Sunday, July 10, 2016
REVIEW: Fearless Flying by Karen Gordon
Shel: Fearless Flying is book one of a monthly serial, ending around the new year with book 7. This first book introduces us to Vivienne, her bestie, and her crush. We get to see Vivienne try her damnedest to control the world around her and while she does an amazing job of it at work, her personal life is a little bit of a mess and beyond her control--which must be maddening for her. It was equal parts funny, frustrating, and sad to see her struggling and adapting to how to manage situations and people who just couldn't do what she wanted, the way she wanted; it'll be interesting to see how she copes with the situation she finds herself in and to see what's up with the mysterious meeting she sets up on the very last page. Court: I thoughtth at Vivienne was a little OCD at first, and as you get to know her you see more and more of why she likes everything to have a plan. And to be honest, I can definitely relate to that side of her. Whether or not it is going to help her in her quest for love remains to be seen, though, and I had some frustration with how much faith she puts into the people she holds dear. You'll have to read it to see exactly what I'm talking about, but her expectations are high y'all.
Shel: This first book leaves you with less of a cliffhanger and more of a to be continued and we'll definitely be continuing; we're both very curious and have ideas about where this all could go. For such a short and quick read, Karen Gordon does a fine job of weaving in enough background and detail to feel like you know the characters and their wants and motivations; it'll be fun to see how these characters and possible plot lines will pan out over the course of the next books. Court: That too, well said Shel, because while we're dropped into her world we are quickly caught up in a nice way plot wise to find out who the players are, and how they all connect. I am sticking around at this point because she legit has the best, best friend ever. BEST! It was an enjoyable time, and I'd really like to see where it goes.
Want to know more? Read the synopsis below:
Vivienne Ramsey is fearless at work and in love. She gives 110% to everything she does, sure that she can always reach her goals by sheer will and determination. But life can surprise you, plans change, and all her over-thinking skills can’t bring back the man she loves or make her future more predictable. She needs a new plan, new dreams and the right people around her to help her (if she’ll let them).
She’s the boss babe you’ll cheer for as she rises to the top of the all-boys club of private jet sales in this innovative chick lit series. Vivienne represents every woman working to push past the glass ceiling, balance work and home life, and find love with a man who’s her equal.