After leaving high school, with a hard won diploma and the title of most likely to break hearts, Alexander "Nix" Pierce has left his wild, out of control years mostly behind him. A small inheritance from his grandfather has given him the funds to open up his tattoo shop, Freefall, and he has started to pull his life together. Aside from trying to keep his best friend, Dray, from killing himself in the fight ring, and his slight obsession with a pin-up model he's never met, Nix's life is going smoothly . . . until Scotlyn James, the object of his obsession, walks into his shop.
Ever since a tragic accident killed her family and left her alone in the world, Scotlyn James hasn't spoken one word. Up until now she didn't care that she had no way of talking to people. Her awful aunt would never have listened, and Lincoln Hammond the arrogant, selfish man who pulled her from the streets of Los Angeles wouldn't hear her words if she could speak. But when Lincoln insists she get a tattoo to cover up a scar on her side, Scotlyn meets the artist, Nix Pierce. And now she longs for her voice. Now she has found someone who will hear her.
Freefall begins with letting us know a little bit about each of the main characters situations right now. Nix is a tattoo artist who takes care of his grandmother, and lost his father in a car accident when he was young. He has an older sister, and two best friends who are always willing to get into trouble with him. Then we meet Scotlyn. She's a mute who lost her voice a terrible car accident when she lost her parents and sister. Now she lives with a controlling rich man who doesn't care about her at all. He treats her like a possession and things are getting worse as he starts to delve into unsavory dealings.
When Scotlyn's boyfriend forces her to get a tattoo to cover her scar she meets Nix. Instantly she feels differently about him than she has anyone else before. And Nix can't seem to get her out of his head after he meets her. They only have a few meetings between them but they start to form a relationship. And soon with stolen text messages, and more they plan for Scotlyn to get away from her boyfriend. They just have to endure a lot before they can finally find the peace they've been looking for.
The story was very interesting. And I had a hard time deciding what the rating should be on the book. I really liked the book, but I just hated how Scotlyn dealt with Lincoln. I hated that she stayed with him so long after meeting Nix. It really bothered me. I really wish that she had left him sooner, and I wish they had wait to be together until then. Other than that I loved how Scotlyn was mute. It brought so much more depth to the story, and it was very interesting to see how strong she still was even with this problem. I really liked Nix as well. I loved how he was so caring, and it was nice to get to see the side characters get their girl(well in some ways) as well.