The Armstrong brothers are wealthy, wild-at-heart bad boys—until their father’s will demands they prove themselves and marry in order to inherit their fortune.
Eldest brother Cooper channels his reckless spirit into becoming CEO of his own airline. The only thing better than the adrenaline rush of flying is his one-night stand with a stunning stranger. At first he doesn’t recognize the fiery barista he clashes with years later at an airport coffee shop. But when Stormy Halifax turns up as his new house sitter, Cooper knows she’s his Cinderella. And he doesn’t just want her in his mansion. He wants her back in his bed.
Stormy can’t believe she’s living under Cooper’s roof. Gorgeous and arrogant, he’s convinced she’ll surrender again—and he’s right. But just as Stormy is succumbing to a world of pleasure, her trust is shattered. And the biggest challenge Cooper has ever faced will be proving he wants Stormy, now and forever, for all the right reasons.
Turbulent Intentions was originally published as Below the Radar – The Billionaire Aviators. This edition has been completely edited and revised, including significant plot changes.
“There’s always a bright side, darling, to everything. Sometimes the journey to get to the light just takes a bit longer than at other times.”
Oh, boy. This is a tough one. I have been sitting here going back and forth trying to decide exactly what I want to say and what I will rate this book. When I came across Turbulent Intentions, I fell in love with the cover. The cover made me want to find out more about the book. So, naturally I read the synopsis. This book sounded like something that was right up my alley, so I decided to give it a try.
I’m going to be completely honest with you. I struggled a lot with this book in the beginning. I found the characters very hard to connect with. The Armstrong men did not give the best first impression. I found them to obnoxious and spoiled. When Stormy’s character was introduced, I had a little more hope. She meets Cooper at a wedding that she crashes and the two of them spend an amazing night together. However, after that night, they don’t see one another for six years. When the two of them are reunited, you can feel the sparks immediately and I will admit, I was intrigued to see how things would play out, especially since Cooper didn’t immediately recognize Stormy.
Probably one of my biggest issues with this story, other than the character connectivity, was the ending. It all just wrapped up way too fast. I would have liked to have seen more groveling once Cooper’s secret came out. I felt like he was forgiven and understood way too easily. And then after that, everything just seemed to happen at warp speed. I totally get the need for needing to wrap things up, but I think the story would have benefited from just one more chapter or two; to really give the characters a satisfying ending.
Overall, I think this is another case of what will work for some, doesn’t work for others. This story was just ok for me. It was a quick and easy read for me. I think the story-line itself did have a lot of potential. I adored Cooper’s Uncle Sherman. He was a really sweet man and I really liked his matchmaking efforts. His antics really saved the story for me. I loved what a good friend he was to Stormy.
I really wanted more from Cooper and Stormy, anything to help me connect to them better. The romance itself was sweet and had some swoon worthy moments. But, in the end, I think I was just left wanting more; more of everything. This is my first book by this author and even though this book was not a hit for me, I think this series does have potential and I would be open to reading the next book in this series.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*