Publishers Weekly Review
Early in this suspenseful romantic thriller from bestseller Brown (Seeing Red), "freight dog" pilot Rye Mallett agrees to fly a small plane in foggy weather into a remote area of northern Georgia to deliver a black box to Nathaniel Lambert, a doctor who will be driving up from Atlanta to meet him. As Rye approaches the airport, a laser beam flashes through the plane's windshield and temporarily blinds him. Luckily, he's not seriously injured when he crash lands on the ground. Rye regains his sight, climbs out of the wrecked plane, and spots a figure in the fog. Thinking it's the saboteur who blinded him, he charges at the person, who turns out to be an attractive female doctor, Brynn O'Neal. After they exchange a few blows, Brynn says Lambert sent her in his place. Despite their mutual suspicion, Rye and Brynn join forces to guard the box, the contents of which some people are willing to kill for. The attraction between them grows along with their peril. Brown's many fans will be pleased. Agent: Maria Carvainis, Maria Carvainis Agency. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Booklist Review
Brown's (Sting, 2016) latest tale of romantic suspense takes place over 48 hours, but it seems to cover a much longer period of time. Brown packs a lot of action into those two days, and her timekeeping structure reminds the reader of just how slowly the minutes are passing. The two main characters, pilot Rye Mallett and Dr. Brynn O'Neal, meet under less-than-ideal conditions when Rye is forced to crash-land while trying to deliver a mysterious locked box. Brynn then attempts to claim the box without identifying herself. Rye tries hard to find out what this box contains, while Brynn works just as hard to deny him that information. As the hours tick by, the doctor and the pilot get closer as they share a common goal: stay ahead of the thugs and the law officials who are chasing them. Brown sure does steer Tailspin in circles, making her readers' heads spin.--Lois Ray Copyright 2018 Booklist