Series: Book 1, Flight & Glory
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: February 10, 2014
Rating: 6 Cubes of Sugar
Book Boyfriend Rating: Starting Pitcher
Three knocks can change everything…
“She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.”
Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.
Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.
Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.
Rebecca’s writing style sucked in me in right from the first line of the book. It’s grippingly emotional, sweet, funny and sexy. I’ve read a lot of new adult books over the past few years since the genre has gained popularity, and I can easily say that this is hands down the best new adult book that I have ever read. I loved that this book delved deeper than sex and sexual attraction. It actually went very deep with each character’s feelings and that isn’t something that you find in every run of the mill new adult book these days. I really enjoyed watching Ember and Josh’s relationship develop. I was nice to read something that wasn’t just implied or be a witness to insta-love. I loved that Josh was a possessive alpha male, but knew that Ember needed and wanted to be her own woman. I loved that Ember was very strong and took care of everybody in her life and that she wasn’t looking for a man to help her through her grief. It’s really hard to believe that this book was Rebecca’s debut because she hit every single part of this book right out of the park; from the feels to the secrets to the sex scenes. This book was just total perfection and I can’t wait to read the next two books in this series and anything else Rebecca writes. I’m definitely a fan for life!
I highlighted the crap out of this book but here is my absolute favorite quote.
“The fire you have within you is impossible to kill. The first breath you take when you’re free of all this, it will come roaring back. That’s what is so impossibly beautiful about you.”
About The Author
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.
When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.
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