Romance flies the friendly skies in this diverse collection of short stories from a talented group of best-selling and up-and-coming authors.
There’s something for everyone in this mile-high compilation – from a love story born in a blizzard to a steamy encounter spawned by a series of crazy events. For supernatural fiction fans, how about the tale of an airport that’s also a portal to another world… or a scheduled flight that takes a detour into an alternate reality?
From an unexpected trip that reignites a twenty year old flame, to a quirky liaison between a ticketing agent and an adorable doctor, Frequent Flyers takes you on a journey that will touch your heart and leave you flying high!
I am a huge fan of Amanda Weaver. Michelle and Annie wrote amazing reviews for her book Always here. When she asked me and Annie to read and review Frequent Flyers, specifically The Friendly Skies, we couldn’t say no, but why would we?!?
I think that Amanda has been telepathically living in my dreams and fantasies, because she wrote an amazing short story that seemed like a dream come true. I may have dreamed about meeting a certain gorgeous English actor on a plane, but I digress…
Picture it. You’re flying first class (hey, it’s a dream, why not dream big?), and the most amazing gorgeous guy asks you to move to sit with him. He is not only a gentleman, because he orders champagne for you, but he is also English. *fanning self*
I actually loved all of the short stories in Frequent Flyers, but Amanda’s was the most lemony, and it made me want to pretty much stalk O’Hare for Simon.
Cassandra travels for work, so she is not a stranger to delays and flight mishaps, but could a volcano threatening to erupt in Mexico, bring two people together, that may not have met otherwise?
She is also a product of past heartbreak, so even though Simon hasn’t technically done anything to warrant mistrust, she still can’t get past what her mind keeps telling her and warning her, don’t get too close.
Feeling worse than she had in years, she dragged her bag up the stairs to her apartment, not even turning on the lights until she reached the bathroom. Her flight was boarding in less than two hours. There was no time to go back over there or do anything but get ready to leave again. Turning on the hot water, she let steam fill the bathroom as she stripped off her clothes. Every button she unfastened, every movement of silk over her skin, made her remember Simon doing it to her hours before, and the remorse grew.
Miserable at her cowardice, she stood under the water, letting it pound her skin and wash Simon away. He didn’t deserve her cut and run. She’d talked herself into believing he was a player and that he’d be glad to wake up and find her gone. And maybe that would have turned out to be true. Or maybe she’d been wrong and him and everything that happened, everything she felt yesterday, was real. Now she’d never know one way or another.
I know, I know, not all men are jerks, but Cassandra does have quite a list of past jerks. Amanda gives us the best happy ending for our Frequent Flyers. No worries.
Honorable mention: I have to share that I also loved TM Franklin’s Unscheduled Departure. If you loved the movie, Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow, then you will adore this short story.
All of the short stories were great actually, because I wanted to read more at the end of each one. Maybe one or all of the authors will expand their story and write more…
I don’t know about you, but I loathe flying, the airports, the airlines, the stress – the whole thing. Somehow these talented writers have come up with stories that made me forget all about that and smile… and cry. (I’m looking at you Kira A. Gold.).
In Eye of the Storm by Beth Bolden. Tess is equally intrigued and intimidated by Captain Grant Montgomery III, what happens when bad weather strands them together?
Life at the small, quiet airport in Forced Landing by Angel Lawson seems normal, even dull, but it hides a paranormal world I’d love to read more of.
One small decision changes everything, or does it? Unexpected Departure by T.M. Franklin is a sweet story with a touch of airport parallel universe Sci-Fi.
A Midsummer Flight’s Dream by Kira A. Gold shows us you never know who you’ll run into on a layover. A touching story about loss, love and starting over.
People overcome a lot of hurdles for love. See if an OCD ex-boyfriend can earn a second chance in Fly Me to the Moon by Bev Elle.
You’d think having your flight re-routed back home would ruin your day, but The Friendly Skies by Amanda Weaver makes it the best thing ever.
Frequent Flyers is a great collection. I enjoyed every single story. I can’t choose a favorite.
Amanda is also helping us celebrate our blog anniversary, so check out her guest post later today!! There will be an exclusive excerpt and giveaway link!! Thank you Amanda!!