- File Size: 623 KB
- Print Length: 203 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1982907096
- Publisher: LoveBow Publishing (June 11, 2018)
- Publication Date: June 11, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07DH9Q8N5
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Up in the Air 2: West Coast Kindle Edition
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While Up in the Air 2: West Coast is the second in a series it can easily be read as a standalone story. We met Max in book one – which was about his best friend, James – and he was a drunk screw up. I was so happy that he got his own book and was able to be redeemed.
Max is on the verge of losing his job as an air steward. (Note: this is a book written by a British author and uses British terms and spelling. In the US we now call them flight attendants.) He's swapped flights one too many times and someone also seems to have it out for him.
Max sees Antonio in a club one night and tries to make contact but Antonio brushes him off. When they finally do get together both of them are a bit wary of each other. It's not too long before they acknowledge they have feelings for each other but Max's poor self esteem makes him feel like he doesn't deserve Antonio and he nearly screws up a good thing.
There's a lot going on in this book and I enjoyed it very much. Max's backstory isn't too different from a lot of others – tossed out by his family when he came out – but there's much more to this book than that. I was so sad for him in places and so angry at how he was done wrong by more than one person. I loved the scenes with Max's Gran; she's a bit of a character and someone I wouldn't mind knowing in real life.
I was also pleased that the scenes set in Las Vegas seemed to be pretty accurate to me. I've visited there often and love it. Often times authors don't do enough research about details of the city they set their stories and if you're familiar with the city it can take you out of the story.
Max and Antonio truly deserve their HFN (happy for now) and I hope we get to read a bit more of them in future books. This would have been a five-star read for me except that I felt there were a couple of things left hanging, not a cliffhanger, just a couple of loose ends that I thought should be wrapped up.
Minor spoiler: All things seemed to be pointing to someone close to Max setting him up but nothing ever came of it in the story. Perhaps I was reading to much into it but I don't think so; I hope it comes up in a later book. This definitely isn't enough to keep me from recommending this as an enjoyable story to read.
An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author.
***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***