Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Release Day Review ~ An Enchanting Liftoff (States of Love) by A.J. Marcus

Release Day Review ~ An Enchanting Liftoff (States of Love) by A.J. Marcus

Title: An Enchanting Liftoff
Series: States of Love
Author: A.J. Marcus
Release Date: October 5, 2016
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 56

The sky’s the limit….

It’s wealthy advertising executive Rusty Donovan’s first time at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. When he scores a ride on a hot-air balloon in rainbow colors, he’s as captivated with the balloon’s pilot, Chad Holmes, as he is with the breathtaking experience. Rusty learns Chad’s business is struggling to the point where he might have to close it down. Fortunately, Rusty has some ideas about promoting Chad’s Santa Fe based tour company, and he also has some ideas about what he’d like to do with Chad. As they work together and get to know one another, the future—both for the business and for them as a couple—looks as bright as the brilliant New Mexico sky.

States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Workaholic Rusty never expected that driving his best friend to the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque would have so many happy repercussions. Meeting Chad Holmes, one of the balloons pilot, and hitting it off with him, being the most important of them. Learning that work is not all there is in life when you have someone to share it with, the other. 

It's not often that I can connect with the characters in a story as short as this one, but both Rusty and Chad were lovely and I loved seeing how perfectly well they fit with each other. I also liked that Rusty, even if he was not looking for a boyfriend, did a complete 180 when he met Chad and saw how much alike they actually were, doing whatever he needed to in order to help Chad with his business. 

This book was as the title states thoroughly enchanting. While it is very low angst, there's a very emotional scene near the end that made me tear up, so kudos to A.J. Marcus for being able to instill that reaction from me with a short read! Very recommendable!

Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!

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