Author: Sara York
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Meredith Russell
Rating: 4.50 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 06/19/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
The crash of Flight HA1710 brings life into focus for Phil Stewart. Before meeting Davin Tierney, love seemed only a myth to Phil, but one night in New York City changed everything, giving him something he didn’t even know existed. But Phil wasn’t comfortable saying I love you. During the crash, Davin suffers a brain injury, leaving him in a coma. Phil wonders how love can be so cruel to give him Davin and then take him away so suddenly.
Davin never intended to give Phil a second look, but Phil broke through barriers and made amazing overtures before stalling on the word love. The crash changes everything, and he’s no longer willing to play it safe, but can Phil actually change from the playboy Davin first met?
Velocity by Sara York is book 2 of the Flight HA1710 series. Each book is a standalone novella that covers the same plane crash from a different perspective. Velocity is the story of two of the passengers Davin Tierney and Phil Stewart. The two men are travelling to Chicago to meet Phil’s mum.
They met in Chicago months before when Phil came across Davin in a bar and followed the man home; only to find out it was his last night in Chicago. The following day Davin was flying home to Ireland. Phil is a playboy, a live for the moment; let’s not get emotional kind of guy but something in Davin tugs at him and months after that fateful night Phil travels to Ireland and turns up on Davin’s doorstep. From that moment on the two men are inseparable right up to the moment they board Flight HA1710.
Phil wakes from the accident alone, Davin nowhere to seen. Phil’s first thought is Davin, but no one can tell him anything, not even if he is alive or dead as the injured have been split between two hospitals. Phil remembers watching the man in the seat next to him die, the seat Davin should have been sitting in and he becomes more frantic is his need to know. Once Phil finds out Davin is critical in another hospital he discharges himself against doctors’ advice, putting his own recovery in jeopardy just so that he can get to Davin.
During flashbacks sprinkled throughout the story we get to see how the two men met and how their relationship developed. And how even though they were traveling to Chicago to meet Phil’s mum Davin was still concerned about Phil settling down and whether he would be enough for Phil. That all changes after the accident, the relief at both men having survived brought whatever worries and concerns they had about their future into sharp focus. Phil loves Davin so much and he makes sure the man knows that, not even leaving him at the hospital unless forced to.
Velocity was gripping and very angst driven. It shows how in the blink of an eye so much can change, how one single event can bring everything a person feels and wants into focus. It was a sensitive, emotionally tender story and I really felt like I went through the accident and its aftermath with Davin and Phil. I could feel Phil’s desperation and his aguish. I also loved how the story went forwards a bit and showed us the future the two men planned as well.
Velocity was a worthy follow up the Retrograde (and I loved how we got a glimpse of the angst in Velocity in Retrograde) and I am really looking forward to the next story in the series.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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