Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Flying Solo
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Series: Men of London #6
Heroes: Maxwell Lewis/Gibson Henry
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 176 Pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Release Date: January 28, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Flight attendant Maxwell Lewis has spent years cultivating a bon vivant image only to find he finally wants something more—and that something more includes the never-does-repeats game designer Gibson Henry.
ABOVE AND BEYOND
Maxwell Lewis is proud of the life he’s made. Having turned tragedy into triumph, he’s now a beloved member of a Target Airlines cabin crew with more than his fair share of attention both in the air and on the ground. But lately he’s wanted something more than the occasional hook-up or sometime sex buddy—particularly after meeting game designer and passenger Gibson Henry.
Talented and driven, Gibson has built a company ready to be the next big thing in gaming. Devoted to his work, he takes onetime pleasures where he find them and never does repeats…which is what he tells handsome, sexy Maxwell Lewis after a little mile-high flight attendance. But a chance encounter in a London club is about to change things forever. Two men, one who’s flown solo and another who’s only ever played alone, are about to find that at some point all games come to end, it’s time to bare your heart and try for love.
Review: I think I fell in love with Max when he was introduced in Oliver and Leslie’s story. He is a flight attendant, and since aviation is my career industry, I am always excited to read about how others view it and if their characters live up to the standards that I set. Susan Mac Nicol did a fabulous job of developing Max’s character, and in more way than one way kept him true to his aviation persona. I actually know a flight attendant who transferred to ground services and vise versa so this made his character, and job description, very believable to me. Now, sex in an airplane bathroom? I have no idea how that would work, LOL, but I know people who have done it…and they were either much smaller than me, very creative, or uncomfortable as hell. More power to anyone who can pull off the Mile High Club…I salute you!
For some reason, I saw Max in my head as being small. So when his love interest, Gibson, turned out to be the small one of the two, I was a little thrown off. It took me a minute to wrap my mind around that, but it in no way detracted from my enjoyment. I know most people probably loved Gibson, the little fire cracker demon child, the most, but for some reason my heart was all Maxwell. He had my heart and he broke my heart. I was not expecting him to be Mooch, and it still hurts me when I think about it. He did, in the end, get his family and happy every after, but that man really ran the gamut to get there.
Gibson was a little harder for me to love. He had it a lot easier than Max, and though he definitely suffered a bit from “little man” syndrome, he was still a bit arrogant for me. From what I’ve noticed in my rounds of the gay circuit, guys like Gibson are highly desired and put on a pedestal. It seems everyone wants them and in his case, Gibson had no problems finding a one-time fling anytime he wanted. It took a while, but when he finally became lovable, I was all in…hook, line, and sinker. Max and Gibson were perfect for each other.
As usual, it is always great to meet up with the guys from the previous books, and since Leslie is a fan favorite of mine, I was thrilled to see him in this installment. Flying Solo is great addition to the Men of London series, and I look forward to seeing how the next story plays out. Considering damaged men are a favorite theme of mine, I foresee a great book in my future.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*