First of all, I must applaud the author. This is apparently her very first novel, but it's so well written and so entertaining, I'm impressed.
This book has it all:
A woman finding herself. Married to a very wealthy man, you'd think Kate has it all. But in truth, despite her riches, she seriously lacks some of the most important things: her husband's love and respect. He just wants a woman at home. He doesn't want her to work or anything else. She rebels in her own way by having a special charity program, but it's not enough. But when she finds what she wants, she has conflicting emotions. After all, she wants her handsome flight trainer, but she's married.
The infidelity in this novel was tastefully done. I'd like to put that out there. Don't believe me? Read it for yourself. You'll see what I mean.
A man learning to trust again. Daredevil pilot Rick doesn't have much love for women, just their bodies, and there's a story behind this...but Kate gets past his rough exterior.
Conflict. Hey. Crap happens. Some major stuff goes down in the last quarter of the book and it just may keep the two lovebirds apart.
Adventure. Incredible flying scenes throughout the novel add that feeling of adventure long before the ending involving a third-world country, stolen rubies, and jail time. We almost learn to fly the Lear along with Kate. When Rick teaches her take off with a stalled engine, when she has her flight test, my heart was pounding along with her.
I could sit here all day telling you why I enjoyed this book. At first the heroine wasn't as feisty as I like, but by the end, she was the kind of woman who tells off customs officials for mistaking her for a flight attendant. Readers will watch Kate grow, come out of her shell, gain some confidence, find love, and learn to forgive.
Once I started this novel, I couldn't put it down. I read it in a day. That's how hooked I was.