Book – Broken Wings
Author – Erika Ashby
Publication Date – March 6, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary copy kindly provided by author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.
Lynsie Fox has what she considers to be a perfect life. Married to Lincoln, a military pilot, she's living the Army life she's always loved. Being a sucker for great love stories, Lynsie makes it her mission to find Lincoln's best friend and co-pilot, Dax Adams, a good woman.
Losing the one woman he's ever loved, Dax attempts to be a good sport by playing along in Lynsie's match-making scheme. However, Dax is certain he will never get the woman of his dreams.
But life doesn't always fly smoothly. When turbulence strikes, Lynsie watches her world crash and burn around her, leaving her empty with broken wings. Despite her grief, can she mend the pieces back together and learn to fly again?
I found the beginning of this story very long and I believe it over stressed the love which was shared between Lynsie and Lincoln. As soon as the life changing event happens though, that is when the story really picks up and I found myself mesmerized into what was going to happen next.
Lincoln and Lynsie have the best relationship a married couple could have except for the fact that his job puts him in danger more than Lynsie wants to deal with. Lynsie wants to settle down and start a family but Lincoln continues to put her off, putting his career first. Once Lincoln finds out a friend of his from flight training dies in an accident, he agrees with Lynsie that it’s time to start trying to have a baby.
Lynsie in the mean time continues to try and play matchmaker for Dax, who is Lincoln’s best friend since childhood. Dax continues to dodge the bullet with being set up because his eyes are for only one lady who he can’t have.
It isn’t until a tragic accident during a flight show, that Lynsie’s life dramatically changes for the worst. She is left alone with her family and Dax by her side. Dax refuses to give up on Lynsie and steps in to help her through all the tough times to come. It is through his dedication and loyalty to Lynsie that the friendship starts to turn into more.
This is a beautiful love story stemming from a journey through depression, sadness and lose.
I choked up a few times and felt the pain Lynsie was going through – all in all this was a great book (once you got past the long beginning.)