Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point Series #2)

Afraid to Fly (Anchor Point Series #2)

by L.A. Witt

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ISBN-13: 9781626495005
Publisher: Riptide Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 01/14/2017
Series: Anchor Point Series , #2
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.68(d)

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Afraid to Fly 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gripping, suspenseful, and lovingly tender. Another extraordinary novel.
amatate More than 1 year ago
Afraid to Fly is the second in Miss Witt’s Anchor Point series. There is some overlap of characters from the first book, but it can easily be read as a standalone. Once again, I was quickly pulled into the story with Miss Witt’s easy, fast-paced writing style. The characters were interesting and likable, and their lively banter and interactions entertaining. Sometimes second books in a series pale in comparison to the first, but I didn’t feel that with Afraid to Fly and I’ll definitely be continuing this series. Afraid to Fly features two naval officers as the heroes, both with potentially career-derailing issues. I liked that aspect and enjoyed seeing the characters work through their concerns on their own and together when they affected their relationship. There was a lot of straight-forward communication between Travis and Clint, and I loved that. Due to the men being active in the military, Afraid to Fly contained more military life details, but I was pleased with how accurately the author portrayed these aspects. Though these elements were plentiful, they didn’t feel excessive or impertinent to progressing the characters’ stories. Beyond the conflicts involving military life and careers, there was a major side plot of Clint dealing with family and custody issues. While I liked the realism, it felt a bit redundant at times and I didn’t get as much of a resolution as I was hoping to in the end. The romance between Clint and Travis progressed quickly without feeling forced or rushed, and I liked these two together. That said, I can’t help but compare books and the chemistry wasn’t quite as palpable as with the series’ first couple, though it improved as the plot progressed. The physical connection was definitely existent and what initially brought these two together, but their sex life was hampered by Travis’s injury so it progressed a bit differently than most romances. I thought this was a really interesting and unique element and liked how positive it remained with these two. However, like Clint’s family issues, it did get a bit redundant with Travis constantly worrying his physical limitations might hamper the relationship with Clint. So, overall, I liked the characters in Afraid to Fly, enjoyed their unique stories, and appreciated the amount of honesty in this book. Comparatively, I don’t know that I loved it as much as Just Drive, but if this were the first book in the series, I wouldn’t hesitate to come back for more. *Reviewed audiobook for Alpha Book Club
V-Rundell More than 1 year ago
Commander Travis Wilson pilots a desk instead of fighter jets, ever since the crash and ejection that rattled his spine and left his radio-operator confined to a wheelchair. It was excellent skill that kept them both alive, but Travis' back and nerve damage takes a constant toll--one he doesn't want to medicate, or he'll be relieved of duty. Let's not forget that Trav's a proud man, too, and unwilling to relent his position or admit he should be on disability. He's bisexual, but more attracted to men, than women--and the only person he ever loved was a fellow pilot who couldn't out himself before he was tragically killed. Lt. Commander Clint Fraser is rebuilding his life after suffering PTSD over a drone mission gone wrong. Unable to speak about the super-classified mission, he treated his nightmares with liquor until his wife left, and too the kids with her. Clint hasn't had a drink in two years, but his "coming out" at the Navy Ball is all kinds of messed up when Clint's date shows up roaring drunk. The up-side? Travis Wilson noticed that Clint's bisexual. Travis and Clint work in the same building, but aren't in the same chain of command. When they recognize that spark building between them, they keep it mostly quiet, so they can see if it builds or fizzles. Trav's sure it'll fizzle, as he's not fit for the kind of sexual activity most gay men enjoy. Clint's not put-off though, because he likes the rapport they build, and he's not picky regarding his sexual activity; if everyone is satisfied, it's fine to keep it a little less physically-challenging. I liked how Travis' adult daughter plays a role in the book. She's got PTSD from being a family member of an actively deployed airman, and I thought that was a unique perspective to experience. Clint's family situation is a messed up, with Skype visits and supervised visitation, and that seemed excessive. I was glad that Clint started to stand up for himself by the end of the book. Travis and Clint claim to want to keep things light, but they keep reaching out for one another, emotionally and physically. I liked the way their relationship built. The sexytimes are nice and sensual, even if they aren't filthy-raw, and the accommodations they make to keep Travis from experiencing heightened pain were clearly defined. It felt very realistic, and sweet. The deeper their bond grows, the more Travis begins to freak out. It was good he got some sense smacked into him by his daughter, friends and Clint--who isn't willing to take a brush-off. The end is an HEA. I received a review copy via NetGalley.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Afraid to Fly, (Anchor Point 2), L.A. Witt  Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  romance, LGBTQIA I loved, just loved, Just Drive, book 1 in this series, and was hoping for more of the same. I love LA Witt’s writing, and was ready for another hot and sensual, tender but real romance. Sadly though I just didn’t feel it here.... I did love the sneak peeks of Sean and Paul from book one though, that they were getting ready to marry. terrific to know that they lasted, that they were getting their HEA. So why wasn’t this one another winner for me? Well, as a chronic pain sufferer I know how debilitating and depressing pain can be, and the need to mask the effects if you don’t want to be a down on everyone and every outing. Clint though, his pain was so intense I really didn’t see how he could keep it so hidden. I could see why he wanted to, he’s a career Serviceman, and a bit longer and he can retire gracefully, on a much better pension, and sadly that extra money is needed when you have health issues. I just felt his pain was overshadowing his whole life though, it was literally running it, where he had to plan what he could do to hide how much he was hurting. I know only too well that sort of pain isn’t going to go away, isn’t going to get better, and it just seemed a bit too depressing knowing his life didn’t have an upside. Even when he met and got together with Travis they seemed to just have a HFN, and I wondered – all the fears he has for their future, would he be proved right? There wasn’t any way I could see that things would change, and I felt a bit left in limbo as far as the future for them and his fears went. Travis too, his issue with the kids and his ex, I needed to know if he would get to see them, how they would take his news etc. There was a tiny little bit of light at the end but its very ambiguous. I so felt for his problems, and wondered – does that really happen? Where something so traumatic happens that it affects people that badly, gives them PTSD and yet they can’t even discuss it with a Service sanctioned counsellor? Way to leave your staff in limbo. Pretty disgusting and yet as with so many jobs the Services depend on fitness both mentally and physically and both these guys had so much to hide to keep their jobs, after they’d sacrificed so much for their country. Made me think for a bit about real life, how these kind of situations work. As a drone pilot I could see how people like Travis would get sneered at if they had issues with what happened, safe behind the lines, and yet the effects of what they do are the same as those pilots who drop bombs from a plane and then are miles away when the blast hits. Tough one, and I guess Forces life isn’t built for sympathy and understanding, more Take-it-like-a-Man stuff – even for the women :-( US and UK seem to have the same attitude here. I think its that eternal down-ness of their problems, the way nothing seemed to be resolvable that made this book an Ok-but-once-only read for me, it was too grim, bleak and unremitting. I need some light at the end of the tunnel and TBH I just couldn’t see it. Sadly  I could believe that Travis would get tired of Clint’s issues, love - even the strongest - doesn’t stop people getting frustrated, however much they understand the causes. Pain like that doesn’t get better, only worse, unless there’s some kind of new medical treatment out, and nothing like that was suggested for Clint. Likewise Travis’ mental