Falling Free by Tina Wainscott finds lawyer Grace Parnell having an identity crisis. She became a lawyer to free her father from prison, only when she discovers he isn’t as innocent as she had always believed, she begins to wonder if being a defense attorney was what she was meant to be. While trying to figure out who she is, she meets pro car drifter Artemis Tanner. Tanner is immediately taken with her and wants to discover why she seems so lost.
Grace comes across as a bit stiff with a need to be in control, but when learning about her past it’s understandable. Tanner not only wants to help her figure herself out, but he wants her to let go of some of that need for control as well. He believes that if she lets go and lets herself live a little, she’ll be able to find what she’s looking for.
You know what I want you to do, Grace? I want you to fall free. To let yourself spin out of control. To do something with absolutely no goal in mind–even getting hot sitting on my lap.” Which–damn, that thought along was having an effect on his “lap.” “I want you to let go and let someone else drive for a change.”
This is the third book in the series, but it can be read as a standalone. Characters from the previous books make several appearances in this one, but the story focuses mainly on Tanner and Grace, so it isn’t necessary to have read them first.
Falling Free is a well-written story about learning to let go in order to find yourself. It’s also about learning to trust yourself when after losing faith in your decisions. If you’ve enjoyed the previous books in the series, you won’t want to miss this one.
Ever since she was a teenager, Grace Parnell has had one ambition: to prove her father’s innocence and overturn his prison sentence. That drive led her to become a tough, compassionate lawyer—until the case hits a heartbreaking end. Now Grace is adrift, with no idea how to rebuild her life. It’s certainly not the time to fall in love. But from the moment she meets Artemis Tanner, their instant connection is undeniable.
A motor-sports pioneer, Tanner has come to this little coastal town for the racetrack—but he’s staying for Grace. Even though the standoffish attorney seems determined to stay out of reach, Tanner doesn’t need a law degree to tell that their attraction is very, very mutual. As her visits to the track become more frequent, and as Tanner learns more about Grace’s troubled family, he starts to pry open the tiny cracks in her controlled demeanor. Hidden beneath, there’s an incredible passion waiting to be set free.