Series: Sky High Air #2
Published by Kensington on January 1, 2007
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Blowing It All Sky High
Shayne Mahoney is the laid-back, easygoing rebel in his family. But running Sky High Air--a charter airline catering to the rich and famous--is a dream come true, especially with in-flight specials like kissing his client's beautiful, brainy daughter in a cozy coat closet. But before Shayne can say "Fasten Your Seat Belts," Dani claims to witness a murder, gets stalked in her own apartment, and, as an added bonus, gets them both shot at by a mystery sniper. Normally Shayne would be strapping on his parachute and jumping out of the plane by now, but with Dani's delicious body clinging to his, letting go is the last thing he's willing to do. . .
"Shalvis makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me sigh with pure pleasure." --Susan Andersen, "New York Times " bestselling author
Praise for Jill Shalvis and her novels
"Hot, sweet, fun, and romantic! Pure pleasure!" --Robyn Carr, "New York Times" bestselling author
"Witty, fun and sexy--the perfect romance!" --Lori Foster
While I always love feel good romances, the last few years I have been craving them even more. Jill Shalvis is definitely one of my go-to authors for feel good romance, so I’ve been reading some of her backlist. Strong and Sexy is the second book in Shalvis’ Sky High Air series about three best friends who started a charter airline catering to the wealthy, and I really liked it..
In Strong and Sexy, Shane Mahoney meets Dani Peterson at a special event held for a Sky High Air client. Shane is used to rubbing elbows with the wealthy, and he notices right away that Dani doesn’t seem to fit in. Dani and Shane have an immediate connection, but then Dani thinks she witnesses a murder. Unfortunately, there isn’t any evidence, and a lot of people think Dani is a little crazy. But of course, Shane and Dani can’t keep away from each other.
Dani was such an adorable heroine. She is a zookeeper, and doesn’t seem to fit in with her mother’s crowd. She’s a bit unsure of herself, and can be clumsy. Basically, she’s a typical Shalvis heroine and I absolutely adored her. I loved how she stood up to her mother, and found a way to do what she wanted to do with her life.
Shane was pretty great, too. He isn’t one for commitment, but of course he can’t really resist Dani. I loved how Shane never really thought that Dani was a little off, even though no one could find evidence of this crime she saw. Shane had Dani’s back and I was all for that. Shane and Dani were just so cute together.
The suspense aspect wasn’t the best, mystery-wise, but I was totally fine with it because I was reading Strong and Sexy for the romance. Another thing to note, especially if you are a Jill Shalvis fan, is that this book isn’t quite up there were her more recent novels. That’s to be expected, but it is something to make note of.
Overall, I really did enjoy Strong and Sexy, and it won’t be the last Sky High Air book I read! Strong and Sexy is a great choice for fans of lighter, contemporary romance with an element of suspense.