July 1, 2009
Juliana is on her way to see her boyfriend Jeremy. Michael is in the same
airport waiting on a flight to take him to an engagement party being hosted by
his soon to be in-laws. They strike up a conversation and promise to look for
each other after the weekend is over to compare their visits on the flight
Juliana’s weekend goes nothing like she ever planned. Jeremy is just as she
remembered him except for his admission that he has had thoughts of cheating.
Juliana does her best to forgive him but when his cell phone rings while he is
showering and a woman’s name pops up on the caller ID, Juliana knows that she
and Jeremy need a break.
Michael’s time with his fiancée Paige and her parents is pure torture. Paige’s
father is a military man through and though and as such, makes no qualms about
trying to find Michael a job in Florida so that Michael and Paige can live close
to home. When an announcement is made at the engagement party – one that
Michael had not been notified about – he sees red. Enough is enough and Michael
has had enough. Breaking off his engagement to Paige is the hardest thing he
has ever done but it is something that had to happen. Now Michael can
concentrate on the upcoming trial of two murderous mob bosses in peace.
Juliana and Michael see each other in the airport as planned and enjoy the
flight home. What starts out as simple conversation with a stranger turns into
something so much more and before Juliana and Michael know it, they are spending
every waking moment together.
LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT is a captivating look at how two strangers
can build a relationship of love and commitment. Juliana and Michael had no
idea when they started talking before their flight that they would end up
together. Michael was swamped at work with a trial to worry about – Juliana
needed to be concerned about her boyfriend and her mother. Michael’s treatment
of his fiancée Paige was infinitely better than I thought she deserved –
especially after every single thing she put him through. I despised her from
the first scene and never really warmed up to her. I found Paige to be selfish
and the typical spoiled rich princess. Michael put up with her more than I
would have and I caught myself trying to tell him how to handle her. As for
Juliana, she was loyal to a fault but I never doubted her feelings for Michael –
even with Jeremy still trying to win points with her and get back in her good
When you add in the intrigue and suspense of Michael’s high profile trial, I
found myself on the edge of my seat frantically reading to find out what
happened. Realistic to the ‘nth’ degree, I could see the events unfolding in
the courtroom and felt like I was right there to witness them.
The love Michael and Juliana felt for each other seemed to happen quickly and
simultaneously but I never discredited their feelings. The love they found
themselves sharing with each other was that of soul mates and it was exactly
what each needed. They loved sensuously and every touch was full of emotion and
caring. I found their exploration of each other to be fascinating and it was as
if I was witnessing a realistic and committed relationship unfold.
LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT by Marie Force is most definitely a keeper.
It is an astounding book. I loved every single word!
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