A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil
pilot caught between two brothers.
When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to
live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about
the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to
death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to
Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at
the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the
grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to
boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At
school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she's the one who
negotiates with the landlord when the rent's not paid. At fourteen,
she's the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.
But there's one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny
she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial
banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight
lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far
beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than
anything she's ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give
her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.
By the time she's a high school senior, Leah has become a good
enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane.
It seems like a dream come true . . . but turns out to be just as
fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything
he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and
adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they''re determined to keep the
banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years,
she's leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed
business-until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning
secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret
reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself
drawn into a battle between brothers-and the consequences could be