Author: Serena Yates
Publisher: *Not Listed
Cover Artist: Meredith Russell
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/17/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Richard Abbott finally overcomes his debilitating fear of flying, boards Flight HA1710 bound for Chicago, and when it crashes discovers that aviophobia isn’t the worst of it…
All his life Richard has been afraid of flying. He has no idea what caused it, but nothing and no one will convince him to get on a plane of any size. His job as a member of a major bank’s IT department in London does not require him to fly—until he gets promoted. If he wants to keep his job, he has no choice but to deal with his worst nightmare.
Camden Marsh is a certified life coach who enjoys helping people redefine their priorities and their life. He is on his way to Chicago to attend an international conference for coaches and trainers when he begins a discussion with the extremely nervous man sitting next to him. They have barely begun to explore their mutual interest when Flight HA1710 crashes and everything comes to a screeching stop
Aviophobia by Serena Yates is book 5 in the Flight HA1710 series which shows how one traumatic event affects the various people caught up in it. The series spans six books, all written by different authors.
Richard Abbott has spent years avoiding flying, he has Aviophobia which means he is terrified of even setting foot inside an airplane. His job as an IT project officer doesn’t involve travel so its never been an issue until his latest project brings him to the attention of senior management, who promote him. Unfortunately his new role involves frequent overseas travel so he will have to fly. Suddenly Richard is faced with a stark choice, cope with flying or leave his job.
With the help of his best friend Theo Richard attends a one day course to help him overcome his phobia. All going well on the course Richard then plans for his first overseas trip, a transatlantic flight to Chicago. On the plane Richard is seated next to lifestyle coach Camden Marsh. The two men start up a conversation which helps to pass away the hour delay on the tarmac. The two men like each other a lot but before they can get too comfortable or even exchange phone numbers, the plane lurches suddenly and all hell breaks loose. Richard’s worst nightmare is coming true; the plane is going to crash.
I really enjoyed Aviophobia. It’s a sweet rather cute story without too much angst considering the subject matter. Both Richard and Camden are nice guys who develop a bond before the crash, one that’s intensified by their lucky escape. Richard moves in with Camden after their release from hospital as Camden shouldn’t be on his own and together they give each other the strength they need to come to terms with what happened. The accident gives both men a new perspective on life and their relationship develops quickly as a result.
Richard does have some hurdles to overcome at work when his boss shows a stark lack of empathy and understanding, and quite a nasty attitude, but with Camden’s help Richard is able to decide what he wants to do and move forward. Aviophobia is a nice addition to the Flight HA1710 Series. I liked how we got to see more about how the accident happened but its still a mystery as to what caused it. I wonder if the last book in the series, Fracture by Amber Kell, will reveal all.
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