Review: Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point #2) by L.A. Witt

January 26, 2017 Review 0

Review: Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point #2) by L.A. Witt

Once a fearless fighter pilot, Commander Travis Wilson is now confined to a desk. It’s been eight years since the near-fatal crash that grounded him, and it still rules his life thanks to relentless back pain.

Lieutenant Commander Clint Fraser almost drowned in a bottle after a highly classified catastrophe while piloting a drone. His downward spiral cost him his marriage and kids, but he’s sober now and getting his life back on track. He’s traded drones for a desk, and he’s determined to reconcile with his kids and navigate the choppy waters of PTSD.

Clint has been on Travis’s radar ever since he transferred to Anchor Point. When Clint comes out to his colleagues, it’s a disaster, but there’s a silver lining: now that Travis knows Clint is into men, the chemistry between them explodes.

It’s all fun and games until emotions get involved. Clint’s never been in love with a man before. Travis has, and a decade later, that tragic ending still haunts him. Clint needs to coax him past his fear of crashing and burning again, or their love will be grounded before takeoff.

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The Anchor Point stories can be read in any order -- jump in wherever you'd like.

Title: Afraid to Fly
Author: L.A. Witt
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Finding Master Right, Capture and Surrender, After the Fall, Static
Series: Anchor Point #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Just Drive, Chief's Mess, Rank & File
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: January 14, 2017
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 297
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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I very happily devoured the first book in the Anchor Point series and of course I just had to have the next one. So here it is Afraid to Fly. I read it and, well, I was a tad disappointed in it. Now don’t get me wrong, it was a good book. I’m a fan of the author and have several of her books under my belt. I have fairly high expectations now, and I just can’t help but feel for me, it missed the mark by that much *pinches fingers closely* Here’s why.

You have two men who have issues. Clint has PTSD, a classified mission, which has caused his marriage to fail and now he can’t see his kids. Travis is a former pilot who survived a near-fatal crash but at the price of his back being messed up and in constant pain. Both have physical as well as emotional baggage that, while it’s okay for them to have physical fun, said emotional baggage keeps getting in the way. The story is about how they get around the physical issues, deal with the emotional issues, and slide into HFN-land. Everything works, the story has a nice fluidity to it as well as several secondary characters both new and old to the series that add a nice flavor. I really enjoyed how Travis and Clint manage to work things out between them as well as deal their personal issues. What kind of killed the buzz for me was their issues, or more importantly, how often it was mentioned thorough the book. I get it. They have problems. It just felt their issues just took over too much of the story and ended up being more of a distraction for me than it should have.

When it comes to the sex, set you expectations low. If you are like me and want your M/M romance hot, spicy and need a change of panties, it ain’t going to happen here. As it is mentioned over and over (and over!), Travis has a bad back from an injury. Don’t expect any wild monkey sex because of that bad back, he can’t do any hot bump and grind. Not to say there isn’t any action, plenty of stroking and oral to be had, just no bow-chica-wow-wow romps.

So now that I’ve read several books by L.A. Witt, it’s fairly safe to say she is one of my top ten M/M romance writers. Great characters, great story, great sex have me stalking this author in anticipation of her next release. Though I wasn’t as thrilled with Afraid to Fly as I was by some of her other titles, it still made for a good read. If you’re looking for a tamer versus of her outstanding stories, this is the book to read.

 

 

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