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This book carries on a story line arc that actually began in the Drake Sister's series, which preceeds the Sea Haven Novel series chronologically. I'm not sure how well this book would stand alone. I've read this series and previous ones, so it's hard to un-know something and judge fairly, but I'm guessing it's much better having read the previous books in this series.
I bought and read Air Bound with something like lightening speed (for me) and a determined spirit. I love Phil Gigante, always do, so the narration was just to my liking. I'll get my small criticisms over with and out of the way first. There was one big reason I couldn't give this book 5 stars. I'm going to confess that my brain started auto muting fight scenes there for a while. There were just too many and there's one escape inspired fight that seems to go on for hours. Then the last few hours of the book were dedicated more to the developing relationship. Honestly, it would have been better if she'd mixed all that up a bit, cause too much of a good thing can go bad. Balance is everything in life, isn't it?
That problem aside, I really enjoyed the book. The Prakinski brothers are probably some of my most loved, sexiest, well written heroes in current genre fiction. Certainly, there are few heroes to equal them. They are a very good concept, and Ms Feehan can write a very good hero. When she gets it right, she gets it very very right. They are tortured heroes with special gifts. They are rugged, stalwart, brave and super smart government weapons. They ooze sexy.
Arianna is a prodigal genius. She was sent to a "government" school when young to work on her weather harnessing projects. Her mother winds up tortured to death, and Arianna leaves the "school" and stops her work on the program. Now the US government, the Russian government, a Greek billionaire biker boss and her father...wait huh? Her father?... are all out there looking for her, and even Maxim isn't always sure he can tell the good guys from the bad, but he's protecting her from any and all threats.
It's a great addition to the series. I'm not sure about how it would stand alone, but I would recommend reading "Drake Sisters", then "Sea Haven" novels. They start out rather light and fluffy, but seems to get darker and darker, or take on more serious, disturbing even, issues. These books are not appropriate for teens. Both their sexual content and discriptions of sexual child trafficking would likely be inappropriate or disturbing for a young teen. Of course, I leave things like that to the parents discretion, but from the commonly accepted norm, I'd say this book definitely falls into the "adult" category.
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Would you listen to Air Bound again? Why?
Yes. I enjoy the story.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I don't think I could pick a favorite character.
Any additional comments?
I normally enjoy Phil Gigante's performances, but the way he screwed up Levi's name all through the book almost ruined the entire book for me. I cringed every time he said Levi's name. I'm not at all sure how Phil came up with "Lavey" as the pronunciation for Levi. Ugh.
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