- I had to read Running Fire once I read the premise of it, there's something about adventure that intrigues me. I wouldn't exactly classify this is an adventure novel, but more of a romance novel though. This is part of a series, yet they're stand alone novels which is fantastic. It can be hard to be keeping up with an actual series. Leah MacKenzie is the Chief Warrant Officer and a pilot and Kell Ballard is part of the Navy SEAL - their paths soon cross after Leah's helicopter is shot and it crashes down. Kell rescues her after she is the sole survivor, and he nurses her back to an healthy state, and of course a romance is going to boom right? Will they survive the enemies outside?
- The romance development between the two characters Leah and Kell was great. It was intense, and their chemistry was almost instant. The romance did take time to develop. It was interesting to see how they tried to struggle to survive together. However, what lacked in the novel is character development. Kell's character is appealing though, he did give Leah space to find herself again and make the first move. He's actually my favorite character in this novel, what actually pushed me to keep reading this novel. He's very kind and good hearted - we need more love interests like Kell. Leah doesn't exactly play a damsel in distress, she can be strong and she's a fighter. However, she carries a lot of secrets with her. She can be strong physically, however, she shows many signs of weaknesses which isn't exactly a bad thing. However, she can be too weak. she doesn't have more of a backbone to her character. That could be due to her strained past that continues to affect her future. I did wish to see some character growth in Leah. It's unique how flying is an escape for Leah from reality, it's the same way for me in books.
- Aaah, the plot brings in a lot of drama - the enemy is out there, and they're hunting for both of them. Now, these two characters must learn to adapt to the environment they're in, seek a way out and defeat the enemy. The romance was intense, and some of the themes can be strong. Overall, Running Fire did have a good concept but some parts were flawed - I would give it 3 butterflies.
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