Release Blitz and Review Tour: Into the Blue: Chanel Cleeton

Into the Blue (Wild Aces #2)
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Expected July 5, 2016

Eric Jansen—call sign Thor—loves nothing more than pushing his F-16 to the limit. Returning home to South Carolina after a tragic loss, he hopes to fix the mistake he made long ago, when he chose the Air Force over his fiancée.

Becca Madison isn’t quick to welcome Thor back. She can’t forget how he shattered her heart. But Thor won’t give up once he’s set his sights on what he wants—and he wants Becca.

Thor shows Becca that he’s no longer the impulsive boy he used to be, and Becca finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But will Thor be able to walk away from his dream of flying the F-16 for their love or does his heart belong to the sky?

Eric “Thor” Jansen is still reeling from the lose of his squadron commander. A chance encounter with the woman he left behind when he joined the Air Force doesn’t help his equilibrium either. A trip home to get his head on straight is exactly what he needs to determine if he can win back the only woman he has ever loved -- the woman he walked from when he chose the Air Force 10 years ago.

Becca Madison kept her roots firmly planted in her hometown of Bradbury, but never got over the heartbreak of Eric’s choice. She doesn’t want to let him in again, but can’t help that the connection between them hasn’t gone away.

I love a good second chance story and this one certainly did not disappoint. Eric and Becca had a lot of baggage to sort through, in addition to figuring out how the lives they had created over the last 10 years could fit together. As Becca starts letting Eric back in, they each realize their relationship can only go so far as long as she continues to practice law and he continues flying.

These two had sparks flying even when they were trying to stay away. From the chance encounter in a bar to the small town moments, everyone around them noted the pull between them.

This book not only had the military family that Eric had created over time, but small town gossip and family that spreads news like wildfire. I love the combination of the two, as they both have similar impacts on Eric and Becca -- they are the people who love them and just want what’s best.

Watching Easy in the background continued the heartache that we saw during Fly With Me, and I can only guess that his book is going to gut me. I can’t wait!

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
Eric "Thor" Jansen is still reeling from a recent tragedy. And when he returns to his hometown and runs into his old fiancee, Becca Madison, it reminds him just how much he is missing. He got his dream of being a fighter pilot, but lost the girl and a chance at a family.

But she is now a tough lawyer. She still harbors anger, resentment, hurt, and trust and abandonment issues. And he is back in town for a limited time and still has obligations in the Air Force that make his life unstable. 

But Eric is really persistent and a bit bossy. He draws her back into his charming, sensual spell, and makes her want it. But she knows she has to keep her heart of it and not be the one hurt and left again.

Their connection was never truly broken. They have history and then still can talk, feel,  and understand the other. They have strong chemistry and passion. Their guards begin to slowly fade away as they open up and begin the process of healing and reconnecting. But their careers are still at odds, and this brings anxiety and fear of loss again.

What happens when they end up with the same issues and difficult choices?

This brings back the characters we met in Fly With Me: Noah (Burn), Jordan, Dani, Alex (Easy), and some new ones Bandit and Merlin. We also got to meet Becca's friends. I really liked her sassy bestie, Lizzie. I am  looking forward to Easy's book and continuing the story arc that has been going on with him since book one. He is so intense and he just breaks my heart. 

This one was also told in dual points of view. It did not seem as angsty and intense as the first book. It was more of a slow-building, second-chance love story, but did have emotion, passion, and issues to deal with. This installment  had a blend of military life with small town America.  Both characters showed growth, and were faced with sacrifice, healing, and taking risks. Their decisions were difficult and there were no easy answers or resolutions. But all along I liked them together and was hoping they could find a way to make it work. 

This series is engaging and well written with intriguing characters with complex back stories and present complications. Even though this is about a different couple, I recommend reading them in order due to spoilers of certain events that transpired in book one that have a strong impact on all of the main characters. I cannot wait for the next book On Broken Wings.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Eric’s hand felt warm against mine—warm and big. He squeezed, and even though he touched my fingers, I swore I felt an answering tightness around my heart, as though the power to crush it lay in the palm of his hand.
I wanted to pull back, had never intended to let him get this close, but here we were, and I didn’t move. The temptation was just too strong to ignore and it felt too good to have him hold my hand.
“I’m so sorry,” he whispered again, his voice and eyes full of an emotion that spelled trouble.
This time I did pull back, too close to losing my heart. Too much time had passed, too much between us. I didn’t want to fall into the trap of thinking that this could be something again, of letting old feelings confuse me.
“I need to go.”
“Can we get dinner sometime, or coffee, or something?”
“I don’t think that’s a good idea.”
“I know I don’t deserve for you to let me in again, not after what I did, but what if we just gave it a chance. If we took things slowly? What if we started as friends?”
I didn’t know how I was supposed to answer that one, what slow was with people who had the kind of baggage we did. We’d been engaged; I didn’t know how to pretend we were just two people getting to know each other. At the same time, I didn’t really know him. Not anymore. But what was the point of getting to know him if he was just going to leave again?
“What’s changed?”
“What do you mean?”
“What’s changed?” I repeated. “You’re back here, but what’s different? What’s the point? You’re going back to Oklahoma in a few weeks, aren’t you?”
He nodded.
“Then what?”
He shifted in his seat, his expression guarded. “Well, we have the deployment coming up, and then I’ll probably go on to my next assignment. I don’t know where yet.”
Yeah, I’d been here before.
“So nothing has changed. Not really.”
“I’ve missed you.”
I’d missed him, too. It wasn’t enough. It had been ten years. We’d been apart longer than we’d been together. It wasn’t like we could just hit “Play” and pick up where we’d left off.
“We still want different things.”
He didn’t answer me for a beat. “What if we didn’t want different things?”
I froze. He knew me too well, knew just how to worm his way back in.
“Don’t try to make this about me. Don’t come back here with your ‘maybes’ and your ‘what-ifs’ and expect me to hang my future on it. I’ve been here before. I know how this goes. You’ve been back, what, a day? Do you honestly think that after everything we’ve been through, I’m going to trust that you want a future together? That you’ll actually choose me?
“I’m not going down this road with you again. I’ve been there and all it did was give me years of heartbreak. I don’t trust you anymore. There is no us. Not anymore.”
I grabbed my wallet, putting some cash on the table for my breakfast. I got up on shaky legs, not giving him a chance to respond, not sparing him another glance.
Fly With Me  (Wild Aces #1)
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U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller—call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her.

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down. 

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…

On Broken Wings (Wild Aces #3)
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Expected January 3, 1017

The author of Into the Blue and Fly with Me returns with the newest, hot and high-flying Wild Aces romance...
Alex “Easy” Rogers is used to fighting enemies in the skies, but on the ground, he’ll soon be fighting his feelings. It’s a battle he just might lose...

Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure.
Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband. 

Chanel writes contemporary romances, women's fiction, and thrillers. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, Assassins, and Wild Aces series.


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