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…
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 have recently found myself on a Chanel Cleeton binge as of late. I found her Flying Aces series by accident and after digging through a few reviews found myself grabbing book 1 & book 3 and reading them back to back.
If you are a fan of adult contemporary romance and you haven’t read Cleeton’s books, I highly recommend them.
This series revolves around Air Force Fighter Pilots, and in book 1 we meet Noah Miller. Noah has lived his life only worrying where his next assignment will be, and who the next girl in his bed will be.
Jordan Callahan is a successful business owner and she’s in Vegas with her sister for a bachelorette party. The last thing she needs is someone distracting her from her career, but she can’t seem to resist the draw of Noah and after a sexy weekend getting to know each other, neither wants to walk away from the connection building between them.
Book 3 is out in January 2017 and is Easy’s story. Alex has crushed on Dani, Joker’s wife, since the minute he first saw her, but he’s hidden his feelings instead focusing on their friendship. To say things between the two of them are complicated would be an understatement.
You may have noticed that I skipped book 2 for now. I am going to be straight up and tell you that the order of these companion books was a little confusing for me. Book 2 deals with a character (Thor) that we barely get to know in book 1. So the idea of jumping into his story wasn’t quite as appealing to me for some reason. Easy is all over the first book, so it seemed like his story should have been second and then hopefully we’d have gotten to know a bit more about Thor then, but it just wasn’t to be. Needless to say, I wasn’t all that interested in his book. I imagine I’ll go back to it to get more about his character, but I don’t know, I guess I just wanted to know more about Easy and Dani first.
I think with this series, what Cleeton does so amazingly, is really build the military aspects and you learn things about it without it being glaring that she’s telling you how it is. There is a lot of military talk and speak here, but it’s not over your head and it’s easily explained and she makes it part of the story and I found it incredibly interesting.
She also really makes it easy to understand the uncertainty that families go through when their enlisted members are on duty and no one quite knows what is happening. It’s a dangerous job and one that those of us who are not part of the military life, really don’t understand until it’s explained. It’s hard to understand the sacrifices these men and women and family members make but it becomes so much more apparent here.
In Jordan and Noah’s case, his duty to his job makes it practically impossible for him to make plans and commit to traveling to her and so it seems like she’s the one who has to give so much more than he does when they are together, and her struggle with that was understandable and really added to this story.
Of course, both stories are steamy and sexy and the guys are oh so amazing. I love that the adults act like adults, willing and wanting to talk through problems instead of jumping into dramatics.
If you’re looking for a new series or a new author in the contemporary romance genre make sure you check out Cleeton. I’ve recently started one of her other series and I think I’ve found a new auto-buy author for myself!