The author of Into the Blue and Fly with Me returns with the third high-flying Wild Aces romance...
A year after losing her husband, Joker, the squadron commander of the Wild Aces, Dani Peterson gets an offer from his best friend, Alex “Easy” Rogers, to help fix up her house. Dani accepts, and their friendship grows—along with an undeniable attraction.
Racked by guilt for loving his best friend’s widow, Easy’s caught between what he wants and can’t have. Until one night everything changes, and the woman who’s always held his heart ends up in his arms. Yet as Easy leaves for his next deployment, he and Dani are torn between their feelings and their loyalty to Joker’s memory.
But when Dani discovers something that sends them both into a spin, the conflicted lovers must overcome the past to navigate a future together...
This addition to the Wild Aces fighter pilot series (after Fly with Me) catapults a military widow and her late husband's friend through grief, guilt, and lust in an emotionally raw love story. One year after Dani Peterson's husband, Joker, died, her life is still in a holding pattern, suffused with unrelenting grief. Joker's friend Alex "Easy" Rogers has been helpful to Dani, but also a bit distant. Dani is unaware that Easy has been in love with her for years. He kept his feelings buried out of respect for Joker; now that Dani is widowed, Easy's guilt and stifled lust are a tedious seesaw of feelings. On the eve of Easy's Afghanistan deployment, he and Dani become lovers. A predictable sequence of events has Dani and Easy facing their fears and their increasingly complicated relationship. Cleeton realistically re-creates the emotional devastation wrought by a young spouse's sudden death, followed by a gradual realization of the healing power of love.