It’s difficult to say what I like best about this book. It resonated with me because our hero, Rafe, in this story is dealing with a real life situation as best he can. It’s a situation that I myself am experiencing at this time . It’s difficult emotionally to care for an aging parent and it was quite refreshing to see this addressed in a good science fiction story. I could identify with him and it made the story comforting and made my own burden seem somewhat lighter.In Not Fade Away, once again Donna S. Frelick gives us a strong hero and heroine. Charlie is very confident and sure of herself. She, like all good caregivers, knows there’s more than one patient. It was such a good story I’m pretty sure I will be reading it again.
Donna S. Frelick has done it again with her fourth book in the Interstellar Rescue Series; Not Fade Away. I’m going to have to say that this book was my favorite out of the series, and although it is technically the last book, it can defiantly be read as a stand-alone. Donna has such an elegant way of writing character descriptions and bringing a great story plot to life. Her writing in this book was flawless as usual and I felt as if I really connected to the characters that she portrays so well in this story.
Rafe Gordon is and has always been an agent with Rescue. Although he is human, he grew up on a different planet and was raised by his parents, who were both agents of rescue. Rafe is very focused on his job and cares more about his work then finding the love of a woman for more than one night. His father, Del, has been diagnosed with a form of dementia that has taken over much of his brain and personality. Despite being debilitated with this disease he becomes the target of alien assassins and they are forced to relocate to a safer place. Rescue figures the safest place for Del and Rafe to hide for a while is on Earth were Del was born, Masey, North Carolina. After being transported to their new home on the mountains, Del is assigned a home health nurse.
Charlie McIntyre is the home health nurse assigned to Dels case. After her very first visit with her therapy dog, Happy in tow, she realizes there is something entirely different about this particular case. Del frequently has spells of occurrences that are inconsistent with his form of dementia diagnosis. These episodes are really otherworldly and the more time she spends around Del and his dangerously attractive son the more she begins to question not only his diagnosis but also the “story” of who they are. Even if Rafe cares for her, more than he tries to let on, he keeps her at a safe distance. Charlie could never know the secrets that he and Del are keeping. Charlie works at breaking down the barrier of secrets as the assassin closes in. Secrets are exposed as the truth behind the questions of why Del was set as a target in the first place, are revealed. What they are up against is not just an assassin who is on their tails but also a machine that is made to kill and conquer all other planets in orbit.
Not Fade Away is an exciting science fiction book by Donna S. Frelick, the fourth in her Interstellar Rescue Series. It focuses on the characters of Del, a retired hero whose limited mobility and dementia means he needs to be cared for by his son, Rescue agent Rafe, and Charlie, a home care nurse in the American town Del and Rafe are hiding in. On the periphery are characters who have been the focus of earlier books, including Gabriel, Lana, Rayna and Sam.
I like how the Interstellar Rescue Series juxtaposes alien worlds and spaceships with normal, everyday Earth. The focus on dementia in this book is particularly poignant and works well within the plot. We get glimpses into Del’s past in the form of flashbacks that leave him disoriented and saying things that Charlie can’t quite make sense of.
Charlie has a dog, Happy, who is a wonderful addition to the cast! Happy and Del develop a very special relationship and Happy comes into his own warning Charlie and Rafe when they are in danger. Space, romance AND a dog – what more could you ask for?
I’ve been enjoying this series so far. The stories kind of work independently but it’s worth starting with the first book, Unchained Memory, to get more of the world-building and start meeting the characters. For me, this is a five star read which I would recommend to sci fi fans who enjoy stories with alien abductions and other interactions between the terrestrial and extraterrestrial.
Not Fade Away: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 4 by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
This is the 4th book in the Interstellar Rescue Series. Again, and again the books in this series keep getting better and better to me. This story is full of romance, action, suspense and danger, which all nicely fit together to make for a wonderful book.
Charlie is a compassionate and loving woman with a rough history in the love department. She is assigned to a man called Del with dementia, when she meets his son Rafe. She falls in love at first sight but will continuously push him away.
Rafe is a Interstellar Rescue agent and he brings his father to earth to get care as, they are being targeted by assassins. Rafe also falls in love with Charlie at first sight but, wants to stay away in order to protect their secrets. Charlie starts digging a little too deep into their lives and soon discovers what they have been hiding. When danger reaches them it is up to Rafe to protect his father and the woman he loves.
I am fully invested at this point with this series. Each book sucks me into the story every time. Each book can be read as a standalone but I would recommend the full series.
Not Fade Away: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 4
by Donna S. Frelick
I loved this book just as much as the other three in this series. This book as well as the others in this series can be read as a standalone without feeling lost. I suggest that you read all of them because they are great reads and you do get introduced to some characters that are in other books. This story is full of action, adventure, sci fi, romance, and danger. The author does a wonderful job blending all these aspects of the story so well. There are wonderful characters in this book and Charlie and Rafe had chemistry from the start. I read this book in one sitting because it intrigued me so much and I needed to know what happens. You must read to find out where this adventure will take you. I highly recommend this book.
Not Fade Away (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 4) by Donna S. Frelick
Not Fade Away (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 4) by Donna S. Frelick was an excellent 5-star read. It is a wonderful addition to this series. I loved the various characters including Rafe, Charlie, Del, and Happy. The author did very well with their development and backstory. It was easy to fall in love with them. There were several other characters carried over from previous novels that I was very excited to see in this book as well.
The storyline was full of action and Romance. It was easy to follow and get lost in. The author was very organized when alternating between past occurrences and present. I appreciated how the sections had a break before each. This story had an exciting climax and the author pulls everything together well at the end of her story. I highly recommend this book and the series itself.
Not Fade Away (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 4) by Donna S. Frelick. This is the fourth book in the Interstellar Rescue Series! This can be read as a standalone! This book is full of action, danger, romance you name it! This is the story of Rafe Gordon who is a Rescue Agent and Solider who has been fighting the Alien Slaves since he was young. His father Del was a big name among Rescue Agents in the past but not now because he has dementia. His only wish is to go back home “Earth” but with assassin’s on their trail he doesn’t know if they will make it. Once they get to Earth/Masey, North Carolina Del’s hometown they meet Charlie McIntyre who is a Home Health Nurse for dementia patients and their families. Rafe is automatically attracted to her and she can’t deny their is chemistry but she’s not interested in a relationship because of her past. As things heat up between them their alien hunters get closer to them. Will Rafe and Del get captured? Will Charlie give in to her feelings for Rafe? Read Not Fade Away to find out!
I give Not Fade Away: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 4 by Donna S. Frelick, 4 stars.
Rafe’s father, although a well-know military man, has been in failing health. Now it seems like there is someone out to kill him. So they decide to hide him on Earth. That where he is from and he has been asking to go there for a while now. They end up in a cabin in a small town in North America. It is unlike anything Rafe has experienced before, but it is quite peaceful. He cannot manage his father alone though so they decide to hire a visiting nurse. The woman who shows up is not what the expected. Claire and her dog come in to provide aid to his father. But Rafe cannot stop thinking about her. His father is in danger though, he does not have time for a love interest. Plus he cannot divulge where the really are from. Humans don’t know about how much is really out there. But how can he say no to this woman?
This is a great addition to the series. The main characters are so different from previous couples in the series, which adds another layer to a great story. There is so much going on, action, suspense, romance — you feel so much for these people. Oh and Happy is a wonderful addition!
This is a well written science fiction romance that weaves a wonderful world you will fall into and not stop reading until the book is done.
Review by @erinwolf79
Not Fade Away by Donna Frelick was another out of this world read. I would give this hook a five out of five stars. I love Donna’s world and as the fourth book in the series it does a great job keeping me pulled in. Charlie was a great character to read, a good balance of caring and strength. Rafe was an interesting read he did not know what was going on but I loved the humor he brought to the story.
This is book 4 in the Intersteller Rescue series. This follows the story of Rafe Gordon who has been a rescue agent all his life. Rafe is caring for his father whos age is diminishing his memory. When an attack kills one of his father’s friends Rafe needs to find a way of protecting his father. The only option available to them was to return to earth.
On arriving Rafe hires a nurse by the name of Charlie to help care for his father but when Del starts to recount things that have happened while they lived in space she has questions about her mystery patient.
While Charlie tries to break down Rafe’s walls to get answers the alien enemies after his father circle closer.
Can Rafe protect his father and have a relationship with Charlie without revealing his true identity or will it be one secret too many.
I loved this story and i have loved the series. The mix of romance and sci fi means there is something for everyone and leaves you gripped from the first page