Series: Wild Aces #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Fly With Me
Also by this author: Fly With Me
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 "
I will not cry…I will not cry…I’m not crying, you’re crying. Sigh, whatever, I bawled like a baby who lost her binky. You can read this as a stand alone, but you will miss some of the back story. Dani’s husband, Michael, was the squad commander for the Wild Aces. He dies in a crash in book 1. On Broken Wings takes place about a year or so later and centers on Dani and Alex “Easy”, one of the pilots who was flying with Michael when his jet crashed.
Easy has been the manwhore of the group. Tons of one night stands and threesomes, he was the party boy. He has also been in love with Dani since the moment he saw her. He obviously would never make a move on his friends wife, so he suffered in silence. Then Michael dies.
The story centers around Dani and Easy sort of dancing around their feelings. Its a constant will they won’t they type pull. Both are dealing with guilt over moving on and when confronted with their feelings for each other, the guilt amplifies. The other guys in the squad provide support and advice to help guide these 2 into finding their own happiness-however that might exist.
I wanted Easy to profess his love! I wanted him to shout it from the rooftops so that Dani would know and she could reciprocate. But, Dani was still not past her grief and guilt and honestly neither was Easy. This leads to so much angst and survivors guilt that you can’t help but tear up. Seriously, there are times when the grief is a character in the book. I can’t imagine how Dani felt. Every time she had to move on was like another time she was forced to ‘remove’ part of Michael from her life. Its so heartbreaking.
If you like your romances to be real and painful, On Broken Wings is a book you will want to add to your TBR for sure.
- POV: Dual 1st
- Tears: yes
- Trope: death of a loved one
- Triggers: View Spoiler »obviously, the death in a jet crash but also a miscarriage is mentioned « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series.
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with a sweet epilogue « Hide Spoiler