by Whitney G.
Release Date: August 30, 2016
5 FLYING CROWNS
“The skies will never be the same.””
Truer words have never been spoken. I was so excited when I first learned about this book about a year ago and was equally disappointed when it was delayed, but the book was absolutely, positively worth the wait. Everything from the characters, to the plot, to the writing, even the formatting of the book is fantastic.
The characters in Turbulence are my favorite type of characters. Jake is alpha to the extreme, cut-off emotionally, and, to be honest, sometimes a total jerk. But what makes me love a character like Jake is that fact that his behavior is a direct result of something he is hiding, some event or person that has pushed him to be this awful human being, and Jake is all of these things. His blunt nature, his inability to sugar-coat anything, and the tiny glimpses of heart he shows makes the reader fall in love with him, and just like Taylor, these glimpses leave the reader holding on to hope that he will develop into more than this cold man they meet at the beginning of the story. The heroine of this story, Gillian, is just as fantastic as Jake. She has serious gumption, which I love in a female lead. She stands up for herself, walks away when she needs it, and isn’t afraid to demand and push for the actions she wants from Jake. There are times that she seems to cave and run back to Jake after his behavior has been abhorrent, and at times her behavior can be immature, but it never detracted from the fact that when push-came-to-shove, she wouldn’t put up with mistreatment from him. The sex between this couple is also off-the-charts HOT! Jake’s confidence in the bedroom and willingness to please produces some incredible sex scenes. Truly the relationship and development of this couple emotionally as well as physically sold the whole book for me.
The plot of this story is executed perfectly. Whitney G. drops the reader into the end of the rising action of the story before bringing them back to the exposition, engaging the reader fully into the characters. This is effective in making the reader want to look past the seemingly cold-hearted Jake. By giving us a glimpse of the passion and emotion between Gillian and Jake, the reader is able to look past some of the characteristics they might not like and events that occur that may have turned the reader off from the characters. There is also a slow reveal of plot details. The reader is fully aware that Jake is hiding something from Gillian, and then there are the random blog posts from Gillian, but all of these aspects are so important to the development of plot as well as the characters. The revelations of these plot points are exposed and act as an impetus, pushing the plot forward in an authentic way, only adding to my love of this story.
This is the third book I have read from Whitney G., and I will absolutely be coming back for more. I love her characters, her plot development, and more importantly, her writing style. Her stories captivate me, and Turbulence is no different. You should definitely book a flight with Jake and Gillian and enjoy the ride.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
He and I met under a cloud of clichés:
Boy meets girl. Boy charms girl. Boy screws girl.
Our story was supposed to end right after the orgasms, right after we went our separate ways.
But then we saw each other again…
And neither of us could walk away.
Our rules were simple.
Our passion was scandalous.
Our hearts were supposed to be safe…
But when you find something so all-consuming—something so intoxicating and inescapable, you’ll risk everything you’ve ever had, even if you’re destined to crash and burn.
This is us.
This is our messed up love.
This is turbulence.
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