Since her sister’s death, twenty-year-old Paisley Donovan, who shares her sister’s heart condition, is treated like delicate glass by her parents. But nothing will stop her from completing her Bucket List—even if it kills her. And it almost does, until Jagger Bateman pulls her from the ocean and breathes more than air into her lungs—he sets her soul on fire.
Jagger is enrolled in the country’s toughest flight school. He’s wickedly hot, reckless, and perfect for a girl looking to live life to the fullest. Except that Paisley is the commanding general’s daughter, and her boyfriend is Jagger’s biggest rival. Now Paisley must decide just how much to risk for a guy who makes her heart pound a little too hard.
They’re flying through dangerous territory—and one wrong move could make them crash and burn…
I know what you’re thinking. I haven’t written a review in a lonnnnnng time. It’s weird for me, as well. I just don’t have any time to read anymore! I finally finished a book, though, and I can’t wait to share it with you! Unfortunately, I didn’t like the book….but that’s beside the point!
I expected a lot from this book since the first book in the series was beyond amazing. I fell in love with Jagger in Full Measures and was looking forward to his package full of sexiness in Eyes Turned Skyward…but that just didn’t happen. Jagger’s character was completely ruined in this book. Where he was hot, sexy, and sarcastic in book 1, he was turned sappy, serious, and a family pleaser in book 2. His trademark attitude was lacking in this book. Honestly, if Yarros hadn’t messed up on Jagger, then I probably would have rated this book 5 stars.
Another huge downfall of this book was Paisley’s character. First, that sweet, southern attitude of hers was just too much to stomach. Also, it was really annoying that everyone kept commenting on her sweet southernness. Seriously…we got that she was from the south the first time it was mentioned. Secondly, the whole heart disease plot just didn’t work. It made it overly depressing and I rolled my eyes more than once because the ending was just too predictable. That plot also took away from Jagger’s character because it limited what he was allowed to do and took away from the sexiness of the book. Not to say that there weren’t sexy moment….but it was pretty tame compared to what it could have been. Paisley and Jagger just didn’t work as a couple for me….
While the military aspect worked in the first book, I thought that it was too cliché in this book. There was nothing that made it original or made it stand out from the rest of the pack. There was nothing in this book that made me want to go out and scream at everyone to go buy it now. The only thing this book had going on for it was that it only cost me 99 cents. Other than that, I would never read it again and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Publication Date: 12/8/2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC – Embrace
Rating: [rating: 1]