Rapid Fall

Adiana Ray


JD avoids relationships after his divorce, but when he meets Sonia, the attraction is instant and intense. She wants a commitment, however, unwilling to settle for anything less. Can they fall in love, or will they fall apart?

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Sonia and JD’s tempestuous attraction is as stormy as the rapids at Rishikesh. Not even a dip in icy waters can douse the sparks that fly when they are around each other.

JD’s recent divorce, however, has left him commitment phobic and bitter, and he doesn’t seem to want more than a physical relationship. At heart, Sonia is conservative; can she bring herself to accept a modern ‘live-in’ relationship, or will she push him away with her demands for a commitment?

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  1. Mimmy Jain


    JD is a hero you want to love from the moment you meet him. Impetuous, imperious, a wee bit confused, he is man as God made him before He made woman. Sonia is the perfect match for JD. And when the two meet at a white water rafting camp, expectedly, the fireworks begin. But where Adiana Ray, author of Rapid Fall, really shows her genius is in her supporting cast, JD’s friend, Monica, and Sonia’s smarmy colleague, Navin. You leave the book with the warm feeling that JD and Sonia are really, truly destined for each other, so what if she had to practically drown to get him!
    — M M George, author of A Scandalous Proposition, published by Indireads.com

  2. Shilpa Garg

    (verified owner):

    Rapid Fall is a short and a fast paced love story of JD and Sonia. They meet at a white-water rafting campsite at Rishikesh. They fall in love but realize their love for each other a bit late. Ego and misunderstandings separate them for a while and then good judgement brings them back again.

    I liked the plot of the story which is novel and unique. The initial part of the story is set against the backdrop of the rafting expedition at Rishikesh. The challenging and thrilling adventure of navigating the raft on the rough waters of Ganges through different degrees of rapids, brought back memories of my own rafting experiences. And that certainly set my adrenaline soaring.

    The story does not have much of twists and turns except for the commitment issues of JD which is understandable. As I finished reading Rapid Fall in less than an hour, one word that reverberated in my head all through the various chapters and even the climax was ‘Abrupt’! Sonia’s crying on JD’s shoulders or the accident or the sparks flying between them and even the climax came in all too suddenly and abruptly. The duo let the differences between them unresolved for six months and then sort them out suddenly in one evening is too farfetched too.

    The language and editing is impeccable though. And the title of the story is apt too.

    Despite a few shortcomings in the story, Rapid Fall is a short tale of love and all that jazz!


  3. Rubina Ramesh

    (verified owner):

    Sonia comes as a very strong character. Her life in Mumbai is very relatable for any Indian, working girl in Mumbai. I loved the way Adiana has touched small details like how Sonia thinks she has to reach home on time before the nightfall, without making her sound like a damsel in distress.

    On the other hand, I could not understand, why Sonia was a weeping willow in front of JD. ( OMG, I am getting old and forgetting the turmoils of first love!) But then at Sonia’s age, I did expect more maturity. Well, love sees no reason. But I do applaud her stand against JD’s boorishness.

    JD is one heck of a character. If I had to analyze JD’s character he would come out more of a taker than a giver. So he falls a bit short in the level of my admiration in front Sonia. Women power and all, We women are sticking together. 😀

    The passion between them is a burning livewire and executed very well. The language of the book and the editing is superb and a pleasure to read. Though the title ‘Rapid Fall’ suggests a more outdoor kind of name but keeping in mind that they met at the Rapids, the title is apt enough.

    Any peeves? Hmmm. Maybe one.. the attraction that had flared between Sonia and JD was too sudden. His jealousy and her tears would have been more subtle has they occurred a bit later in their relationship. But in a novella, I suppose it can be overlooked. A damn good action packed read for any romance lover.

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  4. nimue


    JD meets Sonia on a trip to Rishikesh , training and saving her life during river rafting. They begin on a not so good note but something about each other keeps both wondering. finally it is JD who decides to take a chance at setting things right only to mess it up with his insecurities.

    Of course there is happy ending but the build up is amazingly done. I thoroughly enjoyed this. It is a fresh feeling to read love stories that are real and handled with keeping in mind that readers wish to read about intelligent and real people.

  5. Inderpreet Kaur Uppal


    Soaring Swiftly
    The fast paced novella is true to its name Rapid Fall; Rapid because you want to eagerly turn the next page to know more and Fall because by the end of the book you are in love with the characters and the writer.

    The story line is simple much like most romantic fiction – boy meets girl but what sets it apart is the way it is narrated. As the story that unfolds and you get to read about the apprehensions of JD as well as Sonia. Adiana has been very candid in her writing; she has made the characters very realistic, showing their flawed personalities and insecurities.

    Sonia as the feisty lady who know her mind reminded me of the strong women we see so much today. A girl who knows her mind and is not afraid to show it. JD the hero is so real, cool confident, sexy and conflicted at the same time. The sparks fly every time the two of them interact and I ended up wishing that the book should have been longer than a novella.

    The friends, the description of rafting are all quite realistic and all of it comes together to make a good read.

    I highly recommend this for a perfect weekend read.

  6. Arti


    A light, nice and fast paced book. The characters have been described well. I loved the detailed description of the scenic beauty of Rishikesh and the falls. JD and Monica’s relationship is beautiful. Good work, Adiana.

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  7. Madhur

    (verified owner):

    Adiana Ray’s “Rapid Fall” is a very with the times love story. JD and Sonia – the lead characters are people that you and me would be easily familiar with. JD is a successful, divorced workaholic who as a result is a commitment phobe. Sonia is a young, ambitious corporate executive hailing from a small town bearing her own baggage of insecurities. Their attration is very interesting and the manner in which Adiana has depicted their sizzling physical chemistry is very mature. If you like a reading a steamy romance with all the trials and tribulations, you should definitely pick “Rapid Fall”.

  8. Sunila Vig

    (verified owner):

    Loved the authenticity of characterization and dialogue. Fast and action packed Adiana has written a story that one has to finish at one go. Chemistry between Sonia and JD is hot and sizzling. Highly recommended for lovers of romantic tales that end happily.

  9. Shawn

    (verified owner):

    A very light and enjoyable read , strongly recommend Rapid Falls to all those romantic, and thrill seeking readers as the author seems to have captured just enough of the essence of both…., I look forward to more books from this author.

  10. raambo


    A stunning debut by Adiana……A Must read for all e-book fans and handy for all those long train rides and waiting in the airport……….

    Keep it coming……..What next Adiana ?


  11. Andy Paula


    Rapid Fall is action- packed from the word Go. The dialogues are so real as if I were in office myself! JD’s inhibitions about looking for a lasting relationship beautifully brings out his insecurity despite the arrogant exterior. The Rishikesh trip with its white water rafting is the perfect backdrop for JD & Sonia to know each other, and more importantly, look within to know what they really want. A must-read for those who like theirs fast-paced.
    What next, Adiana?

  12. Jazz Singh


    The chemistry between JD and Sonia is hot. The dialogue is rapid fire and Rapid Fall is just that in so many ways. It’s a fast paced read and the descriptions of the white water rafting real. The highs and lows of the relationship between the two are what one can relate to. Both the passion and the despair are palpable. When love triumphs, there’s a smile and relief. Yes, love conquers all! Waiting for the next one from Adiana Ray.

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