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Once a fearless fighter pilot, Commander Travis Wilson is now confined to a desk. It's been eight years since the near-fatal crash that grounded him, and it still rules his life thanks to relentless back pain.

Lieutenant Commander Clint Fraser almost drowned in a bottle after a highly classified catastrophe while piloting a drone. His downward spiral cost him his marriage and kids, but he's sober now and getting his life back on track. He's traded drones for a desk, and he's determined to reconcile with his kids and navigate the choppy waters of PTSD.

Clint has been on Travis's radar ever since he transferred to Anchor Point. When Clint comes out to his colleagues, it's a disaster, but there's a silver lining: now that Travis knows Clint is into men, the chemistry between them explodes.

It's all fun and games until emotions get involved. Clint's never been in love with a man before. Travis has, and a decade later, that tragic ending still haunts him. Clint needs to coax him past his fear of crashing and burning again, or their love will be grounded before takeoff.

©2017 L.A. Witt (P)2017 Riptide Publishing

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  • MARIETTA, GA, US
  • 09-02-17

Awesome

Really great story! Mrs.Witt does it again. Romance, sex with just a bit of angst. Nick J Russo provides another stellar performance. I highly recommend.

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Great Story!

I enjoyed this story, and the episodes of PTSD were right on. I was married to a Vietnam vet who had suffered from some pretty tough shit, before asking me to leave, after a particularly violent episode, because he couln't trust himself not to hurt me. And I've seen some of the shit my brother-in-law has gone though., and the military really fucked up my nephew. So, I've really enjoyed your books about the Navy.
Linda

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Grounded has it's perks!

What made the experience of listening to Afraid to Fly the most enjoyable?

Russo's narration. There's something about his voice, the tones and inflections he uses, that truly bring the story to life.

What other book might you compare Afraid to Fly to and why?

Any other book by LA Witt. She's such an amazing storyteller with an uncanny ability to pull the reader (listener) into the world she creates through vivid imagery and detailed descriptions. Not to mention the imperfect characters she brings to the page that you can't help falling in love with.

Which character – as performed by Nick J. Russo – was your favorite?

I so enjoyed both characters, the way the navigated the rough waters of the military with all it's rules and limitations. If I'm forced to pick a fav, I was so enamored with Clint. He was very hard on himself, but in the end, he's the one that has to jerk Travis out of the sand.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The entire book moved me.

Any additional comments?

Who knew that gay romance with no actual sex in it could be so... sexy?! Oh, there's plenty of hot, sweaty, steamy nakedness with Clint and Travis. But for reasons you'll learn as you listen, they can't go all the way, for lack of a better term. I loved the way Witt worked around this downside to their relationship because, I can assure you, the intimacy is vivid, detailed and amazing.

Russo took these two broken and damaged characters and gave them hearts and souls, made me feel every painfully beautiful moment with them, between them.

While this is the 2nd book in a series this book is capable of being a stand alone story.

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Just about 4.5 stars for these two silver foxes

Afraid to Fly is the second in Miss Witt’s Anchor Point series. There is some overlap of characters from the first book, but it can easily be read as a standalone. Once again, I was quickly pulled into the story with Miss Witt’s easy, fast-paced writing style. The characters were interesting and likable, and their lively banter and interactions entertaining. Sometimes second books in a series pale in comparison to the first, but I didn’t feel that with Afraid to Fly and I’ll definitely be continuing this series.

Afraid to Fly features two naval officers as the heroes, both with potentially career-derailing issues. I liked that aspect and enjoyed seeing the characters work through their concerns on their own and together when they affected their relationship. There was a lot of straight-forward communication between Travis and Clint, and I loved that. Due to the men being active in the military, Afraid to Fly contained more military life details, but I was pleased with how accurately the author portrayed these aspects. Though these elements were plentiful, they didn’t feel excessive or impertinent to progressing the characters’ stories. Beyond the conflicts involving military life and careers, there was a major side plot of Clint dealing with family and custody issues. While I liked the realism, it felt a bit redundant at times and I didn’t get as much of a resolution as I was hoping to in the end.

The romance between Clint and Travis progressed quickly without feeling forced or rushed, and I liked these two together. That said, I can’t help but compare books and the chemistry wasn’t quite as palpable as with the series’ first couple, though it improved as the plot progressed. The physical connection was definitely existent and what initially brought these two together, but their sex life was hampered by Travis’s injury so it progressed a bit differently than most romances. I thought this was a really interesting and unique element and liked how positive it remained with these two. However, like Clint’s family issues, it did get a bit redundant with Travis constantly worrying his physical limitations might hamper the relationship with Clint. So, overall, I liked the characters in Afraid to Fly, enjoyed their unique stories, and appreciated the amount of honesty in this book. Comparatively, I don’t know that I loved it as much as Just Drive, but if this were the first book in the series, I wouldn’t hesitate to come back for more.

As with Just Drive, Afraid to Fly was narrated by the talented Mr. Russo, who never fails to deliver a solid performance and make the book come alive. Now my only debate is whether I wait for the third book to release in audio form or go back to Anchor Point even sooner. If you’re a fan of military romances or older characters, I definitely recommend this title and series.

*Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*

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ok

was OK,just miss a element in this history and you gonna find out as week. just OK

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