Pages: 352 pages
Series: Elite Force-1,2,3
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It's not often that I branch out into the realm of military romance but when I do it better be good or I'm going to give up after 20 pages. I breezed through Free Fall because it was just that good.
I wasn't sure about Stella at first. I find that many heroines in romantic suspense or military romance have too much of the Mary Sue in them to be likable. Stella had some of those characteristics---the knowledge of nearly everything, the need to be rescued. But as I kept reading I realized that Stella was not a Mary Sue at all. She was one of the more likable heroines I have come across in a non-historical romance. She was brave and smart and had not one obnoxious moment. Jose was great, too. He was the typical strong and brave hero but with a nice vulnerable side. He also had an interesting backstory.
I really liked Free Fall quite a bit. The action sequences were well done. The descriptions within the action scenes were amazing. Very vivid and lively. I also like how the action didn't overwhelm the development of the romance. Stella and Jose also had great chemistry. They had a past, a history together and it was interesting to see how their relationship developed from their past relationship to their current reunion. I also appreciated how seamlessly the story of the past and present were woven together. That can sometimes come across as clunky but it was done very well in this one.