Ace Armstrong is back home after years away in the CIA. Faced with the stipulation in his father’s will to find a wife or lose his inheritance, the “black sheep” of the family takes to the skies like his aviator brothers. Soon Ace encounters temptation in the form of the sexy and confident Dakota Forbes, a female pilot who just so happens to be his new sister-in-law’s best friend…and should be off-limits. But Dakota is used to getting what she wants—and she makes it clear she wants Ace.
Ace’s previous line of work is not so easily left behind, and soon someone from his past threatens both him and all he holds dear. As Ace’s relationship with Dakota heats up, he’ll be forced to choose whether to walk away in order to keep her safe or risk it all on the breathless high of passion.
Title: Turbulent Intrigue
Series: The Billionaire Aviators #4
Author: Melody Anne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance
My Rating: 5 stars
I’ve been anticipating Ace’s story since this series began. There’s just been that something about the youngest bad boy brother that drew me in to his story. It seemed he was the hardest hit, emotionally, by his father’s plan laid out in his will. And perhaps the one brother we knew the least about, except that he truly had been labeled the “black sheep’ of his family. I have to say that Ace’s story was worth every moment I scanned titles and looked for release dates.
Ace has spent so many years deep undercover as a CIA agent. All that hard work has finally paid off with a huge bust. Injured, Ace has returned home believing that life can now move on, that it might finally be safe to be home with his brothers and their wives. One of the reasons he’s stayed away was to avoid bringing his undercover troubles to his family’s doorstep. Now seems the time to recoup, relax and try to rebuild his relationships with his family. But life doesn’t always go as planned.
Dakota is such a unique character, a bit different from what we’d normally expect in Melody Anne’s heroines… and I absolutely loved her. She has a certain quirk (that the author tells us about upfront) that is endearing and brings a chuckle every time. I’ll let you discover what that is yourself. She’s strong, independent, sexy, beautiful and has her life planned out. She certainly wasn’t expecting her reaction to her best friend’s new bad boy brother-in-law, but hey she’s not one to back down from a flirt.
Turbulent Intrigue is my favorite story of this series, and I don’t admit to favorites often. Ace and Dakota make a perfect couple in that their strengths and weaknesses are offset by each other. Neither takes crap from anyone, each is stubborn especially when they believe they are right. They simply worked as a couple for me, and I had no doubts that they belonged together. There is danger, intrigue, threads of the mystery leading back to Ace’s CIA work to be caught up on. The enjoyment of seeing two strong people come to realize that yeah, even they can fall in love. And the wonderful interactions of this whole family to enjoy. Everyone has each other’s back without question, that’s what family does.
I’m going to miss the Armstrong boys and their ladies, it’s been such an adventure with them all. But Sherman and Joseph aren’t quite done with their matchmaking just yet. Seems Dakota has some single brothers, and the matchmakers plus one are already whispering in quiet corners… looking forward to what comes next from Melody Anne’s imagination.
If you’re looking for a story with intrigue, interesting characters, some fun sexy moments, a deep true love and the special moments that only family can provide… then Turbulent Intrigue and this entire series should be on your reading shelf. I would highly recommend them for any Romance reader. Indulge yourself and enjoy.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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