- File Size: 567 KB
- Print Length: 77 pages
- Publisher: LoveBow Publishing; 1 edition (July 17, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 17, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073RW9L21
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #779,728 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Up in the Air 1: Johannesburg Kindle Edition
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This release by author George Loveland is a fast, easy-reading, and engaging story. The reader is introduced to best friends, colleagues, and apartment mates James and Max in the opening scene when the latter returns home drunker than a skunk only hours before he’s to leave on a several-day flight schedule. James comes to the rescue – by the sounds of it, not the first time – by convincing Max’s latest hook-up to be on his way, as well as switching work schedules with him in order to help save his job (apparently Max is on thin ice with his employer). James finds himself paired on the initial flight with his friend Annie in Premium Class and is looking forward to an uneventful shift, when a late-arriving passenger literally knocks him off his feet. The chance meeting appears to be fate, and when James is reassigned to help out a stewardess in another section of the plane, Annie makes sure to set things up to keep James’ options open by arranging for him and the passenger (Darren) to meet up again.
James’ creepy ex, an airline pilot, just happens to be on the Johannesburg route, much to James’ dismay. Though the ex does his best to mess us James’ newfound kinship and budding romance, Darren proves to be the nice guy that James truly deserves. The author refreshingly composes a relationship between the two based on more than lust, and even though Up in the Air is a novella, the reader isn’t jilted with behind-the-scenes action. Instead, the fruits of James’ and Darren’s attraction, evolving friendship, and resulting romantic relationship ripen front and center and the scenes don’t feel rushed. It’s a sweet, satisfying storyline with very little angst and a fulfilling HFN. The book even teases at the next excerpt in the series, Max’s rescheduled assignment.
Up in the Air promises to be an “excited to see what happens next!” series.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Up in the Air 1: Johannesburg.
Air steward, James Foster, swapped work schedules to help out his friend, Max, whose job is in danger because of his drinking. It turns out to be one of the best things he's done when late arriving passenger, Darren Busby, literally bowls him over.
This isn't an insta-love story; James and Darren don't fall into bed with each other right away, which is a bit surprising for such a short novella. The two of them take a little time to get to know each other and then they have to deal with James' ex-boyfriend who wants James back.
The story has a HFN (happy for now) and James and Darren will get another story in Up in the Air 3: London. Up in the Air 2: Los Angeles will be about James' friend, Max. I'm looking forward to reading the remaining books in this series.
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***
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
I really enjoyed this story. James has been pouting over his ex and the truth about their relationship for awhile. Meeting Darren gives him the opportunity to actually put Richard behind him and see how a real relationship could work.
I loved James and how much he just wanted to be in love and loved like most do. And boy does he luck out, Darren seems like the sweetest guy and more than willing to work out their scheduling issues they may have. It was easy to connect with these characters even with the story being told through James’s eyes because Darren was very open with how he felt. I look forward to reading about Max’s story and more about Darren and James.
The cover art by Ethereal Ealain is great and gives a nice visual of the characters.
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