Turbulent Desires by Melody Anne
Series: Billionaire Aviators #2
Published by Montlake Romance on November 8, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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ER nurse Lindsey Helm used to be strong. Then a late-night attack at the hospital nearly killed her and left two close colleagues dead. Now Lindsey has retreated from the world. She knows she needs to move on, but every hint of danger seems threatening—including a certain sexy fly boy who’s determined to show Lindsey what she’s missing. But falling for F-18 pilot Maverick Armstrong is a risk she can’t afford…
Maverick knows that fear can eat away at the soul, and he won’t leave Lindsey to that fate. She needs someone to reach her and to remind her of the exhilaration and unbelievable passion of being touched. He’ll help her heal, and then he’ll walk away. He has to walk away. Because Maverick swore he would never fall in love and never marry. But this is a rescue operation, and Maverick will stay the course—even if things get hazardous. Even if saving Lindsey means surrendering his heart in the process…
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
A long time ago, I liked some of Melody Anne’s books, especially when Joseph and his crew got to meddling. I moved beyond sweet little billionaire romances and my tastes turned a little darker and grittier. In need of a bit of a change, I nabbed this ARC thinking something sweet would be nice. To my surprise, this didn’t go down sweet at all. More like Sour.
Lindsey was a nurse who survived a vicious attack while working a late shift at the hospital. Seems they were targeted since the late shift had a skeleton crew. Having spent more than a few nights at various ER’s, I was wondering what hospital didn’t have armed security, but I digress. After a year, she’s absolutely wallowing in survivor’s guilt and is afraid to leave her own home. Then she’s back at work at the same place she was attacked, which made no sense to me, but whatever.
Maverick, her best friends brother in law, with whom she’d had a memorable one-night stand at a wedding, decided he needs to fix her. This is where it went even more off the rails than it already was. His Uncle Sherman came up with the bright idea to get her to co-chair a fundraiser for Vets with PTSD with Maverick. I thought this was a completely dumbass idea, and maybe a better one would be to actually get her help for her PTSD instead of raising money for it.
What truly pissed me off was the fact Maverick wanted himself another taste of his new project. He seemed to think rekindling some of that passion was a grand idea and he could have some banging sexy times while he fixed his pet project. Never mind how she’d feel when he left since he’s just not a one-woman man.
It’s a romance book so I knew he’d eventually pull his head out of his ass, but in the meantime, I lost all respect for him. Instead of being a hero, I thought he was a douchebag. I decided the only sugary sweet thing about this book were the cute little dogs.
2 Not All Heros are Created Equal Stars.
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