Tuesday, January 10, 2017

On Broken Wings by Chanel Cleeton Review Tour

* * * 3/4

The author of Into the Blue and Fly with Me returns with the newest, hot and high-flying Wild Aces romance...

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…

* Source: advance e-galley in exchange for an honest review

Easy has no trouble getting the girl and he's had plenty of them. But none can hold a candle to Dani, the wife of his squadron leader, Joker. So he's loved her from afar all this time and tried to be as decent and reliable a friend as possible. But now that Dani is a widow, Easy is in a hopeless situation. He vows to do what he's always done: be there for whatever she needs. Still grieving her devastating loss, Dani is struggling to put herself back together. It helps that she has good friends looking out for her, especially Easy, who has been with her through good times and bad. But she's not ready for the complications that arise when she notices a shift in her feelings for him.

This is the one I'd been waiting to read. Easy was the steady but always anguished character in the background and I wanted desperately to understand why. Cleeton took a sensitive storyline that allowed us to get to know Easy outside of his well-crafted public persona. This is the Easy people don't get to witness: an unbelievably tender and patient man who's doing everything he can to make life easier for the fragile woman in front of him. He won't allow his true feelings to compromise anything because Dani and what she needs come first. Always. If only we could clone him! And Cleeton describing Dani's loss and how her grief could be triggered unexpectedly caused me to hold back a tear or two. I have no idea how I'd handle myself but I would certainly hope for the strong friendships expressed here. Easy and Dani's friendship does wind up taking off into uncharted territory with a surprising turn that adds some spice to their storyline.

The romances, camaraderie, losses and heartbreaks have shown that the Wild Aces are a loyal bunch, devoted to each other, which is why I have enjoyed this series immensely. I can also attribute that enjoyment to Chanel Cleeton's style - a pleasant mix of sweet and steamy without going overboard. I'm always excited to read her work and out of this series, On Broken Wings has become my favourite!

~ Bel

In case you haven't you haven't been in on the Wild Aces since book 1, don't worry because we've got you covered! Check out the links below, including a link to the first chapter of the Book 1 - FLY WITH ME.  

Fly with Me (Wild Aces, Book 1):

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Into the Blue (Wild Aces, Book 2):


After years spent studying international politics in London and a stint in law school, Chanel Cleeton found her passion crafting smart and sexy contemporary romances and thrillers. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she's happiest curled up with a book, her three dogs lounging beside her. Chanel is a lover of big sunglasses, irresistible handbags, food covered in sprinkles, and pint-sized pups with larger-than-life personalities. 

She is published by Harlequin and Penguin and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, Assassins, and Wild Aces series.


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