Flights of Fantasy by Mina Carter
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (43 pgs)
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Anemone
Kyla doesn’t think she’s ready to date yet. But when she’s seated next to Hollywood heartthrob Alex Richards on a long flight, she figures a fantasy or two can’t hurt. When the proverbial shit hits the fan at thirty thousand feet, she ends up in his lap like some crazy fangirl and flees in embarrassment the second the plane lands, losing a shoe in her haste.
Then Alex turns up in the same hotel bar and invites her to his room to recover her wayward footwear. She doesn’t expect him to open the door half-naked—or have far more planned than just giving back her lost property.
One night, one heartthrob, insatiable lust and years of fantasies to fulfill. Who says a girl can’t have her cake and eat it too?
Alex Richards is the hot star of Kyla Anderson’s favorite action movies and her wildest fantasies. On a flight to Kyla’s book tour stop, she springs for a first class seat and gets a helping of Alex as well. While most of her attraction remains in her head during the flight, a lost shoe leads Alex her way for a midnight rendezvous.
This is a cute romance with a light Cinderella theme, except Kyla is a published author. Alex is certainly a prince of the silver screen and once he invites her back to his hotel room, the sparks fly. The sex is hot, the chemistry sizzles and the HEA is enough to leave you warm on those cold nights, especially after their smokin' sex scene on the veranda. One of the characters gets a particular enjoyment from the outdoor sex, and possibility of being caught in action. A little reverse voyerism kink, if you will.
The author’s easy to read style made this book very enjoyable. While Kyla is truly into Alex, she's overly obsessed with how her ex treated her before now. At almost every turn in the story, Kyla mentally compared Alex to Robert. It became redundant after a while and a bit contrived. The story is told from Kyla's POV so it makes sense that we know her doubts and fears more than Alex.
Ms. Carter has an adorably sweet romance here and I rooted for Kyla and Alex to stay together in the end. I highly recommend Flights of Fantasy for readers who like fairy tales in modern settings and Prince Charming movie stars.