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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on May 3, 2016
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.
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New to Me #67 author/series
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FLY WITH ME Excerpt
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.
“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.
“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?”
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.