Saturday, June 8, 2013

Superb and Sexy (Sky High #3) by Jill Shalvis

Despite his brooding bad-boy attitude, Brody knows life has treated him pretty well. His luxury charter airline, Sky High, has given him financial security and the means to take to the skies whenever things on the ground get complicated. And lately, things have become very complicated, thanks to the insanely passionate, or perhaps just insane, kiss he shared with Sky High’s gorgeous, wisecracking concierge, Maddie. He’s tried to keep his distance, but now Maddie desperately needs help, and it’s triggering protective alpha-male urges Brody didn’t even know he had…

For months, Maddie hid her crush on sexy, exasperating Brody behind a cool, kick-ass exterior…and then blew that to smithereens by jumping him in the lobby. Yeah, real smooth. She’s tried to break her ties with Sky High, but Brody won’t let her walk away—especially now that he knows that Maddie and her twin sister Leena are in big-time trouble. To save Leena, Maddie and Brody must pose as husband and wife, and Maddie is amazed that the man she thought was oblivious to her existence knows her very well indeed. But that’s nothing compared to the way she’s about to get to know him—intimately, in depth, and over and over again…

Type: Contemporary Romance-- light suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Are pilots sexy? Turns out hell yes they are really freaking insanely hot. Damn. I'm definitely on board where Brody is concerned. The man would make any book totally worth the time. Superb and Sexy was an easy read with a surprise or two along the way and even though I had a couple things that didn't quite work for me it was still an enjoyable read.

Now, don't get me wrong. There's humor and lightness and it's a sexy read like you'd expect from Shalvis but for some reason I'm just not clicking with this series like I do with everything else Shalvis writes. And I think it has some to do with the heroines and the suspense aspect...

Superb and Sexy it picks up a little after the last book with the hero Brody hunting down their airport concierge that's gone AWOL and is pretty much ignoring all the guys at Sky High Air after she was injured on the job. And things with her are...not quite right. She's got some major family drama unfolding that's put her in danger and in come Brody trying like hell to help.

I did like the two together. The sexy times are sexy and a little different. She's got some issues and always wants things hard and fast and poor Brody wants to savor this woman he's completely smitten with....
"Do we really have time before we fly back to Sky High?" Her hands came around his sides, his ribs, sliding up his chest, bringing his shirt with them. "I know how you are about time." When she got the hem of his shirt up past his pecs, she leaned in and pressed her lips over his heart.

Killing him..


"When getting naked with the woman of your dreams is on the table, there's always time."

Her breath huffed against his skin. "I'm the woman of your dreams?"

"Dreams. Nightmares. Pick one."
Yeah I was all twisted and tied up in Brody. The man is fine and has a nice little devious edge to him. He's not adverse to a little B&E and I loved that about him. He's got an interesting past too. And the man totally nailed it where Maddie's concerned.... dreams...nightmares...pick one.

My kinda sorta issue was indeed with Maddie. I liked her some of the time. And she has her heart in the right place with everything she does but just doesn't think things through. She's got too big of a "I can handle this on my own--back off" thing going which annoys me. She'd rather throw herself into danger and run from the people who love her than accept their help. It just. It got old fast and I just got tired of her constant running and tstl moments. Yeah I know, I'm a little hard on my heroines but I expect more of them I guess.

If you can bit back belief now and again where the suspense storyline comes into play (like her suddenly being able to craft designer jewelry to get out of a jam) Superb and Sexy really is a fun read. I had an issue or two but the good bits far outweigh the eye twitchy ones. If you're looking for a light, easy read to jump into on a hot summer day give it a go.

Have you read the Sky High series? What did you think?
Are you harder on heroines than heroes? 
Do you have a favorite Jill Shalvis read? 

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