Author: Chalon Linton
Series: Flying in Love #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Date: July 2, 2021
A traffic jam is the last thing Piper Holland needs in her already stressful day. The dry cleaner’s will soon close, and she really hopes to wear her luxury silk blouse when she pitches her theme to the editors of the magazine she works for. But when she finally sees what’s caused the backup, she feels a pinch of guilt: a man in a military uniform is gallantly pushing a stalled vehicle off the road. Suddenly, her rush to the dry cleaner’s seems incredibly unimportant. Fate offers Piper a chance to redeem herself, however, when the handsome good Samaritan crosses her path again.
Gabriel Orsini, a fighter pilot stationed at Luke Air Force Base, seems to be the perfect man, and an assignment at the magazine offers Piper the perfect chance to get to know him better. Her “Day in the Life: Hometown Heroes” article was tailor-made for the bighearted pilot. Before long, their interviews for the article enter date territory, and Piper realizes she’s falling for Gabriel. But her tragic past has taught her one thing: no one stays. And the transient lifestyle of a military man leaves her no doubt that Gabriel will eventually abandon her too. With her heart on the line, Piper must decide: is the risk of loss worth the possibility of forever?
The meet cute in this book is fun and unique. I really liked Gabriel excepting in one short scene but I had a harder time liking Piper. I understood her fears and how they held her back in life but I was still annoyed by her indecision. If you don’t think you can live in the life style the armed services require, why would you continue dating someone in the Air Force? And I was a little annoyed that she would have to change and give up everything important to her for them to be together. There really isn’t a way to compromise on the sacrifices. And with how strongly she felt about it, would she grow to resent the situation over time? I don’t know. The author is an air force spouse so she ought to be more familiar with this situation than I am.
The book has a strong Christian Lit theme in it. It is very positive toward the armed services and an enjoyable read overall.
Violence: vague war references
*I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley and voluntarily chose to review it.