Blue Ribbon Rating: 4 out of 5Original Review Link
Between catching her fiancé with another woman and learning she’s inherited the home of a father she never knew, the past year has been anything but orderly for Grier Thompson. Traveling to her father’s hometown of Indigo, Alaska brings even more surprises for Grier. She has a half-sister she never knew about and it seems like the townsfolk of Indigo aren’t too keen on a stranger cutting in on Kate’s inheritance. But with the arrival of Grier’s best friend, Sloan, the people of Indigo start to warm up to Grier and it’s not long before this small Alaskan town begins to feel like home. Grier knows she can’t get too attached to Indigo — she’s going to return to Manhattan once her father’s will is sorted out. Only, the longer Grier stays in Indigo, the more she falls in love with the town…and with sexy bush pilot Mick O’Shaughnessy.
COME FLY WITH ME is as warm and charming as the charming town in which it’s set. After reading Addison Fox’s first ALASKAN NIGHTS book, BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, I was hooked on the town of Indigo and COME FLY WITH ME has only made me fall more deeply in love with the people whom Ms. Fox has brought to life with such a deft touch.
Grier is a CPA who’s never really had someone in her corner, aside from her best friend Sloan. She’s understandably wary of trusting her heart to someone and taking a chance on love. Because of this, she resists falling for Mick, a man who could make any woman swoon. Mick’s got brains, looks and charm in abundance, but he too has a past that has left him scarred. Ms. Fox doesn’t make the trip to happily ever after an easy journey for Mick and Grier, but it’s a road well worth reading about.
A secondary romance between Grier’s ex-fiancé Jason and her half-sister Kate was a nice surprise. It takes a talented author to make a cheating ex into a hero, but Ms. Fox does a fantastic job of showing Jason to be a good guy, albeit one who screwed up majorly. The sparks that fly between him and Kate are every bit as interesting as those that fly between Grier and Mick. I do wish Kate’s relationship with Grier had been a bit bigger part of the story, but the Kate and Jason storyline did give me some insight into Kate, which I enjoyed.
COME FLY WITH ME is the second ALASKAN NIGHTS story and while it can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the series in order. Indigo is a town of rich characters that come alive on the page and though I finished COME FLY WITH ME a well satisfied reader, I’m incredibly eager for the next ALASKAN NIGHTS book, JUST IN TIME.
Note: My review was written for Romance Junkies and is cross-posted here courtesy of Romance Junkies.