 06, 2018 marked it as to-read
Nice review here: This is the couple from "A Midnight Feast".
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another lovely book in this series.
Lauri Yanis
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Fluff, easy to read but not really worth the investment of time.
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Joint review with Jayne at Dear Author.
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Emma Barry is a novelist, full-time mama, and freelance editor. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves hugs from her toddler twins, her husband’s cooking, her cat’s whiskers, and Earl Grey tea.

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Fly Me To the Moon (6 books)
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  • Earth Bound (Fly Me to the Moon, #3)
  • A Midnight Kiss (Fly Me to the Moon, #4)
  • Star Crossed (Fly Me To the Moon #5)