cover image Fly with Me

Fly with Me

Chanel Cleeton. Berkley, $7.99 mass market (320p) ISBN 978-1-101-98696-7

In the Wild Aces contemporary series opener, Cleeton energizes a stock romantic premise with appealing lead characters who have relatable problems and share a life-changing event. During a weekend visit to Las Vegas, clothing boutique owner Jordan Callahan meets U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller in a bar. After some dirty dancing and raw, hungry lovemaking, Jordan and Noah are head over heels for each other and envisioning a future together. But their long-distance relationship between Florida and Oklahoma becomes even more of a struggle when Noah receives a two-year posting to Korea. The characters are profoundly changed after a devastating accident, and Cleeton’s prose fittingly addresses the “fragility of life.” This is a sentimental book about two people in love, the military family they are part of, and the danger and difficulty of military life. The multidimensional characters speak from the heart in this emotional page-turner. Agent Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (May)