Sunday, January 15, 2017

Blog Tour & Review:On Broken Wings by Chanel Cleeton

by Chanel Cleeton

January 3, 2017
Wild Aces #3
Adult Contemporary Romance

The author of Into the Blue and Fly with Me returns with the newest, hot and high-flying Wild Aces romance...

A year after losing her husband, Joker, the squadron commander of the Wild Aces, Dani Peterson gets an offer from his best friend, Alex “Easy” Rogers, to help fix up her house. Dani accepts, and their friendship grows—along with an undeniable attraction.

Racked by guilt for loving his best friend’s widow, Easy’s caught between what he wants and can’t have. Until one night everything changes, and the woman who’s always held his heart ends up in his arms. Yet as Easy leaves for his next deployment, he and Dani are torn between their feelings and their loyalty to Joker’s memory. 

But when Dani discovers something that sends them both into a spin, the conflicted lovers must overcome the past to navigate a future together…


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What I thought about On Broken Wings

A year after Dani loses her husband in a crash, she's still grieving. She's just going through the motions of life, not sure what she's going to do now.  When she runs into Easy, her husband's best friend and squadron teammate, he ends up helping her get her house ready for sale.  Only thing is that Easy is keeping a secret.  He's been in love with Dani since the first moment he saw her. He's kept his feelings to himself for all these years, but with Dani available, it's not quite so easy to hide anymore.

Easy has some legitimate reasons to take it slow, and this story worked for me because I believed in the depth of his feelings for Dani. He torn between respect for his best friend, even in death.  Dani is still dealing with her grief, and she tends to beat herself up for having realizing she has feelings for Easy.  When physical attraction gets the best of them, it doesn't exactly lead to everything working out--at least not at first.

I liked how this story dealt with grief and friendship and marriage.  It was more complicated that it might look at first glance and I appreciated that about this story.  There isn't a lot of conflict-- it's really a tale about two people finding their way to each other in their own time and manner. 

This is my first read from this author.  This book worked very well as a standalone for me, and it had me interested in reading the other books in the series.  A lot about this story was predictable, but the power of love was really the charm in On Broken Wings.

This is my honest review. ARC provided for review.

Check out Book 1 in the Wild Aces series, Fly with Me

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Check out Book 2 in the Wild Aces series, Into the Blue

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After years spent studying international politics in London and a stint in law school, Chanel Cleeton found her passion crafting smart and sexy contemporary romances and thrillers. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she's happiest curled up with a book, her three dogs lounging beside her. Chanel is a lover of big sunglasses, irresistible handbags, food covered in sprinkles, and pint-sized pups with larger-than-life personalities. 

She is published by Harlequin and Penguin and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, Assassins, and Wild Aces series.



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