Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton #Review #Giveaway

Posted May 7, 2016 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 28 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton #Review #Giveaway
Fly With Me

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Series: #1 Wild Aces
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on May 3, 2016
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher

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A woman, confident and uninhibited, has a weekend to remember at her sister’s Vegas bachelorette weekend when she encounters a fighter pilot hot shot. Their encounter sizzles and they do indeed fly high only to wonder afterwards if the little spark inside stands a chance when one lives in Florida and the other in Oklahoma. And what of the life of a military pilot that takes him away suddenly at times and the danger is always there. Is that attraction growing between them enough to sustain them against the distance and the danger?

I took one look at this book and had to have it. But even then, I had no suspicion of just how fabulous this book would be. The heat and passion, humor, and oh, the heartbreak were all so worth it.

I grew up as an Air Force brat and I have to tell you that the author got so much right about what it is like for not just the personnel, but the families, too. Well done with the military setting, nicely scripted plot that built naturally and culminated so well. The conflict from the beginning was how do two people carry on a relationship long-distance particularly when neither want the other to have to give up their dreams- and in Noah’s case, he can’t since he’s in the military.

The characters, Noah and Jordan, were fantastic. Noah is cocky and confident like one would imagine, but he has a strong sense of duty and a deep camaraderie with the brothers in his squadron. There is also so much more with his loving, patient, and accepting nature of a woman like Jordan. She is not an easy person and can be rather a ball-buster so she needs a strong guy like Noah who isn’t intimidated or over-shadowed by her. She is strong-willed, demanding, uninhibited, intelligent, and perceptive, but she is also tender and uncertain beneath it all. They were perfect for each other.

I love the idea of a series that will spotlight a different pilot with each new book. I already like the ones I met and look forward to their stories.

All in all, this series is off to a great start. This book had it all and I look forward to more of the same. I would recommend this to those who like heat, passion, heartache, humor, and deep romance set against the world of the Air Force Fighter Pilot.

My thanks to Penguin Group for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.

Challenges Met:

Romance Roundabout #157 CR
New to Me #67 author/series
Books N Tunes #18 The DNC’s Fly High

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FLY WITH ME Excerpt

I reached between us and linked hands, staring down at him, no longer wondering if he was an urban legend.

I was straddling the dating equivalent of the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, and the Chuapacabra all rolled into one, and holy shit, I could die happy if I spent every day with him between my legs.

I’d never met anyone like him. Ever.

I’d dated guys who acted like a two-year cell phone contract was too much of a commitment. This guy had basically given his adult life to serving his country and he acted like it wasn’t a big deal. He wasn’t trying to impress me or make himself look good. He just answered my questions with nonchalance, as though normal people moved all the freaking time, and went to war, and risked their lives. As if it was easy to sign away large chunks of your life. It gave a completely new meaning to the word “sacrifice.”

“How do you do it?” I asked, our hands still joined, my throat clogged with no small amount of awe. The fighter pilot thing might not have impressed me all that much, but his dedication definitely did.

“Do what?”

“All of it. It just seems like you’re giving up a lot. Do you ever regret it? Do you ever wish you could do something else or have a little more freedom?”

He shrugged, his stomach muscles rippling with the movement.

Gah.

“It’s a job like anything else. There are days that I get pissed off, days that I’m sick of the life. But I do it because I love it. There’s nothing like the feeling I get when I’m in the cockpit. I’d put up with anything for that. I joined the military because I wanted to serve, because I believe in the mission. But honestly, it’s not that altruistic. I have one of the coolest jobs in the world, and I love it.” His eyes darkened, his voice going all husky again. “Nothing else has ever given me the same high I get when I’m in the jet.”

God, he was intense, in the best possible way. It would have been easy to focus on the flashy watch, or the cocky glint in his eyes, or the fact that he definitely looked like he had game and was in the market to score. But beneath that, I saw a guy who carried an enormous responsibility on his shoulders.

“You’re not just a nice pair of biceps and a six-pack, are you?” I joked as I reached out, my hand resting on his stomach. My mouth went dry as I imagined kissing my way down those abs, licking, biting . . .

His smile uncurled, my nipples tightening with the wicked glint there. “Are you trying to get me naked?”

God, yes.

“Maybe.”

He pulled me down toward him, our faces inches apart. He nipped at my bottom lip and a shudder tore through my body.

“Good,” he murmured between our mouths.

He kissed me hard, his hand gripping the back of my head, tugging on my hair. His lips weren’t soft, his touch definitely not gentle. It was demanding—a kiss that yanked the lust right out of me until I was desperate for more. Our decision to go to Tao last night was beginning to feel like one of the top five decisions of my life.

Noah released my hair, his hands skimming down to my hips again, his fingers hooking under the ties of my bikini bottoms. When he’d toyed with me there before, it had driven me crazy. Now it wasn’t nearly enough.

Luckily, he seemed to agree.

Giveaway – US Only

One paper back copy of Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton is up from grabs! Thank you the publisher for offering this giveaway. Giveaway ends May 11, 2016. To enter, leave a comment below.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • DebraG

    This does sound amazing. I would love to read more.

  • oh wow this one sounds simply fantastic!! I love seeing two strong characters be so perfect for each other!!

    • You would love this one, Renee. They are really strong, but they figured it out. 🙂

  • I keep hearing amazing things about Fly with Me. I sooo need to look into this one. So glad you loved it.

    • Oh yeah, I’ve seen that it’s a hit with others, too. Definitely worth a look-see, Quinn.

  • This is the second review on this book I have read in the last five minutes. So far everyone is loving this one, sounds like this is one I may have to try. Great review Sophia 🙂

    • It really knocked me over and amazed me, Lorna!

  • All the reviews of this book that I’ve read make this seem like a really good story.

  • Okay, that’s a hot excerpt! And this sounds cool! I don’t think I’ve read a book where the hero is a pilot. Is it like Top Gun? Damn, to be fair, Tom Cruise was a hottie in that one.

    Happy Mother’s Day ladies!

    • Haha! Top Gun gets mentioned, but this guy says he’s just as good or better. 🙂

      You have a Happy Mom’s Day, too, Braine!

  • I would totally read this, he is hot!

  • This one sounds fantastic! The cover makes me immediately think of Top Gun so I would definitely read it. I think it is high praise that you thought it was realistically done since you grew up in the Air Force. Great review, Sophia!

    Carole @ Carole’s Random Life

    • Oh yes, if you enjoyed Top Gun, then the hero in this one and his heroine will have appeal. There isn’t much for aerial scenes, but the rest is great. Hope you get the chance, Carole!

  • First Anna reviews this one and now you and both such high ratings, now I am really curious about this one. I’ve read one of the author her earlier books and it was okay, but never picked up any of her other books. So i was surprised when i saw this one and noticed she had written a lot more books already.
    And hearing that the air force thing was handled well makes me happy, It’s always great when an author gets things right and writes them realistically. I like the sound of the characters and how perfect they are for each other. Great review!

    • We’re bombarding you! Haha!
      This was my first book by her. I knew she had others, but I guess they didn’t catch my interest. Yes, she did a great job with the Air Force background, but she is married to a pilot so that makes sense.

      This pair of characters was explosive together. They are both such strong-willed and confident types that it was interesting to see them work that out and make a relationship of it.

      • Yes it sure feels that way, lol. I just added it to my to-read list on Goodreads.

        I read one of her NA books, something with London I think? I enjoyed it, but it didn’t fully grab me, but I enjoyed it enough that I would like to try one of her other books. And this one sounds like a good one. I didn’t realize the author was married to a pilot, I guess it makes sense then that she knows a lot about the topic then.

        • I thought maybe I’d take a look at her backlist after reading this series. I already have book two off Net Galley. The London setting sounds good to me.

  • Umph, I do love me an Air Force man. I am adding this to my wish list!

    • Oh yeah! I know that feeling. Snagged this one wicked quick!

  • I’ve been seeing this book everywhere, and I love the sounds of this series! Such a difficult situation for two people who want to be together.

    • Haha! I read three reviews at other sites before mine even posted. Guess a bunch of us have a penchant for fighter pilots. 🙂
      But yes, their situation of being separated and doing something long distance made it interesting.

  • It was an lovely surprise. Turned out to be one of my favorite reads so far this year and gah yes on the other pilots. Can’t wait for their stories 😀 I’m so glad all of my favorite ladies have loved it too 😀

    • Yes, this one had a bit of everything. I laughed, I squirmed, and I sobbed.

      Haha, Grace noted that a bunch of us went ape over this one. But it is exciting when I can share the fan girling with my book buddies.

      • It is so fun to be able to squee with friends over it. So often I’m having to do Ahhh that ones on my tbr pile and I’ve not gotten to it yet! so it was a nice change of pace for everyone to have grabbed it and gotten to squee together 😀 It was dang nice to have a 5 star read here too. I’d gone way too long from the last one.

        • Yes, I 5 star books more than the average person, but I’ve had quite the drought on those, too.