What’s it all about:
First class is about to get dangerous . . . Pure Air’s new LuxeLiner is flying from London to LA – its inaugural journey – with a first-class cabin packed with A List celebrities. As the feuding crew compete to impress their famous passengers, the handsome pilot tries to win the attention of a pretty young stewardess.
But one VIP singer is battling something seriously sinister: watching her every step is a very determined stalker, someone who will go to any lengths to get the star to satisfy their desires. At thirty thousand feet there is nowhere to run, and nowhere to hide . . .
Book provided by Pan Macmillan via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
I want to start by saying I’m a massive fan of Rebecca Chance and couldn’t wait to read Mile High. The cover caught my attention straight away and I couldn’t wait to devour it on holiday.
The premise of the book is the first flight of Pure Air’s Luxe Liner flying from Heathrow to LA containing the who’s who of the celebrity world; the piece de résistance being Catalina, a pop star at the height of her career and the one to help create the biggest buzz about the airline. The only problem is that the prologue lets us into a dark secret that Catalina certainly isn’t expecting….her stalker will be on that flight, and they intend to join the mile high club with her. The prologue sent chills up my spine, it was utter brilliance and I felt my eyes widen with every sentence.
Throughout the book, (which is purely set on the plane aside from the flashbacks we get of Catalina) we’re given an insight to the private life of the pint-sized popstar. We read about when she discovered she had a stalker, the dependency she has on her best friend and assistant, and the current heartbreak she is suffering from. For me, she was the most surprising and I felt that she was a down to earth young woman who was just going through hell.
Of course, the flight is filled with more drama than you can shake a stick at. A bitchy senior stewardess out to destroy the career of the new girl with her gay sidekick, a randy celebrity chef on the lookout for someone to have a bit of fun with, a British actress pining for her personal trainer, and a publicity director trying to do as much damage control as humanly possible. Not an easy task.
I found myself on edge throughout most of the book when people were trying to get Catalina on her own; when a fan approached, when someone from her past showed up, it was all very tense.
Overall, I did enjoy the book but found it hard to get into, despite the prologue dragging me in at breakneck speed. I found that some chapters were maybe a bit too long or were just drawn out longer than necessary which meant that it was a slow read in parts and wasn’t a book that I flew through. It wasn’t one of my favourite Rebecca Chance books but was definitely full of twists and turns so expect the unexpected.
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