Monday, May 2, 2016

#ARC #Review: Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton - 4.5 Wine Glasses

26822886Title: Fly With Me
Series: Wild Aces #1
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Format: Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 3rd 2016 by Berkley
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Crystal
Source: Netgalley/Publisher
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

From the author of the Capital Confessions Novels comes the first in the steamy Wild Aces Romance series.

U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller —call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her.

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down.

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…

Crystal's Thoughts: 
Fly With Me is a book I never knew I needed until I started reading it, and then I couldn't put it down! It was a story that I would have happily crawled into if I could have, to live in forever.

Jordan Callahan is a thirty-year-old business owner from a small beach town in Florida. Feeling her age and her single status, she is ready to let go at her younger sister's bachelorette party in Vegas. What she never expected was to to meet the man of her dreams, the mythical Chupacabra of the dating world, in the middle of a club while pink penises danced atop her head. What begins as a weekend of no-strings fun quickly turns into a can't-live-without connection that neither of them can deny. But Noah Miller is a U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilot, someone who has always been married to his job and has never found anything that compared to flying the skies. Until he meets Jordan... With a country between them and a career that can take Noah across the world at a moments notice, do they even have a chance at a happily-ever-after? And is the possibility of it enough for Jordan to give up everything, even after knowing the dangers?

Fly With Me is my first introduction to author, Chanel Cleeton, and I have to say- if the rest of her books are anything like this one, then I will be checking them out immediately! The writing was sensational, flowing from one sentence into the next seamlessly. Emotionally, the story was full of up's and down's. From the heart-breaking to laugh-out-loud moments.

His eyes narrowed. "Chicks dig the 'stache."
My hands fisted on my hips and a laugh escaped. "Newsflash, no one digs the 'stache. You look like Chester the Molester."

I was caught up in it from the start and stayed up most of the night devouring page after page. The world-building was superb, giving just enough detail to the character's surroundings and Noah's occupation as a jet fighter pilot, which comes with the expected military lingo, without weighing the plot down. And the characters, the characters I simply fell in love with. Speaking of characters I fell for... Can we just talk about Noah for a minute? Sexy fighter pilot? Hells to the yes! *fans self* He was so damn sexy with his dirty-talking self, as well as super sweet and understanding.

"It feels wrong to be near you and not touch you. My hands turn greedy around you. So fucking greedy. I can't get enough. There are too many places in your body that I want to touch, kiss, lick, fuck." 

Jordan's character was spunky and someone I could easily see as being my own friend. Her's and Noah's relationship is a whirlwind romance, fast moving even for their own peace of mind, but it works for them, and it worked for me as a reader. They struggled with the distance and the sacrifices, which made them more realistic and relateable. And there was no denying the chemistry they shared, it sizzled! The dynamics of Noah's flight squadron and the book's secondary characters was really fun, but also where a lot of the agonizing, heart-rending aspects of the story played a part. Be ready to shed some tears here. There were some characters, that without getting too spoilery, played a bigger part in Jordan and Noah's story then others, and I was curious as to how it was all going to work out, because I just knew that somehow, something would happen with this, but I honestly never expected this outcome. I am so anxious for the next two books in this series now though. the author definitely has me hooked with this story arc!

The one little thing that kept this book from being filled to the tippity top of 5 wine glasses, was the characters internal dialogues had a habit of becoming a bit long-winded. I would have also liked to have seen Jordan's mom at the end of the book and been introduced to Noah's family. Bottom line though; Ms. Cleeton delivers a  riveting plot with engaging characters, smoldering romance, nail biting tension and heart wrenching moments that kept me completely captivated. If there is one book you read this summer, make it Chanel Cleeton's Fly With Me. You won't be disappointed! P.S. If you are a Top Gun fan, you really won't be disappointed! ☺

Suggested Reading Order:
Fly With Me (Wild Aces, #1) 
On Broken Wings (Wild Aces, #3) - January 2017 

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