My Free Life is a Brothers of Camelot prequel and the third book in the My Life series by Necie Navone. OMG!!! I keep saying this over and over, but I can’t help it- I love this series so much!!!!! This book (along with the rest of the series) is such a riveting read. There is so much going on between the covers that both thrilled and captivated me. I have a huge girl crush on Aless- she is the total package… girl power personified. Gorgeous. Smart. Strong. Loving. Kind. A warrior princess in every sense of the word. I have followed alongside as she grew from a sweet six-year-old girl, into the formidable woman she has become. I watched, captivated, through all her stages, ages, highs and lows- rooting for her the entire time! There were times I so badly wanted to wrap my arms around her and steal her away from all that she had to endure, times I wanted to step in and slap her stupid father silly. Other times I wanted to join in on all the fun and laughter. But not once did she not impress me. Not once has my loyalty and admiration wavered. She’s sassy, relatable (on an emotional level, not on the warrior princess level- I wish lol) and so endearing. I would be proud to call her my daughter, or my friend. Yes, I am emotionally invested in an imaginary character. But I don’t care. I want to believe she’s real, because she rocks!!!
There is so much to this story- interconnected details, as well as huge revelations, twists/surprises. Things that made me sit up and take notice. Holding my breath, in anticipation of what would happen next. I think I may have held my breath for almost all of the final few chapters, on the edge of my seat, praying. And I loved every moment!
There’s action, friendship, grief, loss, camaraderie, longing, suspense, emotion, playful teasing, funny banter, danger, battles, violence, human trafficking, Russian Mafia, Italian Mafia, complicated family dynamics, power struggles, secrets, lies, and a lot of drama. The series still really reminds me of “La Femme Nikita” and I still think it would make a brilliant television series or telemovie!!
As I’ve said before, Ms. Navone is a wonderful wordsmith, weaving superb stories that plucked at my heart strings. I have become a Necie Navone addict. Hooked for life- and loving it!
I am zinging with anticipation for the continuation of her, AND GREYSON’s story (finally!!!!….. SWOON!!!!) in “My One Love” Book #2 in the Brothers of Camelot Series!!!! OMG I cannot wait!!!
Thank you, Ms Navone!
Reviewed by @angelahayes