Sometimes it is really great to find a story that’s short enough to finish in an evening before you go to bed. Especially if the story is entertaining, and you can go to sleep feeling satisfied that you got a break from reality, and don’t have to worry about what is going to happen to the characters because it was all wrapped up in under a hundred pages.
Author: Maggie Kavanagh
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
When Hunter decides he wants more from his relationship with Jake, the couple finds themselves at a crossroads. Never home for more than a few weeks at a time, Jake has been running from the pain of a rocky childhood ever since high school, when he first enlisted in the army. The thing is, he always comes back to Hunter’s bed. It’s not the kind of commitment Hunter wants, but it’s the kind he’s settled for—that and a dead-end job at the local bookstore in the small Southern town where he grew up. When Jake reveals his plans to make a full-time career in the army, Hunter wonders if he’s putting his life on hold for a relationship that will never happen. He needs to say something now before he loses Jake. However, if Jake can’t conquer his demons, Hunter’s asking for more is sure to drive him away.
The characters in Taking Flight have been together for a while, but their entire relationship has been long distance, and because one of them is in the military it has also been on the down-low. It’s not easy to be in love with a man or woman actively deployed in the armed services. I live in a city with a lot of military families, and I know the strain this can put on the most solid of relationships. So, for Hunter and Jake the entire foundation of their relationship is built on something where the future has not be defined. From the start the odds are stacked against them. Hunter is done with not having a full-time man in his life, and wants a career and not just a job, he is ready for some changes. This story is like a snippet from a time in their lives when they have to decide what the future will be – together or apart?
Maggie Kavanagh does a good job of packing quite a bit of drama and emotion into seventy pages. We get to see the characters reach a crisis point and be forced to make some decisions about where their lives are headed. If you are looking for something to read that is long enough to be interesting, but short enough to finish in one sitting I recommend Taking Flight. I would enjoy reading more about these two men. It would be great to know what sort of adventures life has in store for them.
I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eRC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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