Saturday, March 11, 2017

Afraid to Fly by L.A. Witt

Title: Afraid to Fly
Series: Anchor Point, 2
Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: Ripetide Publishing
Genre/ Pairing: M/M contemporary
Word Count: 92,000
Reviewer Name: Redz

Publisher Blurb
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.


Afraid to Fly is the second book in the Anchor Point series by author L.A. Witt. I really think this book is a stand alone. You can read this if you have not read the first book and not be lost.
Travis has had a crash that has left him with debilitating back pain. He is stuck at a desk job now. He does not want anyone to know the extent of his pain. I loved how Ms. Witt handled this. Coming from a person with chronic pain I could really super relate to this character. I really felt connected to him and his struggles with it.
Clint has PSTD. He takes a date to the Navy Ball in hopes of making his coming out easier. Who knew his date would turn out to be a lush who embarrasses not only himself but Clint too… Well Clint got to really think about his life and if he wanted that kind of person in his life. I like that he decided he was worth more. He comes back to the ball even after that which to me shows guts. I liked this character's charm and back bone a lot.
Over all really great story about two broken men who fit together. Maybe not perfectly at first but enough that they each can help the other with their flaws and love them anyways. I love the emotion, and connection in this book, and I cannot wait for more from this series in the future. 

                           Five Shooting Stars

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