Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Secrets in the Air
Author: Liz Borino
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 50,000 words
Publisher: Liz Borino
Release Date: July 16, 2014
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Wealthy family…
A love defying all odds…
Secrets in the Air
Flying is in Rhett O’Neil’s blood. And nothing makes this pilot fly higher than wrapping himself in his husband Kaden’s arms. He’s thrilled when his grandfather entrusts him with O’Neil Airways, the family’s charter airplane business. With a mix of humanitarian and corporate clients, Rhett plans a bright future where his success improves the world.
Elise, Rhett’s mother, begins offering advice to “help” her son through the transition into increased responsibility. As evidence surfaces that her words are escalating into devastating actions, the truth comes out about the death of Rhett’s sister Annabelle. Kaden has to race to protect his husband and himself from the consequences of the Secrets in the Air before it’s too late.
This story was so good. I especially loved the relationship between Rhett and Kaden, because they were both similar guys who were very comfortable together; they just seemed to be made for one another. I was drawn into their life like a moth is drawn to light. I didn’t see one guy being more alpha then the other, which sometimes really works for me, but I really enjoyed these two mainly because they were so comfortable with each other, they were friends and lovers, and that was very sexy to me.
Rhett is a pilot and Kaden is a nurse. They are both professionals and have been together since high school. They are married only two years, but have been together for thirteen. I personally love established couples, because the mating ritual is already out of the way and we get to see another aspect of the relationship unfold. It is quite endearing to see that both Rhett and Kaden were so at ease with their relationship that miscommunication was not an issue. That was quite attractive to me as a reader.
Rhett flies for his grandfather, and is the recipient of half the business when his pops decides to slow down and look ahead to his retirement years. That was expected. What wasn’t expected was that grandpa was actually working with the FBI and allowing them the use of his planes as a way to stop a human sex trafficking ring. Rhett is now taking over as that pilot and yep, you guessed it, the first flight out doesn’t end so well; poor Rhett.
Rhett is the grandson of a billionaire, and the heir to his empire since his mother is cut off from her father. The drama behind that is quite severe, considering she chose Rhett’s father over Rhett AFTER he was released from prison for not doing anything to prevent Rhett’s twin sister from dying. That was harsh and sad, but what a bitch…who chooses a man over their kids anyway? Well, if you want to know, start reading because this lady is awful, just absolutely the pits. Trust me; you won’t blame pops or Rhett for kicking her to the curb.
The drama and action with the FBI and the human trafficking is really good. Puts a nice spin on the story, and the twists and surprises at the end are really awesome. I loved how it ended, and I loved that an established couple was featured as the protagonists. And I appreciated that the drama was in the story but not in their relationship. Rhett and Kaden start out rock solid and end rock solid. I can’t ask for more than that.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*