ON BROKEN WINGS
by Chanel Cleeton
January 3, 2017
Wild Aces #3
Adult Contemporary Romance
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…
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Check out Book 1 in the Wild Aces series, Fly with Me:
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First Chapter: https://chanel-cleeton.squarespace.com/fly-with-me-chapter-one
Check out Book 2 in the Wild Aces series, Into the Blue:
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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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Since meeting him in Fly With Me, "eager" doesn't even begin to describe my need for Easy's book. I've always loved the tortured hero. Throw in the fact that it's caused by unrequited, deep, and devastating love? Sold! To see his craving for her, how it causes him such physical and emotional distress, you really feel for the poor man. When you have it so bad that it's like a knife in your gut to be in the same room as someone, you know that moving on is a lost cause. Even now, with Dani being single, he feels as if there's a line there that he should never cross. So he's forever stuck in the friend zone.
She smelled like apples. Forbidden-fucking-apples.
Dani is struggling, as any woman would be in her situation. She's a maelstrom of chaotic emotions. Depression, helplessness, and guilt over even contemplating wanting to move on from her loss still have their hold on her. When she runs into Easy at the hardware store, he gives her a small slice of comfort and understanding that she's been needing. He's tried to keep his distance, but seeing her in distress is like a beacon calling him to his siren. He has to be her solid ground to stand on, no matter how hard it may be for himself. They form an unlikely special friendship, one that gently grows and helps her want to start living again.
My world had been shaken enough in the past year, and considering Easy was my rock, I couldn’t handle the possibility of losing that, too.
I thought I loved this guy in the previous books. But that was nothing compared to how completely he won me over and made me crave his happy ending in this one. For him, there's no other word to describe his feelings other than worshipful. He utterly and passionately adores this woman.
When I tell you that he was worth waiting for, ladies...that is an irrefutable truth. Trust me on this, all these months of anticipation building and impatience will be well rewarded. This guy!! He was there for her every step of the way, holding her, cherishing her, guiding her through the darkness. And that first kiss, their first everything...it was so hot it almost incinerated my kindle. Delayed gratification worked for them in a huge way.
Their story isn't traditional, simple, or without a lot of soul searching. The misplaced guilt he feels still chokes him. He feels a sense of responsibility as well as a need to give her what she needs-even if it's not himself. As her feelings move past platonic into a muddled in-between, they must come to terms with her attraction and give themselves permission to grasp happiness together. She had to accept his love for flying despite the fact that it was the life that led her to losing Michael. Not an easy task, it takes an incredible amount of bravery. It wasn't a decision they entered lightly by any means.
Love was different once you’d known loss. Now I held on a bit tighter, knowing all too well how it felt to have your heart ripped away from you.
There wasn't any OTT, or unnecessary drama. Even with a surprise thrown at them, they handled every complication with maturity and mutual respect. It was two people in an unconventional situation building a friendship that moved to a strong and solid love without regrets. I closed the last page of this book and literally let out a sigh of complete contentment. I felt giddy, butterflies in my chest kind of happiness over how these two connected and found their way to each other.
Although it would improve your reading experience to get their history in the previous books, this can most definitely be read as a standalone and I highly suggest to anyone and everyone to read this book! WELL worth the wait, in fact it exceeded every lofty expectation that I had. It was everything I could ask for as a romance reader.
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