Title: Secrets in the Air
Author: Liz Borino
Publisher: Self Published
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
A love defying all odds…
Secrets in the Air
Flying is in Rhett O’Neil’s blood. And nothing makes this pilot fly higher than wrapping himself in his husband Kaden’s arms. He’s thrilled when his grandfather entrusts him with O’Neil Airways, the family’s charter airplane business. With a mix of humanitarian and corporate clients, Rhett plans a bright future where his success improves the world.
Elise, Rhett’s mother, begins offering advice to “help” her son through the transition into increased responsibility. As evidence surfaces that her words are escalating into devastating actions, the truth comes out about the death of Rhett’s sister Annabelle. Kaden has to race to protect his husband and himself from the consequences of the Secrets in the Air before it’s too late.
So we read fiction because it allows us a chance to explore fantastical scenarios, chase murders, fall in love, visit far off places, etc., all without the confines of reality. So why as I was finishing Secrets in the Air by Liz Borino was I thinking that it all wrapped up a bit too perfectly? I was enjoying this story of corruption and family. Yes, some of the key players were a foregone conclusion, but the journey was intriguing enough to keep me turning the pages. However, when I got to the resolution, the book lost something for me.
Rhett and Kaden are clearly in love. They have been for something in the vicinity of 15 years. We don’t find out very much about Kaden’s background, but it isn’t relevant to the story, so I am okay with that. We do find out in due time about Rhett’s history as it is key to the story. Despite his current “privileged” status, he has had one hell of a life. That doesn’t stop him from taking some unnecessary risks.
As I think about this book, I see that there were things I loved and things that I really found little too unbelievable. Unfortunately, I think the unbelievable moments are clouding out the things I loved. So what did I love? I loved the relationship between Kaden and Rhett. I loved everything about it, from the fact that there was never any hesitancy to declare their relationship to how the interacted with each other. I also enjoyed Rhett’s interactions with his Grandfather. There is clearly a paternal connection there.
There is a lot of good in this book, and if you can get past the need to suspend disbelief completely, you will enjoy it.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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