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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  12,418 ratings  ·  1,136 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with a potent fusion of tantalizing suspense and romance, in a thriller about a reckless pilot caught in a race against time.

Rye Mallett, a fearless “freight dog” pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken, usually unshaven, and he never gets the regulation eight hours of shut-eye
Hardcover, 424 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing
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May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars*

And she pulls it off again—not that I had any doubts, there’s a reason she’s one of my favorites. *wink*

With Tailspin, Sandra Brown continues her reign as the queen of romantic suspense—crown firmly fixed upon her head, shining in all its glittery perfection.

For this reader, Sandra Brown IS romantic-suspense. She pulls off a level of storytelling and genre-blending that makes her untouchable in this space. Can you tell, I’m a bit of a fangirl?

What keeps me coming back, time and again
Tailspin by Sandra Brown is a 2018 Grand Central Publication.

Entertaining thrill ride-

Rye, a ‘freight dog’ pilot has agreed to fly time sensitive cargo in pea soup fog. But, just as he sees the runway, he’s blinded by a laser and crashes. Thankfully, he’s not injured and the mystery box on-board is undamaged.

When he meets the doctor to which the box is to be delivered to, they get off to a rocky start. But, when Rye learns the package was given, not to Dr. Lambert, as agreed, but to a differe
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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As always Sandra Brown wrote a fantastic and captivating suspense novel. This book was full of twists and turns. It was exactly what I come to expect from this author, and she hasn't disappointed yet.

Tailspin is a spellbinding tale of chasing the clock. From start to finish the tension was high and the adrenaline flowing. There aren't many authors who could put this much action, twists and turn
Rye Mallett, with more honour behind his name than he cared to admit, was a freight dog. Rye was a pilot who took the dangerous missions; who flew cargo wherever it was needed without following regulations rigidly. So, when all flights were cancelled on the Thanksgiving weekend, with an urgent cargo to be delivered that night, at any cost, Rye was up to the task. The fog was thicker than soup; he had to rely on his instruments and his wit. But the vicious sabotage attempt put him off his game – ...more
Seasoned romance and thriller writer Sandra Brown puts Tailspin's hero in a heap of trouble in the very first chapter. Needless to say, this is a fast-paced thriller. And yes, there's a girl. And yes, they hit the sheets. This is quality Sandra Brown after all.

Rye Mallett is a 'freight dog' pilot, which means he will transport cargo in any plane, anywhere, in any weather condition as long as he gets paid. Rye wears no uniform and asks no questions. But when it seems his landing is intentionally
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LOST MY ORIGINAL REVIEW. Not doing it again!!!! Not as good as some of her books but not too bad.


His career was in jeopardy.
But so was his soul...

Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Normally, I wouldn’t even finish a book worth 2 stars but I’ve liked Sandra brown for a while and I went through quite a bit of trouble to get this book first from the library so I kept trucking through hoping like hell it would pick up. It didn’t. The plot is so preposterous I can’t even begin to explain, I didn’t believe in the H and h, and the absolute WORST part of this book was the shitty dialogue. I hate choppy sentences and the entire book was comprised of short, unexplained conversations ...more
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
3.5 dauntless stars
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This was an enjoyable fun packed adventure with a swash buckling kind of rogue pilot, Rye, a doctor, Brynn, and a journey to get an experimental drug to a person who might just have their life saved because of it.

Rye Mallot was a daredevil. He yearned to fly and felt that it was only when he was up in the air did he get that feeling of accomplishment, achievement, and thrills. He harbors the memory of an even
Sateem ó_ò
★·.·´¯`·.·★ 3.5 Stars ★·.·´¯`·.·★

Very enjoyable read.. just not quite up to the level I've come to expect from SB's books¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3.5 Stars

You get the gist of the story from the book description, so I won’t regurgitate the details in my review. I can tell you the story was pretty addictive, with a few of Sandra Brown’s usual twists, but I did find a few scenes a bit tedious. I felt they should’ve wrapped up or got to the point much sooner. Still, I really enjoyed the mystery, was on the edge worrying about our characters, and I liked the connection between Rye and Brynn. They got to know each other in bits and pieces while
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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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 ende
CD {Boulder Blvd}
2.5 stars generously rounded up vs down...

SB has been a go to author for me for years (decades), but whether it's me or this book, it just didn't work. I admit my taste is changing; I want more mystery and suspense and less insta, insta, insta.

This book happens in the span of 48 hours and yet it felt so slow paced and longer. I didn't feel the intensity of the time crunch maybe because we had to take time out for sex and what makes the characters tic. For me, if I was up against a time crunch to
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Tailspin is a suspense ride from start to finish, the story takes place over a 48hr period, most of it in just 24hrs. Rye is a retired Air Force pilot dealing with guilt over a crash he felt he could have prevented from happening. He now is a “freight dog” flying for a cargo company and when the weather turns extremely foul, he's the only one willing to fly a bl
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.5 Stars

3 stars for the first half
4 stars for the second half

I am a big fan of Sandra Brown and probably always will be. I’m a bit torn with this one though. While Tailspin was good it wasn’t SB great. I wasn’t left with the same feelings I had when finishing books like Envy, Lethal or Chill Factor.

The buildup of the plot and the relationship of the H & h was very very slow. At least in IMO. While I am used to SB taking her time with these thing Tailspin was missing that “edge of your seat” fee
RachelW (BamaGal)
Aug 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: library
2.5 Stars. Disappointing read. Implausible, and kind of boring...not SB’s finest by any stretch.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You know what I told you about... about the feeling that I get right before every take-off... you can't wait.

I really enjoyed this. My husband is a pilot, so the aviation lingo was no problem. I can see how it might get a little tedious to those not used to it, though. My only complaint about this was the fact that I listened to the audiobook. Not that the narrator did a bad job, he didn't, but I just couldn't stomach the redneck accent he gave to Rye. I live in the south, so I'm not
I finished this book in two days and was astonished that the words just flew off the page. Vintage Sandra Brown from start to finish and the twist in the middle, I loved it.

Rye Mallett is a cargo freight pilot, a "freight dog", with a reputation for doing whatever it takes to get the delivery done. There aren't many rules he won't bend to accomplish his missions. Some would say that he almost has a death wish due to the extremely hazardous jobs he takes on. When he agrees to fly a mysterious bl
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, august2018

Title: Tailspin
Series: Standalone
Author: Sandra Brown
Release date: August 7, 2018
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

Tailspin started out a little rocky for me. I had to force myself to stay focused after putting it down and picking it up again countless times. I wasn't sure if it was just my personal mood not aligning with the story, so I continued to push through to see if the dragging pace would pick up. I'm glad I did, because it payed off. The story was blocked into a fran
Jackie Hoyt
Listen, I generally LOVE Sandra Brown. She wrote one of my all-time favorite romance novels, and was actually the first romance that I ever read:Sunset Embrace

HOWEVER....this bookjust-ugh-I really couldn't make myself care about it. It was fast-paced, started off really entertaining and gripping (PLANE CRASH, LASERS, BAD-ATTITUDE PILOT WITH A GRUDGE AND MAD SKILLS) and then just...plopped. It started going science-y and flipped way too fast between characters and didn't delve into the thought-s

This is my first encounter with Sandra Brown's writing and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.

This was close to the likes of one of my fave crime/mystery/thriller writers Harlan Coben, and I relished that fact to start with.

Concerning the story - it was intriguing, interesting and captivating...but it all happened at the slower pace which drastically influenced my own judgement of the plot and its deliverance.

Of course, the pacing went full speed towards the ending as the plot got clo
It dragged and dragged and dragged. I got bored with all the pilot talk.
3Stars because I managed to hold on and to actually finished the dang book. Took me 9 days too.
Jacqueline J
A little disappointed in this one. I didn't like it quite as much as the last few from SB. The main reason really is two fold. The story line was a bit too far out there as to everyone's motivations. Secondly I didn't really care for either the hero or the heroine. You knew the hero slightly better than the heroine but both were pretty cardboard and bland as main characters went. The tension was good especially near the end but that didn't really make up for how blah I found the rest of the book ...more
Anne OK
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-arcs, 2018-reads
You’ll be hooked from the moment of take-off! In a fast-paced and intriguing battle of “good vs. evil,” this flight for life is flying on all cylinders.

I don’t want to divulge the entire story -- just share the excitement and fun that is expected when one begins to read a new book by Sandra Brown. So, I’ll remain spoiler-free and leave you with the book blurb’s pitch hoping you’ll take the bait.

In her inimitable writing style, Brown once again delivers chilling romantic suspense in a tangled an
3.5 stars. I love Sandra Brown books. Though they have a definite formula, it’s a formula that works for me and all those things were present here. Rough, loner alpha male, smart, take-no-shit heroine, romance, bad guys, a tense crime-drama plot and great writing.

Except that in this one, the first part was really slow. It took fully half the book for things to start popping and if I hadn’t had faith in the author, I truly might have quit, which is something I just don’t do. But once the action
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Brown’s many fans will recognize the hallmarks of her novels: gruff, rugged hero that suffers from an overdose of testosterone; a principled heroine; an action-based plot; evil adversaries, and a surprise ending that rearranges the plot trajectory. Brown tackles the issue of experimental drug treatments in this offering and poses some key questions. When should a drug be released for compassionate use? What should be the priority parameters to determine which patients should receive the drug fir ...more
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Song for summary: Airplanes by B.o.B

An electrifying read! The characters are broody, dangerous, and resolute while the plot is a whirlwind of corruption, lies, romance, and secrets. When a suspicious plane crash quickly escalates into a race from the authorities and far deadlier enemies, an unlikely pairing is made between a haggard "freight dog" and an alluring doctor. With a dark and palpable atmosphere, Sandra Brown creates a breathtaking and unforgettable thrill ride that is sure to keep you
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great novel by Sandra Brown!
Devoured listening to it as quickly as I could.
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I completely devoured TAILSPIN by Sandra Brown. The writing, the storyline, the twists and turns had me siting on the edge of my seat until the very last page. It’s midnight, I just finished about 30 minutes ago, and I’m laying here trying to figure out how to write a review that does this book justice without spoiling anything. And let me tell you it’s tough! Everything I want to gush about could lessen the experience for anyone who wants to read it, so to be safe, I think this review will be s ...more
Lynsey A
Sandra Brown knows how to write a suspense book. She is amazing at keeping the reader guessing as to what is actually happening in the story. If you've read any RS books by Sandra Brown, you know she always has a little twist up her sleeve. She never fails to disappoint in that aspect. I even smiled and shook my head at myself for not having seen it coming. Also, as with all of her books, I'm reading the last few pages with a racing heart and trying not to skim the material to get to the final s ...more
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Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including STING (2016), FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), & LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011).

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