Landing the Air Marshal

Landing the Air Marshal

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by Jennifer Blackwood
     
 

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He knows just how to make her forget her fear of flying… a sexy new story from USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Blackwood....

As an Air Marshal, I have two rules: keep everyone safe and always remain professional. But when I take a seat next to the hot blonde in 7B, I can only promise one of those things.

Abby

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He knows just how to make her forget her fear of flying… a sexy new story from USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Blackwood....

As an Air Marshal, I have two rules: keep everyone safe and always remain professional. But when I take a seat next to the hot blonde in 7B, I can only promise one of those things.

Abby Winters and her uptight librarian attire are more than a little distracting. And when she grabs onto me during turbulence—all bets are off.

A mile-high hookup is great, but what happens when we land and neither of us wants to walk away...

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ISBN-13:
9781682812983
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing
Publication date:
09/12/2016
Pages:
200

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Landing the Air Marshal

A Snowpocalypse Novel


By Jennifer Blackwood, Candace Havens

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2016 Jennifer Blackwood
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-63375-709-7


CHAPTER 1

"Please keep your tray tables in the upright and locked position. We're expecting a bit of turbulence during the first hour of the flight."

This was it. Abby Winters was going to die. She could hear Samuel L. Jackson's voice in the back of her mind yelling, "This motherfucking plane is going to take a nosedive into the motherfucking tarmac." Though really, threat of turbulence or not, the same thought occurred every takeoff and landing. But this time was different; she could feel it. The plane rolled out of the gate in an uneven fashion — maybe a flat tire? — and there was way too much rattling going on underneath her to pass a safety check. The plane was falling apart, she knew it, and they were going to crash to a fiery death during landing because all the screws fell off during the red-eye flight. Yes, she was definitely going to die.

Abby jammed her thumb into the button on the side of her seat, and the light above her head illuminated red. She needed the flight attendant. Now. If she was going to die, she at least wanted to knock back the complementary first-class champagne and go out with a buzz.

A blond flight attendant poked her head through the curtain of the drink station, looking less than pleased that she was being summoned minutes before takeoff, presumably right before she and the other flight attendants would begin their What to do in case we all crash and die spiel. Really, let's face it — if the plane went down, there would be no need for the damn flotation devices seeing as the most water they were traveling over was in A-list celebrities' pools.

"Can I help you, ma'am?" The flight attendant flashed a smile that seemed a little too rehearsed, much like the look Abby gave her slimy coworker Jeremy every time he popped into her office unannounced.

"I need a drink." She swallowed past the thick lump in her throat, even thirstier now that she'd said it aloud. Hopefully they had a bottle of Dom, because really, why not go with the good stuff for the inevitable last meal?

"I'm sorry, sweetie, but you'll have to wait until we get up in the air and past the turbulence."

Abby worked to keep her features impassive, even if she really wanted to scowl at the woman. She knew she didn't get preferential treatment in terms of getting a drink minutes before takeoff, but damn it, what was the point of being in first class if it didn't have any perks — like getting wasted before imminent death?

The attendant smiled sweetly and ignored Abby's glare, instead going into her spiel about the emergency exit to the nearly empty cabin. There were a whopping two people in first class, herself included. When the flight attendant got to the part about the proper way to fasten a seat belt, she gave her own belt a reassuring tug. Abby had that on lockdown the second she'd plopped down, the buckle digging into her hips. If this plane did go down, fat chance of her falling out of the seat during a crash. Her ex-boyfriend, Rick, had called her the Organization Task Master, along with fun-sucker and vanilla — hence the "ex" — but being a free spirit hadn't gotten her on the fast track to success in her job. Meticulous attention to detail had. Like the fact that the aircraft was listing ever so slightly toward the right, which put her frantic mind into overdrive at the thought of a flat tire.

Just as the flight attendant disappeared through the curtain, another came from the coach cabin. "Sir, we're about to take off. Please pick any seat you'd like, quickly."

"Thanks," came a deep, rich voice that caressed her skin like expensive cashmere.

She couldn't see him, because of the whole squinting-waiting-for-imminent-death thing, but she didn't even want to put a face to that sexy voice. It would probably be a disappointment. Much like when she googled her favorite Disney character with the sexy baritone voice — utterly disenchanting. She'd never think of Aladdin in the same way again.

Please don't sit next to me. Please don't sit next to me.

Last thing she needed was Mr. Sexy Voice to witness her in-flight freak out.

"Mind if I sit here?" By the volume of the question, she could tell he was still in the back row of first class — her row.

Aw, crap. She drew in a deep breath and exhaled it through her mouth, ruffling her bangs along her forehead. This guy didn't know he'd just earned himself front row tickets to Abby Winters: The Airline Chronicles.

She glanced over at his midsection — nice, tailored pants, and a crisp, white button-up. She'd like to tell him there were exactly four other rows to choose from, but her mother had given her the gift of proper manners. And maybe a mild generalized anxiety disorder. But really, what parent didn't screw up their kids to some degree? Hence the fact that kids weren't even a blip on her radar.

"I don't mind." She totally minded. Not that being huddled in the corner of a germ-infested seat was any indication. Nope.

He sat down, and his scent wafted over to her side of the seat — some fresh, woodsy cologne that must have been mixed with pheromones because her inclination to lean over and take a deep sniff was overpowering. It said I like camping and hot showers, both things she also really liked.

She caught herself leaning toward him, and shifted quickly back to her corner. Shit, what was in that cologne? Crack? She hadn't even seen this man's face yet — still didn't want to, because she'd automatically copied and pasted Jensen Ackles's handsome mug onto the guy, and this was just too good of a fantasy bubble to pop. If he didn't live up to that, this cologne would be such a disappointment. Instead, she kept her eyes closed and focused on her breathing. That much she could control.

"Flight attendants, take your seats and prepare for takeoff," the captain's calm but authoritative voice boomed over the speakers.

Abby dug her fingers into her sweaty palms. Shit was about to get real in here. Amazing that, even though she traveled thirty weeks out of the year, the fear never subsided. Abby screwed her eyes shut and swiped her thumbs over her lucky four-leaf clover earrings. Silly superstition, but the earrings hadn't failed her yet. Not when the person who'd gifted them to her was watching over her from heaven, making sure she made it to her destination. It was times like these that she really missed her father. He always had a way of calming her down. The serene Yin to her neurotic Yang.

Just as the plane rocketed off the tarmac, Abby mumbled a quick prayer to anyone who was listening upstairs and clenched the armrest with enough force to leave indents of her in-desperate-need-of-a-French-manicure nails in the aluminum.

This was the part she hated most, the hours spent in the air, where anything could happen and she was at the mercy of other people. And she hated putting her life in someone else's hands. Hello, she'd seen that pilot movie with Denzel Washington where he flew drunk 90 percent of the time. That could be her pilot.

"Please don't be drunk," she whispered, more like a prayer than anything else.

"What?" the gruff voice next to her asked.

She shook her head. Man, it was true — you really could hear everything on these planes. "Sorry. I was just saying that I hope we have a good flight." And by good, she meant arriving at her destination alive and in one piece.

"Supposed to be a rough one, but it'll be all right."

Maybe their definitions of "all right" were subjective. Because "all right" to her meant being unconscious for the whole thing — or intoxicated. Where was that damn champagne when she needed it?

If you looked up "control" in the dictionary, Abby's picture was lined up with expert precision next to the definition. She oversaw all set designs and locations for her production company, people reported to her, she got shit done — and did it in four-inch heels with a smile. The fact that she was stuck in this POS plane that took away all her control made her want to curl up in a ball and let out a guttural scream. Okay, so Rick may have been spot-on with her need to be in charge. Maybe setting scheduled days to have sex, and making lists of acceptable positions, took it a tad bit too far, but she had a schedule to abide by, and she wanted to do it with maximum efficiency, all right?

They'd broken up over a month ago, and even though she was long past missing him, his parting words still stung. Was she really that boring? Or vanilla? Whatever. She didn't have time to contemplate those things, she was too busy with work, work, with a heaping side of more work — all for the chance of a promotion to key set designer when Robert, the current occupant of that position, retired in four months. The only other competition was Jeremy — who would take any opportunity to step over someone with those black loafers to get what he wanted. And she'd be damned if his good-ol'-boy ass beat her out for the job.

The plane leveled out from its ascent. Woohoo! We didn't crash into the tarmac! She took a calming breath through her nose and exhaled deeply out her mouth. First obstacle tackled, now if she could sleep through the rest of the flight, she'd be golden. She shifted in her seat, trying to get comfortable. Just as she found a position in which she might be comfortable enough to get some shut-eye, the plane rattled and took a nosedive toward the ground.

Abby let out a scream, arms flailing to latch onto anything to keep her steady. She clamped onto something hard to her right and closed her eyes so tight that stars sparked behind her lids. This was it. Her lucky earrings had failed her, and she was going to die on this motherfucking plane.

And then, just as quickly as it happened, the plane leveled out and the pilot came on the speakers. "Sorry about that." The captain gave a nervous chuckle "It's going to be a bumpy ride. Please stay in your seats until further notice."

She still had her eyes closed, clinging on to ... what was she holding? It was warm, unlike the cool metal of the armrest that dug into her thigh. Oh no. She pried one lid open and immediately regretted the decision.

Turned out that the "armrest" was an actual arm. A forearm really. A really, really nice, muscular forearm from what she could tell, covered by the crisp cotton of a man's dress shirt and locked in the vice grip of her fingers.

Her gaze wandered up, breaking the Jensen Ackles spell. The very nice arm was part of a genetic-lottery-winning package, with a facial structure that should be cast as the lead in her company's next film, and a pair of honey-colored eyes that pierced straight to her core. Crap. This was even better than anything her imagination had conjured up.

Heat flooded her cheeks, and she wished she had a parachute so she could kamikaze straight out of this plane instead of face the fact that she'd just grabbed this guy and screamed. She released her grip on him and smoothed invisible wrinkles out of her skirt. "I'm so sorry. I ... really hate flying." That was by far the lamest sentence to ever come out of her mouth, beating out, Yeah, I came; that was good for me, too.

Oh God. She still had five hours left with this guy. If she were in the studio right now, a laugh track would be sounding in the background. Maybe she should ask the flight attendant to move her to a different seat. Because as embarrassing as that would be for a few minutes, that beat stewing for multiple hours.

After a moment of awkward silence, she looked up to see him smiling at her. One dimple popped out, and holy moly, if this guy wasn't at least a model, someone needed to notify a talent agency, stat.

"I don't mind a pretty girl on my arm," he said and winked down at her.

An honest to God wink.

On a scale of one to cheesy, this ranked a solid Gouda. And yet her lower half was whispering something more along the lines of yes, please, can a pretty girl touch more than just your arm?

Um, whoa, that didn't need to cross her mind. That thought had come from so far out of left field, she now had third-degree whiplash. If a guy pulled that line on her at a bar, she'd roll her eyes and tell Mr. Gouda to take a hike.

The smile reached all the way to the crease in his eyes. For a moment, she was transfixed by this stranger and the way he was able to command her attention with just one look. Heck, not even Jensen Ackles was capable of that when she'd met him the first day on set, and she sported mad lady boner for the guy. She continued holding this stranger's gaze, and she suddenly forgot why this type of pickup line never worked, because it was sure as hell working on her right now.

Damn, he'd barely said two sentences to her in total, and she was totally drooling over this tantalizing package of pheromone cologne, gravelly voice, and bedroom eyes all tied up nicely with a tag labelled, Give me some of this. The guy was good.

And that was why she needed to reel it in. She shook her head, breaking this ridiculous stare-off that shouldn't be happening with a complete stranger. Instead, she handled it the only tried and true way she knew: with sarcasm.

She set her mouth in a wry smirk, making sure to raise her brows, too, and said, "That line work on most women?" She knew the type. She dealt with them every day on set. So she shouldn't even bat an eye with Mr. Gouda.

His smile widened. "I don't know. First time someone's ever grabbed onto me during a flight."

Right. Because only crazy people manhandled strangers. She inwardly groaned at how awkward she'd become in the last few minutes. Good riddance poised control, hello awkward-teen self. Slap on some braces and a boom box, and the transformation would be complete.

Since when do you, Abby Winters, get flustered?

She shifted in her seat at this. The thought unnerved her. Because the answer was never. She never got flustered, not in board meetings when she had conflicting views with the producer, or even when she had to talk to the CEO of Yellow Raft. Where was the quick wit, the snarky retort? Left on the tarmac of LAX, presumably. Between the flight anxiety and the damn crack pheromones, her defenses had been stripped. And she did not like this one bit.

"What's your name?" His voice had a slight southern drawl, one that made her stomach clench.

Back in high school, she'd been all about lists — apparently, her need for organization started at a young age. She'd ranked her top places to travel. Perfect jobs. Even one for all the attributes required in a future spouse. Accent definitely wasn't on the list, but maybe she needed to reassess that one.

"Abby."

"Gage." He stuck out his hand and she took it, her small hand engulfed in his large, callused one. She didn't fail to notice the lack of wedding ring, and the fact that his nails were nicely trimmed. Or the fact that she was still holding his hand a few beats past socially acceptable. Whoops.

She retracted her hand and fumbled with her seat belt. "Er — um, thank you." Okay, seriously, what was getting into her? If she could form coherent sentences around A-list celebrities, talking to a random complete stranger shouldn't be that hard to do. This must be the flight anxiety. Yes, definitely flight anxiety. This was all because of the damn plane, not because she was sitting next to a guy with bedroom eyes and a chin that could cut glass.

She stole a glance his way. The prickles running down her spine could definitely be due to the sheer size of the guy. Even seated, it was evident he easily cleared six feet and could probably bench a Honda. Yes, that had to be it. In fact, it'd be smart to just stop looking at him altogether. And, if anything, Abby still had her wits, even if her brain was momentarily scrambled from takeoff.

She cleared her throat and looked down at his large hand cupped over his thigh. Those callused hands would pluck pleasure straight from her core if they molded against her breasts. On cue, her nipples hardened against the silk fabric of her shirt. Well, shit, apparently her body was not on board with this whole ignoring him thing.

Working eighty-hour weeks did zilch for her sex drive, but this man had amped it up to eleven within minutes.


(Continues...)

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Landing the Air Marshal 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
ravenwolf_EPTX 4 days ago
Fun & Dirty Humor, Hot Couple. > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper
Lisa-Lou 5 days ago
Landing the Air Marshal by Jennifer Blackwood is the first book in her Snowpocalypse series. It is a quick read, but not too quick, that is told from dual POV's and focuses on Abby, a California Set scout and Gage, a South Carolina Air Marshal. When they end up seated next to each other on a first class flight from LA to New York the heat ramps up big time. A sweet story with lots of steam and well-developed characters. You will find yourself rooting for them that their one-nights stand will become more even as all signs start to point to impossible. A pleasure to read from start to finish. Excited to see which of the background characters could be next.
IreneC 5 days ago
3.5 stars Landing the Air Marshal was a quick, fun, steamy read. I'm a big fan of author Jennifer Blackwood's writing and once again she's delivered a well written romance with memorable characters that will entertain you from the first page until the last. I really enjoyed watching Abby and Gage's relationship develop, they had a strong connection and their chemistry was off the charts. I loved how they were able to find a balance between work and being together and not having to sacrifice one for the other. Landing the Air Marshal was a very good read and a great start to the Snowpocalypse series.
Lori-Gonzo 7 days ago
Oh my goodness, this story had me from the first scene. I am so Abby in this. It was so funny because I feel just like her every time I get on a plane. I love it! This story is definitely a good escape book to read. It is fun, flirty, sexy hot, and shows that it is good to let go and just enjoy yourself at times. To not take life too serious. To be open to new adventures and to definitely take a risk. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Musings_of_Madjy 8 days ago
I loved the dynamic between Abby and Gage. They were both strong characters but worked well as a couple! This was like a rom-com that is R-rated, which was a lot of fun. Some seriously creative sexytimes. I think my favorite was the stairwell! Nice mix of sweetness and cuteness too. The winter wonderland bit was especially cute and rounded out the romance. Gage is a definite alpha and I did think that dynamic was well-done, especially the note that a woman who is very strong can still enjoy being dominated in the bedroom. It's not really my fantasy, but it was still fun. That all said, there was A LOT of sex, and it was hard during the middle of the story to get the sense that these two had a connection that was deeper than lust and believing it was important for women to have careers. When Gage praises Abby, the fact that she works hard and cares about her job so much is always mentioned and he says several times how hot and sexy that is. I LOVE strong females in romance, but think it's important to note that a strong woman and feminist is one who chooses to do what she wants and doesn't let anyone stop her (any job, no job... both are great options). I'm still not sure how exactly marriage between these two would work, or how Gage's family (who were so important he seemed ready to quit at some points) fit in. Might have been better left as a "Happy for Now" vs a HEA. The last 1/3 brought things back around to more romance than just lust (though Abby seems more annoyed at not having sex than not having Gage...). I adored how they reconnected. There were also so many great turns of phrase and the voices were distinctly theirs. This was a really great read! I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way influenced my review. My opinion is my own.
heavenlycirce 11 days ago
"Landing the Air Marshal" is written by Jennifer Blackwood, and it is the first book in her Snowpocalypse series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Gage Michaels and Abby Winters. Abby doesn't exactly like to ride on planes. She panics. Everytime there's turbulence, she accidentally feels up Gage. But it's not bothering him. Rather, he is amused by this gorgeous woman. They talk. She's different than the women his mother usually sets him up with. He likes her. Gage is an air marshal. He keeps everyone safe and remains professional. But on this flight, he's not on the job. So he decides to distract Abby... But what happens after their mile-high encounter? As fate would have it, they're actually staying in the same hotel! So Abby suggests a one-night stand, and Gage is not going to turn her down. Their one-night stand becomes a little bit longer when a snow storm wrecks havoc in New York! But they realize the end is near. They live on different coasts. Will they keep in touch? Can they make a long-distance relationship work? This was a fun, hot, quick read for me! Jennifer Blackwood did a wonderful job! Gage and Abby had so much chemistry! Simply put, they were hot! Really hoping Abby's sister, Ella, will have her story told next!
TashaDriver 12 days ago
Abby is a location scout for a Hollywood production company on her way to New York to photograph a penthouse suite for a movie. On the plane, Gage sits next to her, totally not expecting her major flight fright. Everything heats up when she gets extra grabby during moments of turbulence and they end up agreeing to a one-night stand that gets extended when the Snowpocalypse blankets NYC and strands them both. I don't get turned on by romances anymore. I've read well over a thousand and that part of my brain is just turned off. So imagine my surprise when I was flipping through this one and found myself getting a little flushed. Perhaps it was the author's note in the beginning saying that it was slightly (and exaggeratingly) inspired by a real life encounter that got my imagination running. Or maybe it was the fact that I connected with Abby's list-making and washi-tape-utilizing tendencies. Whatever it was...Wow. Abby's personality leaps off the page. Her dialogue was incredible and her remarks go from embarrassed to blatant over the course of the book. Her inner thoughts were better. She's funny and her dirty mind wanders in a way that you'll love. Gage is all man. Seriously. Jennifer Blackwood managed to write a male character that said all the right things to the girl but thought with the crude sexuality of a real male without it being rude or gross. At the same time, he's a family man with a sister and a niece that he cares deeply about and that shows a wonderfully sensitive side to him. I had to pick this one as a #WfYLFavorite because it never lags, shows a great amount of humor, and is sexy in a way that suppresses your ability to breath properly.
gigiluvsbooks 13 days ago
He knows just how to make her forget her fear of flying...a new sexy story from USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Blackwood... As an Air Marshal, I have two rules: keep everyone safe and always remain professional. But when I take a seat next to the hot blonde in 7B, I can only promise one of those things. Abby Winters and her uptight librarian attire are more than a little distracting. And when she grabs onto me during turbulence--all bets are off. A mile-high hookup is great, but what happens when we land and neither one of us wants to walk away... Review: This is a perfect quick, sexy, fun read! I have read one other of Ms. Blackwood's books and when this one cam up it sounded very sexy and intriguing so I grabbed at the chance. The greatest thing about this book for me was the characters. They are so darn likable and their chemistry together is off-the-charts hot. What starts out as some sexy fondling on the plane turns into a weekend of pleasure that changes both Abby's and Gage's life. Probably going to give a little away here, so don't read if don't want to know too much. I loved that they both have these fast-paced jobs, but when it comes down to it they are smart and try to figure it out even being long-distance. Gage is just yummy, awesomeness. For being a non-romantic he sure does pull out the stops to win the girl at the end. Bottom line...sexy, romantic read that is well worth the time reading! 4Stars *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
CCarroll 13 days ago
I love to review romances that you know are going to be good just by reading the synopsis. This new release has all of the indicators of a spicy, yet lighthearted romance with plenty of hot steamy scenes. I'm excited to say that the author nailed it with this sweet read. With a unique story line and some great character development, we are invited to get to know Abby and Gage. From the beginning of the book where they meet and all the way through the ending, where you just were not sure you would get an HEA, I was able to connect with the characters. And the author did not miss it when it came to steamy sex scenes either. It is everything you anticipate and more. While you do get some insta-love, it is totally warranted and so worth the read. Even though this was a quick read, it was interesting, compelling, and the ending brought a smile to my face. *Copy received for review purposes
Splashesintobooks1 15 days ago
You can definitely see the author’s very real fear of flying in her descriptions of her heroine’s fears in this steamy romance. It is engaging from the start, with Abby’s worst fears being brought to the fore by the pilot announcing they’re about to have a turbulent flight. Abby is really ocd, making lists about every aspect of her life. She’s off to New York to stay in a penthouse suite and take lots of photos of it as part of her research for a film set. Her initial encounters with the hot, off duty, Air Marshal, Gage Michaels, are hilarious - get ready for laugh out loud moments as she grabs him in panic . . . but then things take a turn for the steamy hot as he helps distract her - with the help of a blanket! The chemistry is so hot they decide to spend the night together . . . and get snow stranded. This certainly lives up to its Brazen tag, having a plethora of descriptions of sexual antics but there is also a great story concerning a career orientated woman and a family orientated man - and his niece who is another great character in the story. The ending is just so right for this story! So, if you enjoy a highly volatile romance with many scenes of a sexual nature in a well written story, you’ll probably love this start to a new series. I was gifted a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
TheBunny1 15 days ago
***ARC provided by the Publisher and NetGalley*** I really liked this book, obviously, I gave it 5 stars. In a lot of ways, this is different than the normal titles in this line, and this is part of the reason. It has a lot of depth for a shorter novel, a lot of characterization, and a lot of authenticity that drew me in. Gage and Abby are real. You relate to them, to their questioning if what they have is real. To them questioning if you can develop an intense attraction to someone in just a couple of days. There are some elements of it that are a little predictable, as there are certain things that just have to happen in a romance...but what I loved is that instead of tossing these in, I Jennifer Blackwood let them face them head on...was their romance insane? They addressed it, instead of just letting it be a cliche. Do they get snowed in? Yes...but, it is addressed, it is something they are glad about. It was a fresh take on a story that had been maybe told before, and I loved that about it. I also loved that the HEA left some gaps. Do you know exactly how they will pull theirs off? No. YOu have an idea, and you believe they will, but you don't know the how. And, to me, this is what I loved...the parts you expect to be not fully dealt with are, and those that are usually tied up neatly are left just a little open. This was refreshing, and really really good.
Anonymous 15 days ago
OMG, I loved this book! Abby & Gage’s story steams from page one until the last breath and The End. Abby’s uptight and terrified of flying. When she spontaneously grabs onto the arm of the man seated next to her on a flight, we meet yummy Gage, a sexy air marshal who is as drawn to Abby as she is to him. Witty dialogue commences. Blazing hot exchanges ensue shortly after that (underneath an airline blanket!). And laugh-out-loud internal kept me reading until I finished. Now, I’m sad, because I want MORE! Highly recommended. I wish I could give it 10 stars. Now I need to look up other books by this author . . . Thank you Entangled and NetGally for offering this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
MELHUTCHINSON 15 days ago
I loved this story. There is just something about a snowy outdoor scene that makes me want to curl up with the book that much more when I begin to read it. Jennifer Blackwood gives us such a great story with this one that I read it in one sitting. The characters were well developed and even had some humor to them which made for a great read. Abby is deathly afraid of flying so when she has to go on a trip for business purposes, she is dreading the flight for sure. She just wants to become invisible in her seat and have a drink before the plane takes off, but there are other plans for her. When a husky voice startles her out of her own worry over the flight, she just wants him to leave her alone and move on, but instead Gage sits down beside her and attempts conversation with her. Not what Abby wants right now. Gage is off duty but is of course always on the look out when he is flying being an air marshal. When Gage sees Abby he can tell right away from her actions that she is afraid of flying and is determined to help her get through this flight. When the plane takes off and Abby is somewhat comfortable until they land, she begins to watch a movie for research purposes with her job. Not only is the movie about some BDSM but porn. Gage asks himself how he could have gotten so lucky. With Abby watching this movie, there is no way that he can keep his mouth shut about some of the topics that come up on the movie. When the discussion gets a little heated and things take a turn, Gage and Abby find themselves twisted up in a crazy mess. Will all this end on the plane though? When Gage talks Abby through the landing, they quickly figure out that they are staying at the same hotel and Abby invites Gage to her room to continue what they started. I really don't want to give this story away because you need to read it to find out what ends up happening with Gage and Abby for yourself. Just know that you will not regret picking this one up and reading it at all! This was a great story that left me longing for more from Gage and Abby. I love that this is a series and hope that we might get a little more of these characters in the next books! I can't wait for them!
weluvdopey 16 days ago
This is a great book, this book is part of the Snowpocalypse series written by Jennifer Blackwood. Gage Michaels is an air marshal and can’t let anything come before his career. Too bad the snowpocalpyse of the century has different plans for him and Abby Winters. Before the nights over, they find themselves snowed in at the most luxurious hotel in the city. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Lorizen 16 days ago
This was a great read, light but good. Jennifer Blackwood writes a great story and this one is no different. In this story we meet Abby, the young California over achieving, list making, can never be too organized, no time for relationships, white knuckle flyer who is on her way to NY to check out a location for a film shoot. She works for a production company and a good choice here is another plus mark in her goal to become the key leader when her boss retires. Her job entails flying, a whole lot of flying and given her extreme fear, this flight proves interesting. Before leaving the ground the flight has problems and the Captain tells them it'll be a bumpy ride... before leaving the ground? Yep. Seated in an empty first class, a stranger takes the seat next to her. Stranger aka Gage who is an air marshall and her companion on the flight and what she does to him when the flight hits turbulents and what he does to take her mind off the flight. She's got her lucky earrings on, which she rubs now and then. They were a gift from her father. (Read the book!!) Once they reach NY, they find they are staying at the same hotel, she is in the penthouse because it is a potential shoot spot so she's there to photograph and check out the potential. She invites Gage to stay with her. They spend an incredible night together and he slips out the next morning before she wakes without a word. Despite being quite taken with her.Over night the city is hit by a heavy duty snowstorm. When he gets downstairs and sees the snow, checks his phone all flights cancelled and the city is shutdown, he grabs two coffees and heads back upstairs. Meanwhile Abby has woken up and Gage is gone. She's got all kinds of feelings going on... there's a knock at the door and there's Gage with coffee. Seems she doesn't pick up on his overnight bag on his shoulder or she chooses not to even acknowledge it. That was my one peeve in the story... she didn't even think it. They spend the day together, Gage travels all the time and feels bad that he doesn't spend more time with his family in Charleston. His sister and niece, who he adores miss him. His mother is ever meddling, trying to fix him up with her latest choice of sweet tea swilling, bless your heart southern women that he dislikes so much. These two spend a second day together and night... and once again he leaves her in the morning asleep, this time leaves a note. But they never even exchanged numbers. She wakes up to find the note and chalks it up to, back to list making, I have to focus on my job and this was great but maybe I'm just as well off....She's back in California. He did get home to his family, tells his mother after sitting through yet another one of her dinners with some local deb, that he has someone and she isn't from the south and when he brings her home, she will be nothing but nice to her. Something he's been wanting to say to his mother since he met Abby and hadn't. He leaves, not even knowing where Abby is, how to reach her and sets about finding her. The story folds out from there. This was a great little read. I liked both Abby and Gage, their interactions and dialogue. The steam level was off the chart and just added to the fun of the book. Backstory is tightly woven into the story line. This book was both a fun read and somewhat serious too. I liked that also. You get a great feel for who these two are through her writing and in only two days she packs a lifetime worth of story. It's perfect.
Rhondaz 16 days ago
Landing the Air Marshal by Jennifer Blackwood....I absolutely loved this book, I was laughing so hard in the beginning I could not put it down. This is a perfect book to read on a cold/wet day, it will heat you up with yummy Gage the Air Marshal. Jennifer has created the perfect book boyfriend in Gage he is every woman's dream man. Abby is so beautiful and strong, but doesn't do well flying and Gage comes to the rescue.Jennifer Blackwood is becoming one of my favorite authors. This is a must read, so make sure you buy this one. I was given a complimentary book by publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.
ljtljtljt 16 days ago
We all have our romantic fantasies and Landing the Air Marshal by Jennifer Blackwood definitely fulfills a few of mine. An erotic encounter on a plane with a stranger, and being stranded because of a snowstorm, are just two of the tropes the author executes beautifully. This is the first book from the brand new Snowpocalypse series, and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Abby Winters loves her job as a production set scout and she has always put her career ahead of anything else. Now all her hard work may finally be paying off with a very probable promotion on the horizon. En route to New York City to check out a penthouse, Abby meets off-duty Air Marshal Gage Michaels. They hit it off almost immediately and end up spending the night together, which evolves into two nights because a snow blizzard blankets NYC. They turn each other on constantly, which results in lust developing into love. This is a lighthearted, erotic love story. Abby and Gage are likable and engaging characters, both at work and at play. Gage is in control at all times in the bedroom, and Abby just thrives on his dominance. They truly are each others soulmates, which results in an epilogue that is truly exciting. Overall, a fast-paced read with lots of feverish sex. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
etoile1996 16 days ago
i was looking for a quick, easy, happy read and landing the air marshal fit the bill perfectly. abby is a control freak set designer who is terrified of flying. gage is an off-duty air marshal. when they are seated together on a cross-country trip the sparks literally fly between them. they can't keep their minds off each other, or their hands. when they realize that they're coincidentally staying at the same hotel they decide to share a room. and when a blizzard hits new york a one night stand turns into a weekend together. being trapped in one place for an extended period of time allows the leads to spend time getting to really know each other. and both of them want to see what might happen if they were to extend their relationship beyond a weekend. but gage is afraid that the long-distance, the flying, her career needs, his career needs, the fact that their families are nowhere near each other make anything serious a non-starter. they don't figure out everything at the end. partly because i think figuring it all out would make this a very different novel. but the leads get their happy for now ending, and i got a delightful read. so it's all good. **landing the air marshal will release on september 12, 2016. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing in exchange for my honest review.
CRISSYM 16 days ago
**A copy was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ** This book is the first I’ve read from the author and it was an okay read. Abby Winters is a set scout who is also a control freak that flies a lot for her job and her fear of flying never gets any easier. Gage Michaels is an Air Marshall who has no problem taking control and happens to sit next to Abby during a flight. As the turbulence on the plane gets rougher Abby grabs the first thing her hands land on and Gage has no problem with it. He would love nothing more but to take control over Abby, but would she be willing to let him? This book is perfect for readers who enjoy a good steamy, instant love read. I enjoyed the playfulness with Gage and Abby in the beginning of the book and I laughed out loud quite a few times. Abby had a lot of internal monologue going on and after a while it became a bit much, but overall the story was okay and the ending was good.
JenniferSchultheisJS 16 days ago
Landing the Air Marshal by Jennifer Blackwood is a very enjoyable and sexy read filled with outstanding dialogue, sizzling attraction, and a dirty talking Air Marshal who will make your pulse race. Abby Winters hates flying. She loves to travel but planes give her anxiety. Lucky for her, Gage Michaels decides to take the seat next to her and keeps her mind off the turbulence and on something much, much better. Gage is an Air Marshal who is off duty at the time he meets Abby. They immediately hit it off on the plane and when Abby issues an invitation he can’t resist he decides to make the most of his night with her. One night turns into another when both of their flights are cancelled. During this time, they connect on a level that is deeper than physical and start wishing their circumstances were different. But when one lives in South Carolina and the other, in California, how could they possibly make a relationship work? I loved, loved Landing the Air Marshall!!! Gage is sexy, swoon-worthy, and has a dangerous mouth on him. Abby is independent, smart, and feisty. When they are together, they fill a part of each other, they didn’t know they were missing. This story is a quick read and the author did an amazing job at it! Highly recommend to those who love sexy alphas!
Lashea677 16 days ago
Abby and Gage both share a need for control. So what happens when a surprise attraction causes them to throw caution to the wind? Instant chaos. Landing the Air Marshal has been my introduction to Jennifer Blackwood. I thought Abby was a jumble of humanity. Her foibles were many, her nerouses were hard to resist and her hormones were all over the place. Gabe was a lot more bottled up, but when the heat flared between these two, it was a combustible force. I'm glad I took a chance on a new author. Well worth it.
Kindle_Loving_Mom 16 days ago
Gage is an air marshal. He loves his job, though he misses his hometown of Charleston, and his little niece & the rest of his family every time he leaves. He's on his way home, off duty, when he meets Abby. Abby is a high strung control freak. She's a site scout for a production company, and she takes her entire life way too seriously. She's also anxious and terrified of flying. Though she does it about 30 weeks a year for her job, it never gets any easier. On this flight to NYC, however, she has Gage sitting next to her and he eases her anxiety in more ways than one! She invites him to spend the night with her in the swanky hotel penthouse she's scouting for a new movie. Then, while there, they get snowed in for the weekend. Gage and Abby have really great chemistry. He makes her loosen up and live a little, outside of her schedule. She makes him think about finally wanting to settle down and have a family. But, a 1-night-stand, turned weekend hookup shouldn't be making them feel All The Things, right?!? I really liked the banter between the H/h. It kept me engaged with the story and a couple times it had me laughing out loud. A couple times I also wanted to knock these two's heads together when they were being stupid, especially Gage toward the end! But, I do appreciate a good grovel, so I was happy with that! I've never read this author before, but I liked this one, and I would welcome the chance to read her again. Her characterization was on point, and I really felt like I was getting into the characters heads. My only slight issue was that I often felt like I was in their head too much, and they weren't actually saying or expressing most of the thoughts that were running through their heads! Other than that I really enjoyed this story, and I would recommend it for any rainy day, like I had today!
Bette313 16 days ago
Loved, loved, loved! It's panty melting hot and funny, with a yummy dirty talking air marshal to keep things lively. Abby with her fear of flying and hilarious inner dialogues made her one of the most entertaining female characters I've seen in a while. The chemistry between Abby and Gage is off the charts. These two being snowbound for the weekend could lead to some very interesting times!! This is one you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it.
Linda__ 16 days ago
This is an entertaining story that I enjoyed. Abby is a terrible flyer who is already nervous on a plane when an off duty air marshal sits next to her. She panics when they hit turbulence and he finds a way to distract her from the rough flight. Abby can't believe her own behavior as she steps very far out of her comfort zone. Before long, she brings him to her room for a one night stand. What follows is a very sexy tale.....emphasis on sex. While I liked this book, I didn't love it. The characters and the story felt incidental to the sex, so while I was expecting romantic comedy, it felt more like erotica.
Maria-Rose 16 days ago
When Abby, a confirmed anxious flyer clutches the arm of her fellow passenger, a handsome off -duty Air Marshal named Gage, it's the start of a beautiful friendship. Nope, just kidding! It's the start of a steamy affair! Well, that leads eventually to a relationship and friendship of course, but there's no denying it's the sexual attraction that starts things off as they connect. First on the plane, then in the penthouse suite Abby is scouting out as part of her Hollywood movie set job. When a weekend blizzard strands them for more than just one night, they make the most of their time together. The problem is that they live on opposite ends of the country. Abby makes her home in California and Gage's family is in South Carolina. But both of them travel all the time, and it's just a fluke that they ended up on the same plane together. After the weekend together, it's Gage who pulls away, realizing he's falling for the woman with whom he was only supposed to have a one (or two) night stand. I didn't know how they could possibly get their happy ending, but the author pulls it off smoothly in a believable way for this couple. 4 stars for a steamy, fun story with very likable characters who are smart enough to know a good thing when they find it.