Beyond What is Given
Flight & Glory #3
Flight & Glory #3
By: Rebecca Yarros
Releasing September 28, 2015
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I shrieked as the mixer whirred a shrill pitch
and batter exploded, hitting the walls, the cabinets, my face...everything. I sputtered as some landed in my mouth, and slammed my hand against the lever to turn it off.
This was going to be a bitch to clean up.
“Are you okay?” Grayson ran in, hair damp from the shower. His eyes widened as he took in the state of his precious kitchen. “You weren’t kidding about the mess.”
“Oh this?” I smiled. “It’s a new aeration technique. I totally meant to do this.” My awesome excuse died as a glob of brownie mix fell off the tip of my nose.
“Is that so?” he asked, walking over to me slowly, consuming my vision. My breath hitched as he swiped his finger across my cheek, and then licked the brownie mix off the digit. Holy hot. “Hmm... I think there’s something to be said for this method. Maybe a little more air in the batter?”
My mouth popped open. “Are you making fun of me?”
He smirked, which must have had a direct link to my panties, because they unanimously voted to drop. Now. There was sexy, and there was Grayson’s tongue sweeping across his lower lip, which was a step beyond hedonistic. His eyes took on a mischievous glint but kept the same signature intensity that held me captive, unable to look anywhere else as he lowered his face toward mine. What...what was he doing?
Do you even care? Nope. Not one bit.
“Maybe another taste to be sure?” he asked, his voice low as his lips skimmed across my jawline. “Mmm. Definitely more.” Shivers coursed down my body. Holy shit. His mouth was actually on me, and I was awake.
He flipped the switch on the mixer and chocolate flew.
“You did not!” I let my knees buckle so I slipped to the floor, leaving Grayson to be splattered by the flying confection.
“I most certainly did!” He lifted me up like I weighed nothing, and batter smacked the back of my tank top. “Man, you’re slippery.” He mock-dropped me.
I yelped, locking my ankles around his waist and my hands around his neck. He turned off the mixer and chuckled low in his throat. “You can laugh?” I asked, yanking my head back to look at him.
“I have been known to on occasion,” he answered, that stupid, crazy-sexy smirk in play despite the chocolate on his cheeks and forehead. How the hell could someone look so hot while literally dripping brownie batter?
“I like it,” I admitted.
His smirk disappeared, and his grip tightened on my bare thighs as his gaze dropped to my lips. They parted as if he’d freaking asked them to. We weren’t just stepping out of the friend-zone here, we were on a damn missile into let- me-jump-you-ville.
“I do, too,” he whispered.
Lt. Grayson Masters wanted nothing more than to graduate on top of his class of the Apache Helicopter Course. Nothing can distract him from his goals, or so he thinks, until Samantha Fitzgerald became their new roommate, distracting him from everything possible. He doesn’t need a hot, smart-mouth and free-spirited beauty who knows how to push his buttons. I love this guy despite the serious personality. He has his own secrets, most of them heartbreaking, and I wonder until when can he keep it? He separates his school life, his friends from his life back home, and there is a big reason why. Reasons I was not sure at first weather to applaud him or slap him. Nevertheless, he was trying to do what he thought was best.
If our hot helicopter pilot has some secrets, our girl, Samantha Fitzgerald has some too. Fresh from being kicked out of the university, Samantha flew over a hundred miles to escape her past and start over. But how can she, when every time she opens a computer, it’s staring her right in the face? Or every time knocks on the door, the past would stare back at her. But this girl is pretty much amazing, because she’s holding herself together, her strength is pretty much admirable. There was no way her past is going to stop her, not if she can help it. And then there’s the enigmatic Grayson, unlike the rest of the bunch, he’s a bit cold and lacks charm, and she can’t help but wonder why.
They have chemistry, even during the first time that they met, and it was slowly burning. Although, their past wouldn’t let them cross the thin line between friendship and being lovers. I was glad that they started out as friends at first. I gotta watch them falling helplessly in love one day at a time and fight off the intense attraction they have for each other.
Grayson is not perfect, but you couldn’t help but love him. He is strong, loyal and very much honorable. He does things one would not expect him to do, and despite the fact I would like to question it at times, I couldn’t help but for my heart to just break right there. He was torn, and he wanted to do something about it, but he didn’t want to hurt anyone that was important to him.
I love the emotions that grip my heart throughout my read: it’s a rollercoaster ride, exhilarating and addictive. Rebecca Yarros gives us another set of wonderful characters to pin and fall utterly in love with. Imperfect, but definitely people you can’t help but love.
It had me swooning, and I didn’t have the heart to put down this book. With all the twist and turns, and what was happening between them, I couldn’t miss anything!!! Every scene, every dialogues, every single word had me hooked. Like the rest of her series, this one was another great read. It’s beautiful, beautiful read that can make and break your hearts. I highly recommend this one!
Rating: Characters - 5
Plot - 5
Steam - 5
Cover - 5
Romance - 5
Pacing - 5