The Path to Freedom by Lisa Pietsch is about a washed up military cop named Sarah Stevens who is having a really bad day. First, she reports to the Security Forces building where she thinks she's beginning her out processing for her deployment to Kuwait. She's forced to weigh in, and slowly realizes that she was set up. She's being let go because of the extra sixty-five pounds she's gained. If that isn't enough, she heads over to her boyfriend's house and walks in on him and another MAN. To add insult to injury, he tells her he thought they could work out an arrangement since she's let herself go and no man would want her anyway.
With no job, no money, and no one by her side, Sarah feels she's hit rock bottom. She doesn't know what to do, or where to go from this point on. Then she remembers the card she received from her Commander before she left. A boot camp specializing in weight loss, Sarah has nothing else to lose and signs up. The camp turns out to be a secret training camp where Sarah looses all her weight (and then some) and becomes a drop dead gorgeous beauty, and is then offered a position as a Black Ops agent. She accepts and that's when all the fun and adventure begin...
I loved this e-book more than anybody will ever know. It has been a while since I read a book with a military storyline, honestly, because they had become predictable and boring. The Path to Freedom is anything but predictable and boring. I loved all of the characters, and loved how important she made each and every one of them. I love the heroine, who is tough and can kick ass just as good, if not better, than the guys. The whole story was an awesome adventure into a different world, where anything was possible and nothing seemed far-fetched. I love a book that can do that. I also love a book that makes me learn, and this book did that a lot, without confusing me which is an extra plus in my book.
Overall this book kicks ass, and I'm so glad I read it. And even happier that I went to the author's website and found out that there's another book coming out soon featuring Sarah Stevens, since I was going to suggest she make this into a series. ;)
5 Ass-Kicking Stars