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Monday, August 4, 2008

Mile High

Mile High by G.A. Hauser
Publisher: Linden Bay Romance
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full
Other: M/M
Rating: 5 Cherries
Review by Viscaria

Divorced accountant Owen Braydon spends his weeks working in Los Angeles and his weekends in Denver with his daughter. Straight-laced and mild mannered, he normally looks at the weekly flight to and from Denver as an opportunity to get some extra work done. But then he found himself on the same plane as the luscious Taylor Madison.

Texas-born Taylor is from Denver, but for several months he's been flying back and forth to Los Angeles where he works as a project manager on a major construction job. Charismatic and confident, Taylor is a man who knows what he wants and isn't afraid to go after it. The second he lays eyes on bi-curious Owen, he knows he wants him.

What starts out as a smoldering no-strings-attached initiation into the Mile High Club quickly turns into a weekly ritual that both men look forward to over all else. Soon their desire for one another deepens and both men find themselves wanting and needing more.

When a possible change in work assignments threatens to end what they have, both men are faced with a decision. Can the heights they soared together in the air be maintained on the ground? Only if Owen and Taylor are willing to cast aside their doubts, open up their hearts, set aside all inhibitions, and go the extra mile.

This was actually a pretty sweet, as well as incredibly hot love story. I have to say that I wasn’t at all surprised that it was so well-written; the heat, the sweetness, the truly lovely love story are all things we expect from G.A. Hauser and something she excels at. I know, I always have high hopes for her books, but she deserves those high hopes and she never lets me down. It just goes to show you that she has earned a following. Well, at least in me.

Owen Braydon was a great character to get to know. He is shy, and a bit introverted. He is also bi-curious. When he first realizes this, he is somewhat appalled, but at the same time he’s fascinated. He had wondered about that side of himself after several things in his marriage brought attention to the fact that things weren’t what he thought they were where his sexuality was concerned. When a chance to explore that curious part of his sexuality, he jumps at the chance. I really loved how loyal he was, and his devotion to his daughter. As he struggles with this new part of his sexuality, he worries how his daughter would take it. But, he really has no choice in how bowled over he is by Taylor.

Taylor Madison has been feeling lonely and incomplete for some time. He never imagines that he would find a relationship on one of his seemingly never-ending plane flights. When he approaches Owen, he’s a bit surprised at the feelings this other man engenders in him. Even then, he never imagines that he would want anything beyond the incredible sex he shares with quiet Owen. It was truly lovely to watch him fall for Owen just as hard as Owen was falling for him.

I loved how it all worked out in the end, and Owen and Taylor were well on their way to the rest of their lives. This was a fun, HOT read that touches on some of my very own fantasies. And don’t you dare act shocked…. You know you have them too. All in all, this was another hit from G.A. Hauser that left me with a smile on my face. I can’t help but recommend it, and I look forward to more books from her. The more I can get my hands on the better.

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