A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.
When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.
Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she's the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent's not paid. At fourteen, she's the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.
But there's one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.
By the time she's a high school senior, Leah has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true . . . but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they're determined to keep the banner planes flying.
Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she's leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.
This was such a great book! I enjoyed reading it a ton, it was nice and light but still dealing with some real life issues! And the fact that it's by Jennifer Echols, well, that should say something, because she's a great author!
I really enjoyed the dynamic between Leah, Grayson, and Alec! They were young, and this was a business, and all of that stuff, but it was really great to read about them! And then when you add in the blackmail, well, things got more complicated!
I found it really hilarious, that she had to be blackmailed into doing something that she wanted to do, though not with them, and then the reason why the brother blackmailed him, it turned out he shouldn't have, because his brother had secrets! Just a bit funny!
I did think that both boys were competing for her, but that wasn't the case! And I did really like how things end up, with the one brother with his secret revealed, and then everybody happy, it was a really great, sweet, ending!
I enjoyed this book a ton, it was really great to read!
Author: Jennifer Echols
Read: February 5th, 2013
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a SAC 2013 Book!
Publisher: MTV Books
Published: July 10th 2012