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A traffic jam is the last thing Piper Holland has patience for. The dry cleaner’s will soon close, and she really hopes to wear her luxury silk blouse when she pitches her theme to the editors of the magazine she works for. But when she finally sees what’s caused the backup, she feels a pinch of guilt: a man in a military uniform is gallantly pushing a stalled vehicle off A traffic jam is the last thing Piper Holland has patience for. The dry cleaner’s will soon close, and she really hopes to wear her luxury silk blouse when she pitches her theme to the editors of the magazine she works for. But when she finally sees what’s caused the backup, she feels a pinch of guilt: a man in a military uniform is gallantly pushing a stalled vehicle off the road. Suddenly her rush to the dry cleaner’s seems incredibly unimportant. Fate offers Piper a chance to redeem herself, however, when the handsome good Samaritan crosses her path again. Gabriel Orsini, a fighter pilot stationed at Luke Air Force Base, seems to be the perfect man, and an assignment at the magazine offers Piper the perfect chance to get to know him better. Her “Day in the Life: Hometown Heroes” article was tailor-made for the bighearted pilot. Before long, their interviews for the article enter date territory, and Piper realizes she’s falling for Gabriel. But her tragic past has taught her one thing: everyone leaves. And the transient lifestyle of a military man leaves her no doubt that Gabriel will eventually abandon her too. With her heart on the line, Piper must decide: is the risk of loss worth the possibility of forever?


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A traffic jam is the last thing Piper Holland has patience for. The dry cleaner’s will soon close, and she really hopes to wear her luxury silk blouse when she pitches her theme to the editors of the magazine she works for. But when she finally sees what’s caused the backup, she feels a pinch of guilt: a man in a military uniform is gallantly pushing a stalled vehicle off A traffic jam is the last thing Piper Holland has patience for. The dry cleaner’s will soon close, and she really hopes to wear her luxury silk blouse when she pitches her theme to the editors of the magazine she works for. But when she finally sees what’s caused the backup, she feels a pinch of guilt: a man in a military uniform is gallantly pushing a stalled vehicle off the road. Suddenly her rush to the dry cleaner’s seems incredibly unimportant. Fate offers Piper a chance to redeem herself, however, when the handsome good Samaritan crosses her path again. Gabriel Orsini, a fighter pilot stationed at Luke Air Force Base, seems to be the perfect man, and an assignment at the magazine offers Piper the perfect chance to get to know him better. Her “Day in the Life: Hometown Heroes” article was tailor-made for the bighearted pilot. Before long, their interviews for the article enter date territory, and Piper realizes she’s falling for Gabriel. But her tragic past has taught her one thing: everyone leaves. And the transient lifestyle of a military man leaves her no doubt that Gabriel will eventually abandon her too. With her heart on the line, Piper must decide: is the risk of loss worth the possibility of forever?

30 review for Fly Home to Me

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tejomai (bible_and_books)

    Okay, so I wasn't a fan of such novels where it contains navy and military.. because it feels hard to let the loved ones go In Some way I felt I could recognise Piper's fear,she has lost some ppl on her family and grief took in form of fear and couldn't let her love completely any person unfortunately she feels all these emotions only for Captain Orsini whome she's afraid to love This way really good, this explains everything I was afraid of .. you know being left behind.. but after reading this f Okay, so I wasn't a fan of such novels where it contains navy and military.. because it feels hard to let the loved ones go In Some way I felt I could recognise Piper's fear,she has lost some ppl on her family and grief took in form of fear and couldn't let her love completely any person unfortunately she feels all these emotions only for Captain Orsini whome she's afraid to love This way really good, this explains everything I was afraid of .. you know being left behind.. but after reading this fully I could understand the love and faith that takes to build up the courage to letting ourselves to fully love This story was really good.. their relationship, love, faith.. family, work.. aww.. it's such a well built book y'all I did feel a lil bit dragged but it was okay.. it's just perfect title and description Gabriel steals your attention It was so lovely to read their story.. you'll enjoy it It's a good one time read When everything worked out for them it felt so good to see them together and Captain Orsini proves that there are perks for this too😉 “I want to be where you are, wherever in the world that is. It will be home if we are together."

  2. 5 out of 5

    Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    This sweet and gentle romance follows Piper's healing journey as she comes to terms with how her losses and grief are affecting her relationships. Her parents and one of her brothers had been killed in a car accident several years previously, and the fear and anxiety she developed over losing those she loves influences her relationships with her remaining brothers, sister-in-law, best friend, and dating life. I appreciated that her process of awareness and change included long term work with her This sweet and gentle romance follows Piper's healing journey as she comes to terms with how her losses and grief are affecting her relationships. Her parents and one of her brothers had been killed in a car accident several years previously, and the fear and anxiety she developed over losing those she loves influences her relationships with her remaining brothers, sister-in-law, best friend, and dating life. I appreciated that her process of awareness and change included long term work with her therapist as well as her deepening relationship with God through church and prayer. She is well put together and successful in her career, and Gabriel's sunny personality instantly draws her to him. Their rapport develops quite naturally and is refreshingly realistic. Gabriel is patient as she gets used to the idea of ditching her four-date rule and moving into a meaningful relationship. I felt like her constant worrying overshadowed the joy of their falling in love, and I found it a little difficult to connect to those feelings. The lessons she learns about reconciliation and letting go of her perceived control bring both depth and light to her character and I was happy to see her growth by the end of the story. The pace of the book is on the slower side with plenty of details that bring each scene to life, allowing me to easily envision them in my mind. Disclosure statement: A complimentary copy of this book was provided from a tour group, publisher, publicist, or author, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, OR borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR purchased. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are unbiased and my own.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)

    4.5 stars Readers, I have a new book boyfriend. His name is Gabriel Orsini, and between his grins and winks and knee-melting kisses and romantic nature, he’ll leave you swooning in his wake, too. Oh, and did I mention he’s an Air Force pilot? And that when first we meet him, he’s pushing an elderly man’s minivan out of the middle of the road? By himself. You know those IG reels that ask “Worthy of a romance novel?” … well, the resounding answer for Gabe is HECK YES. Seriously, his romantic gestu 4.5 stars Readers, I have a new book boyfriend. His name is Gabriel Orsini, and between his grins and winks and knee-melting kisses and romantic nature, he’ll leave you swooning in his wake, too. Oh, and did I mention he’s an Air Force pilot? And that when first we meet him, he’s pushing an elderly man’s minivan out of the middle of the road? By himself. You know those IG reels that ask “Worthy of a romance novel?” … well, the resounding answer for Gabe is HECK YES. Seriously, his romantic gestures alone would earn him a place in my book boyfriend collection, but all of his swooniliciousness together is just…. where’s my fan? I grinned. A lot. And I have a feeling you will too. Piper is a wonderful heroine in her own right. She’s smart and witty and has a good heart. She’s got some walls built up though, thanks to some tough losses in her life, and I really loved that her journey toward healing involved her growing relationship with God AND regular communication with a therapist. I am a firm believer in a counselor or therapist to help us see things from the right perspective when we can’t process all the information and hurt on our own. I confess I may have wanted to (gently & in love) purse whomp her a couple of times because… GABRIEL … but thankfully she comes to her senses without needing my intervention haha. Watching her blossom as she does the work to restore the relationships she’s pushed away is truly heartwarming and encouraging, and because the story is engagingly written from her perspective we get a front row seat to her progress. Bottom Line: Gabriel & Piper’s journey to happily-ever-after in Fly Home to Me is not always a smooth one but it is super sweet & lots of fun. As I already mentioned, I grinned a lot – in fact, I’m pretty sure my smile was stuck in place through 95% of the book. Once Gabriel fell for Piper, he was all in and gosh there’s something so swoony about that. Piper takes a bit longer to let go of her fears and fully commit in return, but it’s in walking with her through the process that readers will find themselves examining their own hearts, too. This tender romance with plenty of sparks & great kisses also gives us a peek at Air Force life & a new appreciation (and compassion) for those who love an active duty member of the military. The perfect choice for fans of sweet romance with a gentle faith thread! (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book) first reviewed on Reading Is My SuperPower

  4. 4 out of 5

    InD'tale Magazine

    Rating: 4.5/5.0 “Fly Home to Me” is a love story that will speak to the heart of Military spouses everywhere. Read full review in the 2021 May issue of InD'tale Magazine. Rating: 4.5/5.0 “Fly Home to Me” is a love story that will speak to the heart of Military spouses everywhere. Read full review in the 2021 May issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Julie Carpenter

    Full of emotions, lighthearted and heavy. I loved this newest book from Chalon Linton. Piper is a homebody. She's lost several family members in a car accident and loves her quiet time as well as everything being organized. She's wonderful at her job and enjoys her life. But catching a good samaritan and trying to return the good deed throws her life into a bit of a tailspin. Gabriel Orsini enjoys traveling, adrenaline, serving his country, helping others in need and getting to know Piper. He wil Full of emotions, lighthearted and heavy. I loved this newest book from Chalon Linton. Piper is a homebody. She's lost several family members in a car accident and loves her quiet time as well as everything being organized. She's wonderful at her job and enjoys her life. But catching a good samaritan and trying to return the good deed throws her life into a bit of a tailspin. Gabriel Orsini enjoys traveling, adrenaline, serving his country, helping others in need and getting to know Piper. He will forever be grateful for the circumstances of him helping someone else that brought Piper into his life. I was hooked from the beginning of this book. I loved Gabriel and Piper right away. I could tell that there was a lot of underlying emotions and concerns that these characters held onto. But I loved the way that the author wrote Piper's thoughts that the readers experience it all right alongside her and understand her reservations so much more. I love seeing both characters' POV but truly enjoyed the mystery of Gabriel's character and only seeing him through Piper's eyes. Talk about a gentleman! Gabriel was kind and thoughtful and wasn't afraid to open himself up to Piper and get to know her. The witty banter from the beginning was so much fun! And the chemistry between these two. Talk about some fireworks!!! I'll admit that I shed a few tears while reading this one. Piper's struggles and desires touched me and I felt for her. The ache she carried and tried to heal from. So well written! If you enjoy contemporary stories with military/airforce asepcts, I highly recommend reading this book as well as the first book, Flying in Love. Both work as stand alone novels. Grab a pizza to enjoy while you read it. You'll thank me later!!! ;-) Content: Clean. This book deals with lose of family members in a car accident, therapy and military life. Only kissing, nothing further. I received a copy from the publisher, Covenant Communications, via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own. Happy Reading!!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

    Seriously. I cannot get over the sweetness of Gabriel Orsini. He is the perfect everything- respectful, kind, attentive, attractive, strong, loyal, patient. I could probably list a lot more of those adjectives but you would get bored. haha. Does Gabriel seem too good to be true? He almost is. I mean, there were no imperfections in this book so if you are dreaming up a perfect man, look no further than Gabriel. There did seem to be an imbalance in this relationship with Gabriel's perfection and Pi Seriously. I cannot get over the sweetness of Gabriel Orsini. He is the perfect everything- respectful, kind, attentive, attractive, strong, loyal, patient. I could probably list a lot more of those adjectives but you would get bored. haha. Does Gabriel seem too good to be true? He almost is. I mean, there were no imperfections in this book so if you are dreaming up a perfect man, look no further than Gabriel. There did seem to be an imbalance in this relationship with Gabriel's perfection and Piper's struggling. Because I didn't get Gabriel's point of view, I'm not exactly sure what attracted him to Piper in such a devoted manner but he was in 100%. The heart wants what the heart wants. Piper's journey was one of healing and forgiving. Her peace came as she shifted her attitude and thinking and reached out in love. It was satisfying as a reader to watch her finally get over her blame of others and find real peace. I really enjoyed this book. It was gentle and sweet. Content: Christian fiction, kissing - I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

  7. 4 out of 5

    The Flipped Page (Susan K)

    Romance, contemporary, sweet; Series, but stand alone read Piper and Gabriel's story was a sweet military romance. Piper, still clinging to the ravages of grief from the death of her parents and brother in a tragic car accident, meets a handsome pilot in a coincidental meeting at a dry-cleaner after she witnesses him helping a stranded older gentleman. Her heart is closed off as her fear of not wanting to hurt or lose someone has her frozen at multiple relationship levels, family, friends, and rom Romance, contemporary, sweet; Series, but stand alone read Piper and Gabriel's story was a sweet military romance. Piper, still clinging to the ravages of grief from the death of her parents and brother in a tragic car accident, meets a handsome pilot in a coincidental meeting at a dry-cleaner after she witnesses him helping a stranded older gentleman. Her heart is closed off as her fear of not wanting to hurt or lose someone has her frozen at multiple relationship levels, family, friends, and romantic. Gabe's honest friendship, many courtesies and kindnesses, along with some thoughtful romantic gestures and dates, soften Piper's heart, and help with her healing. This was a sweet romance, filled with Piper's many frustrations and fears, and Gabe's steady and constant dedication and care for her. In one sense, this was really a novel of Piper's journey not only to love but to healing for her myriad fears, immense grief and helping her find the courage to live again and take risks. C.L. worked in Piper's work concerns and assignments, family, friends, and of course Gabriel's Air Force friends and career in a lovely portrait not only of the romance, but every day life for all of her characters along with Piper's healing journey. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. My opinions are my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    This story felt so authentic to me! Piper was a woman who carried a lot of grief for the family members that she lost a few years earlier. The way she handled that grief impacted her ability to open herself up to others. She didn’t want to hurt any more. It was hard to watch as she allowed fear to keep her from truly giving in to love. Gabriel was such a great hero! He went all out for Piper and did everything within his power to show her how he felt. He was a patient and kind man, yet also had a This story felt so authentic to me! Piper was a woman who carried a lot of grief for the family members that she lost a few years earlier. The way she handled that grief impacted her ability to open herself up to others. She didn’t want to hurt any more. It was hard to watch as she allowed fear to keep her from truly giving in to love. Gabriel was such a great hero! He went all out for Piper and did everything within his power to show her how he felt. He was a patient and kind man, yet also had a great sense of humor and loved to flirt with Piper. I felt so many emotions related to these two. My heart soared as things were working out for them and their feelings were growing and my heart hurt as they faced difficulties related to Gabriel’s career as a fighter pilot. I enjoyed this story from start to finish and even though it is book two in a series, I had no trouble reading it as a stand alone novel. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. You can read this review on my blog: https://brittreadsfiction.wordpress.c...

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)

    Fly Home to Me is a novel that just makes you feel good while you are reading it. Piper and Gabe are two people who have had heartache in the past. Piper tries to shut herself off from other people and Gabe cares about everyone. It is interesting to think about how people handle stress, heartache, and other trials differently. Gabe is just a good man who is perfect for Piper. He is patient and in all sense a gentleman. To me, this story was more about Piper. She has to change her perception and h Fly Home to Me is a novel that just makes you feel good while you are reading it. Piper and Gabe are two people who have had heartache in the past. Piper tries to shut herself off from other people and Gabe cares about everyone. It is interesting to think about how people handle stress, heartache, and other trials differently. Gabe is just a good man who is perfect for Piper. He is patient and in all sense a gentleman. To me, this story was more about Piper. She has to change her perception and her goals to find happiness. Her transformation is compelling and feels real. I'm not going to say a lot about it, because this is a book that I recommend for everyone. I enjoyed the patriotic aspects of the book. Gabe is a fighter pilot. The book brought home how much our men and women in service (and their families) sacrifice. The romance is sweet. This book is all about forging a relationship. The trials, the friendship, the ups and downs that come when you fall in love. The book kept my attention from start to finish. The pacing is great, the plot is solid, and the characters are wonderful. It is a Christian romance. Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

    This book by Chalon Linton was amazing! I loved everything about it. It was a hard one to put down! Piper is such a great character. One thing I found great about her was that she was able to pinpoint her problems and work toward fixing them. She was very teachable and honest with herself about the things she struggled with. I loved how she and Gabriel met. How could you not fall for the guy who was the only one willing to help an old man out when he needed it? I loved Gabriel too. One thing that This book by Chalon Linton was amazing! I loved everything about it. It was a hard one to put down! Piper is such a great character. One thing I found great about her was that she was able to pinpoint her problems and work toward fixing them. She was very teachable and honest with herself about the things she struggled with. I loved how she and Gabriel met. How could you not fall for the guy who was the only one willing to help an old man out when he needed it? I loved Gabriel too. One thing that I wished was that the reader could see what he was thinking. But this was all told from Piper’s perspective, so that wasn’t an option. That left Piper feeling confused during some of the parts and the reader too. But…I digress. Gabriel was a true hero. Willing to to out of his way to help those in need. And also serving his country. There is a great cast of characters in this book. I loved them all. And it was great to see how they all fit together and interacted with Piper and Gabriel. The plot of this one kept me interested and wanting to read more. I would have gladly given up sleep to finish reading this one. It was amazing! I really hope there are more in this series. I was sent a copy of Fly Home to Me as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Katie W

    Move over Top Gun! Linton's Flying in Love series has been pretty amazing and this story proves it. Gabe is such a strong protagonist that melts the heart and forces swoons with his thoughtfulness, good looks, and oozing charm. Piper has trust issues and I loved watching her work through them and own up to her inadequacies. Piper works for a magazine and I found the feature this book centered around to be quite interesting and allowed the reader to catch a deeper glimpse into Gabe's innate charac Move over Top Gun! Linton's Flying in Love series has been pretty amazing and this story proves it. Gabe is such a strong protagonist that melts the heart and forces swoons with his thoughtfulness, good looks, and oozing charm. Piper has trust issues and I loved watching her work through them and own up to her inadequacies. Piper works for a magazine and I found the feature this book centered around to be quite interesting and allowed the reader to catch a deeper glimpse into Gabe's innate character. The military life wouldn't be easy, especially for someone like Piper, and this author does a beautiful job of portraying the good and the bad, while weaving in tight familial connections and a blossoming love. I loved the connections to religion and how they can play a part in faith for the future and healing. And I love, love, loved the sweet romance. True love, not fear, can conquer all. Content: mild, swoony romance; mild+ religion *I received a complimentary copy through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were voluntarily given.*

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kaytlen Pearson

    Fly Home to Me was such a sweet romance to read. Piper Holland is such a relatable character. Her struggles with relationships because of the extreme losses she suffers makes me feel such compassion for her and Gabriel Orsini is such a hunk of a man in both appearance (for Chalon Linton does a great job of describing him) and in character. These two work so well together. Oftentimes authors will use another possible love interest to create some drama but Chalon does not do this to the extreme. T Fly Home to Me was such a sweet romance to read. Piper Holland is such a relatable character. Her struggles with relationships because of the extreme losses she suffers makes me feel such compassion for her and Gabriel Orsini is such a hunk of a man in both appearance (for Chalon Linton does a great job of describing him) and in character. These two work so well together. Oftentimes authors will use another possible love interest to create some drama but Chalon does not do this to the extreme. There is a hint of one but Piper knows who she is interested in and doesn't let the possibility of money distract her. I loved that about this story. It really is about the emotional growth of Piper and her process of trusting that people wont leave her. The whole story flowed so well and while military is an aspect of the story- it isn't overwhelming. That part compliments the rest of the story and adds an exciting aspect to create a really enjoyable read.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tamara

    Aww, what can I say? If you like romance, pilots, food( lots of pizza), hot weather this is the book for you! Piper meets Gabriel while waiting(in traffic) to pick up her drying cleaning, only to find out this very good-looking man helping out someone in need, while in traffic. It turns that Gabriel was also going to the same dry cleaners to pick up some items, and Piper wanted to pay for his items but he wouldn't let her...and of course he got her phone number... Aww, what can I say? If you like romance, pilots, food( lots of pizza), hot weather this is the book for you! Piper meets Gabriel while waiting(in traffic) to pick up her drying cleaning, only to find out this very good-looking man helping out someone in need, while in traffic. It turns that Gabriel was also going to the same dry cleaners to pick up some items, and Piper wanted to pay for his items but he wouldn't let her...and of course he got her phone number...

  14. 4 out of 5

    Marilee

    Such a fantastic read! I really enjoyed Flying in Love and was so excited that the author wrote another air force romance! Piper has been dealing with tragic loss in her life when she meets Gabriel, a fighter pilot stationed at the nearby base. She works as a journalist and the timing of their meet cute was perfect because she needs a military hero for her current story. But as the two spend time together, lines become blurred and Piper has to decide if she can risk being hurt again. I actually i Such a fantastic read! I really enjoyed Flying in Love and was so excited that the author wrote another air force romance! Piper has been dealing with tragic loss in her life when she meets Gabriel, a fighter pilot stationed at the nearby base. She works as a journalist and the timing of their meet cute was perfect because she needs a military hero for her current story. But as the two spend time together, lines become blurred and Piper has to decide if she can risk being hurt again. I actually identified with Piper for several reasons (and ironically Gabriel's personality reminds me of my husband) and I am so glad that the author had Piper seeing a therapist as well as praying for help and guidance. So many CF authors leave out that first part and it can be so misleading. The romance was very sweet (the notes and packages were adorable!) and Gabriel was definitely a patient man, a master flirt, and a swoon-worthy hero. The only things that could have made this story even better would have been to have Gabriel's perspective as well as an epilogue. But even without those things, I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to see more in this series. 4.5 stars for this adorable and flirty air force romance! I received a complimentary copy of this book but a positive review was not required.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dee/ bookworm

    Chalon Linton is one of my favorite authors and this book did not disappoint. The characters felt real, with life experiences that made them more tangible. This book and the characters take you through an array of emotions with each one individually and together. I really liked how the characters connected and grew. I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Anna (The_Reading_Pantry)

    This was such a beautiful romance! There is so much depth to the loss and loneliness Piper had felt. I could understand her reasoning behind her decisions and the fears that led to them. Her journey to God was also touching. I’m a fan! I may be or may not be in love with Gabriel. He is amazing! His sacrifices and willingness to do what’s necessary for others just melted my heart. He also was perfect for Piper. If you’re looking for a cute romance that will not only bring a smile to your face but This was such a beautiful romance! There is so much depth to the loss and loneliness Piper had felt. I could understand her reasoning behind her decisions and the fears that led to them. Her journey to God was also touching. I’m a fan! I may be or may not be in love with Gabriel. He is amazing! His sacrifices and willingness to do what’s necessary for others just melted my heart. He also was perfect for Piper. If you’re looking for a cute romance that will not only bring a smile to your face but make you appreciate the sacrifices of those in the military and their families. About the book: Piper has dealt with a lot in her life. With the passing of her parents and brother in a car accident, she is left hurting and with a whole lot of rules to keep herself from getting her heart broken again. That is, until she meets a handsome fighter pilot who makes her rethink all of her rules. Not only that, but he is the subject for her magazine article she is writing. This book is so cute! I absolutely loved all the flirting. Definitely felt butterflies while reading this one. I received a complementary advanced readers copy in exchange for my honest review. This in no way affected my opinion. It was a great read!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    Chalon Linton has turned out to be one of my favorite authors the past few years. One of the things I like most about her writing is her characters. She is absolutely brilliant at creating characters that readers love, whether it be a Regency book or a Christian Romance book. Fly Home To Me is no exception. Piper and Gabriel are so well written that you are drawn into their lives immediately. Be aware, neither character is perfect, as Piper is still dealing with intense grief after so many losse Chalon Linton has turned out to be one of my favorite authors the past few years. One of the things I like most about her writing is her characters. She is absolutely brilliant at creating characters that readers love, whether it be a Regency book or a Christian Romance book. Fly Home To Me is no exception. Piper and Gabriel are so well written that you are drawn into their lives immediately. Be aware, neither character is perfect, as Piper is still dealing with intense grief after so many losses in her life. Well, Gabriel is almost perfect! I love this character and he is my new swoon-worthy male that I wished was mine. The series, Flying in Love, are Air Force romances with a Christian theme. Readers get a good insight into what life is like having a love interest or spouse who is in the Air Force. Better yet, Chalon Linton herself is an Air Force spouse so you can tell she knows what she's talking about. Fly Home To Me shows how hard it is to adjust your thinking and lifestyle to this way of life. Piper is on a huge journey of not only opening her heart to love again but also opening her mind and heart to the Air Force lifestyle. She goes through some huge, heart-breaking changes in this novel. Gabriel is the epitome of what love and support should look like. Even though he has also loved and lost in his life, his natural goodness and resiliency shine forth as he and Piper fall in love. I loved this novel! I loved the romance, the steamy kisses...while keeping it clean, the Christian themes of turning to God, and the incredible relationship Piper and Gabe develop. Fly Home To Me is an excellent second novel in this series that I highly recommend you check out. I'll be looking forward to the next novel that Linton writes.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Emily Flynn

    This one is swoony and so strongly written. I love Gabriel and Piper. I love the way real life problems and fears are addressed. This story was so organic and natural. Piper is in marketing and loves Phoenix. Her faith has been a bit shaken since losing her parents. Gabriel is so natural and comfortable with himself, you can't help but notice his confidence. He may be my next candidate for book boyfriend. He is that good! He is thoughtful and listens. He is attentive. Piper is comfortable in her This one is swoony and so strongly written. I love Gabriel and Piper. I love the way real life problems and fears are addressed. This story was so organic and natural. Piper is in marketing and loves Phoenix. Her faith has been a bit shaken since losing her parents. Gabriel is so natural and comfortable with himself, you can't help but notice his confidence. He may be my next candidate for book boyfriend. He is that good! He is thoughtful and listens. He is attentive. Piper is comfortable in her life and doesn't like change. What follows is a real life look at dealing with issues that may come up dating a handsome pilot or any one in the military for that matter. The story is deep and thoughtful, romantic and fun. It organically addresses faith and fear. I loved every word and was drawn in almost instantly. This is the second stand alone book in the series and it is even better than the first book. I received an early copy through the publisher and NetGalley and this is my honest review.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Holly Bleggi

    This was a wonderful book by Chalon Linton. It drew me in from the first page and I didn’t want to stop reading. I loved the characters especially how sweet and funny Gabe was. I loved how Piper had to work through a lot of issues before she could be with the man she loved even though it would be hard. I liked learning more about the Air Force and what they do. I loved the romance between these two characters. Wonderful book! I received a complimentary book from publishers, publicists, and or aut This was a wonderful book by Chalon Linton. It drew me in from the first page and I didn’t want to stop reading. I loved the characters especially how sweet and funny Gabe was. I loved how Piper had to work through a lot of issues before she could be with the man she loved even though it would be hard. I liked learning more about the Air Force and what they do. I loved the romance between these two characters. Wonderful book! I received a complimentary book from publishers, publicists, and or authors.  A review was not required and all opinions and ideas expressed are my own.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    A heartfelt and entertaining Christian contemporary romance, this book was a really enjoyable read for me. The Air Force elements were very well-done and I was grateful that the author showed her personal knowledge, but in a way that educated me instead of leaving me feeling removed or confused. I could tell it was accurate to real life in a way that left me feeling smarter and having more understanding. Piper has a hard time letting people in after the death of her parents and brother leaves he A heartfelt and entertaining Christian contemporary romance, this book was a really enjoyable read for me. The Air Force elements were very well-done and I was grateful that the author showed her personal knowledge, but in a way that educated me instead of leaving me feeling removed or confused. I could tell it was accurate to real life in a way that left me feeling smarter and having more understanding. Piper has a hard time letting people in after the death of her parents and brother leaves her with some abandonment issues. I struggled a few times initially with her character to be honest, but by the end I learned to like her and I was glad the author included scenes that helped me understand the struggles she was facing internally and some of the reasoning for her actions, which actions/sentiments sometimes felt somewhat selfish or a little harsh. She grows throughout the story and I really liked seeing that progress. Gabriel is a fighter pilot and now one of my favorite heroes. His ability to flirt and the AWESOME banter between him and Piper made this book SO much fun for me. It was swoony and flirty in all the best ways and his character is what tipped this to five starts for me. I laughed/smiled so many times at Gabriel's cuteness and flirty comments. He really was a stud and I found his relationship with Piper believable, they were well matched. Definitely a book I highly recommend. I can't wait for more in this standalone series. This is a clean contemporary romance with some Christian themes. I received an advance reader copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Lindy Thompson

    I live near an Air Force Base, and I even worked on base for a few years in college. There's something so moving and special about stopping for the National Anthem every day. Hearing jets fly over multiple times a day is a regular part of life for us, but Air Force life isn't something I know much about. Learning from Piper and Gabriel's story about the unpredictability and "language" was so fascinating to me! It gives me so much more appreciation for those that serve our country and their famil I live near an Air Force Base, and I even worked on base for a few years in college. There's something so moving and special about stopping for the National Anthem every day. Hearing jets fly over multiple times a day is a regular part of life for us, but Air Force life isn't something I know much about. Learning from Piper and Gabriel's story about the unpredictability and "language" was so fascinating to me! It gives me so much more appreciation for those that serve our country and their families that support them. Gabe is such a delightful, handsome flirt!! I don't think I'll ever look at pizza without heart eyes again. As Piper and Gabriel build a relationship, the moments and conversations they have are so sweet and real. I love that Piper works through her "hard things" to make their happiness a real possibility. I read this in 2 days. It's absolutely wonderful and worth every second! Thank you to the author, Chalon Linton, and the publisher, Covenant Communications, for my advanced copy of this novel. As always, all opinions expressed in this review are my own.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Shauna Jones

    When is love worth the risk? A compelling story of fear based in loss and working to move through it towards a better future. Piper lost both her parents and one brother in a car accident. Shortly afterwards another brother marries, her last brother moves out of state and she also, loses her best friend. Piper clings to everything familiar even more than before, pushing away anything that might have even the possibility of causing change or new loss. She pushes away friends, boyfriends, and new f When is love worth the risk? A compelling story of fear based in loss and working to move through it towards a better future. Piper lost both her parents and one brother in a car accident. Shortly afterwards another brother marries, her last brother moves out of state and she also, loses her best friend. Piper clings to everything familiar even more than before, pushing away anything that might have even the possibility of causing change or new loss. She pushes away friends, boyfriends, and new friends. Then she meets Gabriel, a fighter pilot stationed at the nearby air base. Going against all she has held to, she decides to allow this charming, fun pilot into her life. What will happen when the realities of military life begin to affect her? How can she choose between stability with predictability and the regular changes with the unpredictability required of life in a military family? I received an early copy and this is my honest review. Although this is second in a series it is completely a standalone and can be read as such. That said I highly recommend both this and the first book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Angeline

    4.5 stars This book was just what I needed to read! Fly Home to Me is the first contemporary of Chalon Linton that I have read and I really enjoyed it. Fly Home to Me is the second book in Chalon Linton’s Flying in Love series. I haven't read the first book yet, but I don’t feel like you need to, Fly Home to Me was still really good! Piper Holland has her life in control, but a chance encounter with Gabriel Orsini, a fighter pilot stationed at Luke Air Force Base changes everything. Piper and Gab 4.5 stars This book was just what I needed to read! Fly Home to Me is the first contemporary of Chalon Linton that I have read and I really enjoyed it. Fly Home to Me is the second book in Chalon Linton’s Flying in Love series. I haven't read the first book yet, but I don’t feel like you need to, Fly Home to Me was still really good! Piper Holland has her life in control, but a chance encounter with Gabriel Orsini, a fighter pilot stationed at Luke Air Force Base changes everything. Piper and Gabriel’s paths cross again when she asks him to be part of Her “Day in the Life: Hometown Heroes” article. As they spend time together, Piper finds herself falling for Gabriel. But can she let him into her heart knowing that he might leave her? As they fall in love Piper will have to decide if taking the risk of loss is worth the possibility of forever. I was kind of on the fence regarding Piper, I liked her and I didn't’ at the same time. I had mixed feelings, but as I read more about her she grew on me. I did however feel really bad for her. She was trying to find her footing in life, and she needed to be in control. I could relate to her in a sense and I wanted her to be happy. It was sweet to read about her with Gabriel, he helped her relax and enjoy life. But Piper had to learn to trust God and to jump hoping that she could fly. Gabriel, Gabe, was a lovely character. He was a bit of a flirt but he cared for Piper. It was fun to read about them interacting. He jumped in headfirst with Piper and it was sweet to read about their relationship progress. He tried so hard to win Piper’s heart and to be there for her. I just really liked him, he was easy going and kind. Piper and Gabe had such a fun relationship! He helped her relax and look to God. Piper had been struggling with life, and Gabe was steady. Fly Home to Me was such a fun contemporary read about characters living in life. I really enjoyed the pace and just the everyday feel. I also really liked reading about Piper’s brothers. They had such a nice relationship, but Piper did have to learn to forgive and to let people in. Fly Home to Me was a really good book! I would definitely recommend it! Fly Home to Me is a clean, contemporary romance with hints of religion. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mara

    Who would think that a traffic jam and a near meeting at a dry cleaner could lead to love? When Piper sees Gabriel Orsini (aka Gabe aka Air Force Hottie) help a stranded motorist and then he texts her because she paid for his dry cleaning I was hooked. There's even chemistry in their text messages! Piper has lost several members of her family--her parents and one of her brothers died in a car accident, one brother moved away and the other got married shortly after their parents' funeral--so she Who would think that a traffic jam and a near meeting at a dry cleaner could lead to love? When Piper sees Gabriel Orsini (aka Gabe aka Air Force Hottie) help a stranded motorist and then he texts her because she paid for his dry cleaning I was hooked. There's even chemistry in their text messages! Piper has lost several members of her family--her parents and one of her brothers died in a car accident, one brother moved away and the other got married shortly after their parents' funeral--so she pushes everyone away afraid they'll hurt her by leaving. She can't imagine living anywhere else but Phoenix, and she's rarely dated anyone more than four times . . . until Gabriel. Gabriel is a fighter pilot in the Air Force. He loves living in new places, the rush of flying, serving his country and helping those around him. And he really wants to get to know Piper better. Can we say opposites attract? Wow!! I really liked Flying in Love but I LOVED Fly Home to Me! It's one of my favorite contemporary romances I've read so far this year. I loved Gabriel--he's funny, handsome, flirty, thoughtful, kind, and helps others. He's a real gentleman. The perfect guy, and he's now my #1 book boyfriend (sorry Connor, it was a great 2 years). I loved all the flirty text messages and his chemistry with Piper. I loved how patient he was with her while she worked through her struggles. I liked that Piper acknowledged her abandonment issues and was going to therapy to help work through them. I liked that the story showed her working through her issues such as healing her relationship with a former best friend and her sister-in-law. I'd missed out on the blessings of relationships because of my fear of being left behind. My faith and my relationships would help me conquer my fears and focus on the blessings and happy memories. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher Covenant Communications. All opinions expressed in my review are my own.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Kidwell

    Fly Home to Me Flying in Love, #2 by Chalon Linton Covenant Communications Christian | Romance Pub Date 02 Jul 2021 I am reviewing a copy of Fly Home to Me through Covenant Communications and Netgalley: Piper Holland has no patience for a traffic jam, the dry cleaners is going to close soon and she is going to need her luxury silk blouse when she pitches her theme to the editors of the magazine she works for. But after seeing what caused the traffic jam, she can’t help but feel a little guilty a man Fly Home to Me Flying in Love, #2 by Chalon Linton Covenant Communications Christian | Romance Pub Date 02 Jul 2021 I am reviewing a copy of Fly Home to Me through Covenant Communications and Netgalley: Piper Holland has no patience for a traffic jam, the dry cleaners is going to close soon and she is going to need her luxury silk blouse when she pitches her theme to the editors of the magazine she works for. But after seeing what caused the traffic jam, she can’t help but feel a little guilty a man in a military uniform is gallantly pushing a stalled vehicle off the road. After that her rush to the dry cleaners seems far less important. But when the handsome Good Samaritan crosses her path again, she realizes fate is giving her a chance to redeem herself. Gabriel Orsini is a fighter pilot stationed at Luke Air Force base and he seems to be the perfect man, and an assignment at the magazine offers Piper the perfect chance to get to know him better. She knew her Day in the Life: Hometown Heroes article was tailor made for the big hearted pilot. It doesn’t take long for the interviews for the article enter the territory, Piper soon realizes she has fallen for Gabriel, but her tragic past has taught her one thing: everyone leaves. And the transient lifestyle of a military man leaves her no doubt that Gabriel will eventually abandon her too. With her heart on the line, Piper must decide: is the risk of loss worth the possibility of forever? I give Fly Home to Me five out of five stars! Happy Reading!

  26. 4 out of 5

    maiaisreading

    #BookReview: FLY HOME TO ME by Chalon Linton “Strong relationships require sacrifice. Love requires sacrifice.” I knew I would love this book after reading Chapter 1. I laughed with all of Gabriel’s cheesiness. I cried with Piper as she struggled with her fear. But despite all the fun, this book didn’t take away the fact that being in the service takes a lot of sacrifice. They have dedicated their lives to serve the country. I think their families and loved ones are heroes as well for all their lo #BookReview: FLY HOME TO ME by Chalon Linton “Strong relationships require sacrifice. Love requires sacrifice.” I knew I would love this book after reading Chapter 1. I laughed with all of Gabriel’s cheesiness. I cried with Piper as she struggled with her fear. But despite all the fun, this book didn’t take away the fact that being in the service takes a lot of sacrifice. They have dedicated their lives to serve the country. I think their families and loved ones are heroes as well for all their love and support. The author knows a lot about the AirForce as depicted in all the details Gabriel shared with Piper. Piper was afraid of being left behind so Gabriel’s job as an Air Force pilot was a big deal for her. But Gabriel is just very charming. He knows how to make a girl feel special. I truly enjoyed fun character, his honesty and his faith. Piper was new to her faith. Her spiritual journey was realistic. I appreciated the friendships and familial relationships covered in the story. Piper is blessed to have Chrissy and Lauren as part of her support group. I highlighted many quotable quotes and wise counsels. I like what Chrissy said to Piper: “Whatever decision you will make will come with its own trials. But if the road is going to be rocky either way, make sure it’s the road you want to take.” I am happy I read this book and I hope to read the first book in the Flying in Love series. If you like a man with soothing honey eyes, military acronyms, clean romance and lots of pizza, this one’s for you. A perfect 4th July read! 5 stars Thank you @covenant and #netgalley for the complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Hannah the book maiden

    Oh. My. Stars. Can this story being any cuter? I finished it within a day, lost a little more sleep than I should’ve. But I’ll let future me suffer because current me is quite happy with my reckless choices. Just as a heads up, this does have a strong Christian theme throughout that I didn’t expect. I enjoyed it, but I am Christian. I’m still trying to make up my mind fully, but I think this is a 4.5 stars for me. Fly Home to Me had a bit of a slow movement at the beginning, I think it honestly Oh. My. Stars. Can this story being any cuter? I finished it within a day, lost a little more sleep than I should’ve. But I’ll let future me suffer because current me is quite happy with my reckless choices. Just as a heads up, this does have a strong Christian theme throughout that I didn’t expect. I enjoyed it, but I am Christian. I’m still trying to make up my mind fully, but I think this is a 4.5 stars for me. Fly Home to Me had a bit of a slow movement at the beginning, I think it honestly had more to do with Piper and not the story itself. Piper is struggling through the loss of her parents and one of her brothers. She’s still trying to cope 4 years after their deaths in a car accident and because of this she has some serious commitment issues. Gabriel, however, ummmm. Clark Kent is right. I’m still not sure he has any flaws 😆 he’s so spontaneous, fun loving, SO thoughtful, gives fierce Italian hugs (runs in the family, I’ve heard), and honestly, I change my mind, thoughtful isn’t even the right word for him. Gallantly chivalrous might be more fitting. The orchid part. You’ll know when you get there. That was probably one of my favorite little details of the whole book. I cried, I laughed, I smiled so MUCH. And! I don’t often cry in stand alones. I know this is part of a series, but you could pick this novel up and read it completely on its own. In fact, I haven’t read the first novel, so I’m cutting this short and going to go grab it now. If Mrs Linton’s first is anything like Fly Home to Me, then I think my husband better be prepared for take out for the next 24 hours... Thank you Covenant Communications for the advanced reader copy, these were all my own swooning thoughts ♥️

  28. 5 out of 5

    Randi Sampson

    There's something about a romance novel with a military hero that will win me over every time... oh you know, perhaps it's that once upon a time, I fell in love with a military hero myself... and much like this story's heroine Piper, I was a homebody who was quite reluctant to do so! Needless to say, I really connected to this story on a more personal level than I do with many... and I couldn't get enough of it! There were so many sweet romantic moments that I absolutely adored, all while still There's something about a romance novel with a military hero that will win me over every time... oh you know, perhaps it's that once upon a time, I fell in love with a military hero myself... and much like this story's heroine Piper, I was a homebody who was quite reluctant to do so! Needless to say, I really connected to this story on a more personal level than I do with many... and I couldn't get enough of it! There were so many sweet romantic moments that I absolutely adored, all while still taking on the realities of the struggles that do come along with falling in love with someone in the military! Still in fiction as in real life, you cannot help who you fall in love with, and love always makes it worth it... this is definitely one love story that I think military spouses will appreciate, as will anyone who loves a good love story! I absolutely loved it! While it was the second book in a series, I personally had not read the previous book and found it read just fine as a standalone... though I certainly found myself wanting to go back and read more from this new to me author. **I received a complimentary copy of this book for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lynne

    This is a sweet, clean romance. Piper is stuck in a traffic jam caused by a stalled car. She watches as a good Samaritan pushes that car out of the way. Piper stops to pick up her cleaning and the Samaritan walks in. Wanting to thank him, she pays for his cleaning. Thus starts the attracting between Piper and Gabriel. Piper pitches a story for the magazine she works for. It is called "A Day in the Life: Hometown Heroes". She is tasked with interviewing a military hero. Gabriel fits the bill. As This is a sweet, clean romance. Piper is stuck in a traffic jam caused by a stalled car. She watches as a good Samaritan pushes that car out of the way. Piper stops to pick up her cleaning and the Samaritan walks in. Wanting to thank him, she pays for his cleaning. Thus starts the attracting between Piper and Gabriel. Piper pitches a story for the magazine she works for. It is called "A Day in the Life: Hometown Heroes". She is tasked with interviewing a military hero. Gabriel fits the bill. As they get to know each other, Piper fights with herself. She keeps telling herself there is no attraction and even if there was, she wants to stay in Arizona and Gabriel will leave eventually. She feels everyone in her life eventually leaves. Her parents died, her eldest brother married and now her other brother is engages. I enjoyed the story and the writing style. The book is easy to ready and the story kept me engages. I did get tired of Piper sabotaging herself and the relationship. By the end, it is a bit annoying. However, the book was very entertaining. Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read the book and offer my honest review.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Rorie

    If you're writing a book and want to hook someone right away, a good way to do it is to write about a good Samaritan helping another person out. Totally worked for me. I will admit, the romance aspect of the story happened a lot quicker than I was expecting - probably because most of the books I read focus on the "getting there" part, not the "we're in love, now what?" part. It's fun to read something different every now and then though. :) I could not relate at all with Piper's love of the deser If you're writing a book and want to hook someone right away, a good way to do it is to write about a good Samaritan helping another person out. Totally worked for me. I will admit, the romance aspect of the story happened a lot quicker than I was expecting - probably because most of the books I read focus on the "getting there" part, not the "we're in love, now what?" part. It's fun to read something different every now and then though. :) I could not relate at all with Piper's love of the desert and the overabundance of sunshine and heat. Maybe because I live in the desert, but grew up in the mountains, and I really miss green things and seasons (I mean, I don't miss snow. I can live without that. I can do without melting though.) But wow, that was a tangent. Anyway, I think I related more with Gabriel and his desire to travel and see the world. My differences from a completely fictional character aside, I loved this story. It was full of humor, heartache, trials, and all that's in between. I know it's a really good story when I find myself choking back tears, laughing out loud (and dealing with the strange stares) or just sitting there with a big, dopey grin on my face. I'm pretty sure I did all of the above with this book.

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