When the local fire fighter of a small town falls out of a tree to land at her feet, Elissa didn’t expect it to be the same sweet man who’d sat with her while she cried on his hotel balcony.
Simon had never forgotten the woman who had fled into the rainy city night, now here she was for a wedding.
Hurt and betrayed, she’s looking for a new life.
Can he convince her to make him a part of it?
Angela Verdenius is on my top 5 list of favorite authors. I love her BBW series, because they are full of great friends, lots of fun, memorable characters, that are easy to relate to, and life changing moments in the characters' lives that help them grow as a person, with the addition of a little bit of action.
Gully's Fall, the newest series, has been all that as well. Simon, the laid back, always eating fireman, is in focus in Fly With Me. After meeting Elissa, Simon turns into the protective, possessive (in a nice way) alpha male, to all his friends delight. But there's more to Simon than what it seems at the first glance, there's a complex, loving, caring man under the laid back exterior.
Elissa has her troubles at home, and barely holding it together, when she arrives to town for her best friend's wedding. The one encounter in the past between Simon and Elissa, gives them something to build upon as friends, even though Simon is hoping for so much more. Even though Elissa is a big, beautiful woman, the issues she is having to deal with are more centered around her parents and her career, than her size and curves.
Simon and Elissa are so sweet together, the connection is real, the feelings are growing, and the attraction is strong between them. Simon adores everything about Elissa, and in his arms, she feels safe.
The circle of friends was as rowdy as they always have been, if not even more so, when it comes to the girls. I think the banter between the ladies took a step to the worse this time, and could have been toned down a bit.
More than before, the story was built around the characters, and their cats, there wasn't so much action as before.
But as always, visiting with the gang at the Gully's Fall is like meeting with old friends, I cherish reading these books, and like this one, saved it for my vacation this summer.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me