- File Size: 696 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases (May 1, 2017)
- Publication Date: May 29, 2017
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01NC2JDL3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,032 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Free Fall (American Heroes) Kindle Edition
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Another great book by Jill Shalvis!!
The main problem with the story is that the romance is overshadowed by Lily's workaholic existence. Lily, the heroine, is a 25-year old college drop out and former juvenile delinquent who inherited and runs an exclusive and high-end ski resort. In addition to owning and running the resort, during each of the seven days when most of the story occurs Lily has to: deal with business crises and a potential business saboteur; endure the constant harping and unsupportive comments by her family members; resist the impulse to go stir crazy because she is stuck inside doing paperwork and would rather be skiing; perform hair-raising rescues in bitterly cold and dangerous conditions; and try not to let her insecurities overwhelm and define her.
Its just too much for either Lily or the reader to handle. (The story would improve greatly if infused with more humor to counteract the constant tension.)
Since Lily is an adrenaline junkie, the way she copes with all her stress build up is to do extremely dangerous things like snowboarding off cliffs, or risking life and limb on dangerous mountain rescues. (Once the hero appears, hot steamy sex is another way she relieves her stress). Unfortunately, reading about daring rescues and great ski runs was not enough to take my mind off the rest of her stressful life. I read romances to escape the daily grind, not to be immersed in it; even descriptions of hot steamy sex were not enough to make me forget all of Lily's other problems.
In a nutshell, the story spends too much time careening from one stressful, work-related crisis to another, then one daring rescue to another, and then one steamy sex scene to another. There is simply not enough time left for the romance.
For Logan White, living on the edge is about more than just the adrenaline rush. As a search-and-rescue expert, he gets to rappel down the side of mountains, fly helicopters-and occasionally dangle out of them, and basically do whatever is necessary to rescue people from the decidedly stupid situations they get themselves into. Not one to focus on the lack of female companionship in his life, Logan is wary to accept a free trip to a Lake Tahoe resort from his friend Wyatt. Sure, he might need the rest and relaxation, and skiing down dangerous mountain slopes is definitely one of his ideas of heaven, but just because Wyatt is getting married doesn't mean that Logan needs a woman in his life.
But when Logan arrives at Bay Moon Resort and aides Lily Harmon in her rescue of a wayward skier, sparks fly in instantaneous attraction. A short-term dalliance isn't out of order, since both Logan and Lily are adults with no attachments. The only thing neither of them bargained for is the desire-the need-to take their relationship deeper. Sex might be good for the body, but love and commitment are definitely better for the soul.
I have to admit that I fell in love with Ms. Shalvis's search-and-rescue heroes with her story PERILOUS WATERS in the Men Of Courage II: An Honorable Man\Blown Away\Perilous Waters (Signature Select) anthology. FREE FALL is another book that takes you into the lives of people who risk it all for others, only to overlook what's missing in their own lives. Lily and Logan are both thrill-seekers, there's no doubt about it, but underneath their tough exterior they're simply a man and woman who have learned to distrust deep emotions and entanglements. Watching their struggle to learn to love and trust in this story was a joy, and I look forward to reading about some more yummy SAR characters in the near future.
Logan White loves his job on the Search and Rescue team. The rush of excitement and the chance to make a difference. He is finally taking a much-needed vacation on the ski slopes. ***
Logan meets ski patroller Lily Harmon and the sparks fly. Lily is a woman after his own heart. Lily is forever trying to put her wild past behind her. Though she still loves adventure, her family refuses to see her for the grownup she has become. ***
This starts out as a short-term affair but Logan has his hardest work ahead of him with Lily. She isn't sure she can go the long haul but she doesn't want to let Logan go either. ***
Free Fall has the sexual tension and chemistry that is off the charts. Lily and Logan are an awesome couple in and out of the bedroom. They were a joy to read.