Wild Aces Re-Read Tour #giveaway

Howdy, Delighted Readers!

9781101986981-6In anticipation for the release of the third of Chanel Cleeton’s Wild Aces series book, On Broken Wings (woohoo, Easy), Penguin-Random House is hosting a Re-Read Tour.  Bloggers could sign up to re-read one of the first two books and customize a fun post for their leg of the tour.  I didn’t have a preference (because seriously, hot fighter pilots and I liked them both) and asked them to surprise me for my re-read.

And so, my chosen re-read was Into the Blue.  Rah Rah for Thor!

I’m not going to offer a review on my second read experience, but here is a dazzling dual review that Shari and I did back in July for Into the Blue that you can read if you want our reader thoughts:  http://delightedreader.com/into-the-blue-by-chanel-cleeton-review/

Instead, I will target in on a few quotes to give you a taste.  This was a second chance romance and when the story opened it seemed Eric’s chances would crash and burn with Becca.

Here’s the Second Chance Meet-Cute from both their perspectives:

BECCA:  I swiveled in my chair, my world stopped, and my wine glass hit the ground. Eric- heartcrushing, would-rather-slide-into-a jet-than-me, one-that-got-away Eric- stood in front of me, his arm draped around the shoulders of a stunning blonde.

ERIC: No f-ing way.  I blinked, convinced I’d somehow hallucinated her, that Becca Madison couldn’t possibly be here, standing a few feet from me, Bandit’s arm brushing her side.  The sound of breaking glass shattered the haze, everyone around us scrambling to pick up the dropped wine glass.  We didn’t move; it was like time stood still for the two of us while the world went on.

The advice of friends:

ERIC:  He flashed me a cocky grin.  “I’m just saying that if you don’t get in there, someone else will.”  The idea had occurred to me approximately one million times in the last decade… “You saw how she acted.  She hates me.”  “Come on.  You said it yourself- it’s been a decade.  She doesn’t know you.  Are you the same guy you were ten years ago?”…”No”.

BECCA:  My hand froze midway as I read the words on the screen.   Eric Jansen has sent you a friend request.  Oh holy hell, I definitely shouldn’t have sent him that message…I picked up my cell and hit the first number on my speed dial…”What’s up?”  I took a deep breath. “He friend requested me.”  There was no need to explain who ‘he’ was.  I’d already told Lizzie all about my awkward run-in with Eric and my stupid message…”What should I do?”…”Sit on it.  Take a few days and decide whether or not you want him back in your life, even in a limited way.  He wasn’t just some guy, wasn’t just some ex. It’s going to be hard to let him in, even peripherally.  So take the time.”

Coming Home:

ERIC:  I was a mess, felt cracked and broken inside, and she’d always been the one I counted on.  It seemed my entire adult life had been spent either running from or to this one girl.  She was the compass when I was so lost I couldn’t find my way.  So I’d come here…I wasn’t a fighter pilot here.  And I didn’t know if it was something in the air, or the sensation of coming home, but I couldn’t help feeling like I could breathe again.

BECCA:  We’d spent enough holidays together that we had our little traditions…watching Christmas Vacation, his favorite, and It’s A Wonderful Life, my favorite.  I couldn’t remember the last time I’d been this excited for the holiday

Definitely a hard fought romance and so worth it in the end.  Now we’re gearing up for Easy’s story.

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Eric Jansen—call sign Thor—loves nothing more than pushing his F-16 to the limit. Returning home to South Carolina after a tragic loss, he hopes to fix the mistake he made long ago, when he chose the Air Force over his fiancée.

Becca Madison isn’t quick to welcome Thor back. She can’t forget how he shattered her heart. But Thor won’t give up once he’s set his sights on what he wants—and he wants Becca.

Thor shows Becca that he’s no longer the impulsive boy he used to be, and Becca finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But will Thor be able to walk away from his dream of flying the F-16 for their love or does his heart belong to the sky?

AUTHOR BIO:

Chanel Cleeton is the author of the e-books Flirting with Scandal, Playing with Trouble, and Falling for Danger. She received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Richmond, the American International University in London and a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She’s also a graduate (survivor) of law school—she earned her J.D. from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law. A summer cruise in the Caribbean changed Chanel’s life when she met and fell in love with a fighter pilot. A happily ever after later, she’s currently living an adventure with

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

Penguin-Random House has graciously offered up ONE paperback copy of the Wild Aces book three, On Broken Wings for one lucky commenter US only.  The giveaway will be for one week then we will randomly choose a winner.  Winner will be contacted and have 72 hours to respond with confirmation and mailing address that will be handed over to Penguin-Random House who is responsible for the giveaway.

If you need some commenter starter ideas, talk about what your favorite Wild Aces book or couple is, or your favorite second chance romances, or your favorite holiday movies.  And yes, you may count Easy and Dani.

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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.
  • DebraG

    Ih ave not as yet read these books. I find most of my blogs through blogs. Thanks for visiting.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  • Debbie Haupt

    Oh this one sounds good Sophia Rose. Thanks

  • I just read this, and I loved it! So your quotes were so much fun to read. It really was a hard won romance, but so beautiful. And man…Easy’s book cannot come soon enough! 🙂

    FYI – I’m not in it to win it. 🙂

    • I saw your post. Yay, fellow Wild Aces fans. I’m hoping to start Easy’s book next week. 🙂

  • I got the whole series from Berkley around a month ago and I can’t wait to read them very very soon! I’m binging them all now in December 😀
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

    • You’ll have a wonderful binge read then, Genesis. 🙂

  • I’ve not read anything by Cleeton. I was iffy about Fly With Me, but I think the idea of these books appeals to me overall. I may binge-read the series in future. 😀

    Great post, Sophia!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • I jumped on these b/c I grew up as an Air Force brat and was curious about stories with that setting. There’s a little AF, but mostly romance which was all good. 🙂

  • JenM

    I really enjoyed Chanel Cleeton’s previous series set in Washington DC, but haven’t tried this one. It sounds great though. You can’t go wrong with sexy Air Force pilots!

    • No you really can’t, Jen 🙂 Hope you get the chance at these.

  • Oi, sounds intense, no wonder a lot of readers love this series! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Yes, both books had two different styles of romance, but full of good development and feeling.

  • Oh this sounds fabulous and I have been wanting to read this one ever since your review of Fly With Me. And I am such a sucker for second chance romances.

    • Just call me the book temptress. 😉 I know you’ll really love both of these and we are all looking forward to the third book after all the build up.

  • I am loving this series. I am reading Broken Wing now. All the feels and swoons.

    • Oh boy, can’t wait for my turn, Kimberly. I hope to start On Broken Wings next week.

  • This is actually very mean, Sophia! I think I added this book to my ‘might-read’ list in July, but now, I feel the need to one-click it! I absolutely love 2nd chance romances, and I think I’ve already fallen for Eric 😉
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    • You deserve it since you’ve tempted me soooo many times with your books for review. Haha! Oh yes, Eric’s second chance was a good read.

      • LOL you shall see yourself mentioned in next week’s wrap-up post 😉

  • Ahhhh yes. This was a good one. But they all have been, right? *dreamy sigh* I’m working on book 3 finally and gah! I’m already binge eating brownies. lol

    • Next week, I’ve got a date with Easy and Dani. I’ll be sure to stock up on the chocolate.

  • southerngirl

    So far, FLY WITH ME is my favorite book. But I am so excited for ON BROKEN WINGS! I just know it’s gonna be awesome and probably it will be my favorite.

    • Oh yeah. I think OBW will be the big one for this series.

  • Bookworm Brandee

    Lexxie sent me over here to see what you had to say about Into the Blue, Sophia. I just picked up Fly With Me this past week and I’m really looking forward to meeting these pilots and being dazzled by Cleeton’s writing. 🙂 Thanks for sharing all those quotes. I love a good second chance romance and Eric and Becca’s sounds fantastic!

    • Hey, that’s great, Brandee!

      Glad you could stop by for a visit. We do indeed love our Wild Aces pilots here. I hope you have a good time reading Fly With Me. 🙂