To celebrate the release of the last book in the Wild Aces series by Chanel Cleeton, Berkley Romance invited a few romance lovers like myself to reread one of the books in the Wild Aces series to prepare for the release of On Broken Wings.
A year after losing her husband, Joker, the squadron commander of the Wild Aces, Dani Peterson gets an offer from his best friend, Alex “Easy” Rogers, to help fix up her house. Dani accepts, and their friendship grows—along with an undeniable attraction.
Racked by guilt for loving his best friend’s widow, Easy’s caught between what he wants and can’t have. Until one night everything changes, and the woman who’s always held his heart ends up in his arms. Yet as Easy leaves for his next deployment, he and Dani are torn between their feelings and their loyalty to Joker’s memory.
But when Dani discovers something that sends them both into a spin, the conflicted lovers must overcome the past to navigate a future together…
I decided to read (not actually reread since I'm just now picking up the series) Into the Blue, the second book in the series. So, yeah, I'm going to be reading the series out of order since I haven't picked up the first book, Fly With Me, yet. But, I'm a sucker for second chance romances and Into the Blue just called out to me.
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?
I haven't finished reading Into the Blue yet because my mom hijacked my copy when it came in the mail because she just finished reading Fly With Me and wanted to read Eric's book right away. She just recently given it back to me and I'm still reading it so I can't give you my full thoughts on it but omg soooo GOOD!
Basically, Eric and Becca were childhood sweethearts, but Eric left Becca to pursue his dreams as an Air Force pilot. But after a horrible accident, he returns home for the first time in ten years. Guess who he sees? Becca, his former fiancee and now a successful deputy solicitor. Becca is surprised to see Eric again after all these years and understandably angry at the man who shattered her heart after he left her. She tries to push him away but she also can't help remembering the past and how good it was. She's also still very much attracted to him.
From what I read so far? It has everything I love in a second chance romance. Eric and Becca are so sweet! I love them both. They also have great chemistry and there's been some very swoon-worthy moments between them. It's just been such a treat every time I pick up Into the Blue and I keep wishing for bigger chunks of time so I can read longer.
Anywho, look for my full thoughts on Into the Blue soon. I'll also be reading On Broken Wings as soon as I'm done with it and I'll also be reviewing it hopefully by the last week of December.
If you have a hankering for a steamy fighter pilot romance series, look no further than the Wild Aces books. I feel funny recommending it since I'm still reading Into the Blue and it's my first read by author Chanel Cleeton but from what I've read so far I already know that it won't be my last read by her. I really enjoy her writing, I love the tension and chemistry between Eric and Becca, and it's steamy and sexy, which is always a plus.
And if you're curious about the first book, Fly With Me, here ya go:
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…
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 her husband and three pups.