Author: Melody Anne
Series: Billionaire Aviators #1
Published by Montlake Romance
Published on: August 9th 2016
Narrator: Teri Clark Linden
Length: 8 hours and 1 minute
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Hero: Cooper Armstrong
Heroine: Stormy Halifax
The Armstrong brothers are wealthy, wild-at-heart bad boys—until their father’s will demands they prove themselves and marry in order to inherit their fortune.
Eldest brother Cooper channels his reckless spirit into becoming CEO of his own airline. The only thing better than the adrenaline rush of flying is his one-night stand with a stunning stranger. At first he doesn’t recognize the fiery barista he clashes with years later at an airport coffee shop. But when Stormy Halifax turns up as his new house sitter, Cooper knows she’s his Cinderella. And he doesn’t just want her in his mansion. He wants her back in his bed.
Stormy can’t believe she’s living under Cooper’s roof. Gorgeous and arrogant, he’s convinced she’ll surrender again—and he’s right. But just as Stormy is succumbing to a world of pleasure, her trust is shattered. And the biggest challenge Cooper has ever faced will be proving he wants Stormy, now and forever, for all the right reasons.
Safety Level: Safe with exceptions. H and h had a one-night stand several years before. Both have been with other people during the separation.
Cliffhanger: No on the romance. Yes on the general series arc.
I started this series because I got a free copy of the third book from NetGalley. I didn’t want to read that book and start in the middle, in case there was a bigger story than the standalone installment. And I was right. There is, in fact, a series arc that won’t be wrapped up until, I’m assuming, the very last book. This first book introduces the four brothers, their upbringing, and the big event that was the turning point in their lives. In this case, it was the death of their father and the reading of his will and his stipulations.
I’ve read dozens of books with this kind of scenario. They are forced to get married to gain access to their inheritance. While the Armstrong men do not really need their father’s money, it was the fact that they were being dictated that pissed them off. The four brothers were separated soon after this. The elder three brothers did wise up, got decent jobs, earned lots of money, and lived productive lives. It was Ace, the youngest, who lived to push the limits.
The romance part of this book was unusual. The main characters had a one-night stand several years ago. When the heroine sees the hero again at an airport coffee shop where she worked, she was mad that he didn’t remember her. And that’s the weird part for me. Okay, maybe the heroine has grown up, doesn’t look the same anymore or whatever. But it was still disappointing that the hero was that much of a douche that he couldn’t remember her. And he was supposed to have remembered all the women he’d been with. So why not remember the girl who would end up being the one?
Anyway, I think that was the only thing I couldn’t reconcile. As a first book, it was solid because it introduced a bigger story while also giving the reader a complete romantic experience. We also get to know how interwoven these people’s lives are. We have a meddling, match-making uncle who’s in connivance with his friend. I will be moving on to the next book right away and see what happens then.
Melody Anne is a NYT best selling author of the popular series: Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Baby for the Billionaire, Unexpected Hero’s, Billionaire Aviators, and some solo titles. I have a Young Adult Series; Rise of the Dark Angel.
As an aspiring author, I wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding my true calling, and a love of writing. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, I love to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.
When I’m not writing, I spend time with my family, friends, and many pets. A country girl at heart, I love the small town and strong community I live in and am involved in many community projects.
To date, I have over 7 million book sales and have earned a spot on multiple best seller lists, including NYT’s, USA Today, WSJ, being an amazon top 100 bestselling author for 3 years in a row, as well as a Kobo and iBooks best seller. But beyond that, I just love getting to do what makes me happy – live in a fantasy world, 95% of the time.