Thursday 20 August 2015

Review: Mile High by Rebecca Chance

First class is about to get dangerous . . . Pure Air's new LuxeLiner is flying from London to LA - its inaugural journey - with a first-class cabin packed with A List celebrities. As the feuding crew compete to impress their famous passengers, the handsome pilot tries to win the attention of a pretty young stewardess. But one VIP singer is battling something seriously sinister: watching her every step is a very determined stalker, someone who will go to any lengths to get the star to satisfy their desires. At thirty thousand feet there is nowhere to run, and nowhere to hide . . .

Review: drama, drama, drama! This is THE book to read if you're looking for a little bit of naughty and a lot of drama this summer-this book really does have it in spades! Seriously, this book leaps from illicit sexual fantasies to conspiratorial against fellow flight attendants, celebrity scandal to FBI investigations and all over the course of one flight between London and LA (and a few flashbacks scattered throughout the story!) if you're in the mood for something serious or even something sweet and romantic, this one won't be for you but if you're after a bit of larger than life celebrity drama, then you will not be able to put this book down! 

The characters in this book are all major exaggerations on the real life, all of them have secrets ans all of them are wrapped up in some drama or another aboard this flight! Catalina is our main heroine and she has a stalker on the loose, she's also heartbroken and struggling with being the main public face of this brand new luxe liner. Jane Browne is similarly in the public eye and both are heading to the oscars but Jane is just as reluctant a celebrity and Catalina. I liked the relationship that developed between these two women, but I also liked the development of their own characters independently through the flashbacks in the book-very interesting. Rebecca chance obviously puts a lot of work into her characters and the facts that she has chosen to showcase these two also shows that she is aware of the gender inequality in Hollywood and the media in general and what these two women stand for showcases that throughout the novel. 

I really did love the fact that the role of the female as the sex object is portrayed in this book and is shown in all it's gory horror, I don't want to say too much about it because of spoilers in the storyline but I would like to applaud Rebecca chance on writing this in so cleverly. I think this writer must have had a lot of fun researching this novel as well because the description of the luxury on board the Ouxe Liner is amazing. I wanted to travel that way every time I fly, you will seriously be lost in the luxurious nature and decadence of it all, although it will probably put you off eating lobster for a while. 

There are some fab sex scenes in this book, this is Rebecca chance after all, though there weren't as many as I can normally rely on in a Chance novel, however, the scenes that were there were oozing with tension and so really get one hot under the collar! Seriously thought if you're looking for a fun read with plenty of interesting detail, plenty of fake scandal but also some real female empowerment thrown in then this should definitely be your next read. It would be a great introduction to the writing of this author, or if you are already and avid reader of Ms Chance's writing, then you'll love this one just as much, if not even more than the others! 

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