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I really liked the author's work "sincerely Carter, so I decided to give this one a try. This was completely different from that book in a good way. I like that Whitney G can write sweet stories and then she can write rough and gritty ones lit this one.
I'm just going to come out and say for 90% of the book I hate Jake. Yes he had a sad backstory but he treat Gillian like crap. I honestly felt bad for Gillian because it seemed like the only person that really cared about her was her roommate. Everybody else (Jake included) just made her feel bad about herself. The sex scenes are hot but I hated the way he'd blow her off. But then the last couple of chapters happened and I started to dislike Gillian for how she handled the situation with her career. I also felt really bad for Jake because he trusted her and she was not honest with him. The title is very accurately captures what their relationship was a rough ride of fights, bickering, intense sexy and angst. their relationship was so dysfunctional, at times I didn't want them to get together.
I was sucked into this story, could not stop listening to it. The characters were emotionally complex and I found myself getting attached to them; even though I was upset with them for most of the book.
The narrators were perfect. Great casting choices.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
What a great, absorbing read this was, it had the power to make me feel so much and many of those emotions were irritation, hate, frustration but there was also hope and lots of amusement. TURBULENCE was an unusual read in that neither of the main characters were likeable for quite some time but their story and event was just had me completely hooked. As with a few of Whitney G's books, there was a slice of 'this would never really happen in real life' but I can get on board with that concept.
I'm not sure I have the right adjectives to describe the character of Senior Captain Jake but jerk and robot are two. He was such a fun character to listen to and Joe Arden really brought his POV to life in the audiobook. There was character growth, that growth was the slowest burn ever, but it was there. I can say I was eventually converted to like, not love. Gillian spent a significant time of the book being a weak, sappy woman but I did feel sorry for her and when she showed her backbone I was all about engagement. These two had intense chemistry focused mainly on the physical but it was fun reading and I enjoyed the banter (reluctant banter in Jake's case) between these two. Despite Gillian not being the strongest woman, I really enjoyed her journey and the backstories for both her and Jake prior to meeting one another.
TURBULENCE provided an enjoyable flight of angst, fun, irritation, investment and hope. I thoroughly enjoyed this as an audio and both narrators absolutely nailed the characters. I'm excited to see a little free epilogue so I'm off to read that next.
Reviewed for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
absurlutely loved this book and the narration was just the icing on the cake. the characters were really brought to life and the intensity of the relationship really draws you in. it was a great listen and I would recommend it a million times over!! this one will definitely be going on my repeat listen list!!
Classic Whitney G. A man seems rude and only uses the F word instead of having sex loves a extremely beautiful girl who is also in deep love with him. The sex part is really amazing!