Author: Rebecca Chance
Published: August 13th 2015 by Pan
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Blurb: 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...
First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Review: Mile High is my first book by Rebecca Chance, but I had heard great things about her previous books so I was really excited to start it. The first that caught my attention in this book was its third person narrative. It was told from multiple points of views but it had a bit of an impersonal touch, so it was difficult for me to really connect with the characters. I felt, at the beginning, as if I was reading a very long magazine article rather than a book. But once I got used to this style and started knowing all the key characters better, I started enjoying the story a lot more. And I have to admit that with this narrative, it was totally impossible to guess who the stalker was, so Rebecca managed to keep me wondering until the very last minute.
You might think that a whole book set inside a plane during a flight from London to Los Angeles can get a bit boring but it couldn't be further from the truth. Rebecca packs the flight with a bast and diverse cast of characters that keeps us entertained through the (long) story. With so many cabin crew members and celebrities aboard it took me a while to get who was who and what their role in the main story was. But above all, my favourite character was definitely the mega star Catalina. She takes the main role in the story, basically because she is the one stalked, and thanks to multiple flashbacks, we get to know her and her story, so I really warmed up to her. She seemed a really genuine person with high standards even if a bit fragile at times. She was the star of the book.
But the stalker story line is not the only one going on during this flight. Romance, scandal, envies, jealousy... they all have their own role. With a really bitchy flight attendant and her entourage, a flirty self-centered pilot, a chef more preoccupied for the staff than for the food and an oscar-nominated actress with a big secret, there's enough drama to fill several books. Oh, and don't forget the sexy scenes (plane toilets are there for something, aren't they?). Even if one of the scenes made me laugh out loud after discovering the chef "big" secret (curious, aren't you?).
Even if the first half of the book was quite slow paced, the second part picked up speed and soon there were so many things going on that it was difficult to keep pace. I really enjoyed the mystery surrounding the stalker and built up to the discovery of who they were. I actually was pretty impressed with the ending and Rebecca managed to wrap up all the story lines quite well. Even if I didn't enjoy some of these sub plots as much as I would have wanted, Mile High is quite an entertaining, intriguing and sexy story that I recommend you enjoy in a sun lounger and, of course, with a good cocktail.