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by Whitney Gracia Williams
Released: August 30th 2016
Published by Self Published
“TURBULENCE is unconventionally romantic, unapologetically sexy, and simply a good time read.”
~ Under the Covers
Once again, Whitney G. shows us why she’s the queen of the jerk hero. There’s something about the way she writes her heroes that no matter how much of an asshole they are, I can’t help but keep reading and loving. Jake is the perfect example of that. There is no one big redeeming moment in this book where he doesn’t stay true to his character. And I wouldn’t want him any other way. Life has turned him bitter against the world and not give any fucks and he won’t apologize for it. He likes what he likes, and he has rules in place because that’s how he can get through the day. Except for how Gillian decides to break every single one of them and slowly weave her way into his heart.
To say I was very excited to read this book is an understatement because this is the same woman who gave us REASONABLE DOUBT and I shockingly ate that up like a glutton for more. After reading this, if you were to tell me there’s more books with Jake in them, I would continue to read them because Jake is the kind of jerk hero I like to read about. He’s extremely cocky, he doesn’t apologize for the asshole that he is, and he doesn’t try to curb himself for anyone. At the same time as that should repel me, I understood the appeal Gillian saw in him. The one that kept her coming back time and time again. There is something magnetic about him and I just had to have more. This is one of the few authors that can make me say that.
I was immediately captivated by the set up of this story as well because, as the title suggests, this does take place in the aviation industry. More specifically, a pilot and a flight attendant. I’m not in this industry so I don’t know how accurate some things are, but other things common sense tells me where a bit out of left field and just for the sake of fiction. I liked that Jake and Gillian are not that easy to figure out, they each have issues with trust and if I do say so myself, they are part psycho at times. Which makes perfect sense for them to be together and perfect for each other!
Jake and Gillian’s relationship is truly like a storm. Angsty and wild. The one thing that I couldn’t do was look away. This book was such a breeze to read and it pushed me to turn the pages faster and faster. I love when that happens, that feeling that I just have to know what happens next. It’s not an overly complicated plot, even when some degree of suspension of belief is needed to not over analyze things. I had a lot of it figured out in my head before the reveals, except the big reveal in the end. I definitely didn’t see that one coming and I think it amped up the stage for a more dramatic ending.
All in all, excellent job! At the core, TURBULENCE is unconventionally romantic, unapologetically sexy, and simply a good time read. I always seem to connect with the characters that Whitney G. creates and once again I did with these two. I can’t wait to read what she has for us next.
“You’re still my anomaly.”
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