Friday, July 10, 2020


Since her sister's death, twenty-year-old Paisley Donovan, who shares her sister’s heart condition, is treated like delicate glass by her parents. But nothing will stop her from completing her Bucket List—even if it kills her. And it almost does, until Jagger Bateman pulls her from the ocean and breathes more than air into her lungs—he sets her soul on fire.

Jagger is enrolled in the country's toughest flight school. He's wickedly hot, reckless, and perfect for a girl looking to live life to the fullest. Except that Paisley is the commanding general's daughter, and her boyfriend is Jagger's biggest rival. Now Paisley must decide just how much to risk for a guy who makes her heart pound a little too hard.

They're flying through dangerous territory—and one wrong move could make them crash and burn...

I am loving this series. Apparently I have a thing for the military guys? Or maybe I just have a thing for Rebecca Yarros' military guys? All I know is that I was in a SERIOUS post-Kristen Ashley slump and DNF-ed three books and this book completely held my attention and put me back on the road to good reads again. (THANK YOU REBECCA YARROS!!). 

So what was it about this novel that worked for me? 
  • HOLY ANGST--it had me all sorts of anxious about their secrets and half-truths and omissions and I liked it. LOL. I know angst doesn't always work for me and this wasn't overly angsty but I was definitely feeling anxious and anticipating when and how the full truth was going to come out
  • The conflict--somewhat related to the angst but different because I feel like the source of the conflicts (which caused the angst) was interesting and different. Paisley and her heart condition and Jagger and his mysterious Anna and other things had me full engaged. 
  • The secondary characters--I loved catching up with Josh and Ember and I'm am SO VERY CURIOUS about some of the new characters and how their stories will be continued
  • The sexual tension--*fans self* lots of tension and build up!!
  • The miliary/man in uniform--dayum can Rebecca Yarros give good military or what? The details, the uniforms (HAHA) all just works and intrigues me. I loved the bits of military history she puts in these novels...LOVE IT. And, I truly appreciate the respect and reverence she obviously has for the people who serve our country. I'd love to see how she'd write a female in the military (HINT HINT)
If I'm going to be honest (I AM), there was one part that I found a little distracting and that was the southern sayings Paisley said out loud and in her head. I've lived in Louisiana all of my life and I'm not saying I'm an expert on Alabama, but I swear I've never heard a young woman use 'mercy' in the middle of a sexual episode? Sometimes the southern stuff seemed a little like overkill but maybe I'm just a little sensitive to it and it by no means turned me off of the novel.

I'm about to plunge into the next novel and I hope there are several more planned because I cannot get enough!


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