ARC Review: On Broken Wings by Chanel Cleeton

Posted January 3, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: On Broken Wings by Chanel Cleeton
On Broken Wings
by Chanel Cleeton

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 3rd 2017
Series: Wild Aces #3
Published by Berkley
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

“ON BROKEN WINGS is swoon-worthy and a must-read”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve been anxious to read this story since I read the first book in the series.  I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy story to tell and it was going to be packed with emotion.  And it delivered on that.  What I wasn’t expecting was to fall head over heels more in love with Easy than I already was.  Is that even possible?  The love and devotion (because really that’s the right word for it) that this man has for Dani was so powerful that as much as I love Dani’s character, at times I had to question whether she was worthy of all that love because there was no way she could give back just as much to him.  And how could that be fair?

The path this book takes was not what I would’ve expected but in the end it was right nonetheless.  I think it answers my previous question perfectly and leaves me happy with where Easy ends up.  I felt a bit over-protective of his delicate heart, if you can’t tell.  It was truly beautiful to see how someone who should otherwise be the biggest player, and probably most good looking of the bunch, be so selfless in his love and dedication to Dani.  Always putting her needs above any of his.  His struggle that started from his internal conflict over being completely in love with his best friends’ wife.  At the same time, Dani had a lot to get through as well.  So my heart went out to both of them.

This book is packed with sexual tension, the connection that has always been there between them and Dani never noticed it for what it was.  But there’s also plenty of sweetness.  I think my only complain was not seeing more of them embracing their love as a couple after they overcame the reasons why they shouldn’t be together.  But we would’ve needed a longer book for that because the pacing of their relationship was just right for the situation.

I think the author has done a great job with a very touchy situation developing this story arc from the first book.   Not overdone angst.  The emotions were spot on and never dragged the story down.  Instead they kept you anxiously reading to get to the outcome and the HEA.  And I can’t say this enough.  Alex “Easy” Rogers is going on my book boyfriend list.  There isn’t a bad boy out there who loves this deep.  He’s got the looks and the moves, the dirty talking and even the sexy uniform.  But it’s the way he loves that had my heart beating extra fast.  ON BROKEN WINGS is swoon-worthy and a must-read.

Now I can only hope that we’ll get more from this series and this author.

Favorite quote:

“There is no one else.  There never will be anyone else.  There’s just her.”

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About Chanel Cleeton

Originally from Florida, Chanel Cleeton grew up on stories of her family's exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in England where she earned a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master's degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Chanel also received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She loves to travel and has lived in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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NOw I have another one on my Goodreads shelf! 😉

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Thanks for the review, I’ve had this series on my wishlist since the 1st one. I wish they had audiobooks for these.

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Wow! Well, now I have to meet this character!

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Thanks for the review Francesca

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I had a few cries, but I loved the romance and healing in this one. Nice review, Francesca!