Three years after his families Secrets in the Air rocked Rhett O'Neil's world, they crash it down, with disastrous consequences.
With the FBI missions expanding overseas and Kaden leaving his job, Rhett and his grandfather agree – despite reservations – to give Annabelle the chance to take a more active role in the charter airline business. Unfortunately, a bird strike prevents the successful completion of her test flight.
After Rhett ditches near a deserted island, the family must survive against the elements, and each another. Innocent mistakes jeopardize the life of one of their own, leaving No Time for Secrets.
Rhett and Kaden are trying to settle into a somewhat normal life after the events that brought down a human trafficking ring ran by Rhett’s parents, and getting his sister back. Kaden is having some trouble at work, he’s had to fire a few nurses and he’s not happy with his job anymore, so he seeks other options for his career. At the same time, Rhett and is grandfather are considering expanding the charter airline business they run, and decide to give Annabelle a shot at being a pilot.
When a flight goes terribly wrong Rhett, Kaden and the family wind up stranded, and Kaden gets hurt. More secrets are revealed while they are deserted, but the real test will be surviving and making it back home alive, and in one piece. In the aftermath Kaden’s injuries test their resolve, and show the true strength of his and Rhett’s relationship. But will Kaden’s mother be as understanding when they tell her the truth?
Rhett and Kaden have become one of my favourite literary couplings, but at times their relationship seemed forced in the context of this story. I’m not sure if that was intentional on the authors part, to show a true strain while they were in trouble, but it just didn’t ring true with the characters or their story from the last book. But then it was all put right with just one comment from Kaden at the end of the story...
“I’m going to hurt, for a long time. Your touch is the only thing that’s helped at all.”
With everything that happened, to see the way Rhett cared for Kaden in the hospital and throughout the end of the story, it was so touching and it made me cry. I’m anxious now for the next book in this series, to see what will happen with Kaden’s mom.
This is a book for anyone that is a romantic at heart, that likes those lifetime love stories, because that is what Rhett and Kaden have. I give this one 3.75/5 stars.
Liz Borino transcribes the world inside her head onto the page, and shares it with the people who are stuck in the “real world” to makes their lives a little more interesting. Because in her world, heroes fall and stand up again with the help of their partners and friends. Liz’s world is littered with formidable obstacles, which her heroes overcome with a fire of courage and passion. The beauty of love between two men is celebrated. Who wouldn’t want to live there?
When not with her heroes, Liz enjoys exploring cities, old abandoned buildings, working toward social justice, and editing for other authors. Liz published eleven books since 2012.
At ten a.m., Rhett wrapped his arms around Kaden and rested his head on his shoulder as they stood outside the plane laughing and asked, “You aren’t tired, are you?”
“Not dangerously so.” Rhett offered the best honest answer he could.
Kaden pressed their lips together. “I guess that’s at least partly my fault.”
“Partly?” Rhett joked back. “You kept me busy past the time we were supposed to go to sleep.”
“Hey, I was ready to sleep, but you had other ideas. Then you woke me up earlier than we planned.” Kaden nibbled on Rhett’s earlobe as he spoke.
Rhett laughed harder, fully aware that Kaden had no complaints about their midnight or early morning activities. Nevertheless, he swatted his husband away. “People are around, and you can’t finish what you’re starting.”
Before Kaden could respond, Pop and Martha came out of the airport. “Really, boys, you can’t keep your hands off each other a few hours?” Martha asked.
“The flight’s three hours, so we’ll have to,” Rhett responded. “But four hours? That’s wrong and unnecessary.”
“My mistake.” She pecked Pop’s cheek. “I’ll see you on board. Fly safely, Rhett.”
“Always.” He waited for her to board and regarded Pop. “I haven’t seen Annabelle and Donnie, have you?”