Cat gives this one 5 meows...
Rusty is an advertising executive and his first time up in a hot air balloon. He and the owner hit it off immediately, and Rusty wants to save Chad's business.
An Enchanting Lift off is a fast, fun and sweet romance. I loved all the characters, from Rusty and Chad to Rusty's straight buddy that was always into trouble that gave the story a touch of humor. Both the story and the romance move fast, but I loved it. I loved the descriptions and how the balloon community sticks together. There is a sad moment so have a tissue ready. The sex scenes are few and moderate.
If you like fast, sweet romance with just a little sex, hot air balloons and a quick read for a time filler this is a perfect choice!
RUSTY DONOVAN glared at the line of traffic he found himself in. “Are you really sure this is worth it?” he grumbled to his best friend, Tyler Shadworth, who sat in the passenger seat of Rusty’s Land Rover looking sleepy in the predawn light.
Yawning, Tyler lifted the brim of his baseball cap and looked out the windshield before lowering the cap again. “Yeah, it’ll be worth it. You were wanting to get some new pictures for the New Mexico Department of Tourism account. You don’t get any more iconic than the Balloon Fiesta.”
“But couldn’t we have come when the traffic wouldn’t be so bad?” Rusty asked as they managed to get another two feet closer to their goal, several miles away.
With a huff, Tyler shook his head. “We need the crowds in the pictures, and we need lots of balloons to make them any good. Look, you’re the advertising guy. I’m the photographer. Trust me in this. We’ll get some good stuff today. It would’ve helped if we’d been able to get up and going a couple of hours ago.”
Even knowing Tyler wouldn’t see it from under the bill of his cap, Rusty flashed him a hard glare as they continued their glacial movement toward the balloon field. “And that wasn’t my fault. You forgot to set your alarm.”
“Hey, I got a little distracted with that cute thing at the hotel bar last night.” Tyler pulled up the collar on his jacket as if trying to hide from the impending light of dawn. “After she heard I was a photographer, she had to show me her modeling poses.”
“I hope you still have enough space on your memory cards for the paying work,” Rusty snapped. He’d already known why Tyler had been running late. He wasn’t sure if he was overly tired from a long week of dealing with clients, or if he was jealous about how easy it was for Tyler to get laid. But then Rusty had always held himself to a little higher standard than Tyler did. Since high school, Tyler had chased anything in a bra and often caught it. Rusty tended to be a little more selective with the guys he went out with. It was more than just a quick way to get off. Unfortunately he tended to be attracted to men who were the same level of workaholic as he was. Jobs came first and sex second. It had been a while since he’d even tried dating, and he’d resorted to cruising apps when he had the urge to get off.
“Who says I won’t get paid for the pictures I took of her?” Tyler chuckled. “I always make sure they sign a release form. There’s plenty of websites out there that pay good royalties for sexy pictures.”
“Yeah, I’m sure there are.” Rusty finally spotted a police cruiser ahead of them and the line of traffic heading west, kicking up a plume of dust.
A soft glow slowly rose above the horizon and drifted toward the east.
Tyler jerked up in his seat. “Man, we’re missing Dawn Patrol.”
“Not my fault.” Rolling up his window to prevent the dust from getting all over his leather seats, Rusty turned to follow the traffic.
A.J. Marcus grew up in Texas. He’s always had a fascination with cowboys, comic books and the great outdoors. He started writing in high school and at times spent more time writing than he did reading, and he’s a voracious reader. Maybe it was growing up in Texas, but his love of rugged men showed up even before he realized what was going on. He likes his men manly, hard, tough and caring, men with hearts, and other parts, as big as Texas.
A.J. currently lives near Colorado Springs, Colorado with his loving partner and several horses. The men here are still men.
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