Series: Wild Aces #1
Published by Berkley on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Military, Romance
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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…
Once upon a time, I read every military romance I could get my hands on. After finishing several series, I moved on to other genres. Chanel Cleeton is a new-to-me author, and based on my friend Eliza’s recommendation, I decided to dip my toes back into the military romance pool with the Wild Aces series. I’m so glad I read Fly With Me because it reminded me of why I enjoy this trope so much.
Let’s see, you’ve got a badass alpha male with a heart of gold in Noah “Burn” Miller. He’s an Air Force fighter pilot devoted to serving his country. While steadily working his way up the ranks, he’s also teaching young pilots. If you swooned over Tom Cruise in Top Gun you’ll love Noah even more. He’s got confidence without the arrogance. At the same time, while he’s not a commitment-phobe, he does have some insecurities regarding relationships that ring true.
One staple of military romance novels that I love is a tough heroine. Jordan is a self-assured bombshell with a wicked sense of humor and a spine of steel. Perpetually single at 30, she’s sick of hearing the When are you going to settle down with a nice guy? crap from her family. Jordan has just about given up on finding the right guy, but she refuses to settle. A chance encounter with Noah in Las Vegas drastically changes the course of both their lives.
Jordan and Noah move from lust to love at warp speed, but I appreciated that they don’t dance around the hardships of being involved with someone in the Air Force. I was drawn to Noah’s affectionate and protective nature. I loved their banter, and I definitely wasn’t hating on the heat between them.
Chanel Cleeton has created a diverse cast of intriguing characters, and I’m looking forward to learning more about them in future books.
Recommended for fans of:
Sweet alpha males