Sometimes you just have to take flight.
A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college.
Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend.
Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.
Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.
Three Stars: An interesting paranormal read with a lackluster romance.
Allie is excited to settle into her summer job at her father's hotel in New Orleans before heading off to Princeton in the fall. Allie plans to enjoy her summer with her best friend without any romantic entanglements since she has sworn off guys. Her resolve is immediately tested when she catches the eye of a handsome stranger at the bar when she enters the hotel. Levi is handsome and charming and hiding a big secret. Will Allie find love in New Orleans?
What I Liked:
- For a self pubbed indie book, Flight has a lot going for it. If I had read it a couple of years ago when it released I would have been more impressed. This book features an interesting paranormal shapeshifter that is original and exciting. If you are looking for something fresh and creative when it comes to paranormal romance give this little indie book a chance.
- I liked the big twists and turns and all the action packed in at the end. There are some startling developments that I am interested to follow up on in the subsequent books.
- The romance is a slow burner. It does start out as an immediate attraction, but Allie holds her ground and continues to push Levi away as she tries to maintain her creed to avoid men. However, Levi wears her down, and the romance builds from there. It is a romance full of ups and downs and strange developments. After the big events, I am not sure how I feel about the romance in the future. Levi has a lot of groveling to do, which I want to see.
- This is a self pubbed book, but I had no issues with it. It was well written and edited. The writing was good and the story delivered. I picked this up as an Freebie and I am glad that I took a chance.
And The Not So Much:
- Had I read this a couple of years ago, I would have liked it better, but unfortunately the romance and bad boy, Levi failed to impress me. I felt absolutely no attraction to Levi, and I kept thinking that another guy was going to come along and sweep Allie off her feet. No love triangle develops which is a good and bad thing. I felt no connection to the romance, and I didn't like Levi, especially after what he did at the end. For most of the book, I wanted him to go away.
- The big paranormal reveal was a big of a fizzle. I wanted to know so much more about the shapeshifters, but the details were scant. The world building was lacking
- I was excited to read this because it is set in New Orleans, but the story doesn't take advantage of the setting. There is hardly any mention of the city, and it doesn't play a major role in the story. Too bad.
- I was left with a lot of questions at the end, and the book ends on a cliffhanger.
- I found Allie's best friend Jess irritating. She is an empty headed, boy chaser who ends up going home after a stupid decision. I was glad she was out of the story early on, but I felt like there was something more to her departure.
- What was the deal with Allie's dad? He was pretty much non existent in the story. Where was he?
Flight was a bit of a disappointment to me as I felt no connection to the romance, and I felt the world building was weak and that the book ended on a cliffhanger. Still for a self pubbed title it was well written and it had a good story line. If you are a fan of paranormal romance and you want something original as far as paranormal creatures go, give this one a chance. I can't complain as I snagged it up as an Amazon freebie.
I purchased a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.