on August 30th 2016
Source: Personal Copy
Fuck me recklesslyKiss me harder.Take me again and again...
He and I met under a cloud of clichés:Boy meets girl. Boy charms girl. Boy fucks girl.Our story was supposed to end right after the orgasms, right after we went our separate ways.
But then we saw each other again...
And neither of us could walk away.
Our rules were simple.Our passion was scandalous.Our hearts were supposed to be safe...
But when you find something so all-consuming--something so intoxicating and inescapable, you'll risk everything you've ever had, even if you're destined to crash and burn.
This is us.This is our messed up love.This is turbulence.
I picked up this book in the mood for over the top drama after noticing the words, fast, quick, light, and fluffy in too many recent blog posts. I needed angst and I needed it quick. Call it a palate cleanser, if you will. Well ask and you shall receive because Whitney G’s Turbulence delivered on the drama us a whole lot more.
SPOILER ALERT: The title is a metaphor for their relationship! Turbulence starts out with a big old batch of crying in the bathroom in the prologue and just gets more over the top dramatic from there.
Meet Your Cast of Characters:
- Jake the Pilot is controlling, sexy, and possessive (is this some sort of trifecta for alpha males? have I become a cliche!?!). He’s basically an assertive womanizer with a “layover” in every terminal. Right away you know this man will bring the drama and break our heroine’s heart.
- Gillian the Stewardess was a pushover and I spent most of the book waiting for her to grow a spine (*which she eventually does). The daughter of a passive aggressive family, she sets out to New York for her big break as a writer. Unfortunately, she’s facing a failed career and now balances two jobs cleaning condos and working as a flight attendant. Overall, she’s made silly choices and doesn’t want to deal with the consequences.
Here’s the thing though – despite these two characters being fully flawed and fairly annoying – I LOVED IT! I walked into Turbulence expecting over-the-top drama and got exactly what I was looking for. This book is broken into three parts (Terminal A, B, and C) and Terminal A felt a little slow. There was a lot of foreshadowing and the action didn’t really “take-off” until Terminal B. Oh – and Terminal C? Whitney G used a writing device that I didn’t see coming, forever solidifying her in my mind as an author to follow. Mind = Blown.
Two things I struggled with:
- There was a forbidden romance trope brought in through the airline’s non-fraternization rule that was a little cliche. It mostly solidified that Jake the Pilot could care less about his job.
- There was a lot of jumping around between flashbacks and present day. At times, I was completely lost in the timing and sequencing of events.
I needed drama, and drama this book brought! There is something about not really loving two main characters, but being so caught up in their craziness that it no longer matters. According to Goodreads, I read Sincerely Carter two years ago (very new adult). Turbulence wasn’t even in the same league from drama – I’ll take this any day!