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Troy Bowie has no desire to do anything but fly the friendly skies at twice the speed of sound. The only relationship he’s ever wanted is one with the military. His career means more to him than anything—except his family. And he does whatever he can to be there for his parents and his siblings whenever possible. So, when the Navy gives him a few weeks off to attend his niece’s christening, he takes it. He loves being at home—at least, for short periods—but after a few days, he’s ready to get on his private plane and return to Hawaii to get back to work.
Until he meets an intriguing young woman with a broken heart and decides to help her put it back together before he leaves for his next deployment.
As a Navy brat, Priela Sloane traveled all over the globe—a lifestyle she valued but not something she wanted for herself. She cut a deal with her father and served her time in the military before heading off to culinary school. Now finally on her own, Priela wants nothing to do with strong, alpha males. And she sure as hell doesn’t want to date a fighter pilot. All the military ever did for her was destroy the only person she ever loved: her brother. However, Troy isn’t a typical Navy man, nor does he come from a typical family, and he keeps breaking down her defenses and proving all her theories wrong.
At the end of his leave, will she let him fly away, or will she fly away with him?
Troy Bowie’s mother is always trying to fix him up when he comes home on leave. This time is no different, but she’s invited several single females to this welcome home party. There’s one in particular she wants Troy to spend time.
Priela Sloane is catering this welcome home bash for the Bowies. She’s also been seeking information from anyone she can. She doesn’t accept the Navy’s ruling on her brother’s death, she wants the truth.
The first thing Troy notices about Priela is her stance. She has a military bearing that one doesn’t lose no matter how long you’re out. When Troy’s mother pushes them together, he convinces her sitting for a couple minutes is the best course of action.
That’s when Troy learns the reason for her anger at the Navy and he makes a decision to see what he can find. He has already been assigned to evaluate her brother’s flying for training purposes. Now he’ll look from yet another angle of course he can’t say anything because it’s all classified but he’ll try to get some answers.
The interaction between Troy and Priela really gets started when she invites him for coffee to apologize for being rude. That turns into a lovely day together and the possible beginning of a relationship. Of course there is also the ex that doesn’t seem to go away. Now neither one of them wants a relationship, but isn’t that always when things happen?
We see Jager and Callie in this one and also Darcie and Reid. Let me just say Troy babysitting for Jag and Callie’s daughter had me giggling.
As Troy digs deeper, he finds he needs more resources and his friends definitely help out there. Boy do some feathers get ruffled with all this inquiry.
Plenty of suspense, some action and a relationship that goes up and down, then sizzles off the pages.
I hope Jen writes more of these delightful tales.
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Welcome to my World! I’m a USA Today Bestseller of Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance.
I first started writing while carting my kids to one hockey rink after the other, averaging 170 games per year between 3 kids in 2 countries and 5 states. My first book, IN TWO WEEKS was originally published in 2007. In 2010 I helped form a publishing company (Cool Gus Publishing) with NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer where I ran the technical side of the business through 2016.
I’m currently enjoying the next phase of my life…the empty NESTER! My husband and I spend our winters in Jupiter, Florida and our summers in Rochester, NY. We have three amazing children who have all gone off to carve out their places in the world, while I continue to craft stories that I hope will make you readers feel good and put a smile on your face.