Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton

July 4th, 2016 Kimberly Review 35 Comments

4th Jul
Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton
Into the Blue
by Chanel Cleeton
Series: Wild Aces #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Eric Jansen—call sign Thor—loves nothing more than pushing his F-16 to the limit. Returning home to South Carolina after a tragic loss, he hopes to fix the mistake he made long ago, when he chose the Air Force over his fiancée.

Becca Madison isn’t quick to welcome Thor back. She can’t forget how he shattered her heart. But Thor won’t give up once he’s set his sights on what he wants—and he wants Becca.

Thor shows Becca that he’s no longer the impulsive boy he used to be, and Becca finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But will Thor be able to walk away from his dream of flying the F-16 for their love or does his heart belong to the sky?

Military ROMANCE Truffles SEXY

Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton is the second novel in the Wild Aces series about a crew of F-16 pilots and their romances. While each book will work as a standalone, the camaraderie between these men adds an element best enjoyed in order. Into the Blue delivered a heated second chance romance with depth as it brilliantly highlights issues regarding PTSD.

Coffee dates with Into the Blue

  • First Date: Becca Morgan is a thirty-one year old lawyer who once had her heart-broken by her high school sweetheart when he chose fighter planes over her. Eric “Thor” Jansen regrets his discussion ten years ago, but loves his career. After an incident shatters him, he begins to prioritize his life. A chance encounter with Becca has him hoping he can fix the mistakes of the past and get the girl who owns his heart. I absolutely love second chance romances and Eric and Becca are adorkable together. She is awkward and cute. He is guarded, worn and sexy. I am all in and jump straight into the next date.
  • Second date: An incident in the air scares Eric and he realized he needs to get his head together. He is struggling with the crew’s recent lost and requests leave to get his head together. At this point Cleeton addresses PTSD and Eric’s response to his superior’s question regarding, “talking to a counselor” exposes what a lot of our men in uniform face. This needs to change and I adore Cleeton for addressing it. (Steps of soapbox) For the first time in ten years Eric goes home to South Carolina. Becca’s reaction to seeing Eric, tells me we are going to have some fun! Becca was a refreshing female character and I loved her thoughts as she struggled with her feelings. As I said, she is a little awkward and appears as wholesome as milk and cookies but her transformation behind closed doors is anything but innocent. The two share stories and some were bittersweet. Their connection felt genuine and the chemistry was off the charts. I loved their heated moments; the author delivered a mix of tenderness and kinky fun.
  • Third Date: Confessions heartbreak, decisions and a little drama had me wiping a tear and crossing my fingers. Becca travels to Eric’s base and meets the rest of the Wild Aces. Each has to decide what is right for them and how the other will fit into their dreams. I read the last part of this in one sitting and loved getting updates on the rest of the crew. Eric and Becca had me holding my breath as I waited to see how it would all work out. Will they be together? Will she follow him? Will he give up his love of flying for her? Are they destined to break each other’s heart? Eek gads. Totally worth the truffles! 

Into the Blue delivered a heartfelt second chance romance that melted my kindle. The perfect series for fans of swoon-worthy Military men and the woman they fall for. On January 3, 2017, On Broken Wings the third book will release. This will feature Easy’s story and I plan to have plenty of truffles on hand.

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Read an Excerpt



There was a time in a woman’s life when she had to accept that wearing a headband made of pink—glittery—illuminated penises was too much. I couldn’t put my finger on the number—and I definitely couldn’t do it after my fourth tequila shot—but I figured that at thirty and still single, bachelorettes had ceased to be a fun rite of passage, and had instead become a wake-up call that if Prince Charming wasn’t coming soon, I’d have to start exploring my options in the amphibian variety.

Of course, it didn’t help that this was my sister’s bachelorette—my cute-as-a-button, too-young-for-wrinkle-cream sister’s bachelorette. Or that she was marrying my high school ex-boyfriend. I didn’t care; I mean we hadn’t been together in over a decade, but the fact that my future brother-in-law had once seen me topless added to the surreal feeling of the whole thing.


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35 Responses to “Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, if you read my reviews I will often mention that the feels in the book had me reaching for truffles. (any kind of chocolate) So I guess you could say it means the book gave me all the feels and emotions

  1. Cyn

    I’ve picked up the first one in the series, and I’m definitely excited to see more of it! I’m loving the sounds of an adorkable couple and I’m glad the tough issue was handled well in this! Can’t wait! Great review, Kim!

  2. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    I loved how she handled PTSD in this one. It really is nice to see an author dealing with that issue and not just brushing it off like many who include PTSD do. Glad to see you’re enjoying these as well!

  3. Kristin

    I’m adding the first one to my “watchlist” on Amazon for price drops 😉 I add my eye on this series when I saw you add it a while back! But you say read in order so I will 😀

  4. Candace

    PTSD themes are really hard for me to read about. But I do think it’s important since it’s something so many suffer from. I’m glad you enjoyed!

  5. Katherine

    Oh I love a 2nd chance romance – especially with the pilot angle. And that heat level! Seriously wow! I’ll have to look for this one.

  6. Melissa (Books and Things)

    I love it when things like this get addressed. We need more of that especially now. Of course the sound of this romance is also what gets to me. Hm… I do think I need to see if my library can get these… once my ban on wishlisting books is lifted (you can only do so many at one time… LOL).

  7. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    I sometimes have trouble with second chance romances, but I recently read one by Robyn Carr that I really really liked. I might like this one, too, especially for the pilot. Who doesn’t like hot pilots, right?

  8. Mary Kirkland

    I’ve seen mixed reviews for this one. Some people can’t forgive him for the way he broke things off and some can. Sounds like an interesting story.

  9. Sophia Rose

    Ah yes, me, too. Loved this one and can’t wait for Easy’s story. We posted our reviews of this one today, too.

    Happy 4th!

  10. Angela Adams

    Wow! Look at that heat level!! No wonder your Kindle melted. Thanks for the post — have an enjoyable, safe, and peaceful holiday.