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Free Falling by Claudy Conn
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Read from October 25 to 27, 2011

I loved this story!
This is the fourth in the Legend paranormal fantasy romance series. One Fae traitor is out of the Fae realm but another is still hiding, while in the earthly realm an unlikely warrior is training and bent on revenge and justice while being babysat by a royal Fae and the human population is being preyed upon by low level monsters having no idea there are bigger and badder monsters just waiting for the traitors to succeed with their plans.

I also love the fact that the Prologue is a detailed description of the beings in this story told from the female lead's point of view.
Great prologue beginning:
"You will need to know what danger is out there, and what that danger means to you.
The problem is—most of you don’t stand much of a chance.
How can you fight what you can’t even see? I can’t think of anything more terrifying than something coming at you full speed with death written all over it—and you can’t even detect it until it is too late."


"UNSEELIE! There is no other way to describe these creatures of the dark. They enjoy killing, maiming, and slaughtering. It relieves the agony of their pain."
Danté, Seelie Prince of Lugh (a royal houses of the Tuatha Dé) and self-proclaimed best looking of all the males in his family, is so not a happy camper when the Seelie Queen gives him a new mission - she says it is to watch over and teach Z because she "lacks direction, finesse, and diplomacy" as well as protection; all of which Dante can help with. He thinks it might as well be babysitting a savage child even though she is both "Daoine princess and human high Druid priestess". He was emotionally hurt on his last mission where he was supposed to only watch and listen to a human female, but as Fae princes are wont to do, he let himself get involved and got his heart broken when she chose another.
"I will keep her at a distance. I will keep her out of my head. I will not want her in my arms or my bed. This time … I won’t let a female human take my essence and throw it to the winds … I won’t let another do that to me …"
Yeah Dante, you just keep telling yourself that. {wink, wink} He also provides a little comedic relief for the story.

When Z meets Dante for the first time she is "taken aback. He was huge, well over six something, and his strong, muscular body spelled out top-notch male. His long, light auburn hair was streaked with gold and tied with a leather string at the nape of his neck (and what a neck)." She thinks he is "the most scrumptious eye candy [she has] ever seen." But they are snarking at each other from the minute she opens her mouth for the first time. They do adore taunting each other.

Her new neighbor is another "hotty" and apparently he wants to romance her and she doesn't have time for any of that. Dante gets irritated when she allows Aaron to kiss her fingertips. But what is Aaron hiding?

Enter Chancemont and his father who looks like he could be his brother, another set of eye-candy and warriors to boot but not all human but not Fae either. They fight some Unsellie together and he basically tells her he'll be finding her again to "friend her" and she has the distinct feeling this means a lot more than friendship. He lightly kisses her before disappearing. Could they be immortals?

For those familiar with the series, Gaiscioch has a major role in this tale. But as is usual with this author, this is a stand alone story so not having read the previous books in the series is not a hindrance. But I'm glad I was able to read book one, Spellbound - Legend , first so I had all the background.

There is so much chemistry between Z and Dante and Chancemont just oozes sex appeal.

I am chomping at the bit to read the second and third books in this series.
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