Review: Landing the Air Marshal

cover-landing-the-airmarshalTitle: Landing the Air Marshal
Author: Jennifer Blackwood
Series: Snowpocalypse #1
Genre: Hot contemporary
Length: Short novel
Available: 12th September


It was meant to be a one-night stand. One wicked night with an irresistibly sexy passenger. That’s all Air Marshal Gage Michaels can afford–his career comes before everything else. Too bad the snowpocalpyse of the century has different plans for him and Abby Winters. Before the night’s over, they find themselves snowed in at the most luxurious hotel in the city.

Abby’s scouting job of a NYC penthouse should be quick, simple, and definitely shouldn’t include a sexy-as-hell man messing up the 3000 count sheets that will be featured in her company’s next blockbuster hit. Not when she’s up for a promotion that could skyrocket her entire career in the film industry. Still, she can’t refuse what the weather gods so obviously want her to have. She’ll give in, just this once.

Leaving is tougher than either of them could have imagined. But they’re two people who have nothing in common, living on opposite coasts. There’s no way they can ever be together. Right?

Source: ARC from Entangled: Brazen via NetGalley

Whew, the first chapter of this book is both great fun and seriously hot. Two people on a plane, plenty of turbulence, a heroine who is terrified of flying, a handsome hero on hand to calm her down – add in a steamy movie for research and some kinky conversation and wow did this book set things up for a wild ride.

Which isn’t really what I got. I mean these two have so much chemistry and there’s plenty of hot sex, but it’s nothing like the scorching-hot kink Gage talks about in that first chapter or the fun of their initial conversation – and I couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed about that. In fact, both the sexiness and the humour gives way to emotional confusion pretty early on, with Gage getting all tied up in knots about life, his family, his job and his growing feelings for Abby.

Abby’s less hung up on any of that stuff, since she’s focused on work. Not so focused she can’t fully enjoy the fun Gage is offering, though, and I loved how she unwound and grew into her confidence over the course of their fling.

I was also left completely unconvinced by the ending. Feelings sprung up between the two of them far too quickly and seemingly from nowhere – all they seem to have in common is a love for Blazing Saddles – so I found the ending a little hard to believe. Which again left me a touch disappointed. I’m also a little confused about how they ended up staying in that penthouse the entire time, when she was only supposed to be there for one night – what an accommodating hotel!

Overall, I enjoyed this. It’s hot and easy and has fun moments, especially at the start, but definitely tails off towards the end. On the basis of the first half, though, I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for more from this series.

Landing the Air Marshal is out September 12th.
Visit Jennifer Blackwood for more details.


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